Krakatoa: Volcanic Cataclysm, Shockwaves & SunsetsWA Shipwrecks Museum

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Krakatoa: Volcanic Cataclysm, Shockwaves & Sunsets

Be taken on a musical journey with Rupert Guenther exploring effects of the eruption of Krakatoa.

Krakatoa – Volcanic Cataclysm, Shockwaves & Sunsets is based on the events of the physical shockwaves embracing the eruption, and the complete explosion of the entire island of Krakatoa on 27th of August in 1883.

This new work features solo violin in 5 movements, musically describing the event and the energy of shockwaves, volcanic ash and tsunami it sent out into the oceans and nearby lands.

For several years afterwards, the world saw red sunsets from the volcanic ash in the atmosphere. These sunsets have been recorded in paintings by famous painters such as William Ascroft in England and Edvard Munch in Norway.

The sonata as much as with the science of seismology, vulnology and the stories of ships and seafarers concludes with a deep connection to art. Humanity often turns to art for sanctuary to restore themselves.

The entire work is a set of extended improvisations for solo violin.

Event date

Event Details

Cliff Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Cost Adult | $45 + booking fee Concession | $35 + booking fee Location Batavia Gallery
Dates Saturday 4 May | 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Entry fees:
Adults $ 45, Concession $ 35
Prebooking required
Attendance limit:
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