C01 Tree of Life
April 29, 2022
11.30am - 1.00pm
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Clunies Ross St, Acton ACT 2601
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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.
A detailed itinerary of the walk through the gardens will be announced closer to the date.
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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Artist Australian Dance Party
Artist Gelareh Pour
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 in some of the most respected Australian and international music festivals and venues. She has become a finalist for Art 2020 Music Awards for Excellence in Experimental Music and nominated for industry voted Music Victoria Awards 2020 & 2021 for the Best Intercultural Music Act.
Artist Kaylie Melville
Artist Theo Carbo
Artist Eric Avery
Artist Horomona Horo
Artist Louise Devenish
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 a Churchill Fellowship. Louise is Percussion Coordinator at Monash University, where she is undertaking an Australian Research Council Fellowship (DECRA) in artistic research, creating new works with artistic teams of collaborators working across music, visual arts, digital arts and spatial design.