Tarhu Connections ΣΥΝΔΕΣΕΙΣ | AUSTRALIAN CD LAUNCH
The Auditorium, 75 Reid St, North Fitzroy, October 5, 2016, 7.00- 9.00
Ros Bandt has created a stunning 2 CD set of original sound works fusing old and new, east and west influences with her cross-cultural modern Australian spike fiddle, the tarhu (www.spikefiddle.com). This extraordinarily resonant instrument probes 6 world heritage sites in Europe and the Pacific, accompanies poetry in ancient Greek, Persian and Maltese, and connects with artists from China, Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, the US, Greece, Iran, Germany, Australia, Thailand, and Samoa. She investigates the environmental issues of global warming in the arctic, water usage, fishing and farming ethics, and the biosphere reserves of America. The connections trace back to the world’s oldest bird, the lyrebird and the longest continuing culture on earth in Australia.
Ros Bandt is at once a composer, sound artist and skilled musician, at home in the concert hall, the gallery, the electro-acoustic studio, the internet and the bush as is evident in these remarkable recordings. Tarhu Connections was created over a decade and interpret each acoustic space individually, from improvised solos and duets to elaborate electro-acoustic symphonies and award winning multi- channel works remixed. They are sonorous worlds for deep listening.
You are invited to a rare opportunity to hear Ros Bandt launch 10 years of her work with some of the artists in Australia in a short concert at the Australian launch, following the internationally launch in the Venetian Wall at the Sabbionara Gate, Hania, Crete earlier this year.
Listen to a special feature on ABC Radio Soundproof as Ros Bandt explores one of the most ancient city states, Hania in the northwest of Crete. It's one of the most contested morcels of land—changing hands from the Greeks, to the Christians, the Ottomans and Venetians, all before the two world wars. This (European) summer, Ros Bandt collaborated with two local Haniot artists to take the people of Hania on an acoustic walk and discover through listening the changing identity of this fascinating town. Listen here.
All profits from the CD sales of Ros Bandt’s Tarhu Connections go towards educational programmes for refugees in the Young Citizens of the World program, in Hania, Crete. For more information, please visit the Creative-Intercultural-Dialogue website here.