Tekee Media Inc

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Tekee Media Inc is an organisation devoted to the promotion of Australian musical performance. It promotes concerts and tours by various Australian musicians, including clarinettist Ros Dunlop and cellist Julia Ryder, who as the duo Charisma have performed many concerts in Australia and overseas. Individually and together, they have commissioned many Australian composers, including Martin Wesley-Smith, who often tours with the group in order to assist with technical set-ups, projections, cue-ing etc.

Tekee Media Inc has a particular interest in East Timor. It aims to recover some of that country's traditional music and to promote its performance in Australia and elsewhere.

Currently, there are three main projects being pursued:

1. concerts by Dunlop and/or Charisma and/or Wesley-Smith (see concert web-site). In 2002, Dunlop and Wesley-Smith toured East Timor twice, giving concerts and making contact with local people. On their return they and Ryder gave three concerts of, mainly, multimedia pieces about East Timor. In 2003 they toured the UK and the USA. In 2005 they toured to England, Holland, Ireland, Lithuania, Scotland and the USA (see here).

"a spirited and thought-provoking evening of words, music and pictures"
[Harriet Cunningham, writing for the Sydney Morning Herald, Dec 4 2002]

In March/April 2004 Ros Dunlop toured the USA doing the East Timor presentation (see 2. below) and performing East Timor-inspired multimedia concerts. Gigs include a high school in Los Angeles; a New Music Festival at Michigan State University; a "Fresh Ears" family concert at the Music Gallery Institute, Toronto, Canada; the University of Carbondale, Indiana; Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan; and MIT, Boston.

2. an audio-visual presentation about East Timor to school students, involving video and live performance.

3. the ambitious Tekee Tokee Tomak Music Recovery Project, designed to collect (record, transcribe), arrange, publish and perform traditional music of East Timor, especially nursery songs.

ros with kids

Ros with kids in East Timor
[click photo to see a larger version in colour]

Part of Tekee Media Inc's brief is to raise funds to support these projects. Donations (most welcome!) are tax deductible, are put into a separate "public fund" account (called "Tekee Tokee Tomak"), and are fully accounted for. If you would like to assist, please contact Ros Dunlop at the address below.

Tekee Media Inc is also supporting a young art student from East Timor. José de Jesus Amaral ("Tony"), from Arte Moris in Dili, has been offered a place in the Bachelor of Fine Art degree course at the National Art School in Sydney, to commence in 2008. In preparation for this, he is currently (2007) in Sydney doing an intensive English course at TAFE.

tony B

Tony studied at Arte Moris, a free art school in Dili.


Tekee Media Inc is most grateful to the following bodies for their support:

Air North, AusAudio, City of Sydney Council, Digidesign, Flight Centre, Intelliware, Kangaroo Valley-Remexio Partnership, Leichhardt Municipal Council, Mary McKillop Institute of East Timorese Studies, PARADISEC, Reeds Australia, Sydney Guitar Centre, University of Sydney

contact details:

Tekee Media Inc
c/o Ros Dunlop
17 Callan St, Rozelle
NSW 2039 Australia
tel: 02 9810 2253; mob: [+61] 0418 802 757

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external links: Ros Dunlop | Martin Wesley-Smith | concerts | presentation | music recovery project
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site updated July 30 2007