Brace yourselves for an exhilarating and otherworldly musical odyssey, as Australia’s acclaimed world music sensation, MZAZA, unveil their spectacular production, The Birth and Death of Stars. This breathtaking showcase is poised to break boundaries and plunge audiences into an unparalleled fusion of music, history, and culture. MZAZA, celebrated for their mesmerizing vocals in three languages, electrifying live music, and innovative collage animation, invites you to embark on an awe-inspiring cosmic voyage, led by some of the nation’s most diverse and gifted musicians and composers.
The Birth and Death of Stars weaves a captivating narrative inspired by history’s revered philosophers and astronomers. This celestial journey delves deep into the poetic, evocative, and occasionally humorous threads that intricately link us to one another and the world that surrounds us. Blurring the boundaries between music and theatre, this production is a testament to the boundless creativity forged by director Benjamin Knapton, Finnish animator Laura Matikainen, the ingenious writer Pauline Maudy, and the visionary designer, Alison Ross.
Guided by enchanting French vocalist Pauline Maudy, it will mesmerise you with inspired performances on accordion, violin, shah kaman, percussion, double-bass, and guitar.
Take a step away from the everyday and contemplate a place in the universe to the sounds of some of Australia’s most uniquely diverse musicians and composers.