LIQUID DAYS


24 & 25 March

Canberra | Sydney 

PROGRAM

Philip Glass: Songs from Liquid Days 
and other works

ARTISTS

Dan Walker Principal Artist – Tenor
Antony Pitts Artistic Director – Piano


 

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Philip Glass’s iconic song-cycle from 1986 sets words by other songwriters – Paul Simon, Suzanne Vega, David Byrne, and Laurie Anderson – in his inimitable minimalist fashion, evoking both euphoria and stasis with warm harmonies and dynamic broken chords and basslines.  

Singer, composer and all-round musician Dan Walker tackles this rarely-performed monument of contemporary culture in a series of live Close-Up appearances with Antony Pitts on keys, tapping into his own teenage roots as a keyboard-player in a rock band.  Songs from Liquid Days has been described as Philip Glass’s “single greatest achievement” and is a cycle of meditations on the power of love, time, and change.  Familiar from imitation in a thousand commercials and films, the sound of Glass’s insistent harmonic patterns are as visceral and affective today as when they were written.


 

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