'Elegies (for the faded'
8pm Saturday 24 May 2014
Tararua Tramping Club
4 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington

A new collaborative work 'Elegies (for the faded)' was presented as part of the Old Hall Gigs performance series at 8pm on 24 May at the Tararua Tramping Club, Mt Victoria. The work was a collaboration between myself and women’s choir Womansong directed by Carol Shortis. Exploring sites on the West Coast of the South Island, which are either abandoned or much-reduced towns, 'Elegies (for the faded)' utilises video of the sites as they now are alongside live vocal music, celebrating the communities that have faded away.

Footage of both the video projection and the choir singing can be seen here (17 mins): https://vimeo.com/112261398

The video work with audio of the choir can be seen here (17 mins): https://vimeo.com/112988369

For more information about Womansong see their website here.

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