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PEACE SONG TAPESTRIES CONCERT
LIVING IN HARMONY DAY 2008
The Peace Song Tapestries wish to thank all those who contributed to the success of the Living in Harmony Day concert. The concert showcased the creative music that has formed part of the Peacesong Tapestries Radio Program. Accompanied by the SBS Youth Orchestra, these brilliant young artists will present original works that explore new ways to understand and celebrate our many differences.
The Concert featured live performance and short music films with a wide genre of music styles including rap, jazz, classical, world, rock, hip hop, new swing, a cappella and folk song traditions. The Peace Song Tapestries Concert was sponsored by the Australian Government through their Living in Harmony programme., SBS Radio and The City of Sydney.
Special thanks to presenters Mariam Saab and Kane Ikin, and to Gavin McCairns, NSW State Director, Department of Immigration and Citzenship, Paula Masselos, Director, SBS and Councillor John McInerney of the City of Sydney.
PHOTOS & SOUND FLASH
A selection of photographs from the Peace Songs Tapestries concert set in Flash to The Peace Song Tapestries Overture. arranged by Dr Tom Fitzgerald.
PHOTOGRAPHS
Slideshow or still image display of photographs from the Peace Songs Tapestries concert.
PROGRAM
The Peace Song Tapestries Overture
Arranged by Dr Tom Fitzgerald
A slide show of students from across Australia and a collage of student composition that has been created with computer sound techniques resulting in musical works that cannot be performed live.
Aboriginal Welcome to Country
Ms Millie Ingram, Aboriginal Elder
Millie Ingram is a long-time worker in Aboriginal Affairs at both community ad public service level. She has worked for child care and women's rights and is currently working with Aboriginal Elders in the Redfern/Waterloo area.
Dance - "The Liv'en Truth"
Jie Pittman
Liv'en Truth runs various education and performing arts programs from contemporary to traditional Aboriginal dance, drama, mentoring, sports coaching and hip hop performances. Jie is an honoured Aboriginal and Australian man of the Wiradjuri and Darug nations and has an extensive background within the film, television and threatre industries.
"Reaching Out Our Hands"
Composed by Janet Swain. Performed by Yilpi and the NSW AMES Community Choir, together with students from the Kingsgrove Public School. Accompanied by the SBS Youth Orchestra.
This moderate ballad sings of a world where people find the courage to be friends, reaching out to connect with each other.
Film "Options"
by Craig Hope
'Options' poses a series of questions - that ask each of us to collectively seek answers and solutions. Craig's music combines the accoustic sounds of the didgeridoo and rhythm sticks with a series of drones and collected sounds. Craig Hope is a composer and film maker from the south coast of regional NSW.
"What Kind of World"
by William Darah and Emanual Johnson, Sudanese community musicians and composers. Performed by William, Emmanuel and Justine.
"All we Really Want is World Peace"
by Thomas Madut
This contemporary rap song reflects the theme of getting along better with your family and community.
"The Last Night"
by Daniel Manera
This classical work was inspired by the story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The title refers to the last night before Mr Hyde surrendered his identity to his alter ego - Dr Jekyll. Daniel is a full-time music student at the NSW Conservatorium of Music.
"Blues for Peace"
by Conor Wakefield. Performed by Conor on trumpet with the SBS Youth Orchestra
Conor composed this expressive melody while he was in Grade 5 at Balmain Public School.
"Dusk"
by Paul Kopetko
"Dusk" is a meditative flowing ballad that expresses the sentiment of appreciating people while we are with them, and not taking each other for granted. Paul and Jennifer are Creative Arts students at the University of Wollongong.
Film "Fade"
by Jack Kirkpatrick
"Fade" explores the idea of revisiting the past, and recognising the value of things before they fade away. Jack is a composer and film maker from Regional NSW
"Blue Harmony"
by Johnny Ray and his Jazz Quartet, "The Swing Rays". Johnny Ray (Trumpet), Angus ma (Piano), David Groves (Bass), Owen McDonald (Drums)
This piece features notated and improvised sections to create something brand new by 'composing in the present'. Johnny, Angus, David and Owen are University Students based in Sydney.
Film "Genesis"
by Chris Harkin
"Genesis" embraces a concept of the earth as our shared home, beginning with images of the Earth from space, and highlighting the possibility of new directions. Chris is a Creative Arts student, composer and film maker from Thirroul in regional NSW.
"The Crystal Child"
by Audrey Burden for a cappella vocal group. Performed by Audrey Burden, Holiday Carmen-Sparks and Brigette Wirfle.
"The Crystal Child" is based on the power of love to transform impossible situations. Audrey is from Sydney, and has recently graduated from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts.
"Sing Baraya"
by Ross Edwards. Composed for St Andres Cathedral School, Sydney and performed by Gawura Aboriginal School children with the SBS Youth Orchestra.
"Sing Baraya" uses Western and Aboriginal sounds and rhythms, as well as unusual time patterns to propel the music and lyrics forward. Gawura Aboriginal School is an inspired and innovative eduational initiative that has created an Aboriginal school within a school at St Andrews.
"B.L.A.C.K."
by "Wire MC"
This work celebrates the power of the computer as a vital Aboriginal musical instrument in the 21st century. The vital rhythms and rap lyrics are ocmbined to form new sounds, to express a vision of contemporary Australian society.
"Meditations on Global Warming
by Jazz Duo, Morgan-Maven
Tom Morgan (Bass) and Simon Maven (Piano) are Melbourne VCA music students who currently play together in a band called The Grand Bizarre.
Equinimous
by Turkish Delight. Composer Jessica Stocker. Performers Jhana Allan (violin), Jessica Stocker (Hang), Lauren Meredith (Clarinet), Arlene Fletcher (Double Bass)
Based in Armadale, members of Turkish Delight had a fascination and interest for alternate, world music prior to their connection.
Romanian Fok Dances
by Bela Bartok
Thomas Talmacs is currently studying a Masters of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, majoring in Violin. Thomas is also a regular member of Ensemble Offspring, a leading contemporary music ensemble from Sydeny, with which he toured London, Amsterdam, Warsaw and Krakow.
Stand together in One Place
Composed by Janet Swain
The music and lyrics explore the building of community when people from different backgrounds decide to find ways to understand and connect with each other.
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