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Voices from the Margins

Voices from the Margins

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  • Fri 5 Jul ’19, 7:00pm – 8:30pm


The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Ticket : $24.54
  • F/T Student: $11.28

Pop along and grab yourself a drink and pizza and immerse yourself in the sound of early instruments with soprano as you might never have heard them before! Space is limited so tickets are available here on Eventfinda, or if we have space, tickets will be sold at the door on the night.

Voices from the Margins will be exclusively contemporary classical music played on early instruments (viols, baroque violas baroque violin and percussion) with dynamic soprano, Josie Ryan, and composer and performer Brooke Green, director of the Sydney-based chamber group Josie and the Emeralds. In 2013, Brooke Green won the audience and judges' prize at the Viola da Gamba Society of America's Traynor Competition for New Music for Viols. Since then her music has been regularly performed in Australia and America and broadcast on ABC Classic FM. Josie and the Emeralds' CD The Emerald Leopard (Tall Poppies) includes some of her work, alongside her arrangements of works by Elena Kats-Chernin, Ross Edwards and Andrea Pandolfo. You can see videos of her work at www.josieandtheemeralds

The programme includes works by Brooke Green, Elena Kats-Chernin, Ross Edwards and Andrea Pandolfo and focuses on individuals at the margins of society. These include medieval “thigh-fencing” lesbians; Eugenia Falleni, one of Australia’s earliest known trans-men accused of murdering her wife; Mexico’s first out-lesbian ranchero singer Chavela Vargas, along with settings of Dorothy Porter’s dark and transgressive love poems. Several works highlight the plight of refugees in Australia’s offshore detention centres, including a graphic depiction of the murder of Reza Barati and the heart-rending plea of Hamed Shamshiripour to be released.

These works will all be New Zealand premieres and the performances are in collaboration with members from the Sydney based 'Josie and the Emeralds' and Wellington musicians Imogen Granwal, Sophia Acheson, HyeWon Kim, Elyse Dalabakis and Hannah Neman. This is a rare opportunity to hear contemporary music played on the earthy gut-stringed instruments from the viol and violin families in wonderfully relaxed venue!

Any questions, feel free to text/phone Imogen on 027 555 6736 or email at

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