Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Lost Mapmaker

Annika Romeyn, The Lost Mapmaker, pen & watercolour

This Friday and Saturday I will be venturing into new territory with live drawing responding to music (as well as music responding to drawing) in an exciting collaborative performance with the acclaimed Griffyn Ensemble!

The Lost Mapmaker

National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, Canberra

Fri 21 Feb 7:30pm; Sat 22 Feb 7:30pm

The Lost Mapmaker introduces two new Griffyn faces – violinist Chris Stone and double bassist Holly Downes (you may have heard them in the incredible folk chamber group The String Contingent).  With a brand new sound, Griffyn will take audiences into the heart of the National Library, as we trace the subconscious journey into Terra Incognito and the Antipodes.  Visual artist Annika Romeyn brings our story to life through illustrations projected live as they are drawn, with words by Katie Taylor. 
This concert is in partnership with the National Library’s Mapping Our World exhibition.  The collection is incredibly special and has inspired director Michael Sollis who has included works evoking Mayan traditional music, Pink Floyd, the ‘burning torrid zone’ of the equator, American Dadaist John Cage, the Beach Boys, tarantellas, and Javanese gamelan court music.

From 6:45pm The Telopea Trio will launch the Griffyn Support series, with Griffyn collaborating with emerging local musicians.  The Telopea Trio are an outstanding young piano trio and are not to be missed!  The Exhibition will also be open for viewing at this time, with fine wine available in the foyer.

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