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ATW Director Antonia Syme and Deborah Cheetham AO on ABC's 'The Conversation Hour'

09-05-2019

On May 9th Deborah Cheetham AO and ATW Director Antonia Syme were interviewed by Jon Faine on ABC’s ‘The Conversation Hour’.

Deborah is a Yorta Yorta soprano, composer, and academic who is the founder and artistic director of Short Black Opera (SBO). They're collaborating on the 'Woven Song Embassy Tapestry Project'which features nine new musical compositions by Deborah Cheetham in response to nine tapestries woven by the Australian Tapestry Workshop and on display in Australia High Commissions and Embassies around the world.

Deborah has premiered the first three parts of this project: 'My Mother’s Country'in Tokyo, 'Catching Breath'in Singapore, and 'Article 27'in Mumbai and New Delhi. A Gala Concert of all nine compositions is planned for the Melbourne Recital Centre in 2021. Interview starts at 17.35.

You can listen to the interview by following this link.

Pictured: ‘The Woven Song’ performance in New Delhi: SBO artist Toni Lalich, tabla master Pandit Ashis Sengupta, Her Excellency High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu, SBO soprano Deborah Cheetham AO and Rubiks Collective.

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