Live demos of the songs that make up the show, The Fiery Maze, are now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play.
‘I know many of you have been asking where you can access the songs from The Fiery Maze, a theatre production I developed with the late Dorothy Porter. A production brought to life by Andrea Goldsmith and featuring the vocals and musicianship of Abi Tucker and Brett Adams.
The Fiery Maze demo tracks that you can stream on Apple Music, Spotify and Google Play, were recorded live, in a workshop situation. This was the first time we had played all the songs through in sequence. There were literally three people in the room. Director Anne-Louise Sarks, lighting designer Nick Schlieper, and Andrea Goldsmith. But the determination of us all to make this a reality led to the Melbourne Malthouse Theatre season in 2016 and eventually the Sydney Festival.
I’m excited to be able to share these very raw and passionate performances with you all…Tim’
Above: Tim, Abi and Brett.
L: Original MS of song, Off the Planet.
R: The sublime Ms T.
And my note:
The Fiery Maze
We burned for each other…
It is January, light years ago. You’re in Ballarat and you meet someone who quite literally takes your breath away.
You fall. You fall hard. It’s wild. It’s hot. It’s risky. A matter of weeks and you’re lost.
You pull yourself out just in time. But years later, the force of that passion, that Fiery Maze, still burns.
When a poet of passion joins with a great musician you get…The Fiery Maze. It’s an explosive journey from first sight through wild ride to (something or other). Tim Finn and Dorothy Porter wrote these songs in a period of white heat 24 years ago. Abi Tucker makes them live.
The background and program notes to The Fiery Maze, together with photos, is in my post of 12/8/2016: titled The Fiery Maze.
It was a dream partnership: a poet who thrived on rock music and a rock musician with a poetic soul. And so it remains….