- VENUE: Ainslie Arts Centre : Ainslie Main Hall
- COST: $25 general | $20 concession
- BOOKINGS: Via Eventbrite or at door
- WHEN: 7:30pm to 9pm
22 August 2017
Art from the 20th and 21st centuries often has a personal biographical element, immersed in contemporary events, environment, circumstance and questions of identity.
On August 22, this element is common in a unique exchange between authors from be:longing magazine and some of Australia’s most dynamic young classical musicians that tells several stories of varied perspectives, interwoven with the thread of humanity that connects us all.
be:longing, launched in Canberra in 2016, publishes contemporary works exploring personal experiences of migration, cross-culture, nostalgia and belonging, and encourages an inclusive, open discourse on the intricacies of a multifaceted cultural existence.
Soviet Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his 3rd string quartet in 1946, suffering immense compositional and personal pressure to submit to the pressures of a nationalistic political ideology enforced to regulate and resist the influence of ‘external’ musical cultures on Stalin-era ‘Soviet’ music played in the public sphere.
This gathering invites the audience to contemplate the kinds of situations that drive artists to communicate and create in the context of a range of pressures and through media that are born of cultural complexity and collaboration.
Featuring celebrated special guests, cellist David Pereira and violist Tor Fromyhr.
Musicians: Kristian Winther (violin), Ioana Tache (violin), Alexina Hawkins (viola), Thomas Marlin (cello).
Writers: Dunja Cvjetićanin, Vesna Cvjetićanin, Abeir Soukieh, Dejan Stevanović, Anita Patel, Akka Ballenger Constantin.