Friday 25, August 2017
A collboration between Bonemap & Natalia Mann transforms the parking lot behind the Cairns Centre of Contemporary Arts into a techno organic dreamscape, broadcast outwards through guerilla video mapping and swathes of harp noise. An intricately interactive performance where the sonic frequencies of the harp creates clouds of colour on the images, digitally designed by Russel Milledge; dancer Rebecca Youdell is wired with electronic devices (commissioned from artist Clinton Freeman) which affect the imaging. The imaging informs the music, the music informs the dance, the dance informs the imaging...
Digital mapping installative performance in collaboration with Bonemap, based arround the Torrid Zone theme of the Kickarts 25th anniversary and annual members exhibition.
Friday 02, June 2017
“Beauty is not always easy to achieve with abstract music.” ...
This album is ... the culmination of a lifetime of passionate commitment to an artistic discipline on one hand, and deeply held beliefs and hope on the other – a philosophical, cultural, creative, and deeply personal journey... The combined musical experience shared by Richard Nunns, Natalia Mann and David Long, enabled them to engage in a musical dialogue at a very high level, then to extend themselves further. Natalia puts it perfectly when she says, “While the recording was a physical challenge for Richard, he more than made up for it with the essential artistry and conception that has resonated throughout all of his work: the courage to walk into unknowing … and to hang out there.”
Thursday 02, February 2017
I will be presenting an online workshop on Technique for the second Virtual Harp Summit. I'll take you through my three essentials - agility, relaxation & adaptability. The Virtual Harp Summit is a worldwide online conference of harpists from around the world, hosted by Dr. Diana Rowan, creative harpist and founder of the Bright Knowledge Harp Guild. If you are a harpist - don't miss this event. It features an interesting and unusual line up from harpists of all disciplines.
Thursday 02, February 2017
International Womens Day 2017: Tyssia Wahnawe brings together musicians and women singers from different perspectives; singers, musicians, mothers, sisters in an exchange and sharing of music. The artists include Angéla Boucko, lullaby and fervent defender songs IAAI languages (Loyalties Island), caring for the children of her island. Rosi Garrido, a Brazilian singer who lives recently in New Caledonia and involved in the fight against breast cancer. Edelo & Amelan from Nengoné Island, Marianne Cahnemez, Yaya, singers from North of New caledonia, Aurelie Hamaide. Ela To'omaga Samoan artist weaver, and poet Marie Tamole, contemporary dance and an exhibition of paintings. Don't forget the amazing bands behind the women!
Saturday 11, February 2017
The Cairns Harp Connection kicked off with a day long workshop led by Joy Zahner and myself. We had a dozen harpists on the day, from pre-beginners - never touched a harp - to seasoned players. Lots of fun and learning had by all, and everyone playing away by the end of the day. We focused on getting good position and relaxed technique, as well as learning tunes and improvisation. A happy and inspiring day!
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