C01 Tree of Life

  • April 29, 2022

    11.30am - 1.00pm

  • Australian National Botanic Gardens

    Clunies Ross St, Acton ACT 2601

  • General Admission $60.00,

    Concession $55.00

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Start the Festival with a magical walk through nature and music. Our National Botanic Gardens never fail to offer one of the most enjoyable and stimulating outdoor experiences of the festival.

Program

A detailed itinerary of the walk through the gardens will be announced closer to the date.

Artists

Eric Avery, violin/voice

Horomona Horo, taonga pūoro   (Māori  instruments)

Louise Devenish and Kaylie Melville, percussion

Throat Pleats: Solomon Frank and Niki Johnson

Gelareh Pour, voice/kamancheh

Theo Carbo, electric guitar

Levente Szabo, dancing Symbiosis, a site-specific work by Australian Dance Party, with sound design by Andy McMillan.

 

Please note that this event involves some walking (approx 300m).  Seating is provided at some of the venues in the garden, but not all.

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  • April 29, 2022

    11.30am - 1.00pm

  • Australian National Botanic Gardens

    Clunies Ross St, Acton ACT 2601

  • General Admission $60.00,

    Concession $55.00

Buy Tickets Now

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Australian Dance Party

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Australian Dance Party is a collective of contemporary dance artists creating joyous, bold and urgent site-specific dance work in Canberra and beyond. We harness the universality, power and playfulness of the human body to connect to the ordinary and extraordinary spaces around us, inspiring thinking, feeling and action in today’s world. Through a focus on creative practice, we are creating and presenting new work, developing and sustaining careers for dance artists in our region. And we have fun….it’s a Party!

Artist Gelareh Pour

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Gelareh Pour is an Iranian born classically trained multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and music instructor, largely performing on the Kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle). Currently based in Ballarat, Australia, Gelareh leads two experimental groups, Gelareh Pour’s Garden and ZÖJ, and regularly collaborates with artists from all walks of life. Gelareh’s music explores the duality of multiculturalism and true cross-cultural experimentation. Since her arrival in Australia she has produced six independent albums, composed music for various ABC Radio programs and has appeared i...

Artist Kaylie Melville

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Melbourne-based percussionist Kaylie Melville is a soloist and chamber musician dedicated to new music performance. Noted for her “extraordinary ability to impart a sense of musicality to even the smallest gestures” (Partial Durations), Kaylie is an Artistic Associate with new music pioneers Speak Percussion, co-Artistic Director of the contemporary ensemble Rubiks Collective and frequently works with leading Australian ensembles and orchestras. In addition to performing, Kaylie's practice incorporates improvising, directing, curating and teaching. As a passionate advocate of new music K...

Artist Theo Carbo

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Theo Carbo (b. 1999, Melbourne, Australia) is a guitarist, composer, electronic musician, producer and sound engineer. Growing up as an astute student of jazz, Theo’s proficiency as a guitarist has seen him working in groups of Australia’s most important improvising musicians including Barney Mcall, Andrea Keller, Sam Anning, Nadje Noordhuis, Joseph O’Connor and Paul Williamson. A keen philosopher of music and a student of composition at the Victorian College of the Arts, Theo has recently been developing a broader practise which involves elements of experimental composition, electronic pro...

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 Horomona Horo

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Horomona Horo is a New Zealand Māori musician and composer. He is a practitioner of taonga pūoro, the collective term for the traditional musical instruments of the Māori, which include an array of flutes, trumpets and percussive instruments. He has represented New Zealand music in Europe, Asia, South America and Oceania including engagements with the Weimaraer Staatskapelle Orchestra, touring Italy with Canti Maori opera and performing as a guest artist at the Battle of Passchendaele 90th Commemorations in Belgium. In 2009 Horo was described as the "master of his generation" by M...

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 ...