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Love Never Failed Us Yet: End Homelessness in WA

  • Murray and Hay St Malls Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

I am looking forward to working with the Perth Guitar Quartet, the UWA Conservatorium of Music, the UWA Centre for Social Impact, and the WA Alliance to End Homelessness (WAAEH) in this once-in-a-lifetime community event. 

In 1971 composer Gavin Bryars arranged a piece of music based on a loop of an unknown homeless man singing a brief stanza. Almost 50 years later, homelessness is still a huge issue for so many in our community. This incredibly powerful and poignant piece is being used to raise awareness about the #EndHomelessnessWA campaign  

On Friday April 13, a recording of this loop playing will be pushed around Hay & Murray St malls on a trolley. Ensembles (including the Perth Guitar Quartet) will be stationed throughout the malls and will sing/play a simple 12 bar arrangement as the trolley passes. Ensembles will then move to Forrest Place and join together in a powerful finale of hundreds of performers accompanying the recording of the homeless man. 

Everyone deserves a home, and together we can end homelessness in WA.

Earlier Event: March 22
Maywood Guitar Duo @ Private Function
Later Event: April 20
Perth Guitar Quartet in Albany