8 Songs for a Mad King

Psychosis and royalty

Based on the life and writing of England’s notorious Mad King, George III, Maxwell-Davies’s Eight Songs reigns pre-eminent in its electrifying capacity to challenge and transcend musical psychological norms.

2000: Union Hall, University of Adelaide (1 – 2 March)
1999:
 Australian premiere, The Assembly Hall Carlton – Performed with Whispers (24 November – 4 December)