stringmansassy vocalist Kacey Patrick, has also been very busy!
In recent years – as well as raising her family – she has been a playwright, a musical director, a choir and drama teacher, a producer and an event coordinator. She has worked in production and coordination roles for Bleach*Festival and Opera Australia, and has continued to perform with The Saruzu Quartet, FIJ | Flamenco Indo Jazz and the Camerata of St John’s, Women In Voice and Women In Voice ‘On Tour’. With Linsey Pollak and ‘The Dream of Zedkat Nabu’ ensemble, she won the APRA Art Award for Queensland Performance of the Year 2012.
Most recently, Kacey has returned to jazz, with her first solo ‘jazz gig’ at the Gold Coast Arts Centre. She is continuing to write poetry and lyrics, with the view to recording a solo album in the very near future. Here are some of her offerings …. Kacey Patrick
Zedkat Nabu dreamt that she was baking bread, and as she baked, water suddenly poured forth from her oven, forming a great sea. As the sea rose, many and various animals tried to escape the growing deluge of water, crying out with their strange and exotic calls. And on that sea, Zedkat Nabu came to see herself and her 3 sisters floating… singing and floating… their voices joining those of the animals in a great chorus…a chorus of distress, but also of hope… hope for survival. A chorus so haunting and beautiful that even the deluge of water paused to listen…
The Dream of Zedkat Nabu is a universal story, both ancient and contemporary. It is a story of a world in peril, of species doomed for extinction. We join Zedkat Nabu’s Dream at the moment of the Great Chorus… the moment when the Great Flood pauses to listen.
And know this – we are also in that story, and it is no dream. It is time to sing together to create a Great Chorus that will for us too, turn back the waters of impending extinction.
The Dream of Zedkat Nabu is the World Premiere of a new work devised by Linsey Pollak and performed by 4 wonderful singers: Kacey Patrick; Velvet Pesu; Jeunae Rogers and Nadia Sunde and 4 musicians triggering the calls of endangered animals by striking bamboo poles: Jessica Ainsworth; Fatima; Linsey Pollak and Zaia.
A musical work with strong visuals – beautiful lighting design by Andrew Meadows and costume design by Velvet Pesu – the core of the piece is the sounds of the animals themselves – evocative calls of endangered species that speak directly to us in a way that words cannot.
It is a call to action. A call to save this planet from the impending crisis