A poetic response to motherhood
At the heart of MotherTongue, MotherLand is a poetic response to motherhood, with specific reference to migrant experiences, as all these amazing musicians, or their mothers, were born somewhere other than Australia. MotherTongue, MotherLand is intended to create an intimate and safe space in which family stories of longing, belonging, joy, and pain are shared and celebrated. In the premiere of the new work, listeners will be invited to connect across culture and language through spoken to sung, structured to improvised, and traditional to experimental sonic narratives.
Sunny Kim (composer, vocals)
Helen Svoboda (double bass)
Aviva Endean (clarinets)
Mindy Meng Wang (guzheng)
Gelareh Pour (kamancheh, qeychak, vocals)
MotherTongue, MotherLand is commissioned by Sydney Opera House, and is enabled by our New Work Now program donors.
Presented by Sydney Opera House in association with UKARIA & Finding Our Voice
Finding Our Voice is supported by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, UKARIA and the following individuals and foundations: Ulrike Klein AO, Berg Family Foundation, The Yulgilbar Foundation, The Aranday Foundation, Playking Foundation and Julie Kantor AO.