In August 2007 at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, two of Matthew Dewey’s chamber operas will be featured in concert, jointly produced by the IHOS Music Theatre Laboratory and the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music. The operas, ‘The Buzz of the Sea’and ‘The Death of Chatterton’ will be performed by some of Tasmania’s leading talents: Baritones Christopher Richardson and Michael Lampard and the fantastic pianist Karen Smithies. More details will be released closer to the release of the IHOS and Conservatorium
Lucy Wilson’s street corner performance ‘Underwhere’ has been taken up for performance at the Adelaide Fringe Festival! Supported by funding from Arts Tasmania, the show will also feature at the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) – a meeting ground for Australian and International producers. The performance features incredibly beautiful surreal visual imagery and an electronic score composed by Matthew Dewey, consisting of street sounds that merge with abstract musical samples. Introduction to premiere performance described by Sue Moss: ‘A woman
Matthew Dewey played the lead role of Douglas Mawson in Joe Bugden’s new opera ‘The Call of Aurora’ in a concert version at the Peacock Theatre on Saturday the 17th of November. The performance was conducted by Gary Wain, directed by Robert Jarman and featured the vocal talent of Michael Lampard, Michael Curtain and Pamela Andrews. Joe Bugden Biography JOE BUGDEN was born in Sydney in 1961. He has worked as director of the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre since April 1999.