Seven Songs

1 September 2010


As part of the closing night of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Daybreak Films will be working alongside the artists of the Black Arm Band with special guests John Cale, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Sinead O'Connor, Rickie-Lee Jones and Me'shell Ndegeocello, to create a unique film accompaniment to the concert Seven Songs.

In a format of entwined concerts, over more than three hours, the artists will each share highly personal musical essays of seven classic songs that hold special meaning to them. They will sing their first song – the song that switched them on to being a musician, one from master poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen, a song to share with another, a song that they covet – the one above all others that they wished they had written, two songs of their own and one for the end of days – a song to leave behind.

Seven Songs takes place in Melbourne on the 23rd October, 2010. More info can be found here.