A striking and typically eclectic selection of songs from Andrée Greenwell's acclaimed music theatre work, telling the life and times of Jean Lee, the last Australia woman to be hanged in 1951. This CD comes with the entire libretto, written by Jordie Albiston and Abe Pogos, based upon Albiston's dark and meticulously researched verse biography. This unique item is beautifully designed by Katerina Stratos. Copyright Andrée Greenwell 2012. (P) 2012 Australian Broadcast Commission.
Andrée Greenwell's dynamic song cycle, which she produced at the ABC Studio, Ultimo, of Green Room Music's production that premiered at The Studio, Sydney Opera House in 2006, remounted Arts House, Vic, 2013.
released September 21, 2012
Music composed and directed by Andrée Greenwell.
Libretto by Jordie Albiston and Abe Pogos based upon the verse biography ‘The Hanging of Jean Lee’ by Jordie Albiston (Black Pepper).
Cast: Pippa Grandison, Amie McKenna Hugo Race, Mark Seymour, Simon Maiden, Jeff Duff and Josh Quong Tart.
Musicians: Naomi Radom (violin), Phil Slater (trumpet), Paul Cutlan (flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophones), Michael Sheridan (electric guitar), Alexander Nettelbeck (keyboard), Tom O’Halloran (keyboard), Andrée Greenwell (keyboard), Cameron Undy (bass guitar), Greg Royal (bass guitar) and Jared Underwood (drumkit and percussion).
Mark Seymour appears courtesy of Liberation Music.
Music Producer - Andrée Greenwell; Executive Producer/Studio Producer - Anna Messariti, ABC Radio Drama; Audio Director/Sound Engineer - Russell Stapleton; Associate Producer - Robyn Ravlich; Assistant Producer - Lisa Magnus; Production Assistants - Sabina Popescu and Emma Grant.
Acknowledgements: ABC Radio National Consortium, Radio National Drama, Music and Features Units; the Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong; Stephen Boyle for the legal advice he provided on behalf of the Arts Law Centre of Australia.
(P) 2012 Australian Broadcasting Corporation. A Green Room Music production, 2012.