Various People Inc’s new work, Household Names, explores the work-life balance of female artists in 200 year instalments.
Inspired by the birth anniversaries in 2019 of Barbara Strozzi (400 years) and Clara Schumann (200 years), Household Names celebrates the life and work of these two towering musicians, and introduces a specially commissioned work from leading South Australian composer Anne Cawrse.
Household Names is an affectionate, personal glimpse of a female artists' work/life balance, the glorious music accompanied by the sophistication, warmth and irreverence that Various People’s audiences have come to expect. Depending on the venue, accompaniments may also include tea and biscuits, or a drink with canapés.
Household Names will be presented in concert form at Flinders University in September 2019, and will then be presented in a specially created experience for the Merrijig Inn as part of the 2019 Port Fairy Spring Festival.
Household Names is particularly well-suited to intimate, non-traditional venues, and can be tailored to suit individual spaces. In smaller venues it is possible to use just a piano – in larger venues, both a piano and a harpsichord are preferred.