Creative, immersive, captivating, relentless, true. An aural and visual feast
Of Frogs immerses its audience in a lush sonic & visual world of vocals, percussion, water & shadows. It first attunes the audience into deep listening, then draws them through rich soundscapes, complex rhythms & stunning vocals which evoke the life cycles of frogs, human connection with nature, and also destruction.
Just that sound of water in the space was terrific - Vision Australia Radio
Delicate lighting interacts with the water, instruments & performers, turning drums into shadow screens & creating reflections.Of Frogs is 100% acoustic & analogue, making it intimate & direct. By turns meditative & playful, quiet & soaring. Touches the soul in the most poignant of ways
Created by vocalist/musician Ria Soemardjo and writer/director Sandra Fiona Long with multi-instrumentalists Ron Reeves and Jeremy Dullard and lighting designer Emma Lockhart-Wilson. Produced by Kath Papas Productions.
"Each musician becomes part of each instrument they encounter, allowing their bodies to become part of the sound making. I lean forward almost out of my seat to watch the water tip, swirl under the gentle hands of a musician." — Megan Steller
A stunning show - immersive, informed, humorous, intricate, and exceptional
Our premier season was presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy 7-17th September 2022.