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WIN a double pass to Katrina Ballads at Perth Festival

Thanks to Perth Festival and Fremantle Arts Centre, Seesaw has a double pass to Katrina Ballads to give away.

Composer of 'Katrina Ballads', Ted Hearne. Photo: Nathan Lee.
Composer of ‘Katrina Ballads’, Ted Hearne. Photo: Nathan Lee.

Katrina Ballads
8pm, Thu 15 Feb @ Fremantle Centre
www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/katrina-ballads

As part of 2018’s Perth Festival, US composer Ted Hearne brings his highly regarded musical masterpiece, Katrina Ballads, to Australia for one night only.

Performed by four soloists and a chamber ensemble, this piece was written in response to the tragic devastation, political aftermath and subsequent media response of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans (2005).

The performance offers audiences an evening of world class musicianship that flips conventional musical styling on its head.

Come and find out why Ted Hearne has been praised by The New York Times for his “tough edge and wildness of spirit”.

To be in the running to win this double pass simply email hello@seesawmag.com.au with “Katrina Ballads comp” in the subject line. Please include your name and phone number.

Limit of one entry per person.

Competition closes: 5pm, Thursday 8 February

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Katrina Ballads: Soft Soft Loud
Calendar, February 18, Music, Performing arts

Perth Festival: Katrina Ballads

Music ∙
15 February @ Fremantle Arts Centre ∙
Presented by: Soft Soft Loud ∙

Presented in association with Fremantle Arts Centre
American composer, singer and bandleader Ted Hearne draws on a wide breadth of influences to create intense, personal and multi-dimensional works. His acclaimed politically sharp-edged Katrina Ballads is inspired by the tragic events and devastation of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Featuring vocalists and ensemble, Katrina Ballads uses entirely primary-source texts to paint a musical portrait of that chaotic and telling week. The tragic event is made vivid through the words of flood survivors, relief workers, politicians and celebrities, including President Bush and Kanye West, and a musical score that is rhythmic, theatrical and American to the core – with an edgy post-minimalist drive and a deep jazz influence.

Katrina Ballads is accompanied by a haunting film by renowned filmmaker Bill Morrison that manipulates news clips and source footage into a visual world that is undulating, textured and highly narrative.

More info: https://www.perthfestival.com.au/event/katrina-ballads-soft-soft-loud

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