Launching ORIGINS 2019
4 March, 2019
Indigneous Australian violinist and composer Eric Avery performed in the Great Court of the British Museum on March 1st, giving us a great platform to launch the 2019 ORIGINS programme!
Eric's performance was a response to the exhibition Reimagining Captain Cook: Pacific Perspectives, and included music modelled on that of Cook's own day, seamlessly interwoven with Aboriginal musical styles and Indigneous language.
Eric Avery is a Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist. As part of his practice Eric plays the violin, dances and composes music. Working with his family’s custodial songs he seeks to revive and continue an age old legacy- continuing the tradition of singing in his tribe- utilising his talents to combine and create an experience of his peoples’ culture.
And avid violinist, Eric started learning classical music ‘by ear’ when he was 11 and continued to train at the Australian Institute of Music. He combines his skills on the violin to perform classical music and create new contemporary music expressing his Koori (NSW Aboriginal) heritage.