The Hour (Alon Ilsar) + Looping the Loop & Arecibo

VIVID NEW MUSIC AT THE CON #7

7.00-7.30pm: Looping the Loop

Looping the Loop premieres a composition by Martin Kay, featuring experimental improvisational trio Song Fwaa, with Martin Kay, saxophone and gongs, David Reaston, guitar and pedals, and Jamie Cameron, drums and gongs. Song Fwaa, a.k.a. ‘the wrong band for the right people,’ invites pianist extraordinaire Steve Barry and violinist Matt Bruce, of Brandenburg Orchestra fame, to weave a sonic tapestry interpreting video art by Steve Weymouth and Angela Wagstaff.

8.00-9.00pm: The Hour

The Hour is a new immersive audio-visual piece performed and composed by Alon Ilsar.

The audience is invited to put on 3D glasses, sit in amongst a surround sound array and take a synaesthetic one-hour journey through sound, movement and visuals exploring our relationship with numbers, religion, nature and technology.

This unique collaboration features Alon Ilsar on drums and AirSticks, a new custom gestural instrument that allows the triggering and manipulation of sounds and visuals by slashing and striking through the air, along with the interactive visuals of Andrew Bluff, sound design of Daniel Krass and 3D animations of Matthew Hughes.

9.30-10.00pm: Arecibo

Conceived by David Reaston and featuring 5 electric guitarts, drums and sax quartet, Arecibo is a sonic rendering of the message broadcast into space from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico on Nov.16, 1974.


THIS EVENT HAPPENS IN CITY AND SURROUNDS

Vivid Sydney is big — it’s now the largest event of its kind in Australia and in 2017 it’s growing again with a world-class line-up of concert and music performances, public ideas programs, creative industry workshops and conferences. Find exciting new locations to explore this year as Vivid Sydney grows its footprint. See what else is happening in City and Surrounds.

Location
1 Conservatorium Rd, Sydney NSW 2000