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Arcana | Alethea Coombe + collaborators

This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

Saturday 13 August 
8 – 9.30pm
Sunday 14 August 
4.30pm – 6pm
Founders Room


Arcana brings together some of Tasmania’s finest performers to render a musical interpretation of your past, present and future. Using the ancient art of the tarot as a springboard, go in the draw to ask your question and hear your reading as a multi-layered, semi improvised sonic experience.

Will your fortune build to a mighty crescendo, provoke an existential scream, or scuttle around the edges of audibility? 

An original work conceptualised and developed by emerging Tasmanian artists led by Alethea Coombe, Arcana is a multi-artform collaboration bringing musical, movement, and occult arts into play.

A diverse musician, Alethea plays casually with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Van Diemen’s Band, has programmed multiple concerts at the Moonah Arts Centre (Hobart), and has featured as soloist with the Melbourne Metropolitan Sinfonietta premiering Michael Mathieson-Sandars’ violin concerto, Jongleur Histories, which was written for her. She collaborates with a number of sound artists and visual artists, exploring technology and improvisation. Their collaborative work has been featured at a number of Hobarts galleries and museums. She has been the recipient of a number of federal and state grants for development and residencies in Australia and abroad. Alethea has performed with internationally acclaimed ensembles ELISION, eighth blackbird and Ensemble Interface, and has performed at soundSCAPE (Italy), Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), the International Summer Course for New Music at Darmstadt (Germany) the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (Townsville), The

Unconformity (Queenstown), Dark Mofo (Hobart) and MONA FOMA (Hobart and Launceston).





Winter Light is supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund

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