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Music composed by Tony Lewis for the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre. The works on this disc, commissioned by the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre, deal with the meeting points between Aboriginal and European societies and the ways in which Aboriginal people interact with the contemporary Australian society.

Tony Lewis is a non-aboriginal musician, composer and producer strongly dedicated to the preservation and development of Aboriginal culture. Lewis plays keyboards, percussion and other exotic string and wind instruments; while the evocative sounds of the didgeridoo, bass and tenor saxophones; voice, electric guitar, cello, shakuhachi, birds and frogs can be heard in various places throughout.


Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis survives in Sydney as a percussionist, pianist, composer, teacher and recording producer, working primarily in the fields of indigenous and multicultural musics and music for contemporary dance.

Press quote

“This is basically edgy, experimental music written specifically for the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre. It has a life of its own beyond the actual dance performances because of Lewis's extraordinary ability to make his music visual ... There is a great and haunting vitality about this music.”

— Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald

Audio preview

Track Listing

  1. Mimi - Opening Scene Tony Lewis 4:11
  2. Somewhere Out There Tony Lewis 8:34
  3. This Time, This Place Tony Lewis 12:11
  4. Mimi - Incidental Music Tony Lewis 1:57
  5. Hunters Tony Lewis 11:10
  6. Passage Tony Lewis 10:28
  7. Mimi - Closing Scene Tony Lewis 6:27


Where to buy

Passage is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

This recording project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
54 minutes 58 seconds
Thanks to
Australia Council
Release date
© 1990 Move Records
℗ 1990 Move Records
Australian, Cross-cultural
Catalogue number
MD 3103
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574310320