The Calling / Adam Simmons Creative Music Ensemble and Afrolankan Drumming System.
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||The Calling for jazz ensemble
Recorded/performed at: fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, on May 18.
|Adam Simmons||Adam Simmons Creative Music Ensemble, Ray Pereira||56 mins, 56 sec.|
The fourth of "The Usefulness of Art" concert series 2017-2018.
The Calling is inspired by sounds and experiences from my first visit to Sri Lanka in 2016, connecting with the culture of my mother's homeland. On a broader scale I am also curious about the themes of identity and belonging to place, and how art is an integral part of bringing these things together. I look at my own history of being born in Chelsea (near Frankston) to Anglo and Sri Lankan parents, growing up in a mix of Ballarat, Upwey and Westall, working in Melbourne and travelling internationally; and I wonder exactly where my place is, who my people are, and even who am I? My hope with The Calling is to share some of my searchings to prompt others to consider their own connections.
Duration: 57 min.
1. Welcome -- 2. Part 1: The Calling -- 3. Train "got the ticket? get the ticket!" -- 4. Part 2: Place: The Pearl -- 5. Train: Nurawa Eliya to Ella -- 6. Part 3: Living: the dance of Kottu Roti -- 7. Train: Ambalangoda to Galle -- 8. Part 4: Connection: The Tooth of Buddha -- 9. Epilogue: Ice-cream, tuk-tuks and cricket.
Liner notes include programme notes.
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