Sound Bridges : A Profile of Gurrumul single work   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'n April 2011 the Australian edition of Rolling Stone featured a cover photo of Yolngu multi-instrumentalist and singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. The headline ‘Australia’s most important voice’ crawls along the sleeve of Gurrumul’s pinstriped suit, while the band names The National and Primal Scream hover above his shoulder. In the midst of so much noise, the portrait by Sydney photographer Adrian Cook embodies a still silence. Across Gurrumul’s torso lies the body of his guitar, held by lithe-fingered hands. Both gesture and posture suggest reserve and quiet: a stark juxtaposition with the idea of a ‘national primal scream’ that adjacent cover lines scramble to invent.' (Author's introduction)

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  • Appears in:
    y Australian Book Review ABR; Indigenous Issue no. 372 June-July 2015 8692492 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 24-36
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    y The Best Australian Essays 2015 Geordie Williamson (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2015 8973575 2015 anthology essay

    'In The Best Australian Essays 2015, Geordie Williamson compiles the year's outstanding short non-fiction. Read Helen Garner on condescension, DBC Pierre on travel, Ceridwen Dovey on autobiography, Tim Winton on injury, Anna Krien on first love, and Nicolas Rothwell on the northern coast. With bracing essays on politics, music, literature, history, art, sport and more, this impressive anthology will entrance, stimulate and entertain.' (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2015
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