Queensland at Home is Robert Davidson’s original composition synchronised with home movies shot in Queensland during the 1920s-50s, edited by Sally Golding. Most of these films from the State Library of Queensland have been sitting in their cans unopened since they were developed. Topology (saxophone, violin, viola, double bass and piano) performs live underscoring the everyday activities of Queenslanders, surrounded by long-gone buildings and bridges, sporting vanished fashions and living boisterously. The music is tender, joyful and tinged by the melancholy that accompanies thoughts of life’s transience.

 

Venue

Zelman Cowen Building, UQ St Lucia
Room: 
The Nickson Room