Gunnai Dreaming

Gunnai Dreaming, text and music by Mark Clement Pollard, commissioned by Lavalla Catholic College Senior Choir. Spoken solo by Hollie Johnson

Gunnai Dreaming is inspired by the one of the creation dreaming stories of the Gunnai people and is a sound colour journey of Boran the Pelican on a path to meeting Tuk the Musk duck who becomes the mother of all of the Gunnai people. Gunnai Dreaming begins with the sound of the bullroarer and the depiction of landscape and local animals spoken and sung in Gunnai language.

The work then moves through the intertwining of Gunnai language and English tracing Boran’s path to meeting Tuk and arriving at Gunyah (home).