HoneyBird Plays Metropolis

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  • Location: The Events Centre, Caloundra 4551 Queensland



A multi-faceted live production, re-imagining the artistic vision and striking meaning of Metropolis, the prescient 1927 film about a foreboding future by Fritz Lang. In this live rock-opera, the story takes place in a highly stylised futuristic city where a beautiful, exotic utopia exists above a depressing underworld populated by faceless, mistreated workers. Audiences today can identify with the film’s deeper moral desires and the underlying political themes, which today still resonate. The work incorporates this magnificent film underpinned by a live music performance by HoneyBird, with special guests Ami Carney on drums and percussion, Sonia McMahon vocals and Jon May on keys – as well as distinguished local String Quartet Sedici Corde – interfaced with an updated narrative arc for the film by Ian Golding.

As a prelude to the show we also include a striking short musical and spoken word presentation – The Alice Project.

The Metropolis score, developed by HoneyBird conveys the production’s intended message; drawing parallels from then to now, awakening contemporary society to issues of poverty and conflict, power and greed, and political themes as they may play out today. HoneyBird’s original tracks from their 2013 album ‘A Golden Thread’ fit the thematic context beautifully, enhancing the films powerful visuals and positioning audiences to reflect, not just be entertained. Also incorporated in the piece are some unlikely musical covers, reinterpreted, to give the audience a point of recognition and allow great songs to fill grand narrative spaces. HoneyBird have also developed thematic instrumentals and motifs as part of the work, which link and weave throughout the film for this ageless story to be magnificently re-imagined.

HoneyBird is Sunshine Coast based, and is Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher vocals / Anthony Wynne-Hoelscher guitar / Andy Kidd guitar / Paul Kusy bass. Their original music is described as soulful, blues rock, reflecting influences ranging from Amy Winehouse and Nick Cave, through to Pink Floyd & Led Zeppelin.

HoneyBird Plays Metropolis
The Events Centre
Sat 21 November 2015
Time: 6.30pm Show
Tickets: Full Price $29.00, Concession (ID Required) $20.00, Student (ID Required) $20.00, Child Under 12 $10.00

Valid concession cards for this performance include:-
Blue Government Pension • Dept of Veteran Affairs • Seniors & Seniors Business Discount Cards
• Health Care cards will not be accepted as a valid concession.

related news:
28 October 2015 HoneyBird produce a new rock-opera: "Metropolis"

The Events Centre :
20 Michinton Street, Caloundra
07 5491 4240
07 5491 4944
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