Boombox - The Australian Voices
- Date: Saturday, 6 June 2015, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
- Venue: Deakin Edge — Federation Square, Cnr Swanston St and Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC
- Tickets: Adults: $30 | Children: $20 | Concession: $20 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0419 337 283
An old-school boombox sits on stage; a choir enters, presses play, and a travesty of choral music ensues. The ensemble plays with toy instruments, stand-up comedy, rap-battles, sporting commentary, mime, beatboxing, recordings from our unruly parliament and – frankly – whatever else we can get away with. Each piece melts into the next, without clear distinctions between composers, works or genres. There is no plot, no repetition, no rules, no robes. Features music by Amanda Cole, Robert Davidson, Gordon Hamilton, Isabella Gerometta and Nigel Butterley. Cue the mixtape.
Proceeds support School of Hard Knocks
"BOOMBOX" is part of the Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015 'An unforgettable experience, not just a festival' on 5 - 8 June 2015 (Queen's Birthday weekend) Now in its 6th year, Australia's most exciting singers festival for choirs and individual singers, is proud to present internationally renowned composer, arranger and jazz singer from USA, here for the first time in Australia, KIRBY SHAW along with choir-in-residence, the Australian Voices and Gordon Hamilton
Work with international conductors, composers and arrangers in some of Australia's finest venues.
For more information & the full Festival program, please visit www.schoolofhardknocks.org.au
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