The Echoes Project is an ongoing collaborative project, creating contemporary ritual in response to urban sites in Australia.
Lead collaborators - Ria Soemardjo and Janette Hoe draw from personal connections to Malaysian-Chinese and Indonesian ceremonial traditions. Featuring intricate rhythmic compositions inspired by the rich heritage of Indonesian and Middle Eastern musical traditions.
The Echoes Project 2018 : The Seafarer's Welcome, Mapping Melbourne Festival
A journey through the Mission to Seafarers site - a sanctuary for seafarers for the last 100 years and a symbol of old world generosity amidst the rapidly shifting landscape of the Docklands. The Echoes Projects artists evoke fragments of stories embedded in this site through mesmerising live soundscapes, movement and imagery. Featuring intricate rhythmic compositions inspired by the rich heritage of Indonesian and Middle Eastern musical traditions.
Ria Soemardjo - lead collaborator - voice/viola/percussion
Janette Hoe - design/dance artist
Pongjit (Jon) Saphakun - actor
Ron Reeves - khen (thai reed instrument)/percussion
Matt Stonehouse - percussion
Photo by DWV Photography
Presented by Mapping Melbourne Festival 2018
Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program