A Net of Souls: Songs of Dislocation and Common Ground
The Boxties return to QPAC with some old songs for modern times and some modern songs that give voice to timeless themes. A Net of Souls:Songs of Dislocation and Common Ground is a cycle of songs about the great forces that engulf us, overturning the lives of individuals, families, whole communities. Music old and new about turmoil, upheaval and love - the greatest disrupter of all. Music about the scattering of people across the world and the connections that remain, with songs by Billy Bragg, June Tabor, Sting and others.
The Boxties are a highly accomplished group of singers and players who have developed a distinctive, dynamic style. Their music is based in folk traditions, but with an eclectic contemporary feel extending to music theatre, pop and cabaret. QPAC Chief Executive John Kotzas has described them as “utterly compelling” and “one of the most significant contemporary music ensembles to emerge from Brisbane in recent years”.
A Net of Souls is constructed from the artistic vision of Boxties directors Steph McCaw and Ashreya Ward, and on the power of eight strong musical personalities playing off each other. The musicians’ on-stage interaction generates the group’s particular character and distinctive sound, and enables them to form an emotional connection with their audience.
Music is always at the core of what The Boxties do, combined with strong theatrical, spoken word and audio-visual elements to amplify its immediacy and impact.
A Net of Souls builds on previous Boxties successes Bound Away to Leave Youand City of Strangers,which both played to full houses at QPAC. The ensemble is once again working with regular collaborators David Walters (lighting), Bill Haycock (design), and James Harper (spoken word).
Tickets will go on sale via the QPAC website.