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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


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Bathroom


  • Mass Participation
  • Sitting
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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.
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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

Costume Assistant | Anna Pontelandolfo

Sound Designer | Byron Scullin

Movement Consultant | Ashley Dyer

Costume Designer | Shio Otani

Production Manager | Nathan Evers

Producer | Freya Waterson

Participation Producer | Chelsea Byrne

Choral Specialist | Stephen Grant

Vocalists | Deborah Kayser and Austin Haynes

Choir | Alexander Gorbatov, Alexandra Phillips, Amelia Le Pastrier, Anna Gifford, Anushka Tiwari, Ben Owen, Ela Salisbury, Ellery Durrant, Emily Guo, Giovanni De Simone, Hamish Gould, Isaac Burgess, James Billson, Juliarna Clark, Katie Richardson, Katherine Norman, Kieran MacFarlane, Leyland Jones, Lily Ward, Linda Kent, Louise Bileter, Maree Macmillan, Margaret Dunleavy, Sarah Amos, Stephen Grant, Steven Hodgson, Troy Rainbow, Veronica Shewan, Victoria Bilogan, Xavier Grindlay

Stage Manager | Jo Leishman

Audio Operator | Adele Conlin

Lighting Assistant Natalia Velasco Moreno

Recording Engineer | James Wilkinson

Recorded Vocalists | James Billson, Isaac Burgess, Giovanni De Simone, Maggie Dunleavy, Leyland Robert Jones, Stephen Grant, Austin Haynes, Deborah Kayser, Sunny Li, Yu-Tien Lin (Denny), Stephanie Macindoe, Maggie Orr, Mia Robinson, Madeleine Ryan and Lily Ward


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.

THANKYOU TO Alex Walker and House of Muchness, Anna Connolly, Anthony Pateras, Ching Ching Ho, Chunky Move, Dermot Tutty, INLAND Concert Series, Paula Levis, Richard Gorr, Rohan Draper, The Substation.

  • 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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