Super excited to launch the Resonance Art Ensemble aka EAR. In collaboration with renowned artist Samuel Tupou, the EAR play live improvised music to his artworks. The ensemble features Natalia Mann on concert harp, Mike Rivett, (young jazz player of the year) on saxophone, and Leon Tussie on drums. We work with Victor Steffensen as he tells stories of cave paintings worldwide; and Bonemap intermedia in experiments with new digital connections. Sio Tusa explores resonance through filmmaking in his experimental premiere on the night, and Lia Pa'apa'a gifts us some food for thought. Contemporary Pacific Island, Indigenous & Australian artists getting inspired during Cairns Regional Council Multicultural Month.
Resonance Art Ensemble - Launch
Sunday, August 19, 6-8pm
Free Community Event. All Welcome
Western Events Lawn. Cairns Esplanade
An evening concert presentation of large screen artwork projections as a live score, cultural film premiere and culinary presentation from Indigenous Australian and Pacific Island artists.
The Resonance Art Ensemble, led by harpist Natalia Mann, launches in collaboration with renowned artists Samuel Tupou and Bonemap, as they play live improvised music to artworks.
Story telling by Indigenous knowledge holder Victor Steffensen explores ancestral connections worldwide.
Film maker Sio F. Tusa premieres a new short psychological drama, the story of a young Pacific Island dancer.
Plant Based Native a new culinary project by Lia Pa’apa’a explores culture and ancestry to create healthier lifestyles for family and community.