A unique and inspiring concert, performed in its Australian premiere at Monash University by Marliya, Felix Riebl, Briggs and in a special Melbourne appearance, Christine Anu.
Spinifex Gum is a powerful song cycle that reflects on the dramatic contrasts of the Pilbara region of northern WA through new and unique choral music. It is a distinctly Australian experience – equal part provocative and uplifting, and intended to inspire national dialogue through music.
“an artistically stunning, thoughtful and evocative collection of songs that demand to be heard” The Music
“Riebl’s voice should be classified as a national treasure…” The AU Review
Directed by Felix Riebl
Assistant Director Ollie McGill
Conductor Lyn Williams OAM
Choreographer Deborah Brown
Lighting and Video Designer Mark Howett
Sound Designer Gideon Cozens
Songs by Felix Riebl
Beats and Arrangements by Ollie McGill, except Locked Up (F.Riebl / O.McGill / A.Briggs) and Make it Rain (T.A.Waits / K.Brennan)
Cultural Advisor Michael Woodley, CEO Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival and Monash Academy of Performing Arts.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
This project has been supported by the Ryan Cooper Family Foundation.