MEDIA RELEASE: Sonus Tour Finale at Freo.Social

Sonus Tour Finale – Kimberley Celebration takes over Freo.Social 9 July 2019

Featuring Naomi Pigram, Mark Atkins, Judith Hamann, Aviva Endean with guests Lucky Oceans, Taj Jamieson, Annika Moses, Tos Mahoney and Tristen Parr

Tura presents a cross-cultural journey weaving a rich tapestry of uniquely Australian music, celebrating the sounds of the Kimberley in this tour finale performance of Sonus at Freo.Social at 7:30pm on Tuesday 9 July.

The Sonus Finale celebrates three weeks of touring through the Kimberley by a unique collaboration of four of Australia’s finest musicians.

Sonus features Aboriginal star and singer-songwriter Naomi Pigram with Indigenous musical icon, Mark Atkins (didgeridoo, vocals, guitar), and two of Australia’s finest instrumentalists, cellist Judith Hamann and clarinettist Aviva Endean. This ensemble of artists come together to present the captivating and original new music created by their recent collaborations with Kimberley artists. They are joined on the night by special guests, double Grammy award-winning Lucky Oceans (pedal steel guitar), Taj Jamieson (vocals/guitar), Annika Moses (voice/electronics), Tos Mahoney (flute) and Tristen Parr (cello).

Full of story and the power of time on country and in community across the Kimberley, the Perth concert gives a unique opportunity to audiences to immerse themselves in a program that reaches across cultures, time and place.

The tour will have travelled to Kununurra, Wyndham, Warmun, Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing, Beagle Bay, One Arm Point, Djarindjin, Lombadina, and Broome.

Sonus is a meeting of cultural forces, ancient and contemporary, through songs of outback Australia and newly commissioned music. New songs, new works and new arrangements feature in a program reflecting the Kimberley communities and landscape traversed since the tour started on 21 June. This Tour, as with all of Tura’s award-winning Regional Programs, is the legacy of 18 years of community engagement and deep relationship building.

Tura’s Regional Projects promote collaboration and direct involvement with the musicians by participants and audiences. Through the music outreach programs, the touring artists engage directly with individuals and groups in the communities, encouraging direct interaction with the musicians and provides access, involvement and active participation with music. As well as public concerts, The Regional Tour’s community engagement includes school and community workshops and presentations.

For Naomi Pigram the tour is “a wonderful opportunity to perform with such an elite group of artists and reconnect with communities across the Kimberley.” Naomi is currently working on the new iteration of Bran Nue Dae, and has previously performed to enthralled audiences with didgeridoo virtuoso Mark Atkins on Tura’s Kimberley Echoes Tour in 2018, and Echo Tour in 2017.

Joining Naomi and Mark on the tour is ‘Australia’s most versatile clarinettist’ Aviva Endean, interlacing her contemporary and cross-disciplinary sounds with their songs of country. The ensemble also features internationally renowned cellist Judith Hamann, with a background in contemporary classical repertoire. She has “long been recognised as one of Australia’s foremost contemporary-music cellists”.

Tura Artistic Director Tos Mahoney is “delighted to bring this rich and vibrant cross-cultural group of artists together in Fremantle, to share the result of the Kimberley communities’ experiences of this empowering music and sound worlds.”

“The sounds of cello, clarinet, didgeridoo, guitars and vocals present an extraordinary and unique fusion of music that will be enriched by the stellar line-up of special guest musicians joining Sonus for the tour finale at Freo.Social on 9 July.”

Sonus Tour Finale
: Tuesday 9 July 2019
Venue: Freo.Social, Parry Street Fremantle
Time: 7:30pm, doors at 7pm
Tickets: On sale at www.Freo.Social
$30 +BF presale | $35 on the door – theatre-style seating
Age Restriction: This is an 18+ event

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