I have composed the score to “Steps to Katouna” for the performance “Home Country” as part of Sydney Festival 2017. This work was presented as a half hour audio performance piece transmitted and streamed to 200 simultaneous headphones – the audience listened to the work at the top of a carpark in Blacktown while the sun was setting.
“Staged in a multi-level car park in Blacktown,Â Home CountryÂ is a theatrical triptych that explores place, identity, and what it means to be home.
With Aboriginal Elder Uncle Cheeky as your host,Â join us for a communal feast andÂ meet the passionate Ali and Zaphora who clash over cultural values; sharp-witted Pita caught between the old and the new Greek culture and the Blacktown Angel, restless in the afterlife.
Written by Andrea James, Peter Polites and Gaele Sobott, and directed by UTPâ€™s artistic director Rosie Dennis,Â HOME COUNTRYÂ blendsÂ the intimate and the universal. Go on the journey as the sun sets over the Blue Mountains.”