FourPlay String Quartet & Neil Gaiman continue their collaboration this June in the UK, behind closed doors, creating a new project which will see the light of day in 2016.
There will be ONE SHOW ONLY previewing this work in progress, June 5th @ the Leicester Square Theatre. Tix onsale soon.
Kiasmos Return to Australia!
Kiasmos is made up of Icelandic BAFTA-winning composer Ólafur Arnalds, known for his unique blend of minimal piano and string compositions with electronic sounds, and Janus Rasmussen from the Faroe Islands, known as the mastermind of the electro-pop outfit Bloodgroup.
Receiving a rapturous response to a handful of shows in Australia in 2015, they are back to play some major festival appearances and a few carefully chosen side shows.
Listen to Kiasmos HERE
Tuesday 7th March
Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst NSW
Wednesday 8th March
Howler, Brunswick VIC
Friday 10th March
TBC Club, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 11th March
Days Like This Festival, Randwick NSW
Sunday 12th March
Pitch Festival, Mafeking VIC
Monday 13th March
WOMADelaide, Adelaide SA
Neil Gaiman Melbourne
& Sydney this January
Sat 17th: Mona Foma, Tasmania
“The Sleeper And The Spindle”
Sat 24th: Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
“The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains”
Sat 31st: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney
“An Evening With Neil Gaiman”
Presented by Top Shelf & Sydney Writers Festival
On top of his already announced show at Mona Foma, Neil Gaiman will be performing two very different and special shows this January, each with Australia’s eclectic, electric string quartet, FourPlay.
In Melbourne, he will perform “The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains” which was toured in the USA & UK earlier this year, to sell out crowds including Carnegie Hall AND two Barbicans in London.
In Sydney, it will be a night of surprises. Neil and FourPlay will be conspiring to create something … Read More »
Debashish Bhattacharya in Jan – Sydney & Tasmania.
Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya returns for a brief visit to Australia this January at the kind requests of Sydney Festival & Mona Foma. Debashish is hosting the first festival of slide guitar in India and flies to Australia the morning after it finishes!
Thurs 15th: City Recital Hall, Sydney w/ special guest Jeff Lang (Sydney Festival) http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2015/debashish-bhattacharya
Fri 16th: Rosny Barn, Tasmania (Mona Foma)
Sat 17th: Spring Bay Mill, Tasmania (Mona Foma)
Sun 18th: PW1, Hobart, Tasmania (Mona Foma) http://mofo.net.au/program/debashish-bhattacharya/
Debashish Bhattacharya is considered, by many, to be the most accomplished slide guitarist alive today. His guru, Brij Bhushan Khabra, is considered the father of Indian classical guitar, indeed he was the first artist to play Hindustani classical music on slide guitar. In 1933 slide guitar came from Hawaii to India (Kolkata ,hometown of Debashish). Debashish learned Hawaiian guitar in … Read More »
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
In 2011 A Winged Victory For The Sullen introduced themselves to the world with a self-titled album, showcasing their unique
collaboration of ambient guitar drone from Stars Of The Lid member Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie and sparse piano tunes by
contemporary classical composer Dustin O’Halloran, winning them fans around the world.
“An immersive, and inevitably cinematic, ambient gem” ★★★★ Mojo
“A Winged Victory’s music, more active than drone and thicker than minimalism, captures movement and freezes it” Pitchfork
In Bologna, Italy, Adam was on tour and playing with the late Mark Linkous & Sparklehorse, on what would be their final European tour. That night Adam invited friend and colleague Francesco Donadello to see the concert, and Francesco’s guest this evening was composer Dustin O’Halloran. Through a strange twist of backstage conversations, a curious friendship began that now has brought forth an offspring of truly curative compositions for … Read More »
TUBA SKINNY (New Orleans)
Return for their FOURTH Australian tour with two new albums for sale at shows: “Pyramid Strut”, recorded in Tasmania by Chris Townend on their last tour and their new album “Owl Call Blues”. Book fast, their last tour was FULLY sold out.
The members of Tuba Skinny migrated to New Orleans independently of each other, all with the desire to play music. They met on the streets and began busking together then travelling around the United States, riding freight trains and making music wherever they would go, originally as the “Dead Man Street Orchestra”. While on tour, hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Though the city was left devastated and flooded, most of them knew, without a doubt, that this was the place that they would call home.
In 2009 … Read More »
“Nothing short of magnificent” The Scotsman
FourPlay String Quartet
present their new album
& national tour dates.
IN STORES & ONLINE Oct 10th. Distribution via MGM
FourPlay String Quartet return from wowing audiences at New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Barbican Centre with their new album, This Machine – the next step in the evolution of the string quartet as songwriters.
Australia’s favourite electric string quartet, FourPlay began life playing mostly covers. This Machine is their first album of 100% original material, and arguably their finest, most intriguing long-player to date.
What’s in store? Epic soundscapes, rock ‘n’ roll ,chainsawing violas, jazz, eastern influences, pop songs.
It’s been eighteen years since the first FourPlay album, and the band has certainly come of age. The four members (brothers Peter and Tim Hollo, Lara Goodridge and Shenzo Gregorio) have lived their lives together, played at some of the world’s most … Read More »
Nils Frahm – Australian Tour – October 2014.
Wed 8th: Brisbane @ Old Museum Building: http://oldmuseum.org/?p=2729
Thurs 9th: Adelaide @ The Governor Hindmarsh: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=45683
Fri 10th: & Sat 11th @ Melbourne Festival: www.melbournefestival.com.au/nils-frahm/
Sun 12th: Sydney Opera House: http://bit.ly/1o9U4gg
‘9/10. ‘Be sure to catch Nils Frahm in person, at least once in your lifetime!’
Following his sold-out Australian debut at Vivid LIVE 2014, German piano-prodigy and composer Nils Frahm returns to the Opera House for a personal performance in the intimate surrounds of the Studio, on Sunday 12 October, 2014.
Inviting audiences to the edge of the stage for a display of poignant keyboard melodies, rippling electronics and highlights from last year’s career-defining live album, Spaces, described as ‘A work of gentle genius’ (The Quietus). This intimate performance will showcase the virtuoso’s unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, led by a restless search for immediacy and … Read More »
Releases his new album
“I Live In My Head A Lot These Days” on May 16th through ABC/Universal and announces his National Tour through June/July
Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With a back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Jeff has been feature at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres and venues internationally for the past decade. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world.
Jeff Lang’s newest record, “I Live In My Head A Lot These Days” will be released in Australia via ABC/Universal on May 16th 2014.
Throughout his career, Jeff has won numerous awards – the most outstanding would be his three ARIA award wins in 2002, 2010 and 2012 in addition to a further seven nominations. Just last week, … Read More »
The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains
Illustrations: Eddie Campbell Music: FourPlay String Quartet
June 25th: Warfield Theatre: San Francisco
June 27th: Carnegie Hall, New York
July 4th & 5th: The Barbican, London
In a revolutionary new concept of synchronised multi-media storytelling, Neil Gaiman will read aloud his story The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains. The renowned artist Eddie Campbell (From Hell) has illustrated the story and FourPlay String Quartet have created an entirely new underscore to the piece.
“It was simply amazing. …it was more than just a reading. It was a performance full of subtlety and nuance… Gaiman kept 2000 people on the edge of their seat.” (S.T.S.O.O.I. BLOG)
Created and performed for a sell out crowd at Sydney Opera House’s Graphic Festival, then repeated a year later for world renowned arts Festival Mona Foma in Tasmania, now by popular demand, these two … Read More »