19 January at 8pm
Nicole Lizée is a celebrated composer and turntablist from Montreal who fearlessly brings pop, MTV videos, turntablism, rave culture, cult cinema and psychedelia into the realm of classical and jazz music. In a relatively short career she has already been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, mentored by Howard Shore and had her works performed in venues from Royal Albert Hall to Roskilde Festival.
Sex, Lynch and Video Games will feature Lizée performing her works with one of the most acclaimed contemporary ensembles this country has produced, the Australian Art Orchestra - led by daring composer/trumpeter Peter Knight. The multi-part program explores Lizée’s unique responses to 80s and 90s screen culture with the Australian premiere of her solo piano and video work David Lynch Études - which has us venturing into Twin Peaks’ Black Lodge with Kyle MacLachlan on screen and Canadian Eve Egoyan's piano interacting with scenes and characters from the director's films.
8-Bit Urbex pays homage to 80s video games with retro video footage, a striking live soundscape employing traditional and electronic intruments along with old tape machines. Karappo Okesutura takes us out of the lounge room and into a messed up karaoke performance of pop hits including The Bangles’ "Eternal Flame", Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie’s "Endless Love", and Devo’s "Whip It".
The karaoke machine begins to glitch, the singer holds on for dear life, and the orchestra manages to hold it all together. This is unique and exciting, and the most fun you’ll have at a ‘serious’ music concert.
For a copy ofNicole Lizée with The Australian Art Orchestra's program, click here.
Produced by Insite Arts and The Canada Council for the Arts.
Note: Open to all ages
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