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Jazz & Blues

Australian Art Orchestra

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Sometimes Home Can Grow Stranger than Space is a vivid musical contemplation of the reality of those who returned from the battlefields of World War One.

The concert features new music by Andrea Keller, Tilman Robinson and Australian Art Orchestra Director Peter Knight, inspired by stories of those who returned from the battlefields of Gallipoli, the Somme, Passchendaele and Verdun.

Combining traditional ensemble textures with archival recordings, tape, electronics and improvisation to create an intense listening experience, the evening draws from a moving archive of accounts of lives remembered away from the brutality of battle.

Sometimes Home Can Grow Stranger than Space is created in collaboration with Monash University Faculty of Arts, and responds to its 100 Stories archive.

The project is supported by the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund, the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and the Ian Potter Foundation, and was conceived from an original concept by Paul Grabowsky AO, founding director of the Australian Art Orchestra.

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Purcell Room

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£25
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£25

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Please note that smoke and haze are used during this performance.