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Performance dates & times

Sunday 23 Feb
5:00 PM

Running Time 60 minutes

Price range

Hand to Earth is available for purchase as part of a Meeting Points Series package.

4 Show package 30% off*
3 Show package 25% off*
2 Show package 15% off*
*Discount applies only to full price tickets. There is a + $8.95 service charge per order


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Three musicians. One sound.

One of Korea’s most sought after jazz vocalists Sunny Kim, Yolngu song-man Daniel Wilfred and multidisciplinary musician and trumpeter Peter Knight return for their third collaboration, Hand to Earth.

Together they sing of the stars, of fire, and of the cooling rain, against Knight’s floating trumpet notes and electronic crackles. Their effortless collaboration spans continents and cultures, expressing a deeply human commonality.

Wilfred sings in language and is the keeper of Yolngu manikay (songs) from North East Arnhem Land. These songs can be traced back over 40,000 years and is the oldest continuously practised music tradition in the world. Kim sings in English and Korean and intones wordless gestures that invoke raw elemental forces.

Their voices meld into the electronic atmosphere created by Knight (Artistic Director, Australian Art Orchestra) who draws on the minimalism of Brian Eno and Jon Hassell to create a bed for these beautifully contrasting voices.

Following the overwhelming success of The Hearkening (2017) and Hand to Earth (2018), the trio’s latest collaboration represents contemporary Australia at its best; sophisticated, inclusive, diverse, and forward looking.

About Meeting Points Series

A contemporary concert series for the curious.

Meeting Points Series is an intimate collection of concerts curated by Peter Knight, Artistic Director of Australian Art Orchestra. Returning for its third year, this program brings together musical styles and performers from across the globe in a series of unexpected collaborations. Experience a mesmerising series of never-before-seen works and cross-cultural compositions in our most exciting line-up yet.

Artist Line-Up

Meeting Points Series is a creative collaboration between Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Art Orchestra.

Sunny Kim – vocals, electronics (Seoul/Melbourne)
Daniel Wilfred – vocals, bilma (Ngukurr, Arnhem Land)
Peter Knight – trumpet, electronics (Melbourne)

  • Australian Art Orchestra
  • The Australian Council for the Arts
  • Asia TOPA
  • Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Sidney Myer Fund
  • Portland House Foundation
  • City of Melbourne
Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian governments.

Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Art Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which Meeting Points Series is held, the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation and pay our respect to their Elders past, present and future.

Photo: Tobias Titz

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