Presented by Tura New Music and PICA, as part of Tura’s 2015 Scale Variable Series.
A sonic perspective on Australia’s first female Prime Minister.
After Julia is a concert of works by Australian women responding to a pivotal moment in contemporary Australian politics, Julia Gillard’s term in office. Featuring eight newly commissioned works by outstanding Australian composers, After Julia provides an opportunity to reflect on the situation Gillard faced with the consideration, sensitivity, and time only afforded by art practice, something distinctively lacking in the Australian media cycle that has provided the commentary to date.
Featuring a diverse collection of works utilising a small choir, spoken phrases turned into musical gestures, mouth organs and instructions from goldfish, this one night only concert celebrates Decibel’s ongoing engagement with experimental music practices.