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Between 8 and 9 (Chengdu Teahouse Project)


Between 8 and 9 (Chengdu Teahouse Project)

  • Date: Saturday, 1 April 2017, 4pm and 7pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $39 | Children: $29 | Concession: $29 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Between 8 and 9 (Chengdu Teahouse Project) 八和九之間 (成都茶館項目) A Chamber Made Opera work in partnership with Sichuan Conservatory of Music Co-presented by Castlemaine State Festival and Melbourne Recital Centre for Asia TOPA Chamber Made Opera presents the world premiere of Between 8 and 9 (Chengdu Teahouse Project) 八和九之間 (成都茶館項目) – a 70 minute sound installation created by Australian and Chinese artists featuring traditional instrumentation, new composition, electronics, sculptural design and vocal performance.

Intertwining ancient Chinese musical theory with ancient European spatial thinking, Between 8 and 9 is between Chengdu and Melbourne; between audience and artists; between a meeting room and a restaurant; and between music, sonic design, live art and performance. You are seated at one of eight round tables with ‘Lazy Susans’ (餐桌轉盤 – cānzhuō zhuànpán). A voice calls from across the room. The table in front of you hums. You are invited into a situation of choice, an oscillation, a rotation. What is the state of between 8 and 9? The creation of Between 8 and 9 has evolved from a thematic exploration of teahouse culture into a reflexive meditation on the meeting of cultures, generations, languages and artistic practices.

Performers: Carolyn Connors, Madeleine Flynn, Guo Si-Cen, Tim Humphrey, Kang Yan-Long, Wang Shuai, Wang Zheng-Ting, Zhu Hui-Qian.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9090 7095 or by email to info@chambermadeopera.com

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