Tunnel Number Five’s festival of underground music ran a series of explorative and collaborative concerts in the WWII Oil Storage Tunnels under Darwin in August 2016 and 2017. This followed two pilot concerts by Anne Norman in 2015.
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a series of five concerts staged inside Darwin’s historic
WWII Oil Storage Tunnels … August 13th to 17th 2017
“…with its haunting acoustics, the uniqueness of an amazingly beautiful
concert … inside the Darwin WWII Oil Storage tunnels,
could not be replicated anywhere else in the world … breathtaking!” – audience review, 2015
“It was the best thing I’ve heard in ten years, it was a sensory thing … we didn’t have to use our eyes.
Awesome is all I can say. It will blow your inner world.” – Chryss Carr,
talking about Concert #3, 2016 … Yolngu Songmen and West Papuan songs with shakuhachi and whirlies.
August 13: Impact
Ad Hoc Ensemble with Kabita Ghosh
Anna Faehse (violin, voice), Netanela Mizrahi (viola, voice), Mariliza Papadouri (cello), Merrilee Mills (recorder, clarinet, voice), Stevie Kyriacou (voice), Zachary Wilson (dance) Luther Wilson (dance), Kabita Ghosh (sitar)
August 14: Transformation
Jason Guwanbal Gurruwiwi ( Yolngu songman) and the AdHoc Ensemble
August 15: Sounding the Tunnel
Peter Neville (percussion), Deborah Kayser (vocals), with local percussionists: Zoe Jaenke, Shaun Juwannandadige, Lee Barry, Bailey O’Brien & Kacey Co; and the TUNNEL !
August 16: Sub-Liminal: Mapping the Sacred across Time and Space
Nick Tsiavos (double bass), Deborah Kayser (vocals), Peter Neville (percussion), Jason Guwanbal Gurruwiwi (Yolngu Manikay), Anne Norman (shakuhachi),
August 17: Digging Deep
Netanela Mizrahi (violin/viola), Nick Tsiavos (double bass), Jason Guwanbal Gurruwiwi (Yolngu Manikay), Peter Neville (percussion), Kabita Ghosh (sitar), Anne Norman (shakuhachi).