Voice, Electronics, Percussion
Voice, Bilma (Clapsticks)
Clarinet, Overtone Flute
With an emphasis on improvisation, the Australian Art Orchestra explores the meeting points between disciplines and cultures, imagining new musical forms to reflect the energy and diversity of 21st-century Australia. Hand to Earth is a collaboration between Daniel Wilfred, a traditional Yolngu songman from Northern Australia who is continuing a vocal tradition reaching back 40,000 years, and Sunny Kim, one of Korea’s most sought-after jazz vocalists. Against a backdrop created by trumpeter-composer Peter Knight, David Wilfred on didgeridoo, and Aviva Endean on clarinet, they sing of timeless things—from the stars to fire to the cooling rain.
The concert will be audio-livestreamed on Pierre Boulez Saal Online, where it will also be available for on-demand listening at a later date.