16 Sep 2017 Dangerous Song – Blue in Maleny

MFS is pleased to share this event with our members:

Extraordinary underwater cinematography with a live soundtrack.
“The images and music combined transport you into another dimension, truly amazing” 

Saturday 16 September

The performance will start at 7.30pm 

Tickets will be $20 and $15 (concession). 

Film Society and Arts Council members will be eligible for the concession price

Enquiries: linsey@spiderweb.com.au

Performed by Linsey Pollak & Lizzie O’Keefe

‘Dangerous Song – Blue’ connects our hearts with the planet’s heart through the exquisite combination of endangered animal calls with the human voice and stunning underwater cinematography. The one hour performance EVOKES an emotional connection and response to the sometimes “hard to swallow” facts about the current Sixth Extinction Crisis and state of our oceans, inspiring understanding, love and hopefully action. There is no narrative, as we already know most of the story, even if we choose to ignore it and don’t know the ending. It’s a song for the planet – an inter-species choral work, and they’re singing for their lives! If their calls don’t affect you then nothing will.

Linsey Pollak plays a digital wind instrument where breath, lip pressure and fingering control sounds of endangered and extict species using Live-looping technology to instantaneously record layers of music. Lizzie O’Keefe joins him, weaving her voice in and out of the musical landscape of animal sounds in a series of original “songs”. This collaboration takes us to a world of sound where the human and the animal combine.

This sonic world is mirrored by the visual superimposition of the natural world onto the human performers using projection. To do this, Linsey and Lizzie perform from within a 3D scrim. Underwater moving images are then projected onto the aquarium shaped scrim giving the impression that the musicians are performing underwater. Renowned  underwater cinematographer David Hannan (Ocean Ark Alliance) has provided the stunning moving images and they are truly magical.

Website – www.dangeroussong.com

Music – https://dangeroussong.bandcamp.com/album/dangerous-song

YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzthYppJF1LfWyGPc-ei7WQ

Audience Reviews:

“ ….This unique show is like nothing I’ve ever seen before, with the shockingly beautiful combination of Lizzie’s voice (which I imagine as being about as close to “Angelic” as it gets), with Linsey’s incredible on the fly animal sound track combinations, and the explosively colourful underwater cinematography done by David Hannan. Ultimately it’s hard to describe the beauty of this show”.

“……kind of artistic presentation touches people’s hearts and I believe it will be far more powerful in persuading people that they need to act now if our beautiful ocean life is going to be preserved.”

“…what an absolute treat! I sat spellbound for the entire show. The footage is stunning …..but for me it’s the music that moves it all to another level …….I felt it built perfectly   …congrats on creating another powerful and moving work.”

“Hard to find words for Dangerous Song – Blue; the world should see it/hear it/share it because, as well as immense sadness for what we’ve got wrong, it inspires renewed energy for our own chosen ways of caring for the earth. With wonder, we realise what a brilliant planet we belong to”.


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