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saturation

music for piano, flutes, sextet + electronics

ARGO 2017 SEASON LAUNCH

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
27 May 2017  |  7pm

Tim MunroLiam VineyFlora WongRobert ManleySacha Gibbs-McPhee + Anna Kho

powerful, pervasive, tangible, inescapable :: saturation submerges you in music you can feel in the very air

In our first concert of 2017, Argo takes over the Judith Wright Centre, creating a synaesthetic experience where sound can be heard, felt and seen. Surrounded by radiant visuals and engulfing soundscapes, the night features triple-Grammy-Award-winning Chicago-based-Australian flautist Tim Munro and “barnstorming” local pianist Liam Viney, joined by some of Brisbane’s most exciting young performers.

Driving minimalism, beating dance rhythms, electronica, contemporary classicism and ambient music combine in a program to overwhelm your senses. The night includes two new electronics-meets-acoustic works by Thomas Green and Ben Heim, the Australian premieres of John Luther Adams’ lush yet mercurial The Light Within and Tristan Perich’s biting 1-bit electronics A/B/C/D, plus Philip Glass’ pulsating Music in Similar Motion and a few other surprises along the way, all with live visuals by Kit Mason.

Tickets
$30 General Admission

Doors 6pm • Concert 7pm
Cash bar available

Tristan Perich   A/B/C/D^
Ben Heim   Ballad for Piano and Electronics*
Thomas Green   new commission*
Philip Glass   Music in Similar Motion
John Luther Adams   The Light Within^ 

Kit Mason   live visuals
 

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

approx. 70 minutes total running time

presenting partner