These Rough Notes: Bill Manhire, Norman Meehan, Hannah Griffin on RADIO CONCERT on Friday

A must-listen!

8:00 pm on Friday (12 Dec 2014)

Hannah Griffin (vocalist), Norman Meehan (pno), Colin Hemmingsen (cl/bass cl), Martin Riseley (vln), Stephen Gibbs (cello), Victoria Jones (dbass), Lance Philip, Bruce McNaught (percussion), George Mason (piper), Sue Prescott (whistle)

MEEHAN: These Rough Notes, An Evocation of Antarctica

Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale (Robert Falcon Scott)

Drawing its title from one of the last pages of Scott’s journal, this collaboration between the poet Bill Manhire, composer Norman Meehan and singer Hannah Griffin remembers the tragedies of Scott’s polar expedition in 1912 and the crash of NZ901 into Mt Erebus in 1979. The collaboration also included images of Antarctica by Anne Noble, drawn from the series of Antarctic work she has been making since 2001 (recorded in Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, Wellington by RNZ)

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