Words and Music for Iris

Music • Mixed Media
South Australia • SA Premiere
A program of songs mentioned in Iris Murdoch's novels - from Shakespeare songs to Mozart arias, from folk songs to jazz standards - with associated readings from favourite novels like 'The Sea, the Sea', 'The Philosopher's Pupil', 'The Bell' and more. Adapted from a program presented at the Iris Murdoch centenary conference in Oxford, July 2019. Part of the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice cultural program

Presented by: Gillian Dooley and Alistair Knight

Gillian Dooley is a singer and literary scholar based at Flinders University. She has published widely and participated in many Iris Murdoch conferences and events all over the world. Alistair Knight is an Adelaide pianist and organist, and musical director of Corinthian Singers of Adelaide.