Tura announces The Reflection Tour
8 – 29 September 2015
Wyndham, Emma Gorge, Kununurra, Beagle Bay, Djarindjin, Lombadina, One Arm Point, Broome, Port Hedland, Yule River, Manjina, Newman, Perth.
William Barton (didgeridoo), Stephen Magnusson (guitars), Tristen Parr (cello), Steve Pigram (guitar and vocals), Ron Reeves (percussion), Erkki Veltheim (violin) and guest artists.
Tura continues its annual award winning tour experience for communities across northern Australia, from Darwin, through the Kimberley and Pilbara regions, and into Perth. The Reflection Tour presents a truly memorable line up of new artists, places, partners and cultural adventures.
Bringing together two of Australia’s leading indigenous musicians, William Barton and Stephen Pigram, in an ensemble of some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists, Reflection creates a vibrant and uniquely Australian sound world.
Renowned artists Stephen Magnusson (guitars), Erkki Veltheim (violin), Ron Reeves (percussion), Tristen Parr (cello) and special guests, combine creative and technical virtuosity across a vast ocean of music genres and styles, creating a unique blend that brings the perfect music layering to sounds and stories of Stephen Pigram and William Barton.
Full of celebration, alongside powerful histories, this meeting of cultural forces presents songs of outback Australia and new commissioned music for the tour. Guest artists, including Stephen Baamba Albert, Bardi Dancers and Tura’s Artistic Director, Tos Mahoney, join the tour for special appearances.
The tour features public performances, schools workshops and community collaborations.
The Reflection Tour presents stunning performances that will transport audiences to new worlds and inspire communities.
Key concert dates
Wyndham, Thursday 10 September
Emma Gorge, Saturday 12 September
Kununurra, Monday 14 September
Lombadina, Friday 18 September
Broome, Monday 21 September
Port Hedland, Thursday 24 September
Newman, Sunday 27 September
Perth, Tuesday 29 September
Gabrielle Sullivan, Media Liaison
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Tura New Music is funded by the state government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts in association with Lotterywest and the Australia Council for the Arts, the federal government’s arts funding and advisory body.
The 2015 Reflection tour is supported by The Contemporary Music Touring Fund of the Australia Council, The Boost Touring Fund of the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts, Creative Partnerships Australia, IBN Group, The Rowley Foundation, Tura Travellers, Orontide, The Town of Port Hedland and The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley.