||Saturday 19th March 2016
||The Sound Lounge
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The players are among the finest improvisers alive yet the piece as a whole was the star
John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
Conceived by Rick Robertson, Mutiny Music tells the story of the infamous Mutineers of the Bounty, who needed to retrieve their Tahitian “wives” and hide successfully from the wrath of the English in tiny Pitcairn’s Isle.
Performed by Baecastuff, Mutiny Music is a fascinating suite of works based on the story, music and Pitcairn culture that developed as a result of the 1789 Mutiny. Encompassing jazz, traditional music, sacred music and reggae, Mutiny Music depicts how the clash of Tahitian and English cultures developed into the language and song of the of the Pitcairn and Norfolk islanders. Tribal drumming, nose flute melodies, traditional Scottish hornpipes and the new language made up of Tahitian and English and authentic Pitcairn hymns inspire much of the thematic material.
The suite of works is accompanied by slides derived largely from museum collections. The images are and consist of ships logs, artists’ portraits, maps, diary entries and early photographs of and chronologically reflect the life and times of the Pitcairn and Norfolk Islanders.
Rick Robertson (saxophones) Phil Slater (trumpet) Matt McMahon (piano/organ/Rhodes piano)
Alexander Hewetson (bass) Simon Barker (drums) Aykho Akhrif (percussion)