A song cycle of European, American and Australian gothic, from medieval to contemporary times.
Julia County - soprano, Andrée Greenwell - voice, Ewan Foster - violin, Stephanie Zarka - viola, Geoffrey Gartner - cello, David Trumpmanis - electric guitar.
Composer - Andrée Greenwell, Motion Graphics - Michaela French, Screen and Lighting Design - Neil Simpson, Co-Producers - Neil Simpson and Andrée Greenwell. A Green Room Music production made possible with the generous assistance of the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts NSW and Destination NSW, and the New Music Network.
i) 'The Birds' - lyric by Hilary Bell after Daphne du Maurier, music by Andrée Greenwell
ii) 'Orpheus song' - lyric by Alison Croggon, music by Andrée Greenwell
iii) 'Joplin Tornado' - Improv devised by Greenwell with the musicians, audio captured on iphone by Isaac Duncan, Joplin, Missouri, 2011
iv) 'Chosen' - concerning Kirsten Fritzl who was detained by her grandfather/father beneath the family home in Amstetten, Austria, for 19 years, lyric by Maryanne Lynch with Andrée Greenwell, music by Andrée Greenwell
v) ‘Maria Durch ein’n Dornwald Ging’ 16th century German hymn, electronics by Andrée Greenwell,
electric guitar and additional audio processing by David Trumpmanis
vi) 'Totentanz' - lyric by Felicity Plunkett, music by Andrée Greenwell
vii) 'Thriller' - words and music by Rod Temperton, arr. Andrée Greenwell
viii) 'The Bells' - from the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, music by Andrée Greenwell