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ATMOS: Making Tracks

Slip on some headphones and delve into the sounds and stories of Top End music at the latest instalment of Atmos.

By Tamara Howie

Part mix-tape, part love-song, Atmos: Making Tracks is a listening party that will be a journey through the Top End of the Territory, curated by Off The Leash music editor and ABC radio presenter Liz Trevaskis.

“(It will bring) to life the unimaginable stories, the seemingly insurmountable distances, the joy, and the music, that make this a place like nowhere else in the world,” she says.

“It really is a bit of a love song. An ode to a land that cradles such remarkable histories, people and songs in its deep nooks and distant places... a place where you have to stop and listen deeply to really understand what’s going on around you.”

Some of the stories were inspired by conversations Trevaskis had with artists on air at ABC.

“I’ve been blown away by a couple of the stories that I’ve found, expecting to hear something fun and sort of musical, but then finding that I’ve been taken on a real journey somewhere completely unexpected,” she says.

“I now understand more about this place we call home – I hope that’s the experience people who come along have.”

The stories in Atmos are not necessarily about contemporary music, but a broader look at what it means to live and create in the NT.

“I think there’s something in all these stories about how everything feels so linked together, there’s something very connected through the Territory when it comes to life. There always seems to be these little moments of synchronicity and extra special connections,” Trevaskis says.

“It should be a really fun experience, there might be some quite intense moments in there, but it’s a celebration of the Top End.”

THU 15 & FRI 16 NOV | 7PM BROWN’S MART | $20 | storyprojects.com.au

See the event listing.

Image: Nichole Taylor Photograpy

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