Maatakitj (self-titled)

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Abstract

The new Maatakitj self-titled album offers twelve songs in the endangered Noongar language and song tradition of Western Australia. It distils and recontextualises songs created by Clint Bracknell for ground-breaking world-first projects including a full Shakespeare production in an Indigenous Australian language (Hecate 2020) and a major composition for the venerated Kronos Quartet (Bindara 2023). Voice, percussion, and electric guitar were tracked live to reflect the energy and spontaneity in Maatakitj performances for SONG CIRCLE, a four-hour, five-night corroboree event celebrating Noongar song and dance as part of the inaugural EVERNOW festival, 4 - 8 October 2023 in the centre of Perth, Western Australia.
Original languageNoongar
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2023

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