Dreambox Collective at the Church
As intercultural musicians bridging diverse musical worlds, this program reflects interweaving pathways to healing and greater connection through celebration, grief and creating anew. Traditional Chinese pieces evoke the festivities of Lunar New Year amidst chaos and grief, while new works that we’ve created as a collective are similarly joyous (“We’ll Be Back Shortly” for solo piano) and reflective (“Nightlight”, for poet and pianist – available in full as a multimedia artwork presented online).
The program concludes with the world premiere of “Gateway to Paradise”, a celebration of Chinese and Western sound worlds, written for soloists on traditional Chinese instruments (dizi – flute and pipa – lute) and Western string quartet. The timeliness of this piece being recorded at this moment in history is significant and brings a message of hope in what has been a tumultuous year in global relationships between China and the West.
Dreambox Collective is a Sydney-based group of diverse musicians, composers, sound artists, improvisers and visual artists. Led by cross-cultural flautist and Artistic Director Chloe Chung, the collective creates in the spaces between art and social justice issues. They curate unique concert experiences partnering with local charities to amplify their work, commissioning new pieces written by our emerging composers and artists. Dreambox Collective’s debut concert series “What I Know About Love” was held in 2020 across a variety of live and online formats. More info about our upcoming concerts, and access to our multimedia projects are available at www.thedreamboxcollective.com.au
Dreambox Collective Artists
Chloe Chung (dizi, “Nightlight” poetry)
John Jing Dao Ling (pipa)
Pavle Cajic (piano, composer of “Gateway to Paradise”)
Carlo Antonioli (composer of “We’ll Be Back Shortly” and “Nightlight”)
Guest string quartet
Amanda Chen (violin)
Dominic Azzi (violin)
Freyja Meany (viola)
Fiona Cheng (cello)