Adam Gibson and his band The Aerial Maps for their 2008 album, In the Blinding Sunlight. Here’s what the judges had to say:
“Adam Gibson’s In the Blinding Sunlight is a poetic triumph. It mixes the exquisite, ethereal language of love with the firm vernacular of the everyday. Beautifully written, beautifully musical and just beautifully executed. The best thing is it is a CD you want to play again and again and again. For me, it doesn’t get better than that.”
— Alicia Sometimes
Here’s a clip of their song The Great Australian Silence:
Highly Commendeds were awarded to Going Down Swinging 25 (double CD issue), A Million Bright Things – QLD Poetry Festival 2009, As If Nothing Happened, And It Is – Paul Mitchell & Bill Butler and of course The Stillest Hour recorded by Sheish Money & myself.
I am wrapped to be in such fine company and the other highlight is that Sheish and I have tracks featured on two of the other shortlisted albums (GDS 25 & A Million Bright Things).
Happy times indeed!
It’s been 2-years in the making, but at last our debut CD, The Stillest Hour will finally be launched by Hinemoana Baker as part of her farewell to these fine shores.
Here’s all the details:
QWC and 2009 Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence Hinemoana Baker invite you to the launch of gondwanavista & The Stillest Hour.
Celebrate the closing of an amazing residency program and poroporoaki Hinemoana by launching her beautiful sonic poem into the world! Experience the debut of gondwanavista, created from fragments of the work Hinemoana has composed whilst on residency and embedded in field recordings from her outback adventures.
Hinemoana will also launch the debut spoken word CD from local poetry duo Graham Nunn & Sheish Money, The Stillest Hour. Bookings essential as space is limited.
gondwanavista & The Stillest Hour CD Launch
Date: Thursday 17 September
Venue: Judith Wright Centre, Shopfront Space, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Bookings: 07 3839 1243 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CD’s will be available for $10 on the night
We sure hope to see a bunch of you at this launch to help us celebrate and send Hinemoana off in style. There are only 100 copies of The Stillest Hour, so it won’t be around for very long. Make sure you get yours…
Here’s a sample track for you all – Brisbane Love Poems.