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Hobart Liberation Orchestra featuring Petra Haden


Haywood, N, Hobart Liberation Orchestra featuring Petra Haden, MONA FOMA, MONA Nolan Gallery and MONA Main Stage, 2018 (2018) [Curated Exhibition]



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Charlie Haden is one of the most important improvising musicians of the 20th/21st centuries. His celebrated Liberation Music Orchestra has performed and recorded songs of protest, particularly in respect to the Spanish Civil War and Cuban Revolution (amongst others). The original research presented in this folio of 2 concerts is founded in recontextualization of Hadenís earlier work to a uniquely Australian context. This includes the addition of Australian songs of protest and provocation of Australian improvisers to respond to Hadenís original works via new arrangements with Australian improvisational sensibilities. Further to this, the Australian songs have been selected from repertoire not usually associated with improvised music, providing a new context through which these songs can be presented. Haywood assembled an ensemble where all members except 2 (Petra Haden and Eugene Ball) were Tasmanian, providing a novel ensemble configuration for this new work.

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Item Type:Curated Exhibition
Keywords:Nick Haywood, Petra Haden, Charlie Haden, improvisation, MONA FOMA
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Music performance
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:Haywood, N (Dr Nick Haywood)
ID Code:126614
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2018-06-20
Last Modified:2019-02-13
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