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Signs of Life is a gorgeous, ground-breaking and genre-bending collaboration between an iconic author and a unique musical ensemble. Part songwriting, part poetry, part story-telling; all-encompassing, all-engaging, all beautiful.



Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Reviewed on 15 January, 2024

by Steve Moffatt on 17 January, 2024

Neil Gaiman and FourPlay String Quartet take us to a place where imagination and music collide in an oddly satisfying way.

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The Age 

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

Reviewed on 18 January, 2024

by Cameron Woodhead on 20 January, 2024

“Signs of Life is a work of strange delights and haunting whimsy, inventing new moves in the dance between language and live music.”

Debuted at #1 in the Billboard Charts
for Classical Crossover Albums


"A brilliantly engaging, often revelatory listen, and one that matches Gaiman’s own disarmingly unassuming narrations on themes as profound as truth, death, history and colonialism with FourPlay’s endlessly inventive, witty musical responses." The Strad

"An eclectic blend of classical and indie rock tunes with poetry and prose." NPR Morning Edition


"Seeped in nuanced, atmospheric instrumental detail.” Beat Magazine


"Poetry and music collaboration, at turns comic and terrifying." Uncut


"A meeting of unconventional minds." NPR


"Signs of Life is haunting, whimsical and hypnotic... His debut studio album sounds like it has been plucked straight from the realm of the Dreaming where Morpheus reigns. ” Rolling Stone India

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