This concert features songs from Deline's album Wawu, performed by Deline with Sketch. Wawu is the realisation of Deline’s creative vision, nurtured over 20 years. This event promises to capture the imaginations, hearts and ears of audiences — a spiritual experience as much as a musical journey. Deline Briscoe is an internationally acclaimed Yalanji singer-songwriter from far northern Australia. Deline’s progressive journey as a Yalanji woman of song upholds cultural song traditions through her language connection. Her unique sound is "Rainforest Soul" acoustic roots with harmonies interweaving vocal lines that seamlessly move between traditional and modern songlines.  

Deline Briscoe

Deline Briscoe is a strong Yalanji woman of song from the Daintree Region of Far North Queensland. Her roots planted deep in  Yalanji culture and Gospel vocals, Deline combines the two worlds in her 2018 Album Wawu.

Deline’s Career spans over 2 decades with some of Australia’s most celebrated vocalists including Archie Roach, Lou Bennett, Paul Kelly, Shane Howard, Emma Donovan, Airileke, Andrea Keller, Iain Grandage and has toured the world with two vocally exquisite ensembles, Black Arm Band  and Mission Songs Project. 

Robert Davidson

Robert is a prolific composer, bassist, lecturer and founder and artistic director of Topology, the ensemble-in-residence at the Brisbane Powerhouse and a Key Organisation funded by the Australia Council. Robert's compositions are regularly performed, recorded and broadcast around the world. All of Australia's professional orchestras and many leading soloists and ensembles have commissioned and performed his works. He has received many commissions for major works from festivals and venues including the Barbican Centre, Lincoln Center, Qld Music Festival, Brisbane Festival, Sydney Festival, Olympics Arts Festival, Canberra International Music Festival and many others. With Topology he has released twelve albums and a DVD. He has collaborated widely, with artists including Geoffrey Rush, The Brodsky Quartet, The Kransky Sisters, Gerry Connolly, Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan, Ed Kuepper, the Southern Cross Soloists, Trichotomy and The Australian Voices.


Sketch was formed in 2021, and has a focus on creating new works by its members. Since forming the ensemble has given many premieres of music composed by its members, along with new arrangements of Japanese animation and game music, innovative work with Marike van Dijk involving dynamic, animated music notation, and music focused on responses to and interpretations of specific natural environments. Sketch is directed by Robert Davidson, using insights from his 25 years as artistic director of the award-winning ensemble Topology.

About 2024 Live at UQ concert series

The University of Queensland School of Music is proud to present our Concert Series for 2024. In reflecting the School's role in the broader South-East Queensland community, we have designed a diverse and exciting program. With established international and national artists performing, as well as our own emerging student artists, this year is set to be a vibrant, creative, and energetic time at the UQ School of Music. We look forward to connecting with you, as you explore this concert series, listen to our streamed and recorded concerts, and visit us at the St Lucia campus or browse through our website


Nickson Room, Zelman Cowen Building, St Lucia

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