Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Art Orchestra present

Meeting Points Series: Hand to Earth


Featuring Sunny Kim, Daniel Wilfred and Peter Knight
South Korea / Australia

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Three musicians. One sound.

One of Korea’s most sought after jazz vocalists Sunny Kim, Yolngu song-man Daniel Wilfred and multidisciplinary musician and trumpeter Peter Knight return for their third collaboration, Hand to Earth.

Together they sing of the stars, of fire, and of the cooling rain, against Knight’s floating trumpet notes and electronic crackles. Their effortless collaboration spans continents and cultures, expressing a deeply human commonality.

Wilfred sings in language and is the keeper of Yolngu manikay (songs) from North East Arnhem Land. These songs can be traced back over 40,000 years and is the oldest continuously practised music tradition in the world. Kim sings in English and Korean and intones wordless gestures that invoke raw elemental forces.

Their voices meld into the electronic atmosphere created by Knight (Artistic Director, Australian Art Orchestra) who draws on the minimalism of Brian Eno and Jon Hassell to create a bed for these beautifully contrasting voices.

Following the overwhelming success of The Hearkening (2017) and Hand to Earth (2018), the trio’s latest collaboration represents contemporary Australia at its best; sophisticated, inclusive, diverse, and forward looking.

About Meeting Points Series

A contemporary concert series for the curious.

Meeting Points Series is an intimate collection of concerts curated by Peter Knight, Artistic Director of Australian Art Orchestra. Returning for its third year, this program brings together musical styles and performers from across the globe in a series of unexpected collaborations. Experience a mesmerising series of never-before-seen works and cross-cultural compositions in our most exciting line-up yet.

Meeting Points Series is a creative collaboration between Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Art Orchestra.


  • Wheelchair access
  • Companion Card
Images by: Tobias Titz

Meeting Points Series is a creative collaboration between Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Art Orchestra.
Supported By
  • Australian Art Orchestra
  • The Australian Council for the Arts
  • Portland House Foundation
  • City of Melbourne


Artist Line Up

Sunny Kim
vocals, electronics (Seoul/Melbourne)
Daniel Wilfred
vocals, bilma (Ngukurr, Arnhem Land)
Peter Knight
trumpet, electronics (Melbourne)

Special Guests

David Wilfred
Yidaki (Ngukurr, Arnhem Land)
Aviva Endean
Clarinets (Melbourne)