PRESENTED BY A GAP IN THE FENCE
A Tasmanian Requiem is an ambitious musical and visual conception that faces a past haunted by the terrible legacy of the Black War of Van Diemen’s Land.
This groundbreaking collaboration between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists acknowledges the impact of frontier conflict and the strength, beauty and resilience of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture.
Performed by Tasmania’s premiere brass ensemble, the Island Brass Quintet, with an extraordinary classical and contemporary vocal mix including Dewayne Everettsmith, A Tasmanian Requiem is at once disturbing and uplifting, a musical gift for a shared future.
Composer: Helen Thomson
Written by: Greg Lehman, Jim Everett-puralia meenamatta and Frances Butler
Musical Director: Gary Wain
Visual Design: Julie Gough