Experience sunset from the top of the Twin Peaks opposite UKARIA concert hall, a site that has long been a gathering place for music and ceremony. Before your canapés and drinks are served, you will be led to the peak of the mountain, stopping on occasion to the sounds of musicians from A Brief History of Time. A perfect marriage of place and sound on Peramangk Country.
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Generously supported by Leading Patron Ulrike Klein AO. Commissioned work supported by the Chamber Landscapes Commissioning Circle.
Marshall McGuire, harp Emily Wurramara, guitar & voice Yirrmal Marika, guitar & voice Erkki Veltheim, violin
Marshall McGuire, harp
Acclaimed as one of the world’s leading harpists in contemporary and baroque repertoire, Marshall McGuire studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, London. He has performed as soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, English String Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony and the Australia Ensemble.
Emily Wurramara, guitar & voice
ARIA nominated Wanindilyakwa woman from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, Emily uses her music to share her language and culture with the world. Singing in both English and Anindilyakwa, Emily’s music explores the contrasting themes of her two worlds - the island and the city, steeped in the sand, salt and concrete of her family, community and culture.
Yirrmal Marika, guitar & vioce
New gen Indigenous Australian artist Yirrmal Marika, from North-East Arnhem Land, has made a refreshing entrance into the music scene. Inspired by his Grandfather, Dr M Yunupingu, former lead singer of Yothu Yindi, he fuses tradition and contemporary with class and passion. Yirrmal is an inspiring songwriter and guitarist with a beautiful voice, singing songs about his homeland and culture with feeling and depth beyond his years.
Erkki Veltheim, violin
Erkki Veltheim (b. 1976 Finland) is an Australian composer and performer, whose practice spans improvisation, notated music, electroacoustic composition, audio visual installation and multidisciplinary performance. His works have been performed by London Sinfonietta, defunensemble (Finland), Soundstream Collective and Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and he has collaborated closely on multiple projects with fellow musicians Anthony Pateras, Scott Tinkler and Gurrumul Yunupingu.
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