Trio for Voice fest

Weekend Courier - - Lifestyle -

AWARD-win­ning poet Re­nee Pet­titt-Schipp and mu­si­cians/ed­u­ca­tors Jenny Gaunt and Ash­ley Schipp are team­ing up for a per­for­mance at the Den­mark Fes­ti­val of Voice.

A Ca­sua­r­ina res­i­dent, Jenny is the mu­sic teacher at Suc­cess Pri­mary School. She has been work­ing with Re­nee’s po­ems to turn her tales of liv­ing and work­ing on Christ­mas Is­land and the Co­cos (Keel­ing) Is­lands into songs.

Jenny will per­form some of th­ese with Ash­ley Schipp at a show The Sky Runs Right Through Us, also the ti­tle of Re­nee’s book.

“Hav­ing mu­si­cians turn my poetry into mu­sic is a gift,” Re­nee said.

“Wit­ness­ing some­one of Jenny Gaunt’s cal­i­bre deeply en­gag­ing with my work has been fas­ci­nat­ing, sur­pris­ing and re­ally mov­ing.

“Mu­sic not only brings my poetry to a larger au­di­ence, but takes my words to an­other level. As an artist I have felt re­ally en­riched by the process and I be­lieve by shar­ing our jour­ney with the au­di­ence, they will come away en­riched also.” re­cently launched

Two of th­ese songs are be­ing recorded by Jenny, ready for re­lease later this year. She will also per­form her own works at a solo show as part of the fes­ti­val.

“Although I nor­mally write my own song lyrics, it’s an ex­pand­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to work with the pow­er­ful words of an­other,” Jenny said.

“Work­ing with Re­nee’s po­ems has been a win­dow into her per­spec­tive on the world and very re­ward­ing. I am look­ing for­ward to shar­ing th­ese songs at an in­ti­mate show in one of the most beau­ti­ful spots in the South-West.”

Jenny Gaunt, Re­nee Pet­titt-Schipp and Ash­ley Schipp.

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