Play On Series Six v_2 : Thea Rossen / Sleep D

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    Thea Rossen (Percussion) Ad Lib Collective Sleep D (LIVE)
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  • Play On ◠ Series Six reaches across time, cultures and musical forms to upend preconceptions and create space for new ways of listening. Returning to the Collingwood Underground Car Park, this series presents dynamic performances which ask questions about what is classical and what is eternal. For full program details for each of the three shows visit www.playonmusic.com.au ---------------------------------------------------------------------- SET ONE : THEA ROSSEN + AD LIB COLLECTIVE ---------------------------------------------------------------------- In a first for Play On, classical percussionist Thea Rossen, collaborator Ben Opie, and her ensemble, the Ad Lib Collective, join forces with Melbourne dance music royalty Sleep D for a world premiere live improvised collaboration. To begin, Rossen and her group present a program for mixed ensemble specially curated to take advantage of the unique concrete resonance and long natural reverb of the underground car park. Featuring works by Andy Akiho and the breathtaking ‘Ming Qi’ by beloved Melbourne composer Liza Lim, the program is unified by the haunting and fragile ‘Postludes’ for bowed vibraphone by contemporary American composer Elliot Cole. Following this program, Sleep D join the group on stage for a 15-minute live improvised collaboration before taking over and going on a deep electronic journey, performing a 1.5hr dance set using sounds and ideas developed in and departed from the collaboration. -------------------- REPERTOIRE -------------------- Elliot Cole // 'Postludes' Nos 5, 6, 7, and 8 Hildegard von Bingen // 'O Viridissima Virga' Elliot Cole // 'Flowerpot music' Liza Lim // 'Ming Qi' Andy Akiho // 'Karakurenai' --------------------------------------- SET TWO : SLEEP D (LIVE) --------------------------------------- From the southern fringe of Melbourne, Sleep D are quickly establishing themselves as the axis of the Australian electronic subterranean. The duo send dancers around the bend with their weekly DJ sets and compelling live performances that have transposed riverside amphitheatres, Boiler Room, Berlin Atonal, Panorama Bar, Inner Varnika and Golden Plains Festival. Founding the coveted Butter Sessions imprint, the best bits of these cerebral showcases have been soldered down into multiple EPs, as well as an ambient album on Analogue Attic. Not only a vehicle for their DIY productions, Sleep D also use the Butter Sessions platform to prop up their peers, releasing all quality tangents of outsider house, squelching funk, hard techno and smoked out dub from locals including Tuff Sherm, Booshank, Dan White and Cale Sexton. Teaming up with Sex Tags co-creator DJ Fett Burger and Vancouver’s Jayda G on the Velvet Vortex release, the label crew now extends continents. Always at the coalface of discovery, they’ve recently launched Domestic Documents in collaboration with Noise In My Head – a series of compilations surveying independent artists who are living and producing electronic abstractions in Australia. ---------------------------------- This event is strictly 18+ Play On acknowledges that this event takes place on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded. Collingwood Underground Car Park is fully accessible. If you have an access enquiry or requirement please get in touch with Play On directly at [email protected]
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