Vespers by Rachael Dease & Tim Collins

‘Vespers by Rachael Dease & Tim Collins’. Sounds like the name of a symphony, yes?

Well sort of, it is! Or sunset sailing like never before! And it’s part of the Fremantle Biennale.

It’s a new work by composer Rachael Dease, sound designer Tim Collins and Perth’s small community of couta boat custodians.

Vespers is a sound, music and performance piece imagined for and carried across the Derbarl Yerrigan.

At once performers, orchestra and dancers, this small floating chorus of yachts travels downstream at sunset, drifting with song to a waiting audience.

Last night, as the sun was thinking of sinking, crowds gathered on the foreshore and groynes at John Tonkin Reserve East Freo for the second evening of Vespers, part of the Fremantle Biennale.

Three couta boats from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club sailed downstream at sunset creating the performance.

It’s on again tonight!

And here’s more of the gallery of beautiful images, by our Jean Hudson, which will make you want to be there, for sure.