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Making Daybreak: A Concert feat. Pauline Maudy, Black String Quartet, and Robert Davidson

Saturday, 13th January 2024

Noel Nickson Room (Level 4), The University of Queensland, Zelman Cowen Building, St Lucia QLD 4067, Australia

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Join Pauline Maudy, Rob Davidson, and the Black Square Quartet for an exclusive first showing of the Making Daybreak song cycle.

Making Daybreak is a unique collaboration between two internationally-recognised Australian artists exploring and celebrating human resilience in the face of adversity at a time when it is particularly pertinent, weaving melodies and lyrics that reflect on universal tales of pain, strength, and connection, while mirroring the composers’ own individual journeys through trauma, grief, migration and chronic illness. The songs are brought to life through intricate string quartet arrangements, bolstering Pauline’s powerful vocals in French and English. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get insight into the project and approach of the composers as the songs are performed live for the very first time.

Do you have financial or other barriers to attending? Get in touch here and we will do our best to accommodate you.

See also: Making Daybreak: Songwriting Workshop (Free)

About the composers:

Pauline Maudy is a French-born, award-winning songwriter, vocalist, show producer, mentor, and founder/front woman of world ensemble MZAZA.

With a plethora of notches on her belt, Maudy paves the way for hungry minds eager to satiate their musical, cultural and intellectual appetites.


Robert Davidson is a prolific composer, bassist, lecturer and founder/artistic director of Topology.

the leading composer of his generation

Terry Riley (composer)


The Guardian

More about Rob | Listen to Rob’s work

The Creative Sparks Grant Program is an initiative of Brisbane City Council in partnership with the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

This project is supported by the University of Queensland School of Music.

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Making Daybreak: Songwriting Workshop (Free)


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