Seymour Nights: Eliza Shephard & Runa Cara
Seymour Centre’s contemporary music program, Seymour Nights, returns for a second season with live performances from some of the most vibrant voices and ensembles in Australian music. On July 2nd, Seymour Nights presents Eliza Shephard and Runa Cara.
Melbourne’s flute goddess, Eliza Shephard, presents an eclectic and spellbinding collection of rarely-performed new solo works that interweave poetry with myths, reality with fiction, and acoustics with electronics. Be transfixed by original sound worlds that you would never expect to be created by the humble flute. This concert features works by Amy Beth Kirsten, Eve Beglarian, Barry McKimm, and more.
Original duo, Runa Cara, play music of ethereal beauty. Comprised of Irish-Australian percussionist and new edge folk-pop singer-songwriter, Bonnie Stewart (aka Bonniesongs), and Danish-Australian contemporary cellist and nyckelharpist, Freya Schack-Arnott, Runa Cara take listeners on a journey of the new juxtaposed with the old.
Drawing from their culturally diverse roots and mix of classical, folk, and improvised musical practises, Runa Cara present imaginative Irish and Scandinavian folk songs and lullabies interwoven with experimental soundscapes and original upbeat tunes.