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All concerts start promptly at 7pm. Late admission is not possible. We therefore ask you to please arrive by 6:30pm and don’t to forget to BYO seat.
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About the concerts

August 13: Impact:    Ad Hoc Ensemble is a collective of chamber musicians who work with contemporary composers, multi-artforms and multicultural collaborations  This concert pays tribute to the human impact of conflict, touching on themes of homeland, diaspora, social justice, identity, nostalgia and memory. Under the Artistic Direction of Netanela Mizrahi, the Ad Hoc ensemble features sitar master, Kabita Ghosh, and chamber musicians Anna Faehse (violin, voice), Netanela Mizrahi (viola, voice), Mariliza Papadouri (cello), Merrilee Mills (recorder, clarinet, voice), Stevie Kyriacou (voice), Zachary Wilson (dance) and Luther Wilson (dance).

August 14: Transformation:    The Ad Hoc Ensemble is joined by Yolngu songman, Jason Guwanbal Gurruwiwi, premiering new works by Netanela Mizrahi and Guwanbal. This eclectic collaboration will include deconstructions of musical elements drawing on the artists’ musical roots in baroque, renaissance and classical styles, traditional and contemporary Yolngu music.

August 15Sounding the Tunnel:   Percussion maestro Peter Neville, assisted by local percussionists Zoe Jaenke, Shaun Juwannandadige, Lee Barry, Bailey O’Brien & Kacey Co from NT Music School, will tickle and play the tunnel. From enticingly subtle sounds to rhythmically complex textures created with the reverb of the tunnel itself. They will also be joined by the extraordinary voice of Deborah Kayser to awaken the airwaves. Audience members may also be invited to participate in the unfolding soundscape. Architectural considerations of the space are central to this work, responding to the structure, materials & acoustic of this 172m tunnel.

August 16Sub-Liminal –  Mapping the Sacred across Time and Space:    Features the phenomenal voice of Deborah Kayser with celebrated composer and double bassist, Nick Tsiavos, virtuoso percussionist Peter Neville and Artistic Director of T#5, shakuhachi performer, Anne Norman – a musical reunion for new musical explorations. These four musicians have performed together in festivals in Europe and Australia in the ensemble Jouissance and recorded many CDs on various labels including ABC Classics. This concert will incorporate new compositions and explorations involving a vocal line by Jason Guwanbal Gurruwiwi. References to medieval chant within postmodern settings of Latin, ancient Greek and Yolngu Matha in the tunnel’s cathedralesque resonance.

August 17: Digging Deep :    Throughout the week, the musicians will continue to work late into the night within the Tunnel, learning how to best make use of its unique acoustics in collaboration with musicians they have met during the week. The results will be featured in this Finale.

Nick Tsiavos (double bass)
Peter Neville (percussion)
Kabita Gosh (sitar)
Jason Guwanbal Gurruwiwi(Yolngu Manikay)
Netanela Mizrahi (violin/viola)
Anne Norman (shakuhachi)

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