Special Events

Special Events 2011

Life Stories

Etica Ensemble

Sunday 13 February
Government House Ballroom

As part of 2011 Perth International Arts Festival


Iain Grandage’s Blackwood is an intimate and euphoric meditation inspired by the landscape of Western Australia. This world premiere is performed by much-loved Perth musicians Sara Macliver, Allan Meyer and Graeme Gilling against the backdrop of Brendan Darby’s painting of the Blackwood River. Life journeys are reflected by the river’s course, as Grandage’s music and Kevin Gillam’s evocative poetry drift gently downstream.

Perth’s newest contemporary ensemble Etica then present Dances by famed Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. Revealing the innermost thoughts, anguish and longing of Pharaoh Sekhet-a-Ra, Andreessen’s music is moving and rapturous.


Iain Grandage Blackwood

Sara Macliver, Soprano

Allan Meyer, Clarinet

Graeme Gilling, Piano


Louis Andriessen Dances

Jon Tooby, Conductor

Sara Macliver, Soprano

Etica Ensemble