This page is a chronicle of volunteer peace performances and workshops that took place at CALL to PEACE sculpture from 1st of April 2022.
In order of appearance:
Friday, 1 April, 2022, 4-4.30pm
Bulgarian folk music
“I wear a costume and sing songs from the South-West part of Bulgaria the past 37 years of my life! I also perform in Greek and Russian.” says Valia.
Friday, 1 April, 2022, 4.30pm – 5pm
HARMONY IN STRINGS ENSEMBLE
Students from grade 5/6 Sacred Heart Primary School in Fitzroy led by an Aria award winning educator and cellist Zoë Barry and accompanied by Principal Matthew Shawcross.
Friday, 1 April, 2022, 5-5.30pm
Zoë is a composer, cellist, sound artist, performance maker and educator.
Saturday, 2 April, 2022, 4.15-4.45pm
Laura is a folk pop singer-songwriter whose work is rich in texture and charm. Her carefully woven melodies are both familiar and surprising.
⏰ Sunday, 3 April, 2022, 4-4.30pm
THIS BITTER EARTH
Mother and Daughter dance for Call to Peace project.
KATHY VLASSOPOLOUS and ZOE GURR dance for visual artist Nina Sanadze ‘Call to Peace’ sculpture. The dance defines what the sculpture represents as described by Nina – fear, rage, trauma but strength, resolve and hope. The dancers respond to the sculpture, the music and their relationship of family, unconditional love and safety. Interweaving through the dance is trust and the undefined instinct of love and hope which the women express through dance. The dance intersects their training in the Mangala method of creative dance, contemporary and Classical Indian dance.
⏰ Sunday, 3 April, 2022, 5-5.45pm
Electronic Violin Improvisation
Dr. Mikhail Dumnov is a composer and performer specialising in innovative composition for contemporary orchestras and ensembles, as well as Film, Theatre and Multimedia. Misha has extensively explored and innovated in the field of eastern music, and improvisation, incorporating and evolving elements of ethnic music and electronic music into contemporary formats. He has recently created a new art orchestra in Melbourne and continues to create, perform and teach locally and internationally.
Saturday, 9 April, 2022, 3-5pm
HEARTS FOR UKRAINE
Art workshop by URSULA DUTKIEWICZ
Join Gasworks artist Ursula Dutkiewicz in helping make ‘Hearts for Ukraine’ in a hand’s on creating with clay experience. The hearts will be installed in as a tree and be a wind chime for peace. Free activity and bring your own hand towel. We will be working collaboratively in the different processes involve in a hearts creation, rolling clay, cutting out hearts, making flowers, joining or painting and glazing. Ursula’s ‘Flowering Heart Project’ has been gifting little ceramic hearts into the world for over a decade. Hearts can be purchased with a 100% of a $20 Donation going to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal.
Sunday 1 May, 2022, 2-2.20pm
Claire James is passionate about the power of music to create harmony and healing. Her exploration of sound as a therapeutic medium is nourished by her collective experiences as a wellness practitioner, singer of devotional music, and observer of Nature. Her performance for Call to Peace is a rendition of Ethereal Earth, an original composition recently recorded with her partner in The Amethyst Sea as a musical prayer of healing and gratitude. You will be invited to offer your own voice as an instrument of peace in an uplifting celebration of our connection with ourselves, each other and with this planet we call home.
Saturday 7 May, 2022, 1–3pm
SINGING FOR PEACE
Jeannie Marsh and Nancy Atkin (Climate Choir Melbourne), Michael Roper (Victorian Trade Union Choir), and Emily Hayes (Brunswick Rogues choir)
This project was conceived in late 2021 as a way for Melbourne choirs to work together to call for peace through song. Raising our voices to call for peace has a long and powerful history, and the brutal invasion of Ukraine has made this mission more urgent than ever. Join us to sing Peace Songs as part of the outdoor art installation “Call to Peace” at the corner of Clarendon and Coventry Streets in South Melbourne. We invite you to come and sing together around a dramatic sculpture of a woman demanding peace by Georgian-Australian sculptor Nina Sanadze. Jeannie Marsh and Nancy Atkin (Climate Choir Melbourne), Michael Roper (Victorian Trade Union Choir), and Emily Hayes (Brunswick Rogues choir) will be there leading a singalong of simple Peace Songs. You can also share your own peace songs. Not in a choir? Haven’t sung in years? No problems: just come along and sing!
Sunday, 15 May, 2022, 1.30-2.15pm
ANGELA COSTI with IRINE VELA and MULAIM VELA
Poet Angela Costi accompanied by Irine Vela (bouzouki and laouto) and Mulaim Vela (guitar) from the haBiBis.
Saturday 4 June, 2022, 1-2pm
Experimental participative music performance, didgeridoo and harmonic signing.
Saturday, 4 June, 2022, 2-2.20pm
Pete Lyrebird is the musical moniker for Naarm/Melbourne based and Lutruwita/Tasmanian born singer-songwriter and actor-maker Pete Reid. He’s an observer of small things, overlooked moments, brittle and broken people, strange phenomena and the murkier edges of the heart. Performed with his distinctive baritone, the music of Pete Lyrebird conjures a breed of alt’ folk, broadcast from its own surreal and idiosyncratic universe. Pete’s set will be presented as a public rehearsal toward some upcoming recordings and he may just be joined by a special guest.
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