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Making musical magic with our most precious resource

Produced by the City of Sydney

A performance by musicians Ben Fink and Mark Elliott exploring the musical possibilities of water. Vocals and soprano sax will play across looped sonic landscapes created from vessels filled with water.

Followed by a film screening:
The Water Diary (2006)
Director: Jane Campion
Duration: 17 minutes

This event is one of the many public programs around H2O: Water Bar– a reflective, glassy glistening installation by Janet Laurence that allows you to sample a variety of water sourced from diverse regions of Australia.
Come and join in the conservation conversation!

Ben Fink:
An integral member of the Australian independent music scene for over 15 years, Ben has toured, recorded, composed, with acts such as Lior, The Whitlams, Christa Hughes, Lily Dior, iOTA, Miriam Lieberman, Waiting for Guinness, The Stiff Gins, Voices from the Vacant Lot and King Clam, co-writing The Whitlams single “Best Work”, Lior’s indie hit “I’ll Forget You” and Lily Dior’s “Love is like a River”. Current projects include alt-indie duo, Close to Forever, with Dale Caldwell, an exciting old school blues project with Christa Hughes, the Loud Hailers as well as his solo project. His first solo album …”continue to breathe normally…” is an intricate musical tapestry that traverses elements of soul, folk, groove, blues and jazz, all brought together and unified by his unique and powerful voice.
He has worn many different hats, as composer, MD, guitarist, singer, performer with the likes of STC, Stalker Theatre, Belvoir Theatre, and The Performance Space. Ben runs a successful private practice as a vocal coach and vocal technique instructor.

Mark Eliott:
Mark Eliott’s art practice spans a variety of media in particular glassblowing, music and animation. His interests include fluid substances such as water and molten glass as well as the interplay between improvisation, structure and narrative. Mark has performed with Ben – on various music projects usually as saxophonist.


This is an Art & About project.
Our city shines in every season, and now Art & About Sydney allows to you celebrate each one with our ongoing program.
After 13 years of a festival-style program that jam-packed one month with temporary public art, we’re committing to a yearlong calendar of creativity.
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Sunday 28 February 2016 from 6pm to 8pm



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