Orbiturtle kicks off their first Australian tour with visiting artists Chin Suzuki and Ko Omura in a November tour to Newcastle, Dubbo, Cowra, Canberra, Wollongong and Sydney
In 2015 Orbiturtle was launched by Dave Jackson, Steve Barry and Ko Omura to create a new independent arts initiative dedicated to the curation of creative collaborations between musicians and artists from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Through an expanding international community of artists, venues and partnerships with major arts institutions and advocates we aim to act as a platform for the creation, presentation and promotion of new art and the fusion of cultural identities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Orbiturtle believes in the universal language of music and art, and their power to inspire mutual artistic and personal growth while offering opportunities for cultural exchange, understanding and evolution.
Orbiturtle are particularly interested in the collision of East and West, traditional and modern, sacred and secular, and audio and visual art, and embrace emerging technology to offer new, immersive arts experiences.
Since inception Orbiturtle has facilitated international tours throughout Japan and New Zealand, including the the curation of two new collaborations between Australian and Japanese artists that each released an album on the Japanese record label Studio Songs.
Chin Suzuki, is a multi award winning Japanese bassist, composer and arranger. A member of a musical family, he is the nephew of the founder of the renowned Suzuki educational method.
During his career Suzuki has lived in NYC and played with luminaries such as Sonny Rollins and Stan Getz. He was a member of the Art Blakey Jazz Messengers and is respected as one of the most prominent Jazz musicians in Japan and an important mentor to the younger generations.
On tour with Chin Suzuki are Ko Omura, Steve Barry, Dave Jackson
15th: Newcastle – NIMA
16th: Dubbo – Old Bank Restaurant
17th: Cowra – Japanese Gardens
18th: Canberra – ANU
19th: Wollongong Conservatorium
21st: Sydney Masterclass at the Con
21st: Sydney – Foundry 616