Weaving Magic: The Orbweavers Live!
Marita Dyson and Stuart Flanagan
Local musicians, The Orbweavers, perform songs connected to the Museum’s collections, followed by a Q & A.
Local band The Orbweavers (Marita Dyson and Stuart Flanagan) have charmed audiences around the country with evocative songs of places we know – Melbourne’s creeks and quarries, textile mills and industrial landmarks. Their dulcet melodies, chiming guitar, violin and trumpet meld to hypnotic effect, recalling the ghosts of places past. In this special event, Marita and Stuart will perform songs connected to the Museum’s collections, followed by a Q & A. "An hour spent with The Orbweavers is a thoughtful conversation about spirit, adventure, home and history, not to mention the great music." (The Music)
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The Orbweavers are Marita Dyson and Stuart Flanagan. They have released three studio albums and received national and international praise for their evocative songs and commissioned soundtracks, which include ABC TV series 'The War That Changed Us'. They have performed across the country and internationally at music festivals and cultural institutions, and are Creative Fellows at State Library of Victoria, writing and recording a suite of original songs about Melbourne waterways.
Marita holds a BA in Art History and Japanese language from University of Melbourne, and has worked in museum collection management since 2003 at NGV and Museums Victoria. Stuart holds a BMus from La Trobe University, and has worked in music composition and software development in the creative and public sectors since 2000.