Iron in the Blood
CITY RECITAL HALL, SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL AND EARSHIFT MUSIC | AUSTRALIA
23 JANUARY City Recital Hall $55 + BF 70 MINS
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  • Thu 23 Jan at 7.30pm
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  • A Reserve Full Price – $55
    A Reserve Concession – $50
    + booking fee
Iron in the Blood
CITY RECITAL HALL, SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL AND EARSHIFT MUSIC | AUSTRALIA

A narrative jazz concert composed and conducted by saxophonist Jeremy Rose with his award-winning 17 piece Earshift Orchestra, featuring a new generation of Australian jazz talent.

Iron in the Blood is directly inspired by Robert Hughes’ The Fatal Shore, the vivid, best-selling history of Australia’s brutal convict era.

Narrated by acclaimed actors William Zappa and Patrick Dickson, the performance weaves together Hughes’ text with stunning projections, the documented voices of early colonists and a score praised for its eclecticism and boldness.


★★★★1/2 "Harrowing history told by a bold, emerging Aussie voice" – Limelight

★★★★ "Rose’s composition and orchestration here is reminiscent not only of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Gil Evans but, at times, of Igor Stravinsky and Peter Sculthorpe. It is a powerful mélange…" – The Australian Book Review

Accessibility
Important Info
Content Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that the audio visual material contains images of deceased persons.
Cast and Credits
Composer, Conductor and Saxophonist
Jeremy Rose

Narrators 
William Zappa &Philip Quast

Visual Design
Mic Gruchy 

The Earshift Orchestra 
Woodwinds
Tim Clarkson
Scott McConnachie
Michael Avgenicos
Karl Laskowski
Paul Cutlan

Trombones
Anthony Kable
James Greening
Eleanor Shearer
Colin Burrows

Trumpets
Patrick McMullin
Callum G'Froerer
Ellen Kirkwood
Nick Garbett

Guitar
Ben Hauptmann

Piano
Joseph O'Connor

Bass 
Tom Botting

Drums 
Dancy Fischer 
23 JANUARY
$55 + BF
70 MINS
"A major Australian work"
The Sydney Morning Herald
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