Waves & Lines

Waves & Lines

  • Music
  • NZ Premiere

SCHOOL TICKETS AVAILABLE

An evening of powerful, deeply-felt music inspired by Afghan poetry and evocations of love, grief, home, and war.

From Hamilton-born, New York-based composer Gemma Peacocke, Waves & Lines is a multimedia song cycle for soprano, electronics, and chamber ensemble based on a tradition of Afghan women’s folk poetry. Collected in the book I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays From Contemporary Afghanistan, these poems offer a surprising and vivid – and often humorous – glimpse into the lives of women existing under the watch of an ultraconservative regime.

Exploring the distance, anonymity, and strange intimacy of phone calls, text messages, and radio broadcasts in which the poems are shared, the song cycle features the use of fixed electronics and projections, and showcases the musical prowess of vocalist Natasha Te Rupe Wilson (Te Arawa, Ngā Puhi) and a stellar ensemble of New Zealand’s finest musicians.

School Tickets
Show Date & Time: Monday 21st March 7.30pm
Location:
Concert Chamber
Price:
$15
Suitability:
Years 11 and 13 (Secondary School)
Curriculum Links:
Music, English
TO BOOK: Download the booking form HERE

Pre-Show Talk for Waves and Lines
Pre-show talks details TBC. Enquire and book this unique opportunity via schools@aaf.co.nz

School tickets $15
One teacher free per 10 students booked

Dates

  • Mon
    21
    Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
    7:30pm

Duration

50min

301-317 Queen Street, Auckland Central

+64 9 309 2677
www.aucklandlive.co.nz

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Credits

Composer
  • Gemma Peacocke
Soprano/Singer
  • Natasha Wilson
Pianist
  • Somi Kim
Double Bassist
  • Eric Scholes
Percussionist
  • Eric Renick
Image
  • Whitney George (Waves & Lines performance)
  • George Hampton (Gemma Peacocke)

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