Dreams of Falling in Lithgow, Sunday September 10

Dreams of Falling magically combines music with poetry and prose, mostly penned by Walkley Award-winning writer John Shand (best known as The Sydney Morning Herald’s long-term theatre and music critic). John (spoken word, percussion) is joined by Rebecca Daniel (1741 violin, viola, vocals) and Leigh Birkett (guitars). Their diaphanous music, ranging from Celtic folk to improvised dialogues, songs and soundscapes, is sometimes an end in itself, but more often frames the writings (also by Oscar Wilde, Dylan Thomas, Kim Addonizio, Carol Major and others) that John delivers. The pieces are variously meditative, searing, humorous, erotic or surreal, creating a series of sonic dreams in which to forget a more prosaic world.

GANG GANG GALLERY, 206 Main St, Lithgow, Sunday September 10, 4:30-6:30pm, $30