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Sound Performance | Jorge Rico and Glenn Barry: Sounds of Connection

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Event description

Glenn Barry (Gamilaraay) and Jorge Rico respond to Rainbow Serpent (Version). Immerse yourself in the sounds of the didgeridoo, clapsticks, flute, and guitar as they evoke sounds of connection and harmony.

This live activation is presented as a part of Daniel Boyd: Rainbow Serpent (Version).


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We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers, as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds.

The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor, and we welcome guide and support dogs.

If you plan to attend this event and have specific support needs we can accommodate, please contact, call (07) 3252 5750, or ask our friendly staff on-site. Read our access information for visitors here.


Guest Biographies

Glenn Barry is a Gamilaraay First Nations man. As part of cultural learning and responsibility, he utilises the sound vibrations of the Yidaki (Didgeridoo) to bring gii/dhuwi (heart and soul) into the world of feeling. As part of his Ph.D. research and practice in the area of spiritual well-being and healing of First Nation music, he loves the way the Yidaki aligns the spirit and grounds with the Earth, grounding our spirit like an emu (Dhinawan) while soaring like an eagle (Kaputhin). Reflecting the central significance of advancing authentic Australian identity, his goal is to bring a culturally interactive approach to allow the audience to feel included and actively embedded with the music and connect to their pure heart energy.

Jorge Rico has been playing traditional musical instruments since he was a young teenager.  Through his music, he seeks to evoke the mystical stories of his ancestors through the haunting sounds of the pan flutes and traditional bamboo flutes. Most recently he has collaborated in sound healing events with artists and healers from various traditions, including Native American and Australian Aboriginal traditions, highlighting the deep connection he feels between ancestral Indigenous music, art and culture of First Nations Australians.

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