Thu 15 Feb 2018 | 8:00pm — 9:00pm | Inner Courtyard
Katrina Ballads, part of the 2018 Perth Festival. is inspired by the tragic events and devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, September 2005. Featuring vocalists and ensemble, Katrina Ballads uses entirely primary-source texts to paint a musical portrait of that chaotic and telling week. Setting the words of flood survivors, relief workers, politicians and celebrities, including President Bush and Kanye West, Ted Hearne (US) creates a cutting-edge musical experience that is a vivid look into America’s darkest hours. The music is rhythmic, theatrical and American to the core, with an edgy post-minimalist drive and a deep jazz influence.