Presented by Corrina Bonshek & Collaborators and DeepBlue Orchestra
Stroll through a forest of musicians in this immersive, live orchestra event performed by DeepBlue and master percussionist Dr Michael Askill.
Illuminated by awe-inspiring light installations and featuring an original score by contemporary classical composer Corrina Bonshek, Song to the Earth is an intimate music performance inspired by patterns and cycles from nature.
Experience the music up-close, from right next to the players. Take an adventure in sound that speaks to our ecological challenges today.
Optional: Community engagement with young musicians aged 13-20 years with mentoring by DeepBlue and Michael Askill. Local partners are required for recruitment.
Artistic direction & composition Dr Corrina Bonshek
Performed by DeepBlue, Dr Michael Askill, and local musicians
Community engagement & music mentoring: DeepBlue, Dr Michael Askill
Large-scale installation by Mimi Dennett
Lighting design by Wes Bluff
Wearable & small scale light installations by Tiffany Beckwith-Skinner
Sound design by Anna Whitaker and Corrina Bonshek
Live sound & bow lighting by Rhys Tyack
Movement and formations Evan Setiawan, Wayne Jennings & Greta Kelly
Movement consultant Meredith Elton
2022 Producing Team: Corrina Bonshek & Collaborators and DeepBlue Orchestra
Song to the Earth was co-commissioned by City of Gold Coast, Bleach*Festival and the Queensland Government through the Regional Arts Development Fund and the Office of the Commonwealth Games and other funding sources.
Song to the Earth had its first stage creative development as part of Inherit the Wind, a collaborative and community-engaged performance project directed and produced by Meredith Elton, with circular light installation concept by Kristian Baggerson.
2021 | Rockhampton River Festival
2021 | Boom! International Festival of Percussion (Song to the Earth III only).
2021 | Kingston Butter Factory, Logan
2021 | Redland Performing Arts Centre
2018 | Bleach* Festival and Festival 2018 of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) arts and culture program, April 7 & 8, Gold Coast, AU.
2018 | Flowstate Festival, May 16-19, Brisbane AU.
2017 | Bleach* Festival (Pilot as part of Inherit the Wind), AU