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Australian Art Orchestra Creative Music Intensive, Symposium, Meeting Points

Project Summary

Sector: Arts and Culture
Country location: Australia
Grantee: Australian Art Orchestra (AAO)

Creative Music Intensive cohort posing for photos

CMI cohort performing at MONA. Credit: Toby Frost.

Project Description

The Australian Art Orchestra's 2018 Creative Music Intensive (CMI) builds on 2016-17 with a continued focus on Arnhem Land manikay (song) and Korean approaches to melody and rhythm. These approaches to human voice sound very different but there is much that also links them: stories, improvisation, a focus on extreme refinement of vocal techniques, and repetitive/hypnotic rhythmic elements. The CMI will take place at Tarraleah in the Tasmanian Central Highlands led by an extended AAO faculty including the wonderful trumpeter Scott Tinkler, p'ansori singer Bae Il Dong (Seoul), vocal artist Sunny Kim (Seoul), Daniel and David Wilfred from Arnhem Land, bassist Christopher Hale, and AAO artistic director, Peter Knight.

The CMI was conceived upon strong and longstanding collaborative relationships, enabling a deep and trusting exploration of musical cultures. Simon Barker and Bae Il Dong's unique collaboration has spanned more than a decade culminating in the 2014 premiere of The Return of Spring with the full Australian Art Orchestra. The AAO's friendship with Daniel and David Wilfred also reaches back more than a decade and has seen the Crossing Roper Bar project tour across Australia, Asia and Europe.

Key dates:

  • Interlingua Symposium, University of Melbourne, 25 September 2018
  • AAO Meeting Points, Arts Centre Melbourne, 23 September 2018
  • Creative Music Intensive, Tarraleah TAS, 09 September 2018 to 21 September 2018
  • CMI cohort perform at MONA (Jazz At MONA Program), MONA, Hobart, 16 September 2018

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Australia-Korea Foundation grant offer: $11,500.00

Last Updated: 7 August 2018
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