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Leo Kavanagh and The Poor Unfortunates – Debut
Thu 26th October, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$15 - $20
The “hoi kaumenoi” (Poor Unfortunates) are the inspiration behind “The Burnt Ones”, a collection of short stories Patrick White first published in 1964.
They are the outcasts and outliers whose eccentricities, both real or imagined; self imposed or projected, have condemned them to a life lived at the edge. For the project, composer/drummer Leo Kavanagh has extracted seven dynamic pieces inspired by White’s visceral and acerbic writing. Written specifically for this new ensemble, the works seek to convey the lives of White’s lonely figures as they attempt to exist within a world that regards them with faltering understanding and barely concealed disdain.
Joining Kavanagh on this journey are Reuben Lewis (trumpet & flugelhorn), Josh Bennier (trombone), Liam Werrett (alto sax), Josh Kelly (clarinet, bass clarinet & soprano sax), Dan Sheehan (piano & keyboards), Stephen Hornby (acoustic bass), and Leo Kavanagh (drums).