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Written in Blood

  • Ainslie Arts Centre 30 Elouera Street Braddon, ACT, 2612 Australia (map)

In collaboration with University of Canberra.

Poets and the Revolution

"I hear a terrible noise, growing within me and all around me.”   Aleksandr Blok From ‘Twelve’,  29 January 1918

As an introduction to the festival, Paul Magee and Roland Peelman discuss the intersection of poetry and music in the context of political oppression, intractable conflict and revolutionary pathos.

PROGRAM

Franz Schubert, die Forelle
Frank Nuyts, Middle East   WP
Dimitri Shostakovich, extracts from Romances on poems by Blok

LOUISE PAGE soprano, CLIVE BIRCH bass, JAMES WANNAN violin, DAVID PERIERA cello, ROLAND PEELMAN piano

Paul Magee is a poet and researcher in poetics at the University of Canberra. He is author of Stone Postcard (John Leonard Press 2014), Cube Root of Book (John Leonard Press 2006) and the ethnographic monograph From Here to Tierra del Fuego (University of Illinois Press 2000). He is currently working on a fourth book, Suddenness: On Rapid Knowledge, an exploration of the relation between poetic composition and practices of extemporisation in everyday conversation. Cube Root of Book was shortlisted for the Innovation Award at the 2008 Adelaide Festival Awards for the Arts, while Stone Postcard was named in Australian Book Review as one of the books of the year for 2014.

Earlier Event: April 27
Festival Gala Dinner
Later Event: April 28
Opening Gala