1ST MANDATE OF HEAVEN REVIEW
“I found ‘Mandate of Heaven’ a powerful experience on many levels, bringing a message for our times that can’t be ignored. Catherine’s performance as wise sage reading the “Mandate of Heaven” from ancient scrolls is juxtaposed with sound and video portraying the truth of the worst human beings are capable of – a weapon that could annihilate all life on earth – the nuclear bomb. I found the images shocking – and this is clearly the intention of the first act of the play. It is a wake-up call. But if we can annihilate life on earth, we can also change direction and heal the earth, and through the performance we were taken to that place of hope – culminating in a spine-chilling rendition of “I am the song of the earth” – profound, stirring music that literally soared and got myself and half the audience in tears (always a good sign)! The performance requires full presence and commitment from its audience. It challenges some fundamental assumptions held by our culture – not least, our ignorance to the fact that not only do we risk runaway climate change, but there are still 12,000 +nuclear warheads on the planet.
This is a very necessary and conscious piece of work, the play hits home at both an intellectual and an emotional level – and it has real energetic power and gets into archetypal collective consciousness. It was created on a very low budget, with limited stage resources – a huge labour of love. It is a work that could be taken to any church or community hall, and could be funded to go further. It is interactive, and has the potential to engage younger and older people with environmental issues that will impact on their future. And the song has a great power in itself, I felt – it stuck in my brain for days and I found myself singing it when I walked on the mountain. Definitely want to hear it again!” Liz
LENTIL AS ANYTHING GIG ABBOTSFORD CONVENT 22nd OCTOBER
Delighted to be playing for all the coolest cats in town at the lovely super Lentil as Anything, one of the heart and souls of Melbourne’s progressive alternative culture, and a mecca for journeyers of all kinds.
Gonna be spicing it up for two hours. Come feast have dinner and float away. Yes two hours of me. So expect to be taken on journeys to distant stars, inner space, outerspace, emotional depths and worldy vistas with electro progressive neo psychedelic and folk rock ambient original music .
Now I got work to do.
It’s free I suppose and Lentil in case you don’;t know is a pay as you feel venue of good will, so you get the best of two worlds.
EVENT – LADY CATHERINE AT LENTIL AS ANYTHING ABBOTSFORD CONVENT
WHERE- 1 ST HELIERS ST ABBOTSFORD 22ND OCTOBER 6PM -8PM
FREE APART FROM FOOD – super awesomeness
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Come grab a limited edition CONTEMPLATING BUDDHA CD before they are all gone!
Contemplating Buddha Reviews………
“The compositions are a vivid painting filled with many hues, each deliberate and thoughtful and each stroke blending perfectly” Rick Mc Clure Eclectica n’ Fusion U.S.A
“Somehow Catherine Meeson manages to get internal wisdom out, spread it into a glow of sunshine, harmony of electronic and great human psychedelic-funk ability. A trip for intergalactic travelers with their minds and ears wide open!” NK ‘YEAH I KNOW IT SUX’