NyilipidgiPresented as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Nyilipidgi will be a landmark premiere exploring the musical traditions of Australia’s first people at the Malthouse Theatre on Wednesday 3 June 2015.

The ancestor creates his land again, makes spears, hunts, weaves, dissolves into the wind and leaves us in the form of a plover.

The Monash Art Ensemble, a project of Monash’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and the Australian Art Orchestra, join forces with the Young Wagilak Group of South East Arnhem Land to premiere a new multi-movement suite by Paul Grabowsky titled Nyilipidgi.

Blending the musical heritage of Australia’s first people with contemporary composition and improvisation, this collaboration celebrates the reconciliatory power of music, showcasing master musicians from the world’s oldest living culture alongside some of the country’s finest jazz artists.

Merlyn Theatre – The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
Performance: Wednesday 3 June 2015 – 7.00pm
Bookings: (03) 9685 5111

For more information, visit: www.melbournejazz.com for details.

Image: Nyilipidgi