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Clocked Out : THE WIDE ALLEY - Chinese Culture in Flux


Clocked Out : THE WIDE ALLEY - Chinese Culture in Flux

  • Date: Sunday, 1 March 2009, 5pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, The Studio — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: $63/$50/$30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9250 7777

Event Details

The rich musical traditions of China’s Sichuan Province meet the Australian avant-garde creations of contemporary ensemble Clocked Out in an evocative fusion of Chinese and Western sounds. Pulsating gongs blend with jazz harmonies, clouds of delicate bells envelop soulful melodies, and brash fragments of Sichuan percussion collide with wild free improvisations to create a seamless mixture of eras and cultures that draws focus from Chengdu’s oldest neighbourhood, The Wide Alley. In an astonishing live performance with moving and still image projections, a multi-cultural ensemble of voice, erhu, bamboo flute, trumpet, trombone, prepared piano and percussion creates unexpected new worlds of sound, bringing disappearing traditions back to life.

Co-directed by Erik Griswold (piano) & Vanessa Tomlinson (percussion)        
Robert Davidson (double bass)
Peter Knight (trumpet)
Adrian Sherriff (trombone)                   
Shi Lei (bamboo flutes)                      
Tian Linping (voice)                                      
Zhong Kaizhi (percussion)
Zhou Yu (erhu)
Zou Xiangping (voice/percussion)
Design by Sharka Bosakova

Featured non-Australian music: Traditional music from China's Sichuan province

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9250 7777

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