Gordon Hamilton / composer

composer / conductor

composer / conductor

The Singing Politician


NOOSA (The J): Thu 20 Oct, 7pm
KINGAROY (St Mary's): Fri 21 Oct, 7pm
TULLY (Multipurpose Hall): Thu 27 Oct, 7pm
CAIRNS (Cairns Choral Society Hall): Fri 28 Oct, 7pm
TOOWOOMBA (USQ Artsworx): Fri 25 Nov, 7pm

In this distinctive work, Topology and The Australian Voices bring provocative text and exceptional musicianship together to create a musical narrative inspired by famous speeches delivered throughout Australian history. Composed by Topology’s masterminds Robert Davidson and John Babbage, alongside musical powerhouse Gordon Hamilton, the performance traverses pivotal moments that have shaped our nation. Unrepresentative Swill takes the words right out of our Prime Ministers’ mouths — from Menzies’ Declaration of War to Whitlam’s Well May We Say; Gillard’s Misogyny speech to Abbott’s A Stain on Our Souls — marrying them seamlessly to an overlay of stirring music and choral work.