C18-2 The Bundian Way

  • May 8, 2022

    11.00am

  • Kambri Cultural Centre

    University Ave, Acton ACT 2601

  • General Admission $60.00,

    Concession $55.00

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Presented in association with Kambri at ANU and supported by the Graeme Wood Foundation 

The 360 km route from Mount Kosciuszko down to Twofold Bay near Eden crosses some of the nation’s wildest, most remarkable landscapes. From the highest part of this continent to the ocean, the Bundian Way is a track as much as a meeting place, a path to reconciliation.

This signature multi-media event involves new work by Kate Neal, Brenda Gifford, Eric Avery and Damian Barbeler. Instigated by Damian Barbeler, the 75 minute performance is immersive, with images from the track and music which captures the many aspects of nature and culture of the south east of Australia.  Featuring John Blay himself reading from the book that captures the track, the performance will be followed by a Q+A with John Blay, the author of ‘On Track’.

 

Program

Brenda Gifford,  Walimbaya (Return)

Eric Avery, new work

Kate Neal, new work

Damian Barbeler, Scenes from the Bundian Way

 

Artists

Eric Avery, violin/voice

Anna McMichael, violin

Ben Ward,  double bass

Jason Noble, clarinet

Louise Devenish, percussion

With John Blay, narrator

 

Generously supported by Arn Sprogis and Margot Woods, Peter and Margaret Janssens and Andrew Blanckensee through A Major Lift.

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  • May 8, 2022

    11.00am

  • Kambri Cultural Centre

    University Ave, Acton ACT 2601

  • General Admission $60.00,

    Concession $55.00

Buy Tickets Now

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Artist Anna McMichael

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Anna McMichael is an Australian-born violinist who returned in 2010 to live in Australia after 17 years in Holland performing in many of the major European ensembles and orchestras.  She grew up in South Australia and studied violin with Marie Roberts, Beryl Kimber and William Hennessy. In 1990, Anna was awarded first prize in the string concerto final of the Australian Broadcasting Commission National Instrumental and Vocal Competition.  In Aust...

Artist Eric Avery

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Eric Avery is a Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist. As part of his practice Eric plays the violin, dances and composes music. Working with his family’s custodial songs he seeks to revive and continue on an age-old legacy – continuing the tradition of singing in his tribe – utilising his talents to combine and create an experience of his peoples culture.

Artist Ben Ward

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Benjamin is a musician and composer based in Sydney, Australia. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Sydney Symphony double bass section. A career highlight was his collaboration with Jasmin Sheppard; a piece after the poems of celebrated Yankunytjatjara/Kokatha writer/poet Ali Cobby Eckermann. Recently, Benjamin has performed a solo recital, including his own compositions, at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery; played a solo set of double bass works at the Alice Springs Beanie Festival; and volunteered at the Garma Festival in north-east Arnhem Land for the Yothu Yindi Foundation.

Artist Louise Devenish

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Dr Louise Devenish is a percussionist whose creative practice blends performance, collaboration and artistic research. As a soloist and with ensembles Decibel, The Sound Collectors Lab and Intercurrent, she develops new works exploring performance, notation and collaborative creativity, performing around Australasia, Europe, North America and UK. She has collaborated on solo and ensemble recordings released on HatArt, Listen/Hear, Immediata, Innova, Tall Poppies and room40, and her work has been recognised by numerous awards and grants including ...