The Rivers Sing
wed 26 May—sun 6 June | The River

The Rivers Sing
Deborah Cheetham AO, Byron J Scullin, Thomas Supple

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RISING’s call in the heart of the city. A large-scale sonic artwork uniting the suburbs, the city and Country with the people who call them home.

The Rivers Sing

Hear the water swirl and flow. Its currents chanting all around you. The rivers are singing now, in the first and last light of the day.

Over 6 weeks in the lead-up to RISING, The Rivers Sing will wind its way along the Birrarung and Maribyrnong rivers, collecting and layering the voices of singers, in this large-scale sonic artwork composed by acclaimed opera singer Deborah Cheetham AO, with artists Thomas Supple and Byron J. Scullin.

As their journey comes to an end, the voices swell in the heart of Birrarung, uniting an urban environment of concrete and glass and the landscape that lies beneath. Echoing from the water across the streets of our city. This is our call—head to an ancient meeting place on the river’s banks at sunrise and sunset, and hear a song for the stories yet to come.

The Rivers Sing began its journey down the Birrarung and Maribyrnong at the TarraWarra Museum of Art for the 2021 Biennial.

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  • IMAGE CREDITS: KRISTOFFER PAULSEN

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