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Our Place with Deep Blue Orchestra and The Qld Choir

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With lush strings, fat beats, exquisite voices & visuals

DeepBlue and The Queensland Choir have come together to develop Our Place, an exciting and interactive new work which explores the ever-changing relationship between neighbours and our connection to place.

Australians have always expressed a connection to place from the Indigenous connection to country to the Australian dream of owning our own piece of suburbia, and the continuing evolution towards apartment living in big cities.

In Our Place, the contrasting performance styles of DeepBlue and The Queensland Choir come together and are framed by innovative visual design and interactive technology.

The result is an insightful piece of living, breathing art featuring acclaimed didjeribone performer Tjupurru and Digi Youth Arts actors.

Greta Kelly, Our Place Co-producer and DeepBlue violinist, explains "We've collected local oral histories which have directly inspired new compositions. During the performance, we invite the audience to share their stories and these are incorporated into the show."

Kevin Power, the Musical Director of The Queensland Choir says, "The Choir is excited to be involved in the creation and presentation of Our Place because it's an opportunity for us to perform new repertoire in really innovative ways."

Tjupurru, who tours nationally and internationally, creating incredible soundscapes using digeribone, a unique marriage of the didgeridoo and trombone, looping and effects pedals has been a huge part of shaping the show, "Our Place has given me an opportunity to work at home alongside an amazing group of local musicians, composers, singers, tech designers and more and I can't wait to share our stories collectively onstage very soon!"

With lush strings, fat beats, exquisite voices, and immersive visuals, Our Place weaves stories from the Indigenous connection to country, to the suburban 'Australian Dream,' to the rising popularity of inner-city apartment living in an astounding musical and artistic and community collaboration.

During the show, audience and performers also interact with environmental and wearable interactive art developed by students of QUT's Creative Industries under the guidance of Dr Vaughn Pinxit.

Performances will take place on 5, 6 and 7 July 2019 at 7.30pm at The Block, QUT Creative Industries Precinct. Tickets are now on sale and are priced from $30. Secure your ticket at www.ourplaceshow.com. Early bookings are advised.

For more information on Our Place, please see www.ourplaceshow.com

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When: Nightly at 7:30pm from 5-7 July
Where: The Block, QUT, 6 Musk Avenue, Building Z3, Kelvin Grove,
Cost: From $30 to $50
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