Culture in Coffs Harbour
Sunday March 16, (March against Abbott Day)
A beautiful day began with colour and continued with colour . . .
I missed the march against Abbott, I was handing out flyers for my poetry event ‘Naked Lunch’ at Harmony Day in the Botanic Gardens.
A large turn out and loads of multicultural entertainment, but it was very hot, a relief to go to see the amazing Ensemble Offspring at the Jetty Theatre. One of the highlights being a John Cage piece.
The Cage piece relies, like nearly all of them, on consummate performers to work well, and flute (Lamorna Nightingale), clarinet (Jason Noble), and percussion (Claire Edwardes) certainly fit the bill. It was a wonderfully diverse program of musics that rarely come to this region.
Oscar Bettison – Vamp (Australian premiere)
Tom Johnson – Counting Duets
Jane Stanley – Helix Reflection
Matthew Shlomowitz – Hi Hat and Me
David Lang – lend/lease
John Cage – Three2
David Lang – Thorn
Jukka Tiensuu – Asteletsa (Australian premiere)
Matthew Shlomowitz – Letter Piece 8 (Sit up Stand down)
As we came out of the concert, an electric storm was raging out to sea. I attempted to capture the lightning with no success.