Archive for January, 2020


Maria Zajkowski is an award-winning poet, lyricist and librettist based in Melbourne. A regular collaborator with composer Wally Gunn, her first collection The Ascendant features on the Grammy nominated album Render by Roomful of Teeth. In 2019, her first libretto, Moonlite, a true crime queer love story based on Captain Moonlite and his lover James Nesbitt, premiered in the US. Her next collection, What we have except when we are lost, was written with MTC Cronin and is published through Spuyten Duyvil in New York. www.mariazajkowski.com 

Photo bt Carmen Ward

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer and community radio broadcaster. Author of A Leaving (Vagabond Press), her live album, One Night Wonders, is produced by Going Down Swinging. 

Thanks to ArtsHub for listing Homophonic! as one of the unmissable events on the Australian musical calendar!

Check out all the amazing works on this list. What august company!

Homophonic! 2020!

Homophonic! is back for it’s 9th fabulous year!

Homophonic 2019. Photo by Agatha Yim at Polyphonic Pictures.

Join us at the La Mama Carlton Courthouse for an evening of fabulous new music by amazing queer composers.

Jan 30th, 31st, 730pm.
Feb 1st, 1pm “relaxed” matinee, 60 minute duration, (all tickets $20) Jan 31st, 730 pm. Audio Description provided by Description Victoria.

Tickets available here and here!

Program:
Twilight Settings, Laura Kaminsky.
Quintet, Sean Shepherd.
*^Star Picc, Stephen de Filippo. (Winner of the Homophonic! Pride Prize)
*The Ascendent No. 1 The beginning and, Wally Gunn and Maria Zajkowski.
*^Edge Sky Self, Christina Green. Words by Candy Royalle.
*^Stonemaker, Naima Fine Fine

*Australian composer
^World Premiere

Performed by:
Natasha Conrau, Zachary Johnston, Phoebe Green, Katherine Philp, Laila Engle, Robin Henry, Karen Heath, Ben Opie, Eleanor Jackson, Miranda Hill, Dan Richardson, Thea Rossen, Judith Dodsworth, and the Consort of Melbourne, led by Steven Hodgson.

Homophonic! is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, it’s arts funding and advisory body.

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