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Colourless: A Collection of Poetry


Colourless is a collection of poetry by Gordon Hasson set to original music written by classical-contemporary duo Blue Stockings. With themes of family and finding beauty in the mundane, Hasson’s navigation of modern life and reflections on the past are explored through a diverse array of musical influences.

7 May 2022 - 14 May 2022

Presented by:

Blue Stockings and Anywhere Festival

Colourless is a collection of poetry by Gordon Hasson set to original music written for guitar, piano and two voices by classical-contemporary duo Blue Stockings (Chloe Hasson and Alison Paris).

This unique program follows a day-in-the-life narrative of Hasson; with overarching themes of finding humour in the mundanity of life, and wistful reflections on the past. His composition and way of seeing the world is retold with humour and quirky wit. His words are accompanied by original music, taking inspiration from a timeline of folk-pop and classic styles across the decades with influences such as Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens and Siobhan Miller. Surrounded by plants and stunning greenery, Colourless will be performed at Mappin’s Nursery and Aquarium in the Pottery Room.

Guitar, Piano: Chloe Hasson
Voice: Alison Paris
Poetry: Gordon Hasson
Music: Chloe Hasson and Alison Paris

In early 2020, vocalist Alison Paris and guitarist Chloe Hasson were both recent graduates looking for a unique and new way to share their love of classical music without the boundaries of the concert hall they were so used to. Together, Blue Stockings was formed- a project with a unique sound and original style; easy-going, vibrant, and upbeat. They quickly garnered a consistent following on Facebook with their cover series recorded during isolation. With influences ranging from Nina Simone to Julia Jacklin, they began performing around Brisbane at markets, cafes and bars, always keeping things fresh with their unique style and mix of modern takes on classics and creative interpretations of more recent works.

With their classical background and love for a whole scope of genres, they have shared their unique interpretations of existing music since the duo’s inception. From Bach to Mozart all the way to Dolly Parton, Blue Stockings is excited to explore those influences through Colourless; an original song cycle for voice, guitar and piano.

Thank you to Mappin’s Nusery and Aquarium, All the Green Things and Anywhere Festival for hosting and facilitating this performance.


Our Saturday 7th May show is at Mappins Nursery and Aquarium

Our Saturday 14th May show is at A PRIVATE RESIDENCE (As of 12/05/2022) Ticket holders will be emailed the address prior to the event.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The performance on the 14th of May has now been Canceled. All ticket holders have been notified and refunded.


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    Mappin’s Nursery and Aquarium

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    May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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    One event on May 14, 2022 at 5:30 pm


    60 min(s)

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    Australian Premiere


    Relaxed performances, Suitable for audiences with English as a second language, Wheelchair accessible, Wheelchair accessible toilet


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