At the same time, we are listening intently to each other and having a musical dialogue. In terms of visual inspiration, we’re trying to convey the heart of Australia with dream-like sequences alongside landscape depictions and animal mimicry, and echoes of tribal lores, drawing on a myriad musical influences and aiming to create a unique and authentic soundscape of Australia.
What kind of statement do you wantto make with this project?
This project is a symbol of how different cultures should focus on living together in harmony, which is something both Gumaroy and myself believe in.
For a while, I have been fascinated by Indigenous music and the original cultures of this continent and I have been trying to find a way to explore this through music. I contacted Gumaroy late last year, and discovered he was interested in collaborating with Western instruments as well. So, we met for a jam, and soon it was clear that we both loved the intermixing and merging of our sound worlds. Since then we have had a few sessions. Each time, new territory is explored and the music seems to flow effortlessly.