3 Jan 2017 - 20 Dec 2018
'Dangerous Song - Blue' connects our hearts with the planet’s heart through the exquisite combination of endangered animal calls with the human voice and stunning underwater cinematography. The one hour performance EVOKES an emotional connection and response to the sometimes “hard to swallow” facts about the current 6th Extinction Crisis and state of our oceans, inspiring understanding, love and hopefully action. There is no narrative, as we already know most of the story, even if we choose to ignore it and don’t know the ending. It’s a song for the planet - an inter-species choral work, and they’re singing for their lives! If their calls don’t affect you then nothing will.
from “Dangerous Song - Black” (the first show in the series)
“By elevating this vexed and painful cause to this level, you seem to have evoked something more powerful than emotional or intellectual activity could do. … If others even remotely feel what was evoked in me then what you have created could have a profound impact on a much wider audience spanning cultures and languages”.
Audience Member -Stephen Alexander (April, 2015 World Premiere)
“I feel that this is one of the most powerfully emotive pieces of music (all the songs) I have ever heard.
Audience member – Wayne Petty (March, 2016)
“There is hope, perhaps, that such spellbinding depth and consummate sharing of this song of the earth, will change our human priorities back to a connection with this fragile world and all its inhabitants” - Tamsin Kerr, Director of the Cooroora Institute.
“Honestly that was one of the most unique and beautiful shows I have ever been too. It was a true privilege to see it live and up close. This should go global!” - Sam Manger 28/2/16
Dangerous Song is sublime - "meditative", "magnificent" and "sacred" were words spoken by so many. … This is the most poignant, delicate and exceptionally beautiful work of art - a magical, empathetic, absorption into nature. … this is genuinely world class.
- Audience member Jacqueline Twigg – 30/1/16
“The moments of contemplative silence before the applause and the standing ovation at the end begins to tell you something of the marvels of the sound.”
Tamsin Kerr Director of the Cooroora Institute. (13/12/15)
“This event was not about the musician’s or singer’s technique, though both were masterful, or the audience as mere spectators. This experience was a joint exploration of our relationship with the natural world. The power of the merging of the human and animal cries had a visceral effect on all of us. Looking around at one time I could see that many of us had closed our eyes and moved into a meditative state to live for that moment totally present to the music.
Lizzie’s pure tones and harmonics, sometimes through delicious dissonance, bridged the natural world and brought us to the heart of the disappearing life on our planet: a conduit more direct than any lecture or documentary. Linsey’s echoing and playful juggling of bird and animal cries, closely partnering with Lizzie’s vocals, connected us directly with the drama of extinction. What follows from this connection is an expansion of our consciousness around this issue.
It is amazing how many sounds stay with you: wolf, frog, cockatoo, macaw, whale, seal, gorilla. Their cries are cries for help, yet the beauty of the sound they set free in the world is a wonderful thing to be celebrated and makes their disappearance even more heart rending. Jude Pippen PhD - Artsworker - 25th July 2015