Recreation: Exploring Ekphrasis Through Words and Music
Saturday 17 April, 2pm-3pm
Referring originally to the capacity of visual description to conjure a thing as if it were physically present, ekphrasis is itself reinterpreted by Caitlyn Stone and Joshua Adams and presented in this new work. Words by Caitlyn and music by Joshua will respond to the affective pull of artworks on display in the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, promising new ways of looking at, and thinking about, these pieces as well as the relations between sound and writing.
The new compositions will be presented by the St George College Choir. Introduction by Associate Professor Tanya Dalziel of the Discipline of English and Literary Studies, School of Humanities, UWA.
Campus and Community Partners: Discipline of English and Literary Studies and St Georges College Choir
About the Participants
Caitlyn Stone is commencing her third year of study at UWA, where she is undertaking a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English Literary Studies and German. While studying, Caitlyn has received the SMART prize for her achievements in History of Art units, has acted as the president of the UWA choir, the Winthrop Singers, and has collaborated with UWA-graduate and composer Joshua Adams, as a lyricist, on numerous occasions.
Joshua Adams is a Perth-born singer and multi-award-winning choral composer. In 2018 he completed his BA (Hons) Music at UWA. He is currently the Principal Cantor at St Mary’s Cathedral, the Musical Director of the Holy Spirit Choir at The University of Notre Dame, and a Graduate Artist at St George’s College.
The St George's College Consort is comprised of singers from the St George's College Chapel Choir which plays a central role in the cultural and musical life of the College. In the model of the great Oxbridge choirs, the choir perform regular services in the College Chapel, as well as concerts and special events throughout the year. The choir is conducted by the College's Director of Music, Christophe Karas, and receive mentor-ship from Vocal Specialist Brianna Louwen.
Please note: due to Covid-19 safety precautions, registration is essential for this event and space is limited.
Image: Installation view, Olga Cironis: Dislocation, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, 2021. Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.