<3 love song: fragments of a speculative autobiography

3 people entangled

Three people meet at the same moment. They embark on a relationship that radically challenges conceptions of romantic love–other people’s and their own. Their love will be tested by the misunderstandings and assumptions of everyone else in their lives. Will they cope? Written by beloved experimental singer, composer and poet Sage J Harlow (Sage Pbbbt),

<3 love song is a queer love poem exploring the joys, hurts and dangers of non-normative love, set to live original music played by avant-garde dream team Annika Moses (Nika Mo, Great Statue), Lyndon Blue (Heathcote Blue, Leafy Suburbs) and Josten Myburgh (Land’s Air, Ghost Gum Reverb). This is a quietly ambitious, tender work by a special local artist exploring new facets of her practice.

<3 love song is a series of poems that I finished in 2018. I wrote text scores to sit alongside the poems in 2023. These were originally manifested–and improved upon–by Lyndon, Annika and Josten Myburgh for a run at the Blue Room Theatre. Program and details below.

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Sage J Harlow (writer, composer, director, performer)
Lyndon Blue (performer–violin)
Annika Moses (performer–voice and melodica)
Josten Myburgh (producer, performer–saxophone and electronics)
Andrew Suterhland (Dramaturg)
Adelaide Harney (Lighting Designer)
Catherine O’Donoghue (Stage Manager)

review (fourth wall)pdf version

review (theatre reviews perth)pdf version