A digital acoustic sanctuary of Jaara Jaara box ironbark woodlands, North Central Victoria, Australia. Created by Sound Artist Ros Bandt with the kind permission of Uncle Brien Nelson, Jaara Jaara elder.
Catching the Jaara Jaara windsongs on the breezes. Aunty Alice Kelly said the sounds the harps trapped reached wayback back to the dreamtime bringing us all in together. So glad they are singing again.They now have a home defining listening at the acoustic sanctuary.
Every time I listen in I feel the power of listening to country.
People gathering in the bush for CD launch of Jaara Jaara Seasons
Go to Jaara Jaara Seasons CD page at the top to listen to samples.
Welcome ceremony: celebrating a year of box-ironbark country
Audience (approx. 250 people) wander between listening points where musicians contact each other through the surround sound set up and the composed bush sounds. Finding and being in Jaara habitat. Sensing the place.
Last checks before the performance with Ros, composer and Jim, sound engineer.
Jim Atkins, the surround sound maverick who installed the 6 channel surround sound immersive environment through 55 acres of bush, including the live feed from the hydrophone in the middle dam so we could hear the underwater sounds through the speakers as people arrived at the site. Air sounds and underwater sounds.
Musicians off into the bush to find their speaker listening stations and test the radio mikes. Arthur and Minako facilitating.
These harps have been composed and recorded in several major works, Mungo in Sonic Archeology CD Move Records, Blue Gold CD Hearing Places, and now JaaraJaara Seasons CD Available www.hearingplaces.com