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    Making Daybreak: A Concert feat. Pauline Maudy, Black String Quartet, and Robert Davidson

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    Join Pauline Maudy, Rob Davidson, and the Black Square Quartet for an exclusive first showing of the Making Daybreak song cycle. Making Daybreak is a unique collaboration between two internationally-recognised Australian artists exploring and celebrating human resilience in the face of adversity at a time when it is particularly pertinent, weaving melodies and lyrics that reflect on universal tales of pain, strength, and connection, while mirroring the composers’ own individual journeys through trauma, grief, migration and chronic illness. The songs are brought to life through intricate string quartet arrangements, bolstering Pauline’s powerful vocals in French and English. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get insight into the project and approach of the composers as the songs are performed live for the very first time.

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    Making Daybreak - Songwriting Workshop (Free)

    Thursday 11|01|24, 6pm - 8pm

    Write songs with leading songwriters Pauline Maudy and Rob Davidson, whether you’ve got no musical experience or you’re a professional musician (or somewhere in between). We’ll be writing songs based on the theme of human resilience. Bring your voice (trained or otherwise), your instrument if you have one, and a water bottle. We’ll invite you to perform our new collaborative song(s) together at the show on Saturday 13 January 2024 at 6pm. Register here

    About the composers:

    Pauline Maudy is a French-born, award-winning songwriter, vocalist, show producer, mentor, and founder/front woman of world ensemble MZAZA. 

    With a plethora of notches on her belt, Maudy paves the way for hungry minds eager to satiate their musical, cultural and intellectual appetites. - Scenestr

    More about Pauline | Listen to Pauline’s work

    Robert Davidson is a prolific composer, bassist, lecturer and founder/artistic director of Topology.

    Robert Davidson: “the leading composer of his generation” - Terry Riley (composer) 

    ★★★★★ - The Guardian

    More about Rob | Listen to Rob’s work

    The Creative Sparks Grant Program is an initiative of Brisbane City Council in partnership with the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

    This project is supported by the University of Queensland School of Music.

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