Jackson B. Sutcliffe
Nostradamus marks the first creative venture between lyricist/librettist Jackson B Sutcliffe and composer de Voight. Subsequent works by the team include the cantata The Food of Life and the choral fantasy Kaleidoscope. Several of their songs have been broadcast on ABC FM Fine Music, and their song-cycle Where Lies Love earned a favourable review in the March/April 2004 issue of the US periodical, Journal of Singing. Their ballad The Return (written in collaboration with Mike Eastman) was first performed at the opening of the 1999 Festival of Perth, and has since been recorded by Simon Gallaher. They created a book-end of songs, The Pirate Shanties, for the 2008 launch of Black Jack Anderson by celebrated West Australian novelist Elaine Forrestal. In collaboration with book writer, Hal Davies, they have since written the musical The Last Maharajah.