Three of the composers gathered to present a forum about the Cries project hosted by Elizabeth Kerr:
Eve de Castro-Robinson's Cries of Auckland traces the composer's aural experience of central Auckland streets via the cries of newspaper vendors and the protestations of demonstrators opposing the Springbok tour and the TPPA. Cries include "Bullshit, bullshit!" and "1 2 3 4, we don’t want your racist tour!"
Roland Peelman's The Song Company is joined onstage by the Ying String Quartet in this Adam Chamber Music Festival premiere.
In Jack Body's Cries from the Border, the composer subverts the commission brief by taking a tack more personal than geographical. Facing as he was at the time a "crossing over", Jack tells the story of the philosopher Walter Benjamin who took his own life at the Spanish-French border when it became clear he would be delivered back into the hands of the Nazis.
The Song Company is joined by Jack's friends and long time collaborators, the New Zealand String Quartet.
The everyday jostling of beliefs, religions and spirituality is the backdrop to Louise Webster's Cries of Kathmandu. Louise spent time as a young person in the Nepalese capital doing medical work, soaking up the Hindu/Buddhist culture and experiencing the grinding poverty.
Cries of Kathmandu is performed by Roland Peelman's The Song Company and the New Zealand String Quartet.