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Damian Barbeler - Act 1- The Bush Somewhere : Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2020
Composer and media artist Damian Barbeler continues his ongoing exploration of the Australian landscape.
About this Event
Composer and media artist Damian Barbeler continues his ongoing exploration of trees and the Australian landscape in his pursuit of a non colonial Australian composition.
Act 1 - (Tue, September 15, 2020, 3pm – 4pm AEST) - Follow Yuin Elder, Uncle Max Harrison and Damian on a walk through the Bush to 'let the country talk to them'.
Act 2 - (Fri, September 18, 2020, 3pm – 4pm AEST) - A few days later, Damian will present his composition played by world renowned violinist, Veronique Serret, LIVE.
Yuin Elder Uncle Max ‘Dulumunmun’ Harrison is an initiated Yuin man. His teachings have been passed down to him by five masters of Aboriginal Lore.
Uncle Max is a widely respected Elder, who has been on the National Board of Elders, released several books on Aboriginal culture, including My Peoples Dreaming, given knowledge and is a recognised teacher of the University of Wollongong.
Uncle Max led the opening Traditional Ceremony for Sydney 2011 and 2012 Australia Day Celebrations and is well respected all along the South Coast of New South Wales through his work as a community Elder in his native Yuin country. Although Uncle Max’s involvement on walks on Country are now limited, he still plays a vital part in Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness by advising and overseeing his family uphold and sharing Yuin culture.
Véronique has established herself as a versatile musician whose repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary classical, folk, rock and improvisation. She is committed to ‘new works’ and regularly collaborates with Australia’s composers.
Recent highlights include Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Australian Doctors Orchestra for their Darwin premiere, a solo performance of Arvo Part’s “Tabula Rasa” with the Sydney Symphony, Sydney Festival shows with Mike Patton, violinist (onstage band) for Opera Australia’s “The Rabbits” at Perth and Melbourne festivals, leading the orchestra with Gavin Bryars directing his cult work “Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet” at Canberra International Music Festival , string quartet performances at MoFo with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer and shows at Darwin Festival with Djakapurra Maryayun (yidaki), Topology and Tamara Anna Cislowska.
- Presented by Damian Barbeler
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