Galnya Yakarrumdja


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Queen Victoria Gardens, image by John Betts

Deborah Cheetham AO has written a new musical composition for MPavilion every season since the cultural laboratory began in 2014—and this season is no exception.

In 2021, the legendary composer’s eighth MPavilion piece will herald every sunrise and sunset that touches MAP studio’s pavilion ‘The Lightcatcher’.

Titled Galnya Yakarrumdja—meaning ‘I come here with respect’ in Yorta Yorta—the composition will bookend each day of the program, animating the space in the morning, and putting it to sleep in the evening.

Please note: this is not a live event. The composition will be played as a recording each day during the MPavilion season. 

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.