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Movements & Sounds - Luke Patterson: A Soundwalk in Redfern Mon, 2022-07-25 12:54

Gamilaroi poet and musician Luke Patterson takes us on a walk through Sydney’s inner-western suburb Redfern, built on Gadigal land. Redfern, seen as the heart of Indigenous activism in Sydney, is Luke’s homebase. After we grabbed a quick coffee, Luke told me all about his experiences of living here – as well as in Kurnell, about his idea of Country, about the blending of city -and urban sounds in his creative work, and last but not least, about his engagement in community projects, such as Ngana Barangarai, publishing poetry by inmates in Junee Correctional Centre.

You will hear our conversation, as well as the sounds of the city. At times, the city sounds take over – if you find this unpleasant to listen to, I invite you to either let it wash over you, or skip ahead a few seconds while we turn a corner. Thanks for listening to our experiment of a conversation between humans, city, and Country.

Links for more information:
• Luke’s take on the opening night of the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2022: www.swf.org.au/stories/luke-patt…on-opening-night/
• “Illawarra Wandering” – Luke Patterson: rundog.art/projects/illawarra-wandering
• “Authority of Creeks” – Luke Patterson: rundog.art/poetry/authority-of…eks-luke-patterson/
• Sydney Writers’ Festival: www.swf.org.au/
• Luke’s review of Jazz Money’s “How to Make a Basket”: sydneyreviewofbooks.com/review/money-…ake-a-basket/
• About “Dreaming Inside”: www.abc.net.au/radionational/pro…document/13875030
• “Dreaming Inside” Volume 10 (incl. Luke’s poem “Somewhere Under a Wiradjuri Sun”): southcoastwriters.org/shop/p/dreamin…olume-10-f6t6c
• www.seedmob.org.au/

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