Commissioned by Philip Harper for the Cory Band’s 2013 tour to Australia, Dreamtime draws inspiration from Australian Aboriginal mythology.
The Dreamtime is a sacred era in which the Aborigines believe ancestral totemic (symbolic) spirits created the world. It was believed that before plants, animals and humans came into being their souls already existed and that they knew that they would become physical but they didn’t know when or what they would become. Some souls became the animals and vegetation that enlivened the landscape, whilst others became the rivers, seas, hills, plains and valleys that shape the world’s surface. One soul became human, acting as the guardian to the natural world.