An ungrateful instrument


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‘An ungrateful instrument’ is the title of award- winning Adelaide author, Michael Meehan’s latest book. It is a novel of many themes but central is the struggle between Baroque musicians Antoine Forqueray and his son Jean- Baptiste, perhaps the greatest instrumentalists of their day and both in their times child prodigies to the court of Louis XIV.
We take the music of those two protagonists and the court of Louis XIV, one of the richest epochs of French music in any age with selections from Lully, Couperin, Charpentier and Marais to illuminate readings from the book by Michael.
Set in the art deco interior of Burnside Ballroom, graphic visual artist Dave Court will produce a series of dramatic and interactive projections, bringing a third creative vision to the project.

Michael Meehan | author
Dave Court | graphic projected imagery
Laura Vaughan | Violas da Gamba
Catherine Finnis | Violas da Gamba
Adelaide Baroque Orchestra led by Ben Dollman
<p>Disabled access available, contact operator for details.</p>
'Community' Artwork by Gabriel Stengle


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