VIVID NEW MUSIC AT THE CON #17.00pm: Simon Barker & Chloe KimConservatorium musicians Chloe Kim and Simon Barker, will kick off Vivid Sydney on the...

Simon Barker & Chloe Kim + Elysian Fields


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Elysian Fields

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7.00pm: Simon Barker & Chloe Kim

Conservatorium musicians Chloe Kim and Simon Barker, will kick off Vivid Sydney on the Con forecourt on Saturday, 27 May. The dynamic drumming duo will perform an improvisation inspired by rhythms and music of Korean and the Asia-Pacific.

7.30-8.30pm: Elysian Fields

They are followed by the only Australian electric viola band, Elysian Fields, in the Con’s Music Cafe. Led by viola da gambist Jenny Eriksson and saxophonist Matt Keegan, and accompanied by pianist Matt McMahon, Elysian Fields will play several sets from funky blues and cool Scandinavian jazz, to haunting folk songs and soundscapes composed by Keegan and McMahon.

On Elysian Field's program:

• Three Rivers – Steve Hunter arranged by Matt McMahon
• Song Cycle- Four Poems of Thomas Wyatt – Matt McMahon (A new song cycle for electric viola da gamba ensemble drawing on Matt’s love for the poems of Thomas Wyatt)
• Rescue – Siebe Pogson
• Elysian Fields – Jenny Eriksson a work based on Marin Marais Le Badinage
• Elysium– Matt Keegan Suite for Electric viola da gamba

Elysian Fields is:

Matt Keegan – saxophones
Jenny Eriksson – electric viola da gamba
Matt McMahon – piano
Susie Bishop – vocals and violin
Siebe Pogson – bass guitar
Finn Ryan – drums

VIVID NEW MUSIC AT THE CON 2017 is a festival of genre-bending new music produced by the best of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s homegrown and guest composers, jazz and contemporary musicians over the three weeks of Vivid Sydney 2017. From classical to Chinese instruments, masses of electric guitars to newly invented digital instruments, Sydney’s iconic music castle will come alive with a vibrant program of performances and installations. Nestled at the edge of the new light walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens, drop in to one of Sydney’s best music venues and engage your ears with an eclectic smorgasbord of sounds.

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