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QSO: Thum Prints


QSO: Thum Prints

  • Date: Friday, 18 September 2015, 8pm
  • Venue: QPAC Concert Hall — Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Grey St and Melbourne St, Southbank, QLD
  • Tickets: $60-$35 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Philip Glass - Symphony No.4 Heroes - QSO conducted by Jessica Cottis
Gordon Hamilton and Tom Thum - Thum Prints - QSO conducted by Gordon Hamilton

Tom Thum is a beatboxing virtuoso and one of the most talented noisemakers in the world.  This exhilarating concert matches the orchestra in Tom’s mouth with the full forces of the whole Queensland Symphony Orchestra for the first time, along with the music making of groundbreaking Brisbane composer Gordon Hamilton.

Expect a musical watershed that hovers somewhere between jazz, hip-hop and an off-the-wall Rite of Spring. Tangles of symphonic colour mix with electrifying grooves. Fleeting strands of Faure, Pharoahe Monch and vintage hip-hop morph in risky rhythmic tension.

This concert will also include a performance of Philip Glass’s Symphony No.4, based the seminal David Bowie/Brian Eno album. It will be conducted by Jessica Cottis, hailed in the UK music press as “the one to watch” and fast gaining an international reputation as one of the most exciting conductors of the younger generation.

Featured non-Australian music: Glass

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Thum Prints : orchestra by Gordon Hamilton — World premiere
— performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Gordon Hamilton

Featured artists

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