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National Museum of Australia presents Grigoryan Brothers : This is us : a musical reflection of Australia / Grigoryan Brothers.

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Author Grigoryan Brothers (Musical group)
Title National Museum of Australia presents Grigoryan Brothers : This is us : a musical reflection of Australia / Grigoryan Brothers.
Other title This is us : a musical reflection of Australia
A musical reflection of Australia
Publisher &/or associated date/s Canberra, A.C.T. : National Museum of Australia ; Australian Broadcasting Corporation [2021].
Description 39 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Note "Commissioned by the National Museum of Australia with support from Ulrike Klein AO and our Donor Community"--back cover.
Contents Love token -- Deep time -- Southern Sky -- Journey women -- Love and forgiveness -- Song for the road -- Fred's vision -- Stolen -- Dons bat -- Thylacine -- Hunters edge -- Dan tre -- Desperation -- Mourning dress -- A fortunate wind -- Two homes, one heart -- Our land -- Hidden past.
Performers Composed and performed by Griogoryan Brothers (Slava Grigoryan, Leonard Grigoryan).
Summary A musical exploration of Australia's history and heritage. Inspired by iconic objects from the National Museum of Australia, guitar superstars, the Grigoryan Brothers, have created an expansive, yet intimate, musical vision of what it means to be Australian. Commissioned by the Museum, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan selected 18 evocative objects : 'We chose artefacts that try to represent some of our First Nations' history as well as colonisation, migration, innovation and stories of love and loss. We were deeply moved by all of them. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the National Museum, This Is Us marks the first time the Grigoryan Brothers have released an album that consists entirely of their original compositions. The creative process was challenged by COVID 19 lockdowns and border closures, with Slava in Adelaide and Leonard in Sydney : 'This was the first time we had collaborated compositionally as a duo, and being cut off from each other, we had to create a new approach. After splitting up the list between us, we individually developed a concept for each piece and then shared our ideas remotely, going back and forth until the pieces took shape.' From ancient Arnhem Land ochre to a 1946 hand made prototype Holden sedan; from a whole, preserved thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) to Don Bradman's first cricket bat and Fred Hollows' lens case; from a convict love token to a lifebuoy from the Tampa , This Is Us takes us an evocative and unforgettable musical journey through Australia's history and heritage.
Local note Booklet held only.
Subjects National Museum of Australia -- Collections
Guitar music
Other Corporate Bodies National Museum of Australia
Series ABC classics
Call number NMA G 2021
NMA 2021 (2 copies)
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Item Information
Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Status Due Date
A00953685 NMA 2021
General Collection   . *, Not for Loan .  
A00953732 NMA 2021
General Collection   . *, Not for Loan .  
A00953834 NMA G 2021
General Collection   . Available to Museum Staff .  
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