Australian Institute of Physics
South Australian Branch
Free public lecture
The Australian Institute of Physics, in association with theThe Australian Institute of Physics - SA branch, in association with the University of Adelaide, the University of Adelaide Native Title and Reconciliation Club, the Society of Physics, Astronomy, Cosmology and Experimental Devices, the Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter, the National Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the East End Astoria Serviced Apartments, is proud to present: "The Didjeridu: a triumph of mind over matter", a free public presentation bringing together indigenous culture and science, at 7:30, Thursday May 15th, 2003, Union Hall at the University of Adelaide.
the University of Adelaide ,
the University of Adelaide Native Title and Reconciliation Club,
the Society of Physics, Astronomy, Cosmology and Experimental Devices,
Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter,
the National Institute for Theoretical Physics,
and the East End Astoria Serviced Apartments
is proud to present:
“The Didjeridu: a triumph of mind over matter”
by Professor Lloyd Hollenberg University of Melbourne
at 7:30pm on Thursday, May 15th 2003
Union Hall ,
University of Adelaide
- A lecture with vivid demonstrations by Professor Lloyd Hollenberg with performances on the Didjeridu by Geoff Shores, harmonic singing by Dean Frenkel and an introduction by Kaurna Elder, Lewis O'Brien.
"Welcome to Country" introduction will be delivered by Kaurna Elder, Lewis O'Brien, who described the didjeridu as being as old as living culture itself.
The lecture will be given by particle physicist Associate Professor Lloyd Hollenberg of the University of Melbourne who, alongside his work in particle, nuclear and condensed matter physics, has spent a number of years researching this signatory instrument of Australia's indigenous peoples, and has been awarded a grant from the Australian Research Council to this end. Complementing the lecture by A/Prof. Hollenberg will be live performances on the didjeridu by Mr. Geoff Shores, as well as vocal demonstrations by Mr. Dean Frenkel of similar techniques in harmonic singing, a form of chant famous amongst Tibetan monks and Mongolian peoples. In addition to the lecture and musical performances, graphic demonstrations of related forms of acoustic phenomena will be given.
This is a unique event for Adelaide audiences, and has played to sell out crowds at the National Science Week and schools in Melbourne. This event is free and open to all members of the public, who are encouraged to be there early to guarantee seats.