Holcombe Waller’s Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title
Australian Premiere @ Day for Night: 24HRS
DATE: Sunday 21 February
$50 ticket for full 2 day programBUY NOW!
Holcombe Waller’s Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title is a ceremonial choral work that deeply explores contemporary faith and advocacy through art, and collective catharsis. Performed as part of Day for Night: 24 Hours with an all-abilities community choir drawn from all walks of life towards the project’s mission, Requiem Mass is an emotional and personal work invoking remembrance and peace for the dead who have suffered persecution for their sexual orientation or gender expression. Requiem Mass was additionally informed by research into pivotal gay history in the United States from the 1980s through present day and by community engagement that has included working with experts in liturgical music, queer theory, faith-based equality initiatives as well as over 100 participants in a series of choral workshops with Waller throughout 2014 and 2015 in Portland, Oregon.
Sermon by Victoria Spence (Life Rites Consultant, Counsellor and Celebrant)
Reading by Reverend Dr. Margaret Mayman, Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney
ABOUT HOLCOMBE WALLER [USA]:
Holcombe Waller is an award winning performance maker who works in concert, film, dance as well as for his own interdisciplinary projects that integrate video, theater design, ceremony and civic engagement within the process of arrangement, composition and performance. He employs themes of nostalgia, intimacy and the search for spiritual meaning to create music and performances that loosen the grip of ‘coping’ and ‘defensiveness’ used to gird oneself against the everyday onslaught of financial, environmental and public health issues. He is a 2011 United States Artists Berresford Fellow in Music, an award which noted his mournful, folk-inflected style as well as his approach to music “as total theatre.”
Waller has self-released five albums on his own label and has toured five large-scale interdisciplinary performances over thirteen years. He is a three-time recipient of the MapFund Grant, a Creative Capital awardee, and he has been presented and/or commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music, MCA Chicago, Under the Radar Festival at The New York Public Theatre, On the Boards Seattle, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts (SF), The Centre Pompidou (Paris), and many other presenters both nationally and internationally.
Waller’s collaboration with dance includes work with Joe Goode Performance Group of San Francisco, Zoe|Juniper of Seattle, and New York based artist Miguel Gutierrez. His performance collaboration with film includes appearances in multiple films by artist Ryan Trecartin, and his film scores include music for the 2011 Sundance-premiered documentary, “We Were Here,” about the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco in the 80s and 90s. He recently premiered an interdisciplinary sci-fi music performance project, Wayfinders, as well as a cross-genre community-driven music project, Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title, co-presented by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and the Trinity Episcopalian Cathedral. The Requiem sought to bring an LGBT voice to the canon of Christian liturgical music.
LIVEWORKS 2017 | 7 WAYS
WED 25 OCT, 7:30PM THURS 26 OCT, 7:30PM Where lies the boundary between the body and… Read More
Performance Space x West Kowloon Cultural District Exchange Residency announced
Performance Space are pleased to announce Perth-based performance artist Chris Williams as the inaugural recipient of the Performance… Read More
2018 DAY FOR NIGHT
SAT 27 OCT, 12PM – LATE This year’s Day for Night tells the story of the successive generations… Read More
LIVEWORKS 2017 | THE FUTURE LEAKS OUT
THURS 19 OCT – SUN 29 OCT, 10AM-6PM “When you cut into the present the future leaks… Read More
LIVEWORKS 2017 | CORPONOMY
SUN 22 OCT, 5:30PM Eisa Jocson (Philippines) returns to Liveworks, after wowing audiences with her trilogy of… Read More
HIGH PERFORMANCE PACKING TAPE
WED 24 OCT, 7PM THURS 25 OCT, 7PM FRI 26 OCT, 7PM SAT 27 OCT, 3PM &… Read More
LIVEWORKS 2017 | LET’S MAKE LOVE
THURS 19 OCT, 6:30PM-10:30PM FRI 20 OCT, 6:30PM-10:30PM SAT 21 OCT, 6:30PM-10:30PM SUN 22 OCT, 4:30PM-8:30PM WED 25 OCT, 6:30PM-10:30PM THURS… Read More
KEYNOTE LECTURE: CURATING CONTEXTS
SUN 28 OCT, 4 – 6PM Performance Space is thrilled to welcome the visionary artist, curator… Read More
LIVEWORKS 2017 | TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
THURS 19 OCT, 7:30PM FRI 20 OCT, 7:30PM SAT 21 OCT, 2PM & 7:30PM SUN 22 OCT, 5:30PM Acclaimed… Read More
Performance Space presents the Liveworks Lab, an opportunity for artists from across Australia and the Asia Pacific to… Read More
INFINITY MINUS ONE
WED 24 OCT, 8.30PM THURS 25 OCT, 8.30PM FRI 26 OCT, 8.30PM Against a backdrop of pulsing… Read More