live, is a revelation.”
~ MESS AND NOISE
It has been a dream in my heart for such a
long time to embrace and enfold a tribe of
like minded kindred spirits in my homeland.
A long ago love story that began on the
streets of Melbourne: The Blank Page. A place
to begin, a place to unlock and deliver the
three dimensional desire to create a bridge of
uncensored connectivity. A page to disqualify
the influence of manipulating language, a place
where the potential of us creating sounds that
defy the prisons of judgment and academia can
break through the membrane that separates us
and allow us to embrace each other in a state
of surrender devoid of division and confusion.
If we seek a way to escape the horror of
believing the things we are taught that bring
fear and ignorance we seek love. We seek
peace and a profound connection with our
fellow man and nature.
I have invited my dear friends and fellow
musicians to share their unique abilities and
passionate dedication to express and deliver a
message straight into your hearts.
James Orr, of course who has stood by me for
11 years in the face of adversity, especially my
own. We have together braved the unknown of
so many challenges and lived to tell the tale.
David Kuckermann, a dancing spirit of light
and soul and extraordinary ability. His hypnotic
finesse transcends materiality.
Gabriella Smart, an alchemist of innocent
I am also joined for the first time by performers
Anne Norman and Helen Mountfort who gently
bind and weave the secret language of the
earth and wind.
Sound poets arf arf, Michael Buckley, Frank
Lovece and Marisa Stirpe awaken a purity and
passion that wrenches at the very core tissue of
an embroidered raw incorruptibility.
Simon Bowley, a friend, a champion, a trusted
faithful man that has been pivotal in allowing
every detail of this journey to reach its true
potential, his dedication and humble consistency
have bound the very tissue of this arch to find
its way to the shores of Hamer Hall.
Tristan Upton, a silent surgeon overseeing and
performing miraculous cures to injured and
extremely tired pieces of equipment.
IMAGE | Astrid Baudine Photography
I wish in this note to also bring attention to the
commitment of our technical team that have
worked day and night to bring this opportunity
Astrid Williamson, whom I have worked side
by side with in concerts with Dead Can Dance,
co-composed with and relied on to champion
the team. Her staying power and dedication has
housed and enabled this work to be sound and
sincere to its original intention.