Composer

Danny Krivan

Photo by Gloria van der Meer

Composer

Danny Krivan came to Australia from New Zealand in 1990 and as a multi-instrumentalist has worked with numerous bands, as well as composing, recording and producing music of all types. He was first introduced to the connecting Identities project in 2009 as one of the contributing musicians and has gradually increased involvement writing and producing the music for both the Steam-Packet and Barwon Head events for Mountain to Mouth in 2016.

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Rod Gear

Composer

I graduated from the Victorian College of the arts, specializing in the double bass. I’m also a recording engineer and music instructor. Keel-la, written for CONNECTING IDENTITIES, is a short musical piece that highlights the tension between the present and the past, flight and repetition, arrival and yearning. The city of Geelong is in the process of change, of re-assessing past identities. Keel-la (the word for walk in Wathaurong) seeks to give voice to some of these elements. At times the music hints at flight and yet the rhythmic repitition refrains it. The indigenous sounds seek to harmonise with the contempory and vice versa. The sung melody (Kella-walk) floats a voice from above, time to walk, time to slow down, time to reflect.