The Spirit & The Maiden
The Muses’ debut album, Spirit and the Maiden, was launched in 2016 with a rare performance at Boggo Road Gaol inside the former women’s prison for the Anywhere Festival. This celebration was experienced from within the former women’s cellblock, with a special guest appearance by Vulcana Women’s Circus. Audience members extended the unique experience by attending a ghost tour before the concert, learning about the lives of some of Boggo Road’s most notorious inmates.
Spirit and the Maiden was ABC Classic’s Album of the Week, and features several world premiere recordings by Kate Neal (Australia)*, Louise Denson (Australia)*, Cécile Elton (Australia)*, alongside works by audience favourites Elena Kats-Chernin (Australia), Jennifer Higdon (USA), Judith Bingham (UK) and gorgeous gems by Amy Beach and Nadia Boulanger.
The Spirit & The Maiden Elena Kats-Chernin
Selections from Three Pieces for Cello & Piano, Nadia Boulanger
Song For Comb Man, Kate Neal
Sonando de Ti from Two Boleros, Louise Denson
Insomnio de la Cuidad (Tango for a Sleepless City), Cécile Elton
Chapman’s Pool, 3rd and 4th movts., Judith Bingham
Romance, Amy Beach
Pale Yellow, Jennifer Higdon