Natalia Mann is known for her creative and contemporary style of harp playing. She works internationally as performer, composer, collaborator and recording artist in a diversity of genres.
Saturday 13, April 2019
This April in Aotearoa - I am very happy to be coming home to give intensive improvisation workshops around the country, a project initiated by the New Zealand Harp Society. Registrations are open now. Read more for dates and towns.
Sunday 07, April 2019
Presenting a special workshop in Cairns in a creative Stratford setting, in preparation for my NZ tour. Register early as spaces are limited. In association with Cairns Harp Connection. SOLD OUT.
Saturday 19, August 2017
The RESONANCE ART ENSEMBLE launch playing live improvised music to artworks of renowned artist Samuel Tupou. The ensemble features Natalia Mann harp, Mike Rivett, (young jazz player of the year) saxophone, Leon Tussie drums, Victor Steffensen guitar. New Multimedia works by Indigenous knowledge holder Victor Steffensen and BONEMAP Intermedia. Sio Tusa explores resonance in his experimental premiere film, and PLANT BASED NATIVE Lia Pa'apa'a gifts us food for thought.
Contemporary Pacific Island, Indigenous & Australian artists getting inspired during Cairns Regional Council Multicultural Month.
Saturday 15, July 2017
The National Indigenous Fire Workshop is all about calling country back to health through listening to the land. My foot in is that my partner Victor Steffensen leads the workshop, and I'm always in his ear about resonance music. So he called me out for this one and asked me to do a performance. Working with two young Yuin girls Colleen & Dakota and Indigenous musician Rachel Shields, we discovered the resonance of the Amphitheatre at Bundanon Arthur Boyd Estate, Illaroo NSW. We shared our findings in two workshops.
Friday 25, August 2017
On Thursdays in 2017 I could be found playing the exhibitions at the Kickarts Gallery, Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns. After playing over a hundred artworks, each one was still different, and all fascinating, surprising journeys. I was joined by singer Deline Briscoe, harpist Tracy-Jane Sullivan from England, and Muso Dave Mulligan. Each player and viewer has a different perspective and these add to the dimensionality of the experience. The process of surrendering to the present moment, to engage with that beyond what you can predict is a powerful experience.