First Commission inspired by Hurricane: rally against a social injustice.
Offshore is a response to the abhorrent treatment of asylum seekers by the Australian government. At different moments, the piece represents the boat journey to Australia, the hopelessness, injustice and dehumanisation of rotting in an offshore detention centre, and our own lack of empathy in the face of others’ suffering.
Alex Olijnyk – Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition), 2018
Hamish Keen – Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition), 2019
Jessie L. Warren – Vocals and Lyrics
Helen Shen – Violin
Grace Gilkerson - Cello