Performances between 20051018 and 20051019

thousands of bundled straw

Melbourne International Arts Festival

20:00, Tuesday 18 October 2005
Iwaki Auditorium (external link)
ABC Southbank Centre
Southbank Boulevard Melbourne Victoria

Presented by Libra Ensemble in association with Aphids and the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Thousands of Bundled Straw is a major new work by Australian composer David Young, which has been in development with the Libra Ensemble for a decade. Inspired by an ancient myth of the Temple of the Healing Eyes in far western Japan, Thousands of Bundled Straw is performed in its entirety for the first time as part of this year's festival. At once epic, subtle and witty, Thousands of Bundled Straw is a fascinating song cycle featuring five eggs, 12 instrumentalists and soprano Deborah Kayser.

Deborah Kayser, soprano
Libra Ensemble
Mark Knoop, conductor

David Young thousands of bundled straw 1998-2004©
first complete performance