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Melbourne 2016 ISPA Congress - Performance at Opening Reception
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PERFORMANCE | Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Monash Art Ensemble and the Young Wägiluk Group of South East Arnhem Land | Nyilipidgi

Nyilipidgi is a landmark work that explores the musical traditions of Australia’s first people; the ancestor creates his land again, makes spears, hunts, weaves, dissolves into the wind and leaves us in the form of a plover.

The Monash Art Ensemble; a project of Monash’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and the Australian Art Orchestra, join forces with the Young Wägiluk Group of South East Arnhem Land to perform this new multi-movement suite by Paul Grabowsky. Nyilipidgi blends the musical heritage of Australia’s first people with contemporary composition and improvisation, and celebrates the reconciliatory power of music, showcases master musicians from the world’s oldest living culture, and celebrates the country’s finest jazz artists.

Photo by Tobias Titz

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