Elixir debuted 7 new songs, each a musical setting to a Leunig poem. Hearing Leunig read out each poem was magic in it’s own right, but then hearing Noonan’s incredible voice and clever, careful expressions turned Leunig’s simple and brilliantly eloquent poems into songs that simply shone.
Michael Leunig put to music by Katie Noonan, Stephen Magnusson and Zac Hurren – Elixir. I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced such an ethereal, beautiful sound before… The way the music built upon the words to bring out even greater feeling. I did not think it were possible.