20 Jul 2020

Before Nightfall #12 Lamine Sonko

Presented as part of Melbourne International Film Festival 2020.


Before Nightfall is a series of musical encounters between Speak Percussion and guest artists, working intensively across one day, culminating in a live performance that night. In 2020, Before Nightfall uses the moving image as its inspiration.

Before Nightfall #12 is in collaboration with Senegalese-born, Melbourne-based artist Lamine Sonko. All music created has been inspired by an adaptation of the famous Senegalese film Hyenas, restored in 2018.

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, all artists worked across one day, in isolation. Their music was recorded and mixed and the final presentation is offered online as an audio-visual work as part of MIFF 68 1/2.

Before Nightfall #12 can be watched in conjunction with the fully restored feature film Hyenas. “The newly restored masterpiece from Senegalese auteur Djibril Diop Mambéty follows a woman who returns to the poverty-stricken town that shunned her to strike a vengeful bargain.” MIFF


Tickets for this online presentation are free but must be booked via the MIFF website.





Lamine Sonko

Eugene Ughetti

Kaylie Melville


Composition, Audio Editor, Post-Production, Mixing:

Tilman Robinson


Editor on adaption:

Bernadette Murray


Audio Recording:

Michael Hewes



Before Nightfall #12 would not have been possible without the support of the following people and organisations.

Creative Victoria

City of Darebin

City of Melbourne

Australia Council

Helen McPherson Smith Trust