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Argo: void – music for voice, violin, piano and electronics
13 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
Tickets: $30 General Admission
Doors 6pm • Concert 7pm
In partnership with Opera Queensland, Argo gives you a rare opportunity to see behind-the-scenes into the bowels of Opera Q’s Studios.
Dark and surreal, their rehearsal spaces are the perfect blank canvas to create this dreamlike experience, featuring three of Australia’s most alluring soloists, Merlyn Quaife, Monica Curro, and Stefan Cassomenos. Underpinning the whole night are ambient electronics in surround sound by Connor D’Netto, and glitchy video art by Slato (aka Benjamin Fitzpatrick).
- Merlyn Quaife
- Monica Curro
- Stefan Cassomenos
- Connor D’Netto
Undulating drones, ambient electronics, live-manipulated instruments, and virtuosic performances equally plaintive, lyrical and acrobatic, combine in this spellbinding event.
The program includes George Crumb’s elegiac settings of poetry by Walt Whitman, Apparition, Ben Heim’s haunting Black Light Songs, contrasted by Nico Mulhy’s beautiful yet slightly unhinged Drones & Violin, and John Adams rollicking Road Movies, all brought together with a new work by Connor D’Netto.
- Nico Muhly Drones & Violin
- Ben Heim Black Light Songs
- George Crumb Apparition
- John Adams Road Movies
- Connor D’Netto new commission*
- Slato (aka Benjamin Fitzpatrick) live visuals
* World premiere, commissioned by argo in 2017