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Monuments - concerts 1 & 2


Monuments - concerts 1 & 2

  • Date: Sunday, 9 September 2018, 1pm and 4pm
  • Venue: Melba Hall — Royal Parade, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC
  • Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required online

Event Details

Co-presented with the Grainger Museum, Monuments celebrates the ground-breaking work done by composers Keith Humble and Ian Bonighton at the Museum in the 1960s, with two programs of works, for brass, organ, synthesizers guitar and percussion, performed by Conservatorium staff, students and special guests.


1.00 – 2.00PM Brass Ensemble 

Anthony Lyons and David Haberfeld synthesisers, Tom Baldwin and Ned Wright Smith organs

2.00 – 4.00PM Grainger Museum Exhibition

Patrons are invited to visit the exhibition Synthesizers: Sound of the Future at the Grainger Museum between concerts

2.30 – 3.30PM Panel Discussion, Tallis Room, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

Panel Discussion led by Exhibition Curator, Dr Heather Gaunt


4.00PM Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble

This concert features rare performances of unpublished works by Keith Humble and Ian Bonighton for guitars and percussion ensembles, as well as Humble’s Arcade IV for guitar and percussion, one of a set of his works that celebrate the laneways of Melbourne.

A post-event reception will take place in Tallis Room. Join the performers and staff from the Grainger Museum as they celebrate the end of the Synthesizers: Sounds of The Future exhibition and continue discussing the music of Humble, Bonighton and others associated with Melbourne’s contemporary music scene in the 1960s.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Arcade IV (duos: guitar, percussion) (1969) by Keith Humble

Featured artists

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