Welcome to the Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2014.
a celebration of diverse devotional music, ceremony and art 5th - 21st September
- THIS YEAR
Now in our fourth year, we continue to bring communities and artists together to showcase the many ancient traditions and cross cultural musical experiments.The Sydney Sacred Music Festival is again between the two worlds of ancient and contemporary, showcasing diverse devotional music and the spirit of innovation from the 5– 21 September.
This year, two new cross cultural music performances at Parramatta and Campbelltown are taking on the challenge of working with the ‘moment’ to produce new Australian work, using different approaches. One showcasing established and international legends of world music and the other sharing the hidden musical talents of Western Sydney.
At Parramatta, the debut performance of the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra and their ‘sacred symphony’, the ‘three sides of love and death’, will use world instruments to bring a new life to the classical music form, while at Campbelltown, Simon Barker’s ‘Mujing’, inspired by the art of Chinese Bonsai, will craft and meld Buddhist chants and instrumentation into improvised song cycles.
The Sydney Sacred Music Festival travels to Mosman, Blacktown, Sydney CBD, Campbelltown, Bondi, Parramatta, Blue Mountains and several places in between and would like to acknowledge the vision of the following organisations for their assistance in making the Festival happen each year:
Parramatta Riverside Theatres; Campbelltown Arts Centre; Blacktown Arts Centre; Fairfield Museum and Gallery; Parramatta Artists Studios; Music Hunter Projects
Celebrating the unity in diversity.
World whistling champion & Sufi musician Asim Goreshi
The Rhythm Divine, ABC RN
Forgiveness – Uncle Max Harrison
Aboriginal Elder of the Yuin people shares a very personal lesson in life
ABC News 24 – Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2013
ABC News 24 story that covers several performers at the 2013 Festival. Featuring Shohrat Tursun and more…
One day in bankstown
A short film by Richard Petkovic for the Bankstown Arts Centre, looking at the sacred in the music lives of local musicians
Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra – Ngoc Tuan Hoang’s Story
Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2012
Introduction to SSMF.