Kimberley Echoes

When: Tuesday 26 November, 7.30pm

Where: Theatre

Price: Adult $49, Concession $39, Child under 16 $25, Group 6+ $39pp, Family (2A+2C) $130

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The result of five years of musical collaboration, Kimberley Echoes is a powerful cross-cultural celebration of Kimberley country and its people.

Curated by Tura New Music, an ensemble – The Narlis – evolved featuring didgeridoo virtuoso and singer Mark Atkins (Yamatji) and singer/guitarist Stephen Pigram (Yawuru), with violinist Erkki Veltheim, guitarist Stephen Magnusson, cellist Tristen Parr, percussionist Joe Talia, and flautist Tos Mahoney.

Songs by Pigram and Atkins, arranged by this unique ensemble, are juxtaposed with new music reflecting the complexity and beauty of the Kimberley.

Collaborations with local artists, experiences of traditional Joonba song and dance and touring through the provocative Kimberley landscape have all weaved their influence into this work and program. Ever-evolving, full of spontaneity and life – Kimberley Echoes.

Tura New Music acknowledges all of the Traditional Owners of the lands through which we passed, and honour their Elders past, present and emerging.

Tura New Music  

Tura is an Australian producer and an advocate for new music and the sonic arts. Founded in 1987, Tura has a proud history of achievement in initiating cultural development from inner cities to remote communities across the country. We support, advocate and ignite new music and sound art with a fresh perspective.

We provide the means, support and opportunities that enable the relentless pursuit of musical discovery.

Since 2001, Tura has been producing new music projects in regional and remote northern Australia with a focus on collaborations with Aboriginal artists and communities. Tura has built long-lasting relationships with regional, rural and remote communities, creating vital and sustainable programs with tours, residencies and cultural exchanges.

Kimberley Echoes is the result of Tura’s annual Regional and Remote Touring Program.

Tura’s annual programs are supported by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in association with Lotterywest and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.