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Prison Job

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The Astra Choir and soloists
John McCaughey, conductor

A shared birthday celebration of two of Australia's prominent electronic composers, premiering new compositions incorporating choir, which reach into wider political-cultural histories:

Steve Stelios AdamΒ (65 on 6 October). Greek-language prison poems by the composer's communist great-aunt from the 1950s, jailed in the period of authoritarian rule in Greece.Β Β Solo and choral texts of the interior and exterior are placed among live-processed and surround sound.

Warren BurtΒ (75 on 10 October) vocal ensemble and electronics are the acoustic setting for the words of the NZ poet andΒ political activistΒ Rewi Alley, who lived for 60 years in China from 1927.

Further choral works byΒ ClaudioΒ Monteverdi,Β Donald MartinoΒ andΒ Stefan Wolpe.


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