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MEETING POINTS SERIES: DJIRIBAWAL

Djirbawal is a song cycle by Yuin woman, Brenda Gifford for the musicians of the Australian Art Orchestra, originally commissioned for the 2020 Canberra International Music Festival, and adapted to include electronic soundscapes and the voice of the composer speaking in Language, for its Melbourne premiere.

The work began as a sketch to capture the essence of the elements: Bagan (Earth); Ngadjung (Water); Miriwa (Sky); and Ganji (Fire). In the composer’s own words, 'Bagan grounds us, Ngadjung is flowing and renewing. Miriwa is vast and open and Ganji can be fast and destructive.'

As the first concert of AAO’s 2022 Meeting Points Series, Djiribawal will be supported by an improvisation featuring Amos Roach (Didgeridoo and Clapsticks) Adrian Sherriff (Trombone and Shakuhachi).

"Djiribawal is a roller-coaster of sonority and musical images... Representing the elements in all their brutality and beauty and played exceptionally well by talented musicians."
— Suzannah Conway, ArtsHub

 


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Australian Art Orchestra presents Meeting Points Series: Djiribawal at The Malthouse.

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Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

SAT 19 FEB 7pm

Tickets

STANDARD $30.00
STANDARD + DONATION $35.00
ATSI $20.00
ATSI + DONATION $25.00

All online bookings incur a $4 booking fee per transaction.

Location

Beckett Theatre

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

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Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

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The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes

DURATION /

60 minutes

BOOKING FEES /

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