Combining music and poetry that spans centuries and the globe, Still Night: Music in Poetry centres around a song cycle composed by Andrea Keller that brings together vocalists Gian Slater and Vince Jones in a meditation on omnipresent sentiments concerning death, grief and loss.
Inspired by the notion that “meditating on a beautiful expression of sadness can help to provide a thoroughly uplifting sense of consolation” (Robert White in the liner notes of John Dowland’s ‘In Darkness Let Me Dwell’), ‘Still Night’ creates a dialogue on this delicate topic through beautiful music.
Performed by: Vince Jones (voice), Gian Slater (voice), Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone & bass clarinet), Stephen Magnusson (guitar) & Andrea Keller (piano)
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.