Prepare to enter the sensual, polished world of enigmatic French duo AIR, returning to Australia for the first time in 9 years to share their discography of compelling cosmic electronica in the Concert Hall.
Many first heard the ambient sounds of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel via their 1998 LP Moon Safari, which hypnotised the world with space-rock classics like ‘Sexy Boy’ and ‘La femme d’argent’ before moving onto collaborations with Sofia Coppola and a collective catalogue of unassailable Gallic electronic cool.
Their most recent retrospective, Twentyears underpins the timelessness of Air as masters of French pop, taking listeners on an evocative journey through the weightless sounds of their studio albums including Talkie Walkie (2004) and Le voyage dans la lune (2012) as well as their melancholy film score for Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides in 2000.
This rare experience in the Concert Hall is your chance to be entranced by the sublime, other-worldly hit sounds of one of France’s most progressive pioneers in contemporary music – a trip not to be missed in this year’s program.
“Always engaging, always different, but always Air” (9/10) - The Line of Best Fit