A photo of the two artists of GROUND. The two people are shadowed by a deep dark background. One holds a trumpet, the other leans of a steel guitar.

GROUND is a rich and deep collaboration from two of Australia’s leading improvisers, Scott Tinkler (trumpet) and Julius Schwing (guitar) from Bruny Island, lutruwita/Tasmania. They have spent the last three years on Bruny Island developing structures and strategies for improvisation on trumpet and guitar and what started as a mentorship has developed into a rich and deep collaboration.

The focus of GROUND's practice has been improvisations informed by, and in response to, each other and specific acoustic environments such as lighthouses, boats, stairwells and sheds. Their approach is to let the space or ‘ground’ they are on become a part of the music without imposing a specific interpretation of that space. The space osmotically makes its way into the music as the duo plays, responds, and exists within it.

The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this land.