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AAO: Water Pushes Sand


AAO: Water Pushes Sand

  • Date: Sunday, 27 August 2017, 1pm
  • Venue: Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) — 655 Main Road, Berriedale, Hobart, TAS
  • Series: This event is part of the Australian Art Orchestra - August Tour 2017 series
  • Tickets: Included in museum entry — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Water Pushes Sand hits the road in August with performances around Australia. Erik Griswold's wild and beautiful intercultural celebration draws on fifteen years of collaboration with leading artists from Sichuan. Following the success Water Pushes Sand at Melbourne Festival and Oz Asia Festival, Adelaide in 2015 the project has been reimagined for a touring outfit.

Water Pushes Sand fuses Sichuan melodies and rhythms with modern jazz improvisation and video projections that evoke the vibrant landscape of the Chengdu Provence. Known for its brash and friendly people, spicy food, laid back tea houses, and the distinctive twang of its spoken dialect, Sichuan is unique in China. Its music combines colours from rustic country folk, street songs and a cacophony of gongs and cymbals. It is more like blues or early rock and roll than classical music.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 6277 9900 or by email to info@mona.net.au

Featured Australian Works

Water pushes sand : large jazz ensemble by Erik Griswold
— performed by Australian Art Orchestra and Peter Knight

Featured artists

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