The Music of Poetry
The Music of Poetry is a collaborative project between Great Southern and interstate poets and musicians.
The project had its genesis in the work of Adelaide musician Jen Lush, who had included local poet and recent winner of the 2020 WA Premier’s Award for Emerging Writer Renee Pettit-Schipp as part of her ‘The Night’s Insomnia’ album. Renee said “how wonderful would it be if Jen could come to DFoV”, and from there, the idea grew for a creative collaboration across the nation resulting in new works.
The project is based on the premise that poetry and music can come together in ways which reveal, express and evoke new resonances in the works, the artists and audience. As Jen Lush says “Once a poem is found, I find it so thrilling to open it up like a gift and find the melody and the rhythm, to let the new limitations drive me into new decisions I would never have taken before”.
We are so delighted to have this project be apart of the Denmark Festival of Voice program for 2021.