The Sonus2 Tour

23 August – 6 September 2020

Olive Knight, Stephen Pigram, Esfandiar Shahmir, Tristen Parr and Tos Mahoney & guests – a celebration of music and story through the Kimberley

Kununurra | Warmun | Halls Creek | Kooljaman | Djarindjin | Lombadina | One Arm Point | Beagle Bay | Broome

Tura New Music presents the 2020 installment of the multi-award-winning Regional Touring Program, the Sonus2 Tour with a program that speaks directly to the places and communities of the Kimberley.

The Sonus2 Tour features Kimberley singer-songwriters Olive Knight and Stephen Pigram with a cross-cultural ensemble of instrumentalists, Iranian percussionist Esfandiar Shahmir, cellist Tristen Parr and flautist Tos Mahoney. The touring artists are renowned in their own right and now come together for the first time to present a wealth of original, new music as well as captivating collaborations with local artists.

The Tour ensemble will also collaborate with musicians across the Kimberley including Patrick Davies and Danny Marr.

Sonus2 is a meeting of cultural forces, ancient and contemporary, through songs of outback Australia and newly commissioned music for the tour. New songs, new works and new arrangements feature in a program reflecting the Kimberley communities and landscape travelled through. Tura presents this cross-cultural journey weaving a rich tapestry of uniquely Australian music, celebrating the sounds of the Kimberley.

Tura’s Regional Projects promote collaboration and direct involvement with the musicians by participants and audiences. Through the music outreach programs, the touring artists engage directly with individuals and groups in the communities, encouraging direct interaction with the musicians and provides access, involvement, and active participation with music.

This Tour, as with all of Tura’s award-winning Regional Programs, has come about from 19 years of community engagement and deep relationship building.