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Ngarra-Burria - First Peoples Composers


Ngarra-Burria - First Peoples Composers

  • Date: Thursday, 5 December 2019, 7-8pm
  • Venue: Eugene Goossens Hall — ABC Ultimo Centre, 700 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW
  • Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required online

Event Details

'Ngarra-Burria' are Dharug words meaning 'to hear, to sing'.

Join us to hear the work of 2019 Ngarra-Burria composers Eric Avery, James Henry, Nardi Simpson and 2018 composer Brenda Gifford, performed by the Australian Royal Navy Band at the ABC’s Eugene Goossens Hall.

Ngarra-Burria is an artist development program intended to build bridges for First Peoples musicians to step forward, further develop their composing skills, and connect with the art music sector. The program was initiated by Indigenous composer Chris Sainsbury, and the words 'art music' here refer to the vast spectrum of contemporary classical/new music, contemporary original jazz and improvisatory practice, experimental practice, including sound art and installation, computer music, and more.

Ngarra-Burria is delivered by a partnership between Moogahlin Performing Arts, the Australian Music Centre, ANU School of Music, and Ensemble Offspring, with funding support from APRA AMCOS, and in-kind support from EORA College of TAFE, the Royal Australian Navy Band, and ABC Classic FM.


Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

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