Echoes in the Dust

Topology & Dead Puppet Society

01 -> 02 July 2021

Baldy Top, Quilpie

Baldy Top
➊ Jimbour  ->  ➋ Charleville  ->  ➌ Quilpie  ->  ➍ Windorah  ->  ➎ Birdsville

Presented by QMF and Quilpie Shire Council

#Experience mind-bending musical virtuosity and astonishing visual theatre with the breathtaking backdrop of Baldy Top at twilight.

Rising above the plains of South West Queensland, Baldy Top offers one of the most picturesque natural lookouts in the outback. The serenity and solitude of this ancient formation is overwhelming in its magnificence, especially as the sun sets across the plains.

This July, over two evenings, two of Queensland’s most inventive contemporary performance companies – Topology and Dead Puppet Society – will bring this stunning location to life through imaginative visual theatre and enthralling soundscapes.

Topology will perform a mind-bending score, as iconic Australian birds and other creatures congregate, and audiences will get a chance to connect with them in this extraordinary visual, audio and interactive experience.

Bring your own camp chair and your favourite refreshments and settle in for what promises to be the most memorable twilight concert experience of the year.

Image courtesy of Quilpie Shire Council.

All QMF events are operating under an approved COVID Safe plan.



01 July -> 02 July 2021


5:30pm - 6:30pm


Baldy Top
Baldy Top, Quilpie 4480


GA: $39 + fees

Concession & Students: $29 + fees

Kids under 5 FREE

#About Echoes in the Dust

Inspired by the natural elements that have shaped Quilpie over many thousands of years, brief glimpses of natural and human histories materialise before us. Topology’s audacious score carries us through great imaginative leaps that see events over many millennia blur together, miraculously sharing both time and space for the duration of the concert.

Ancient rains carve out the shape of the Bulloo River and a flourishing underwater ecosystem springs to life before our eyes. Meanwhile, local fishermen and women share the river bank with a flock of pelicans; they catch golden perch and yabby’s side by side.

An archaeological dig is interrupted, the scientists scattering, as a living, breathing diprotodon lumbers into the space.

Echoes in the Dust will employ rich composition, world-building sound design and inventive visual theatre performance to pay tribute to the power and majesty of the natural world, in a place where time stands still.

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Baldy Top

Baldy Top, Quilpie 4480

Supported by

Quilpie Shire Council
Echoes in the Dust is a Queensland Music Trails event presented by QMF and Quilpie Shire Council and supported by the Australian Government through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland's Spaces and Places Activation fund.

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