Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Songs from my Grasslands



I had some lovely feedback from friends and even from people I haven't met before, regarding my poetry reading at the National Multicultural Festival.
Many thanks to the dedicated ladies at Mother Tongue - Multilingual Poetry who are tirelessly  ensuring that multilingual poetry is alive and well.
For those of you who didn't make it, here is a different version of "Bajo el Mismo Sol" (Under the same sun).  I spent a good part of last year developing "Stories from my Grasslands", writing poetry and recording with ArtSound FM.
I am very passionate about synaesthesia, about combining different disciplines in order to enhance an artistic experience and when composer Harvey Welsh proposed a collaboration, it seemed like a very logical next step, to join his music and my poetry. Thus, "Songs from My Grasslands" is born.
Harvey's music speaks for itself. I felt a deep connection with the way he embodied my vision; the instruments he chose, the way the grasslands sounds are juxtaposed, everything is connecting so well.
So. We have a little announcement. Stay tuned and pen the date in your diaries 'coz soon we will be launching the "Songs from my Grasslands" CD. And because we truly believe in synaestesia, we will have a mixed media exhibition too, with some of Harvey's paintings and some of my photography. We are honoured and delighted to announce that Ginninderry Community will be our host from the 26th of April.

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