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Review: Tunnel Number Five – Song of the Land: Song of the People

Walking out of the small dark entrance in the side of the hill, I wanted immediately to go back in and experience it all again, if only to confirm it hadn’t been some gloriously atmospheric, sonically charged dream. 172 underground metres of WWII tunnel makes for a jaw dropping concert hall – like being inside a giant ear canal with waves of sound washing over you from all directions. The voices of the yidaki and yolngu songmen playing with the cello and shakuhachi are still singing through my imagination. A reverent, hyper sensory and utterly unique experience. 

Anna Dowd | Off The Leash Magazine | Thursday 18 August 2016 | WWII Oil Storage Tunnels, Darwin 

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