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WHERE WE MEET

By Dr Eve Klein and Taitu’uga Kitch Wesche

Presented by Metro Arts 

Razor-sharp beats combine with otherworldly vocal soundscapes in a live performance about the universal longing for connection.

A year ago, Kitch and Eve were strangers; one is a Samoan High Talking Chief, the other a second generation Maltese Australian. Now they are on a journey together, navigating twin stories of diaspora, love, faith, and searching.

Part memoir, part musical-manifesto, Where We Meet blends live looping, opera, electronica, beat boxing, Samoan language, and hip-hop music into a musical experience like no other. With genre-defying performances, cultural practice, and intimate true-stories, Eve Klein and Taitu’uga Kitch Wesche shine a light on the universal power of cultural connection.

What legacy has been left for you?

And what legacy are you leaving?

 

Praise for Eve’s work Vocal Womb:

“…A profoundly intimate and surprising experience.” – Arts Hub

“At the core, there’s an intriguing tension between the cool, clinical nature of what’s effectively a medical procedure, and the passion and artistry of Klein’s singing.” – Timeout Melbourne

 

Praise for Kitch Wesche:

“From the moment that he opened our interview with a traditional blessing until we said goodbye. I got goosebumps… With everything that has happened to our industry this year, it was a pleasant change to talk about the healing power of music.” – Real Music

DATES

Tue 31 May – Sat 4 Jun

TIMES

7:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $45 + booking fee
Preview Tue 31 May / $38 + booking fee
Concession
$38 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $38 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

60 min

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages.

Contains mild coarse language, haze effects, and loud noises. Audiences are further advised that this show contains audio and video footage of people who have passed away.

Image by Ravi Glasser-Vora.

THE ARTISTS

Dr Eve Klein
Eve Klein is a composer, vocalist, and music technologist known for creating ground-breaking immersive music experiences for mass audiences. She draws together classical music, electronica, and interactive performance to push genre boundaries and invite audiences to discuss real-world social issues. Importantly, she creates artwork collaborating with community groups, festivals, researchers, and NGOs to achieve community transformation goals. Recent projects she has created explored gendered and racial violence, climate change, disaster recovery, and refugee rights.

Kitch Wesche
Taitu’uga KITCH Wesche, a Samoan High talking Chief (Village of Sapunaoa Falealili Aiga Manusamoa) is a strong cultural creative songwriter, musician, actor and performer. Over the past seventeen years, KITCH has performed in the music, arts and entertainment industry, across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Canada as a live beatbox, performer or MC. Strong in Samoan language, KITCH weaves cultural stories, neuroscience, mythological story telling utilising a fresh fusion of electronic dance music (EDM) hip hop, beatbox loop machine and traditional instruments.

Aleea Monsour
Aleea is a Lebanese Australian artist and community theatre practitioner from Brisbane, Queensland. She is passionate about the power of theatre and the arts as an agent for change and being able to engage with people from all walks of life. She is personally inspired to engage with the stories of communities, and in particular those whose stories have been marginalised, in theatre and art. Her credits include co-creating and directing The Time is Now (La Boite 2021), co-directing The Neighbourhood (La Boite 2020), collaborating on Culture of Death (Metro Arts 2018), and directing, producing, and editing Remembering Palestine (Brisbane and Bankstown Art Centre 2017).

Milly Walker
Milly is a Meanjin/Brisbane based independent producer, director, and stage manager. As a company co-director, Milly has produced, directed, and written for her independent theatre company Chance Collective since 2017. In 2021, Milly was an associate producer for Metro Arts as part of the Ian Potter Emerging Producer Xchange program, and stage managed a range of independent productions. In 2022, Milly was an assistant stage manager for A Midnight Visit (Brisbane tour) and is now working with Counterpilot as an associate producer.

Dr Eve Klein  Co-Creator and Performer
Taitu’uga Kitch Wesche  Co-Creator and Performer
Aleea Monsour  Director and Dramaturg
Milly Walker  Creative Producer
Nevin Howell  Video Designer
Olivia Watkins Assistant Video Designer
Steven May  Lighting Designer
Kevin O’brien  Set and Costume Designer
Kian Dillion  Stage Manager
Tone Pacer Sound Engineering

VISITING US

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