Project info

Presented by BLEACH* and Griffith University

Live percussion met the sound of crashing waves in a contemporary sonic experience to celebrate the launch of BLEACH* 2022.

As the sun set over North Burleigh Headland, we invited audiences to experience this incredible new work by composers Vanessa Tomlinson and Lawrence English, featuring leading Brisbane musicians collaborating with musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. 


Artist Info

Vanessa Tomlinson

Vanessa is an artist dedicated to exploring how sound shapes our lives. With a long history in experimental music, Vanessa uses this body of knowledge to consider how we listen through site-specific explorations of space and place, and our potential to explore new ideas through sound. Trained as a percussionist, Vanessa relies on this sonic investigation of objects to build compositions, create contexts for improvisation, and collaborate across art-forms and disciplines. She has toured the world for 25 years, premiering over 100 works by significant national and international composers, presenting work at major international festivals, and collaborating with improvisers, dancers, artists and more.

Lawrence English

Lawrence English is composer, artist and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He investigates the politics of perception, through live performance and installation, to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.


Vanessa Tomlinson & Lawrence English at North Burleigh Headland
Image: Claudio Kirac, Art-Work Agency