Presented by Systa BB

Interview

The Good, The Dub & The Global: The Extraordinary Experiences Behind The Australian Art Orchestra

Formed in 1994, the Australian Art Orchestra explores contemporary music cultures predominantly through improvisation. As Systa BB says, their music is about conversations – and their collaborations reflect contemporary Australia, having teamed up with acclaimed local artists, including the late, great Ruby Hunter and Mindy Meng Weng.

Bandleader Peter Knight and vocalist Sunny Kim appear on The Good, The Dub & The Global to discuss the band’s long history and diverse collaborations, their new album Hand To Earth, and a deeper conversation about how the recording experience affected different artists. “I never know if it’s the appropriate thing to say or share, but the experience has been extraordinary," Sunny says. "The creative experience really deepened when we sang the ‘Guguk (Bush Dove)’ song – we were talking about Mother Earth and how we have to join to protect her. It was a very emotional conversation.”

Image Credit Sung Hyun Sohn

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