Surrender to the mesmeric frequencies of three powerful voices as they call out across space and time.
Tower Divas is a new composition and collaboration, directed and sound-designed by Gold Coast-based contemporary composer Corrina Bonshek, and co-created and performed by three awe-inspiring and deeply earthed artists: Yolngu songstress Gambirra Illume, Maori sonic weaver Whaia, and Korean-born vocalist and improviser Sunny Kim.
These four women weave a sonic bridge between cultures, the natural world, and the intrinsic elements of life. This highly original and moving performance is part ritual, part sound healing, and all heart.
Concept and collaborative direction: Dr Corrina Bonshek.
Singer and co-composer: Gambirra Illume
Singer and co-composer: WHAIA
Singer and co-composer: Sunny Kim
Soundscape, spatialisation & co-composer: Dr Corrina Bonshek
Costume Design & Creation: WHAIA
Live sound: Aaron Mason
Cultural Consultant during 1st stage development: Professor Mary Graham, Kombumerri Elder of the Yugambeh Nation.
Commissioned by Bleach Festival
Stage 1 development March 2020 supported by Bleach Festival.
Stage 2 development July 2021 supported by Bleach Festival & Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Stage 3 development planned for 2022 with presentation at Bleach Festival in August 2023.