23/09/18 AAO Meeting Points series: Hand to Mouth
5pm 2 hours, including interval
Arts Centre Melbourne
Playhouse Rehearsal Room
$28 or $60 for three concerts in the Meeting Points Series
Discover an unexpected musical connection between Australia’s Arnhem Land and Korea.
One of Korea’s most sought after jazz vocalists, Sunny Kim joins Australian Art Orchestra for the world-premiere of Hand to Earth. From New York to Melbourne, Sunny has worked with leading artists from around the world. In this intimate concert, her soaring vocals will be paired with those of song men Daniel and David Wilfred, who are bringing down their manikay traditions from the Yolngu homelands of North-Eastern Arnhem Land.
They will be joined by cutting-edge musicians from Korean shamanic traditions, contemporary jazz and electronics. Following their sold-out concert The Hearkening in 2017, Hand to Earth is the second iteration of this musical meeting between Korea and Arnhem Land. his exciting new-work will be created from an exclusive 12-day music residency. Each year the Australian Art Orchestra escape to the Tasmanian Central Highlands for the ‘Creative Music Intensive’ – bringing musicians together to explore the connections between cultures and musical practice.