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With special guest The Unnatural Congress of Still Beating Hearts (TUCOSBH) and yMusic
In recent years, we've brought you iconic performances from American bands just as they're on the cusp of greatness. The National, Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, Beach House and Patrick Watson, to name just a few. This year it's Dirty Projectors' turn.
Their acclaimed latest album Swing Lo Magellan is currently being listed in virtually every 2012 top ten list. A collection of moments, it's accidental, fortuitous and spontaneous. Band leader David Longstreth’s idiosyncratic songwriting is at times explosive and anthemic, at others tender and disarming.
Come see what all the fuss is about when Dirty Projectors fill the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall with their strange and beautiful sounds.
8:05 The Unnatural Congress of Still Beating Hearts
9:15 Dirty Projectors
“The music, in all of its intricacy, just seems to make sense in the immediate way that all great pop music does” Variety
What happens when one of Australia’s finest emerging singer-songwriter joins up with one of the most exciting talents in Classical Music? TUCOSBH. Chanteuse Catherine Traicos and bass clarinet prodigy Philip Everall draw upon the strengths of both classical and popular contemporary music to premiere their new work, The Unnatural Congress of Still Beating Heart. This collection of original pieces draws upon the strengths of both classical and popular contemporary music to produce a work that is once surprising, intriguing and, ultimately, incredibly beautiful.
Photo: Jason Frank Rothenberg