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Almost a Mirror – A mixtape of 80s pop and post-punk – by Kirsten Krauth


Event Date: 18 November 2022
Author / Presenters: Stonnington Literary Festival / Kirsten Krauth

Almost A Mirror is an edgy mash up of live music and storytelling, based on Kirsten Krauth’s popular and critically acclaimed novel and podcast series of the same name.

Press play on Side A and take a journey through music from the late 70s-80s — where the post-punk world of St. Kilda’s Crystal Ballroom collides with the pop icons of Countdown.

Join Kirsten Krauth and extraordinary ensemble on this deep-dive into the iconic songs of the era, veering from Planet Earth to Wide Open Road, from Shivers to Barbados — from the elegantly wasted to the neon lights.

The show is a collaboration with some of Australia’s top musicians including Sarah Bedak (Lolo Lovina), Mitch Power, Charles Jenkins, Fiona Lee Maynard (Dalicados), Joshua Gitsham and Michael Simic (Mikelangelo).

Almost A Mirror evokes the power of music to infuse our lives, while diving deep into loss, beauty, innocence and agency. A reflection on the healing power of creativity and the everyday sacredness of family and friendship in the face of unexpected tragedy.

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