Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Paul Kelly: pub singer and chamber musician?

Another cross-genre collaboration.
This time WA composer James Ledger and singer-songerwriter Paul Kelly.

I find it hard to imagine Kelly - an iconic Aussie pub singer - as the soloist in a song cycle. But that is what James Ledger is doing, wrapping a web of strings and ghostly recorder sounds around Kelly's steely voice.

The premiere is October in Sydney and Melbourne with rumours of a Perth tour. Here is a preview:

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