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Meeting Points: Of Deities And Demons

Event

Meeting Points: Of Deities And Demons

  • Date: Sunday, 8 December 2019, 5pm-6pm
  • Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne — 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $29 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1300 182 183

Event Details

In a rapturous celebration of ancient Sri Lankan culture, Baliphonics and Australian Art Orchestra bring age-old rituals to life through traditional dance, chanting and music.

In a spectacle of dance, music and light, this unique group draws upon an astrological healing practice known as Bali Ritual, in which deities are invoked and demons exorcised.

On a recent trip to Sri Lanka, Peter Knight (Artistic Director, Australian Art Orchestra) formed a friendship with leader of Baliphonics, Sumudi Suraweera. This friendship formed the start of an exciting collaboration combining the yak bera (demon drum), clarinets and other traditional instrumentations with the signature experimental jazz stylings of Australian Art Orchestra.

This Meeting Points Series exclusive will thrill audiences through an intense and visceral experience, bringing together the powerful artform of Sri Lankan ritual music with Australia's leading contemporary ensemble.

About Meeting Points Series

A contemporary concert series for the curious.

Meeting Points Series is an intimate collection of concerts curated by Peter Knight, Artistic Director of Australian Art Orchestra. Returning for its third year, this program brings together musical styles and performers from across the globe in a series of unexpected collaborations. Experience a mesmerising series of never-before-seen works and cross-cultural compositions in our most exciting line-up yet.

Artist Line-Up

Meeting Points Series is a creative collaboration between Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Art Orchestra.

Sumudi Suraweera – composer, drummer and music producer
Susantha Rupathilaka – dance and voice
Prasanna Rupathilaka – dance, yak bera and voice
Reuben Derrick – clarinets
Peter Knight – trumpet
Reuben Lewis – trumpet
Carl Dewhurst – guitar
Mary Rapp – cello

 

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