Threshold

Composer: Noemi Liba Friedman, Conductor Brent Miller, soloists Peter Neville, Kaylie Melville, Gelareh Pour, Sarvenaz Monfaredi

Threshold is a large-scale, out-door surround sound vocal and percussion work written for 12 ensemble percussionists, two vocalists and a 20 piece chorus with Federation Handbells. A work of passion, of art and of purpose, this performance, featuring the quarter-tone Glockenspiel and the Quarter-tone Federation Handbells, musically describes the harrowing journey an asylum seeker might experience when leaving a country at war to seek peace and shelter in a new place, and the courage, fortitude this might take. It is also to welcome the people who arrive here in such circumstances and to value the many gifts of culture, perspective and wisdom they often bring with them.

When: Wednesday 5th May 2021
Arrive at venue 12.45pm, Performance 1pm

Presented By: The Grainger Museum

Bookings Phone: bookings-oldquad@unimelb.edu.au

Bookings Contact: bookings-oldquad@unimelb.edu.au

Venue: Old Quad, Building 150 (Parkville Campus) The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3052