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Sounding the Condamine (2009)
A celebration of the Condamine Bell


Sounding the Condamine was an outdoor installation and performance work celebrating the sound of the historic Condamine Bell. On the banks of Dogwood Creek at Gil Weir, 20 artists, dancers and musicians animated the landscape in a tribute to the iconic bell that gave drovers safety, comfort and an incredibly refined musical ear!

The event included a musical treasure map to guide guests through the installation, a mass bell-ringing, and a concert featuring new work by six Queensland composers, all featuring the bell. Many guests brought their own Condamine bells, which became a magical part of the event.

The development and presentation of Sounding the Condamine is generously funded by Q150 and the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

Who: Director Vanessa Tomlinson Composers Stephen Newcomb, Robert Davidson, Erik Griswold, Stephen Leek Sound Artists Lawrence English, Kumi Kato Designer/Photos Sharka Bosakova, Mover Jan Baker-Finch Musicians Hannah Reardon-Smith, Janet McKay, Hannah Macklin, Ben Marks, Maid To Sing Video Simon Wearne
What: Site-specific community music event celebrating the Condamine bell.
When & Where: 18 April 2009, Gil Weir, Miles-Condamine Road.
2 May 2009, Queensland Conservatorium.


Arts Queensland Griffith University