An exploration on how words shape music. What makes a good text for music? Can music elevate a banal text into something transcendent? Are there some words that are too perfect to set to music?
These and other questions were discussed by Anna Goldsworthy and Andrew Ford as he described the journey from words to music of his new song cycleLast Words.
New York-based soprano Jane Sheldon joined Seraphim Trio Helen Ayres, Zoe Knighton and Anna Goldsworthy, to premiere Last Words.
The Australian String Quartet also performed Andrew Ford’s new String Quartet # 5.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body
Free Public Event
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Elder Hall – The University of Adelaide