Reading Michael Dwyer's review of the Melbourne Festival concert of Melbourne's own Lisa Gerrard and Arf Arf in The Age yesterday brought back lots of c.1980 memories|ries|ries|ries|ries|ries
MELBOURNE FESTIVAL 2016
Lisa Gerrard ★★★★
Hamer Hall, 19 October 2017
Michael Dwyer / The Age
Lisa Gerrard's performance a revelation
The first time they came to hiss like pestilence and cackle like demons. The next time they bickered in lockstep stutters and harmonic drones. The fourth time they just stood there and bore witness to Lisa Gerrard's unearthly wail.
Arf Arf is a trio of … let's call them poets: Marisa Stirpe, Frank Lovece and Michael Buckley. Part comedy, part anxiety, their scurrying invented-language chatterings were gritty relief to the immense airborne sound sculptures that ultimately silenced them.