November 9, 2022

artist in residence: season two

Written by Amelia

new music inspired by nature

Peninsula Hot Springs Artist in Residence Program is delighted to welcome Nicky Bomba as our featured musician to kick of season two of our biggest creative arts program, designed to facilitate the artistic process of contemporary musicians.

From November 12, Nicky Bomba will take up residency with the ambition to create sounds inspired by the natural environs, wetlands, and spring-fed pools. In a performance to officially launch the program, Bomba will be taking to the stage in our open-air Amphitheatre to perform as part of our Showcase Series on November 17.

master music maker | nicky bomba

4 x ARIA Award recipient, multi - instrumentalist/producer/composer and leader of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Nicky’s reputation as a consummate musician is well deserved. His natural understanding of vibrational musical benefits and harmonic healing make this collaboration the perfect fit.

Nicky was also a collaborator on the Peninsula Hot Springs foundational world music recording “Water – An Australian Story” (2003), so it is exciting to have him back with us to weave his magic some more as part of our AIRP.

“I’m a big believer in the healing power of music and this Artist In Residence invitation is the perfect opportunity to focus intently on this theme. I feel blessed to undertake this journey in such a great setting with the outcome of better connected vibes, guided by Nature herself. Pretty spesh in any language!” - Nicky Bomba

We launched our inaugural Artist In Residence Program (July '21 – March '22) to provide an immersive seven day wellbeing experience to facilitate the creative process of uncovering a brand new musical response for seven leading contemporary musical creators.

In it's first year, the program provided a unique wellbeing experience to facilitate creative expression for artists transitioning out of the trials and challenges of COVID19 in Victoria. Whilst exploring our natural surrounds, artists were encouraged to create a new body of work from our Dome studio space. In reflection of their experience, our seven artists mastered spectacular, unique and contemporary sounds documented through video content illuminating their creative process and experience.

The artists who joined us as part of Artist in Residence: Season One were Charles Jenkins, Kutcha Edwards, Pérolas, Sam Anning, Charm Of Finches, Ben Opie, and Sianna Lee.

If you would like to be involved in Artist in Residence: Season Two, we invite you to register your interest and contact us for more information.

artists in residence: season one summary

Watch to see the wrap up of all seven of our creative music makers who took up residency across Artist in Residence: Season One.

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