The Ship Song Project

It started as a three-week project in the winter of 2010 to pay tribute to the Sydney Opera House, the arts epicentre of the nation. After drawing together Australia’s and the region’s best performers, it ended nine months later.

“It grew in ambition,” said director Paul Goldman.

The Ship Song Project has now come to life.

The idea was to use Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ 1990 song and recreate it, filmed beneath the Opera House’s architectural sails.

The result is a musical amalgam of Australian opera, dance, classical, folk and rock that edifies the harborside home to the arts. Click on the image below to go to The Ship Song Project for the whole story.

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