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Tunnel Number Five

Prepare yourself for a series of sonic adventures, staged within Darwin’s haunting WWII Oil Storage Tunnels.

Directed by Melbourne-based shakuhachi performer and composer Anne Norman, this inspired project combines musical talent from across Australia to deliver new and culturally diverse soundscapes, created in response to the reverberant tunnel. A series of standing waves of delicate sounds wash over the audience, bouncing off both ends of the tunnel and returning in new patterns of interference – building in intensity and eventually dying to a whispered magic.

For a unique listening experience, audience members place their own seat (byo chair) within the length of the tunnel and, during the interval, are invited to relocate their seat for a new listening perspective. Incorporating shakuhachi, strings, percussion, Yolgnu songmen and Papuan singers, the festival runs for five days with what promised to be a series of breathtaking listening experiences.

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