"There's something preternaturally soothing about the voice of Gurrumul... His music is as approachable as it is otherworldly." — The New York Times
Aboriginal singer Gurrumul is a stunningly unique voice in the contemporary global landscape, and in this world premiere he pays tribute to the spiritual richness of north east Arnhemland and the gospel songs of his youth.
As a child on Elcho Island, Gurrumul's musical world was influenced not only by the traditional music of his clan but by the gospel hymns he heard at the local Methodist church. Now those songs are reimagined through the unique voice of one of our most treasured artists.
Joined by a choir and expanding the sounds he heard as a boy, this concert is a deeply human encounter between cultures and across time.
This performance is one of three Saturday evening performances to choose from in the Supersense Full Festival Pass or the Saturday Festival Pass.
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Supersense is full of exciting, extreme and entertaining performances. By upgrading to a pass you'll get to see punk matriarch Lydia Lunch, shaman of the six-stringed Marc Ribot, pop-renegade Ariel Pink, The Necks' Chris Abrahams solo, Melbourne icons HTRK and Chunky Move together and more! Limited availability.
All performance times will be released on Friday 17 July.
The festival takes place in a variety of Arts Centre Melbourne locations, including the main theatres and also various back stage areas. All Friday and Saturday evening events will take place in Arts Centre Melbourne's theatres and audience members will have allocated seating.Sunday's performance of John Cale + Special Guests will be performed at Hamer Hall. Events on Friday night and during the day on Saturday will take place throughout various backstage areas and where seating is available, it will be unallocated.
Yes, all Arts Centre Melbourne venues are accessible. For all accessibility bookings, please contact 1300 182 183.
Tickets will be distributed within 7-10 working days of purchase. On the day of the event, all pass holders will need to exchange their ticket for a wristband at the box office. More information will be sent out to pass holders closer to the Festival. Single ticket holders (tickets purchased without a pass) will only have access to the event that they purchased a ticket to.
The following events have allocated seating: the opening night of Tao Dance Theatre on Thursday 6 August, all Saturday evening events (The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Gurrumul, Discreet + Oblique) and Sunday evening's performance of John Cale. All events that are included in the Friday Pass and Saturday Pass (during the day) are General Admission.
As part of the Saturday pass, audience members can choose one evening event. People who wish to see more than one evening event will need to purchase an additional single ticket. Please check the times of all Saturday evening events, as some run concurrently.