Natalia Mann is known for her creative and contemporary style of harp playing. She works internationally as performer, composer, collaborator and recording artist in a diversity of genres.
Tuesday 02, July 2019
Listen. If you can turn up silence, then what does it sound like? If all the world is vibration, how can you play it? Local musician and experimental artist, Natalia Mann has spent four months listening to the trees of the Cairns Botanic Gardens, in an attempt to engage them in conversation - in the language of music. Natalia’s approach is scientific, using biodata sensors to produce the trees’ sounds, intuitive, and highly social as she draws other artists and musicians into the project.
Over three evenings, Natalia and her collaborators will present a musical triptych of unique performances co-written by trees and humans.
Artists include: Tegan Koster, David Hudson, Deline Briscoe, Bonemap, Patty Preece, plus a raft of local creatives and students.
DOORS/BAR: 6:30PM SHOW STARTS: 7:30PM VENUE: TANK 3
Monday 20, May 2019
This May I was one of four regional composers selected nationally for the Screenworks music for screen composing bootcamp. Huge thanks to Screenworks APRA/AMCOS and Rhonda Irwin-Davidson for a valuable and inspiring experience.
Saturday 19, August 2017
The Resonance Art Ensemble launches live improvised music to artworks of artist Samuel Tupou and Bonemap. Natalia Mann, Mike Rivett, Leon Tussie. New multimedia works by Indigenous knowledge holder Victor Steffensen. Sio Tusa explores resonance in an experimental premiere film, and Plant Based Native Lia Pa'apa'a gifts us with food for thought. This event is supported by Cairns Regional Council during Multicultural Month.
Saturday 15, July 2017
The National Indigenous Fire Workshop is all about calling country back to health through listening to the land. My foot in is that my partner Victor Steffensen leads the workshop, and I'm always in his ear about resonance music. So he called me out for this one and asked me to do a performance. Working with two young Yuin girls Colleen & Dakota and Indigenous musician Rachel Shields, we discovered the resonance of the Amphitheatre at Bundanon Arthur Boyd Estate, Illaroo NSW. We shared our findings in two workshops.
Friday 25, August 2017
On Thursdays in 2017 I could be found playing the exhibitions at the Kickarts Gallery, Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns. After playing over a hundred artworks, each one was still different, and all fascinating, surprising journeys. I was joined by singer Deline Briscoe, harpist Tracy-Jane Sullivan from England, and Muso Dave Mulligan. Each player and viewer has a different perspective and these add to the dimensionality of the experience. The process of surrendering to the present moment, to engage with that beyond what you can predict is a powerful experience.