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SYDNEY FESTIVAL : RAPTURE @ THE HEADLAND BARANGAROO

This is regarded as one of the major events of the 2021 Sydney Festival and stars multi-award-winning vocalists and performers Paul Capsis (Threepenny Opera, Angela’s Kitchen, Cabaret) and iOTA (Smoke and Mirrors, Graeme Murphy’s Berlin, Hedwig ) in this concert version of a planned upcoming musical. RAPTURE: a song cycle of Desire and Ecstasy,

Murder and Mayhem, where new songs are featured blended with reimagined classics by Megan Washington, Deb Conway and Willy Zygier, Blondie and The Kinks. The work was introduced by host Yumi Stynes.

It is a strange, plotless , somewhat disturbing contemporary allegorical song cycle for what could possibly be the end of the world as we know it , involving themes of ecstasy and desire, exorcism and repression, life and loss, greed, sin and morals, murder and love. Some of the songs have strong language – the work blends borderline blasphemous to love ballads, reflection and analysis almost tearing the soul apart and string quartets. Continue reading SYDNEY FESTIVAL : RAPTURE @ THE HEADLAND BARANGAROO

SPACE MUSIC. CELESTIAL COMPOSITIONS AND PROJECTIONS. GIVEAWAY

Ephemera is back with SPACE MUSIC,  a stunning musical exploration of celestial landscapes such as pulsars, craters, planetary atmospheres, stars, sun and void.

Merging the sound worlds of jazz and contemporary classical, and set to real space sounds, it is a unique sonic experience accompanied by space projections.

The ensemble is led by Keyna Wilkins (piano/flute/compositions) with Elsen Price (double bass/loop pedal), Will Gilbert (trumpet) and Carl St Jacques (viola) and includes freely improvised pieces. NASA recordings of electromagnetic waves from planets and stars is the backdrop soundtrack and has been complied by astronomer Professor Paul Francis. Each member brings their own unique voice to the ensemble drawing from a multitude of musical backgrounds who combine to create a distinctive sound world that organically react to stellar concepts. Continue reading SPACE MUSIC. CELESTIAL COMPOSITIONS AND PROJECTIONS. GIVEAWAY