Presented by North Australian Festival of Arts, Corrina Bonshek and Collaborators and DeepBlue.
Join us for an euphoric music and performing arts experience under the night sky.
Take a walk through an ocean of musicians in Song to the Ocean, illuminated by awe-inspiring light installations and immersed in extraordinary marine sounds.. Hear original contemporary classical music by award-winning composer Dr Corrina Bonshek performed by acclaimed Australian string ensemble DeepBlue, master percussionist and South-East Asian gong expert Michael Askill, soloist Greta Kelly on Persian violin, and vocal powerhouse and multi-instrumentalist WHAIA, Maori sonic weaver.
This performance features 30 talented young local musicians, and marine-inspired visual art by local artists inside light sculptures.
- Fri 30 Jun - Song to the Ocean Performance 1 at Jezzine Barracks
- Sat 1 Jul - Song to the Ocean Performance 2 at Jezzine Barracks
- Sun 2 Jul - Song to the Ocean Performance 3 at Jezzine Barracks
This performance of Song to the Ocean is supported by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund - an Australian Government Initiative.
Song to the Ocean was co-commissioned by Fraser Coast Tourism & Events and Fraser Coast Regional Council, with assistance of the Australian Government through the Festivals Australia program and the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Fraser Coast Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
The work is an adaptation of Song to the Earth which was co-commissioned by City of Gold Coast, Bleach*Festival and the Queensland Government through the Regional Arts Development Fund and the Office of the Commonwealth Games and other funding sources, and premiered at Bleach* at Festival 2018.
Corrina Bonshek and Collaborators is supported by City of Gold Coast.
Music Composition and Artistic Direction: Dr Corrina Bonshek
Performers: DeepBlue, Dr Michael Askill, Whaia, and Greta Kelly leading a team of remarkable young local musicians
Vocal/instrumental improvisation and creative cultural consultant: Whaia.
Large-scale light sculptures: Mimi Dennett
Wearable and small scale light installations: Tiffany Beckwith-Skinner
Prototyping and facilitation for silhouette art: Tiffany Beckwith-Skinner
Collaborating installation artists: TBC
Welcome to Country: Family of the Wulgurakaba nation
Cultural consultant: Aunty Rosalind Sailor from Big Eye Theatre
Sound design: Dr Corrina Bonshek, marine recordings by The Oceania Project
Production manager and lighting design: Blake Howson
Live sound: Aaron Mason