A meditative experience that brings us as close to musical Nothing as we dare, while asking the question of whether ultimate fulfilment can be found in that liminal space. Just four musicians on stage – master percussionist David Jones, Carmen Warrington, violist Hanna Lee and violinist Kristian Winther – interspersed with musings from actor Katherine Tonkin.
Performed by David Jones, Carmen Warrington, Hanna Lee, Kristian Winther & Katherine Tonkin.
David Jones and Carmen Warrington Improvisations
JS Bach Selected works for violin and viola
Selected poetry and other readings
This event is part of the Nothing: Chamber Landscapes program. See the full program here.
Generously supported by Leading Patron Ulrike Klein AO.
Event additional information
David Jones, Percussion Carmen Warrington, Meditation Artist Kristian Winther, Violin Hanna Lee, Viola Katherine Tonkin, Actor
David Jones | Percussion
David Jones, a drumming luminary, is creating an indelible mark on the global music scene. His exceptional artistry and rhythmic prowess have earned him the prestigious Melbourne Prize, a testament to his influential contributions. David's innovation shines through two captivating drumkit concertos composed especially for him; seamlessly fusing genres and pushing artistic boundaries. With a career spanning decades, his impact resonates worldwide, inspiring and innovating; an icon of creativity, exploring new sonic horizons.
Carmen Warrington | Meditation Artist
Carmen Warrington is a multifaceted artist, known for her holistic approach to art and spirituality. She is globally recognized for her meditation recordings and best-selling inspirational books. Her ethereal crystal bowl Soundbaths offer audiences deep relaxation and a sense of wellbeing. Carmen is actor-trained at NIDA, and through her many collaborations with partner David Jones, she seamlessly merges music and spoken word to uplift, inspire and create an atmosphere of peace and transformation.
Kristian Winther | Violin
Kristian Winther is widely recognized for his ability to perform as a virtuosic violin soloist and as an energetic and brilliant chamber musician, seeking musical challenges performing classic, contemporary and rare works. As a violin soloist, Kristian has appeared with Australia’s leading orchestras and as a devoted chamber Kristian has collaborated with some of the world’s leading artists including Anthony Romaniuk, Daniel de Borah, Anne Sophie von Otter, Angela Hewitt, Steven Osborne, Anna Goldsworthy, Richard Tognetti, Satu Vänskä, Brett and Paul Dean, and Konstantin Shamray.
Hanna Lee | Viola
Violist Hanna Lee made her solo recital debut at Kumho Art Hall in 2004 for the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation. Since then, she has performed numerous recitals, and in recent seasons she has soloed with the KBS Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony, Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Jungen Symphony Orchestra and the Sung Nam City Orchestra. Audience Magazine in Korea chose her as one of the ten “New Generation Artists”. Hanna is a member of Kumho Soloists, Ensemble Opus, Koreana Chamber Music Society, and Ola Viola. As a member of the Kallaci String Quartet, she has toured in Korea and abroad. She is on faculty at Korean National University of Arts, Yonsei University and Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts. Hanna first played as a guest with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2019.
Katherine Tonkin | Actor
Katherine Tonkin has worked as a writer, creator, and performer with a number of Australia’s leading mainstage and independent theatre companies including Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin, Bell Shakespeare and Black Swan State Theatre Company. With many screen credits to her name, Katherine is known for working across a diverse range of mediums, having appeared in live works for the ACO, Lucy Guerin Inc, Chamber Made Opera, as well as large scale immersive works. Her collaborations have taken her to Arts Festivals across Australia and overseas, and she is delighted to be returning to her home town of Adelaide for the Festival.