Omega Ensemble announces a special online conversation with Dr Lou Bennett on what would have been the world premiere of Bennett’s new work written especially for them. The talk is free but registration is required (see below).
Join Bennett in discussion with composer and broadcaster Julian Day as she explores her music, career, and composing for Omega Ensemble.
Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung, Dr Lou Bennett AM is one of Australia’s most prestigious and prolific performers. Over the past thirty years, Bennett has had various roles as songwriter, artistic director, composer, actor and soundscape designer, including as a founding member of Tiddas and transforming the Black Arm Band into an acclaimed Indigenous performing arts company. As Westpac Fellow at Melbourne University, Bennett continues her research in Indigenous language retrieval, reclamation and regeneration.
Commissioned by Omega Ensemble, Bennett’s new work titled nyerrnur, nyarkur – to hear, to see was to have received its world premiere as part of the Ensemble’s national tour this month. These performances have been postponed to 2022.
Joined by popular composer and broadcaster Julian Day, Bennett will discuss her music, career, and composing for Omega Ensemble.
Thursday 16 September, 7:00pm
Online via Zoom Webinar
Approx. duration: 45-50 mins
Talks are free
Please register to receive a link to the webinar and reminders.