This is our daughter Esme. Her mother @coraliekane is a force of nature and the love of my life. Both of her grandmothers are strong and deeply capable women who are the axles around which family spins. Her great grandmothers dealt with experinces that would test even the most resilliant among us and grew stronger for it. The other day someone commented to Esme on her cuteness, and as we walked away she said to me unprompted, “I’m not cute. I’m fierce.” I can only do what I do but for the grace of these awesome people and I’m deeply thankful to be surrounded by so many incredible women, both friends and family. I love you all. Mind you, when this girl hits 14 - I’m a dead man.
Thanks to @brigidwd and @guardianaustralia for this thoughtful piece on Siren Song in Perth. Link in bio. @supplefox @perthfest #sirensong
Final flight tonight, Perth! 7.08pm This footage was taken by the extraordinary @rotorlift_helicopters crew. Thanks Thomas and Jonathan for the mad skills, patience and lols. Big thanks to @perthfest for having us and treating us real nice and all the artists who trusted us with their voices @karlahart1 @kristelkickett @taratibamusic @deborahcheetham @tanyatagaq Carolyn Connors and my wonderful collaborators, the legendary @supplefox #sirensong #perthfest
Dusk Perth 7:10 Friday. Moments later the chopper flew through the remanents of the rainbow while voices filled the sky. #sirensong @supplefox @perthfest
Tomorrow I'll be writing the piece for the final dusk #sirensong performances as part of an open studio for the @perthfest @supplefox will be there at some stage, as might our amazing pilots from @rotorlift_helicopters to discuss the flight plan. There will also be time for Q&A in the middle of the session as well as a panel discussion at the end. It's an informal session and a great chance to join me in staring at some audio software for a few hours and listening to things unfold.
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre - Cnr. Roe & William, Perth.
12pm – 2pm – Open Studio
2pm – 2.30pm – Q&A
3pm – 5pm – Open Studio
Only 5 evening #sirensong performances remain... #perth see you on St Georges Terrace at 7:12pm @perthfest @taratibamusic
With great power comes great responsibility. @supplefox
This is the voice of Tara Tiba over Perth at around 6:05am this morning. @taratibamusic #sirensong @deborahcheetham @supplefox @perthfest @perthisok
It is a massive privilege to be entrusted with the voices, songs and language of the Noongar community and to be offered such support and guidance through the whole process of bringing Siren Song to Perth. Tonight our path is cleared with the Gnarnk-Ba Karla Waarnginy ceremony before Siren Song begins.
In the words of the Noongar Elders:
We reclaim Stillness, Connection, Quietness
#sirensong @perthfest @supplefox @rotorlift_helicopters @deborahcheetham @taratibamusic
Siren Song begins in Perth at dusk this evening. This is the voice of @deborahcheetham
@supplefox @rotorlift_helicopters #sirensong @perthfest @perthisok