Daughter's Fever record launch
- Date: Saturday, 5 December 2015, 7pm
- Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
- Tickets: $35/$25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333
Daughter’s Fever is co-led by acclaimed composer/trumpeter/sound artist Peter Knight, leader of the Australian Art Orchestra (trumpet and electronics) and singer-songwriter, Paddy Mann, of revered alt-folk group Grand Salvo, along with highly regarded Australian contemporary classical/jazz musicians Joe Talia (drums & Revox B77 tape machine), Erik Griswold (toy piano & prepared piano), Vanessa Tomlinson (junk percussion, marimba & vibraphone) and Andrew Brooks (saxophone). The group spins haunted folk, ambient pop and free improvised textures into an other-worldly place similarly inhabited by David Sylvian, Mark Hollis and Dean Roberts.
Paddy Mann’s distinctive tenor voice floats over spatters of electroacoustic crackle, bowed cymbal drones, junk percussion and toy piano, to create a sound that is at once alluring and strange. He reveals dreamscapes in whispers, sings of unresolved longing, and tells of a mysterious illness that threatens the life of a child.
A project that started with a chance meeting between Peter – a composer with abstract ‘new music’ ideas, and Paddy – a singer/songwriter with an interest in the avant-garde,- the pair began in earnest with this project around three years ago. Developing a truly collaborative approach using improvisation and some unusual approaches to songwriting, Daughter’s Fever embraces spontaneity and accident to create a truly hypnotic sound world.
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