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Argo: infinity – music for two pianos and large spaces

10 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST

Tickets: $30 General Admission | $25 QAGOMA Members
Doors 6pm – Cash bar available

ARGO 2017 SEASON FINALE

Inspired by the works of celebrated artist Yayoi Kusama, infinity is a lush meditation on the perpetual, repetitive, reoccurring, and all-encompassing. With the waters of the QAG’s Watermall filled with Kusama’s iconic Narcisuss Garden, a vast instillation of hundreds of floating mirrored spheres, the audience becomes surrounded in sound, with pianos on either side of the waters, featuring Brisbane’s own virtuosi pianists, Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg.

Artists – Piano Duo:

  • Liam Viney
  • Anna Grinberg

Dazzling and transfixing, the night explores various incarnations of musical minimalism, coupled with live-visuals by local filmmaker Paul W. Rankin. The program includes John Adams “opus-one” foray into minimalism, his powerful piano solo masterpiece Phrygian Gates, an insight into the “pre-minimalist” tendencies of Erik Satie, Connor D’Netto and Ben Heim’s the post-minimal two piano study of reverb and distance Music for Large Spaces, and a new work for two pianos by Alex Turley.

Program:

  • Connor D’Netto + Ben Heim Music for Large Spaces
  • Erik Satie Gnossiennes
  • John Adams Phyrgian Gates
  • Alex Turley new commission*
  • Paul W. Rankin live visuals

^ Australian premiere
* World premiere, commissioned by argo in 2017

 

Venue

Queensland Art Gallery
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia