On October 18, local wordsmiths will weave their tales in amongst a soundscape of live sound designed by songwriter and musician, Fletcher Babb, in Stories in the Key of GC at HOTA, Home of the Arts. In the style of Yarn Storytelling in Brisbane or Moth in New York, Stories in the Key of GC is a celebration of local culture, and the joy of stories.
Originally a jazz-trained flautist from Western Australia, Fletcher has released three independent alt-folk albums under his moniker Cold Ghost, since studying a Bachelor of Popular Music with Honours at Griffith University.
“Since moving to the Gold Coast in 2011, I have worked extremely hard to get where I am today and am currently busy writing, recording and producing a new album that I hope to release later this year,” said Fletcher.
“I absolutely love what I do and having been selected as a recipient in HOTA’s Creative Development Program has allowed me to grow as an artist and really progress with my work.”
Completely deaf in one ear due to childhood mumps, Fletcher has created a feast for the senses in stereo by manually manipulating his own mono experience.
“The idea of this event is that everyone can come together and listen to local wordsmiths tell their stories amongst a dreamlike soundscape in the key of the Gold Coast.”
ABC Gold Coast’s Breakfast Show host – who also happens to be Fletcher’s partner – Bern Young, will MC Stories in the Key of GC and use her intellect and warmth to connect and engage audiences attending this unique event .
Storytellers include Amy Mac, acclaimed author Tim Baker, Flanno from Hot Tomato, and award-winning writer Lystra Bisshop.
As the leading arts and culture hub of the Gold Coast, HOTA’s commitment to work with local artists and help transform ideas into outcomes will continue to grow through programs like this to encourage participants to explore new ideas, experiment and collaborate.
Stories in the Key of GC has been supported by HOTA, Home of Arts and City of Gold Coast through HOTA’s Creative Development Program.
When: Fri 18 Oct, 7.30pm
Where: Basement, HOTA, Home of the Arts