The Indian and Pacific Oceans share a vast, ancient and little known heritage, spanning 5,000 years and covering over half the Earth’s surface.
Artist Tim Cole and producer BaoBao Chen have spent the past eighteen months recording songs and filming with first nation artists on their land, with their guidance, across the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Over a hundred artists have been listening to and sharing songs, adding their musical response, creating a rich and unique cultural synthesis of this vast region. Too precious to lose.
In a premiere presentation, Small Island Big Song will bring together artists from Madagascar to Rapa Nui (Easter Island), from Taiwan to Papua New Guinea, in person and in cinematic presence, woven together by “Son et lumière” artist, Tim Cole, in a live cinema experience. (Work in Progress)
這場小島大歌概念首演，將是音樂家們第一次不再需要耳機，能夠面對面地玩音樂，提姆柯爾也將以Son et lumière的方式，結合影像投影及聲音設計，帶領大家從馬達加斯加到復活節島，從臺灣到巴布亞新幾內亞，一場跨領域及地域的體驗。
Small Island Big Song is a music and film project uniting the Indian and Pacific oceans through songs. It’s also a dream to a couple, two and half years ago, to address current environmental issues and to strenghten indigenous knowledge in this region. The goal is to produce powerful, organic, unique, and authentic artwork, reuniting this region, which share a common heritage and originated from Taiwan 5,000 years ago. http://www.smallislandbigsong.com/
Tim Cole, Australia Tim Cole is an Australian music producer/theatre visual designer/film director specialising in cross cultural indigenous arts projects - filmed, recorded and produced in the field, independently. His work has led him to some of the most remote and unique cultures of the Asia/Pacific region producing award winning projects including ‘Tabaran’ filmed in the shadow of a Papua New Guinean volcano, ‘Pintupi’, with the last Aboriginal tribe to leave their nomadic lifestyle and ‘Vanuatu Women’s Water Music’, directing a feature film capturing the unique culture of the Banks Islands, Vanuatu.
Artistic Director:Tim Cole, Australia Producer, Project Manager: BaoBao Chen, Taiwan sape’, vocals:Alena Murang, Malaysia Kundu, Garamut, Pate drums:Ben Hakalitz, Papua New Guinea Ukulele, vocals: Yoyo Tuki, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) (TBC) Panpipe, Shakers, vocals:Charles Maimarosia, Solomon Islands Son et Lumiere artist:Tim Cole, Australia Qoqaw, Pgagu, vocals:Piteyo Ukah, Taroko, Taiwan
Photo Credit: Small Island Big Song 小島大歌
In English, Austronesian and Mandarin.
Special Notes 注意事項
The event will include presentation and performance followed by a Q&A session. ■Presentation: In English ■ Performance: InAustronesian, the indigenous languages across the Indian and Pacific oceans. ■Q&A: In English and Mandarin.