Bridges performance – Bill Manhire, Norman Meehan, Hannah Griffin, Blair Latham, Andrew Laking

 

3e840622-ce3c-4510-84d3-44075ee0cc4f.jpg

 

BRIDGES is performed on Tuesday 20 June
7.30pm at St Paul’s Lutheran Church
View this email in your browser

Bridges is song cycle composed by Bill Manhire and Norman Meehan with vocalist Hannah Griffin, and accompanied by Blair Latham (guitars, reeds) and Andrew Laking (double bass).

Drawing from Old Norse tales and poems (including the medieval Norwegian “Draumkvæde” or “Dreamsong”), and supplementing these with his own texts, New Zealand poet Bill Manhire has assembled a suite of poems that together form an episodic narrative tracing journeys and a variety of crossings-over.

Central to the narrative is Bifröst: a burning and trembling rainbow bridge that, in Norse mythology, reaches between Midgard (the world) and Asgard, the realm of the gods. Ancient bridges like Bifröst and Gjallarbrú – which spans the river Gjöllin in the underworld – seem to involve journeys between this and other worlds, and often involve tests as one makes the journey.

 

Duration: 60 minutes

BUY TICKETS HERE

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s