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The multi-award winning Sarah Blasko will take audience members on a tumbling and soaring journey when she performs live at QPAC.
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Sarah Blasko

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane
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Dates 9 Feb 2013

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The multi-award winning Sarah Blasko will take audience members on a tumbling and soaring journey when she performs live at QPAC.

Following the recording of her fourth album, I Awake, in Sweden and Bulgaria with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra in 2012, Blasko will perform the album across the country supported by Australia's best orchestras. 

Blasko has won two ARIAs for Best Female and Best Pop Album, plus triple j's J Award for Australian Album of the Year. She has also been nominated for a further 14 ARIAs (including two for Album of The Year) and been shortlisted for two Australian Music Prizes and another J Award.

I Awake is a grand statement from one of the country's most unique and respected artists. Blasko never shrinks from breaking new ground and, in true form, she takes to the stage of the QPAC Concert Hall accompanied by the lush sounds of a full orchestra.

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Sarah Blasko on her new album - I Awake



I wanted to go all the way with this record -
it seemed right.
I spent the first half of 2011 in a house in Brighton in England alone
with my thoughts & memories.
Haunted
& unsettled.

Out of that, I believe, came a strength.
The decision to simply give it all.
This was for me,
this was for my family.

At times I thought this record would kill me.
Honestly,
it was a behemoth!
There were moments I felt I would sink beneath it.

But that's the kind of thing you choose -
I chose to produce it myself.
I chose an orchestra.
An avalanche of sound,
soaring & shrieking,
simple & striking
to send you tumbling.
I do hope it makes you feel something.

I recorded & mixed most of this album in Stockholm, Sweden.
I then went on to record with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra.
(I have ancestry there on my father's side,
which attracted me to the idea).
The orchestral arrangements were written by my good friend Nicholas Wales.

Here it is, 'I Awake'!

- Sarah

I Awake - Album reviews



...a defining, unsettling masterpiece'
-Rolling Stone ★★★★

'...a purer, darker and more learned side to the Sydney songstress... This is unpolluted and sincere'
- Triple J Mag ★★★★★★★★

'Blasko is an undeniably brilliant songwriter'
- Music Feeds

'A moody and delicately beautiful album'
- Yen Magazine


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