Music and architecture come together in a series of concerts hosted in and around, and inspired by, the singular buildings of Australia’s most famous modernist architect, Harry Seidler.
Performing in the unique space of the Seidler-designed Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Los Angeles harpist Mary Lattimore plucks dreamy, sunlight-filled arpeggios and otherworldly loops, played through speakers submerged in the pool.
In the hands of Lattimore, the ‘heavenly’ harp becomes something else entirely – edgy, elemental, grounded on Earth instead of floating in space. Instead of the familiar shimmering glissandos, Lattimore plays her instrument more like a guitar, pointedly plucking individual strings.
Her new album Hundreds of Days generates ambience with electronica, as Moog synthesisers, theremin and loop pedals create atmospheres to suit track titles like It Feels Like Floating
, Hello from the Edge of the Earth
and On the Day You Saw the Dead Whale
Bring your swimwear to the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre for an underwater music experience unlike anything you’ve heard before!
"It’s not so much music to zone out to...as music to self-actualize by" – The New Yorker