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Music, Place and Country

ACO and the Wheeler Centre present a panel event exploring the deep connections between music, place and country, which draws parallels and counterpoints between composers and musicians from three different cultures.

 

This special, one-night only talk explores the deep connections between music, place and country, drawing parallels and counterpoints between composers and musicians from diverse cultures.

Deborah Cheetham AO is a Yorta Yorta woman, soprano, composer and educator. Her work Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace explored the wars on Gunditjmara country (southwest Victoria) between the traditional owners and those who sought to dispossess them. In July 2022 her sonic artwork The Rivers Sing, commissioned by RISING, was heard throughout Melbourne. Riley Lee is the first non-Japanese shakuhachi Grand Master. He has a PhD in ethnomusicology, and has performed and recorded extensively across a fifty-year career. Composer Samuel Adams lives and works in Oakland, California, from where his music has travelled through performances all over the world. He is particularly interested in exploring the meeting point of acoustic and electronic worlds, and his new concerto for the ACO and Richard Tognetti receives its premiere in November 2022.

Hosted by Kumi Taguchi, this discussion will delve into questions around how music and culture respond to place, and how in turn culture can shape our perceptions of place.

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