Bringing worlds together through music and the arts…
Sounds Across Oceans is a new arts organisation established by composer/educator Dr. Anthony Garcia to explore and promote a more holistic vision of music and the arts, and its role in society. Through innovative education programs, workshops, presentations and performances that focus on collaboration, improvisation and experimentation SAO builds bridges between genres, cultures and communities.Read More
Dr Anthony Garcia
Founder & Artistic Director
“A healthy society requires a vibrant, flourishing arts sector. This is only possible if we support one and other and collaborate with an open mind. The SAO vision is to be a contributor, an advocate, an organisation that supports not only artists but the broader community to engage with innovative creative practices that illuminate the mind and uplift the soul. Through creative partnerships and community engagement we can collectively transform our understanding of the arts, how we engage with and support the arts and artists. Participation equals impact. I encourage people young and old to connect with us, share your story, ask questions, make suggestions, get involved and help us shape our cultural futures together.”
It taught me lots about other instruments and how my instrument fits into the world of music.
I think it was great for the normal leadership to see another side to their colleagues.
Great to have such a wide variety of instruments to play to work out where my interests/abilities lie.
A fantastic experience. I didn't expect it would be this much fun!
The kind of exposure SAO gave my daughter was brilliant and instrumental (pardon the pun) in inspiring her to be really get into her practice this year so she could have the basics to explore and experiment with.
The Sounds Across the Oceans experience was just amazing! It was incredible watching what the children had achieved in the final performance and I know they got so much out of the whole experience!
Everyone, no matter what your background, instrument or age will find their musical voice through the SAO experience.
Through our programs we offer pathways for you to connect, to yourself, to your community and to others.
Music-making and musical improvisation in particular have been proven to light up more regions of the brain than any activity.
Learning to improvise and build ideas by responding to our surrounds, to our feelings and interactions—through collaborative exploration—is fun, educational and inspires new ways to make music.
The SAO vision is ‘one world one music’. Discover how music can unite so the sounds of many different cultures can merge to create a new global harmony.
We have all heard the expression “Don’t die with the music in you”. SAO brings you a relaxed and caring environment where you can explore the inner you.