Laniakea II – Askill & Bonshek

Bathe in the sounds of an ever expanding universe

Join gong master Dr Michael Askill as he navigates a multilayered soundscape that evokes the movement of stars in our expanding universe.

Laniakea (lah•nee•ah•keh•ah) is  the Hawaiian word for immeasurable heavens, and is the name of the galaxy supercluster that is home to the Milky Way and approximately 100,000 other nearby galaxies.

Laniakea II was collaboratively composed by Corrina Bonshek & Michael Askill. It combines Askill’s centred & sensitive improvisations within a structural frame and soundscape devised by Bonshek that is skillfully spatialised and treated with live effects by Anna Whitaker. 

Experience a different sense of space and time in this mesmeric and beautiful work. 

Listen to this 25minute work on Bandcamp or Spotify.

Can be performed with Song to the Earth III.


Composers: Corrina Bonshek & Michael Askill

Performer: Michael Askill

Live effects & spatialisation: Anna Whitaker

Producer: Corrina Bonshek & Collaborators

Touring Cast/Crew (2 pax)

Laniakea II was created with support from HOTA Home of Arts and the City of Gold Coast through HOTA’s Creative Development Program 2019, Creative New Zealand and The Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. 

Corrina Bonshek & Collaborators is proudly supported by City of Gold Coast.

Laniakea II is the second half of a 45-min live music and digital dance film installation created by Corrina Bonshek & Collaborators and Daniel Belton & Good Company Arts. 

Presentation History

2022 | Brisbane Festival, Brisbane’s Art Boat, Museum of the Moon.

2019 | HOTA – Home of the Arts, Creative Development Showing.

Presenter Info

Laniakea II is available for presentation in 2024 and 2025 either

Email 0435 247 874

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