22 February 2019
Ngarra-Burria - First Peoples Composers: participants in 2019
Ngarra-Burria is a program that builds bridges for First Peoples musicians to step forward, further develop their composing skills, and connect with the art music sector. The 2019 participants Marcus Corowa, James Henry, Nardi Simpson, Sonya Holowell and Eric Avery met for an introductory session at the EORA College, Sydney, on 8 February, and will go on to write works for recording and performance by the Royal Australian Navy Band.
The program will include face-to-face sessions with composer mentors Deborah Cheetham, Kim Cunio and Chris Sainsbury, two workshops and rehearsals with performers, a recording, and a performance recital in Canberra, followed by a performance in Sydney late in 2019.
The program, initiated by Aboriginal composer Chris Sainsbury, is delivered by a partnership between Moogahlin Performing Arts, the AMC, ANU School of Music, Ensemble Offspring and the Royal Australian Navy Band, with funding support from APRA AMCOS, and in-kind support from EORA College of TAFE. Ngarra-Burria are Dharug words meaning to hear, to sing.
> Program information on the AMC website.
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