Hand to Earth - Artist Talk

tue25jun3:00 pmtue4:00 pmHand to Earth - Artist Talk3:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Western Front, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver

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Hand to Earth has quickly developed an international reputation as one of Australia’s most distinctive contemporary music ensembles, and this workshop/discussion will feature three of its members. Daniel and David Wilfred are keepers of Yolngu Manikay, indigenous songs from North East Arnhem Land that can be traced back more than 40,000 years, making them the world’s oldest continuously practised music tradition. Daniel sings of the stars, of fire, and of the cooling rain, while the drone of David Wilfred’s didgeridoo and atmospheres created by trumpeter/sound artist Peter Knight make for a bold sound that Jazzwise called “testing at times, mesmerizing at others, but always extraordinarily intriguing in its organic synthesis of the ancient and contemporary.”

Moderated by musician, composer and educator Meredith Bates. A JUNO Award winner with Pugs & Crows, and a nominee for her recent solo album, Tesseract, she co-leads Gentle Party and Sound Migrations and founded instrumental sextet Like the Mind, with renowned improvisors from Canada and Sweden. She’s artistic director of the Vancouver Improvised Arts Society.

Presented by Jazztopad Festival (National Forum of Music), Wroclaw, Poland


June 25, 2024 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-07:00)


Western Front

Western Front, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver

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