21 June – 9 July 2019
Kununurra, Wyndham, Warmun, Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing, Derby, Beagle Bay, Djarindjin, One Arm Point, Lombadina, Broome, Perth.
Tura acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to their elders past, present and emerging.
Tura presents the 2019 instalment of the multi-award winning Regional Touring Program.
The Sonus Tour brings together two of Australia’s leading Aboriginal performers:
Naomi Pigram | vocals/guitar
Mark Atkins | didgeridoo/vocals
with some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists creating a vibrant and uniquely Australian sound:
Judith Hamann | cello
Aviva Endean | clarinets/electronics
The Tour ensemble will also collaborate with musicians across the Kimberley including Gabriel Nodea, Susie Quicke and Danny Marr.
Travelling through the breath-taking landscape of the Kimberley, touring to regional centres and remote communities, stunning performances will transport audiences to new worlds and inspire communities.
Full of celebration alongside powerful histories this meeting of cultural forces will bring together a unique ensemble of artists, songs of outback Australia and new commissioned music for the tour.
Tura’s Regional Projects promote collaboration and direct involvement with the musicians by participants and audiences. Through the music outreach programs the touring artists engage directly with individuals and groups in the communities, encouraging direct interaction with the musicians and provides access, involvement and active participation with music.
As well as public concerts, The Regional Tour’s community engagement includes school and community workshops and presentations.
The Program makes a significant contribution to the social, cultural, educational and community lives of people living in regional centres and remote communities of northern Australia.
The 2019 Sonus Tour is curated and produced by Tura New Music.
Tura New Music’s annual program is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, in association with Lotterywest and The Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding advisory body.
The 2019 Sonus Tour is supported by the Government of Western Australia’s Creative Regions program, Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message, The Ian Potter Foundation and the Rowley Foundation.