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Lullaby Train

Date: Friday 24 November 2017
Time: 9.30am
Location: Jewell train station, Melbourne
Contact: Samantha Dieckmann (samantha.dieckmann@unimelb.edu.au)

Join the Lullaby Choir, a joint initiative of the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions and VICSEG New Futures, as it takes part in a unique Melbourne public art event.

The 20-strong choir, which boasts singers from around 10 nations, will sing lullabies for passengers on the platform at Jewell station on 3 and 24 November 2017 before hopping aboard a train headed north. An audio installation of the choir’s tunes will also be playing 24 hours a day at the station, until 6 December 2017.

Part of MoreArt’s annual art-in-public-spaces program, the #LullabyTrain is just one of a series of performances and sound installations at Jewell Station produced by Ilana Russell and curated by Forum of Sensory Motion as part of the Platform Program. 

Ms Russell said the project aimed to invigorate commuters’ daily routine with something beautiful and thought-provoking.

The Lullaby Choir is based at VICSEG New Futures in Coburg, a not-for-profit community organisation that provides support and training to newly arrived immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees.

CHE’s Jane Davidson and Samantha Dieckmann initiated the choir in 2016 as part of their Music, Emotion and Conciliation project, with the aim of promoting personal connection and community harmony through cross-cultural musical exchange.