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Consort of the Moon

Genevieve Lacey and Erkki Veltheim

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SAT 10 — WED 14 JUNE

$25 — $49
  • 60 min duration
  • This performance invites the audience to participate in the work, however it is not required.
  • Outdoor event

Fitzroy Gardens



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    A major new sound-work that transforms a haunting, ancient melody into an elemental experience of communal listening, both to each other and the wild earth.
    Consort of the Moon_Pier Carthew_Supporting2

    Consort of the Moon imagines a new choral ritual, built from the echoes of an ancient melody.

    The work layers live and hyper-real electroacoustic music to usher in a hypnotic, unifying ceremony. Audiences are welcome to participate, or simply sit and listen to a drifting, environmental soundscape that alters the collective sense of space and time.

    This twilight gathering is inspired by the oldest known piece of notated song—an ode to Nikkal, Goddess of Orchards and Consort of the Moon. The music echoes the calls of owls, bats and cicadas—blurring lines between human and animal realms in a nocturnal metamorphosis.

    Artistic Team

    Co-Creators | Genevieve Lacey and Erkki Veltheim

    Dramaturg | Ruth Little

    Lighting Designer | Bosco Shaw

    Sound Designer | Byron Scullin

    Movement Consultant | Ashley Dyer

    Vocalists | Deborah Kayser and Austin Haynes

    Production Manager | Nathan Evers

    Choral Specialist | Stephen Grant

    Producer | Freya Waterson

    Participation Producer | Chelsea Byrne


    • This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by RISING, Adelaide Festival and Brisbane Festival.
    • This project has been supported by the Besen Foundation and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
    • Major Festivals Initiative
    • Australia Council for the Arts
    • Besen Foundation

    Image Credits

    Consort of the Moon by Genevieve Lacey and Errki Veltheim. Photo: Pier Carthew

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