MAINSTAGE IN CAMERA: A fantastical musical adventure exploring an Inception-like series of nested dreams. Almost a century ago Lawrence of Arabia (T.E. Lawrence) wrote autobiographically in his Seven Pillars of Wisdom: “All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” From ambiguous start to surprising finish, Dreamers of the Day sets out to fragment and distort the listener’s experience and changing perceptions of sound and of the passage of time – at times pulsing and pacy, at others hazy and elusive like a half-remembered dream – and features old and new arrangements of iconic pieces of Classical/Baroque music, classic but radical miniatures by three 20th-century “dreamers of the day” – Igor Stravinsky, Olivier Messiaen, and Steve Reich – and…

DREAMERS OF THE DAY

Three perspectives on the Easter story as told in glorious polyphony by Monteverdi, Gombert, Byrd, Mundy, and new works by Alice Chance, Elliott Gyger, and Antony Pitts, sung live by The Song Company in the Crypt of St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. LISTEN (Bronze/Silver/Gold Members)

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