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Standing in the Shadows of MONA - Revelator


Legg, A, Standing in the Shadows of MONA - Revelator, Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) (2012) [Performance]

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As part of a major concert event at MONA, Andrew Legg formed a new contemporary ensemble (Revelator) to perform the new creative works that have been generated as part of his IRGS and now REGS. This music seeks to recontextualise African American gospel music within a secular Australian performance paradigm. Revelator is made up of the REGS team:

Michael Spiby guitar and vocals
Stewart Long Drums
Tony Featherstone Hammond
Martin Duffy Bass
Andrew Legg piano, guitar and vocals

Spiby and Legg write the music together initially, referencing African American music tradition and culture, with the remainder of the ensemble contributing to song construction during the initial recording and subsequent post production processes. Three original songs were performed at this event:

Take Me To the Other Side
Brand New Joy
High On A Mountain

Item Details

Item Type:Performance
Keywords:music, performance, African, gospel, spiritual, MONA
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:Legg, A (Associate Professor Andrew Legg)
ID Code:82005
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Conservatorium of Music
Deposited On:2013-01-14
Last Modified:2018-04-11

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