Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Art Orchestra present FROM THE AIR

Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Art Orchestra present FROM THE AIR

An eclectic line-up of international and Australian musicians will present electrifying collaborations in Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Art Orchestra's 2018 Meeting Points series. The intimate concerts in the Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer features an incredible line-up of guest artists from around the world, along with some of Australia's most dynamic musicians; brought together by leading contemporary music ensemble, the Australian Art Orchestra.

The first concert for 2018, From the Air, on March 17 delves into the intersection of contemporary folk and contemporary approaches to music improvisation and composition. The concert features Melbourne alt-folk icon Grand Salvo, the alter-ego of singer-songwriter Paddy Mann in collaboration with international new music luminaries and long-time Australian Art Orchestra associates Vanessa Tomlinson and Erik Griswold, who perform as the duo Clocked Out. The concert will also feature award-winning young clarinettist, Aviva Endean and Australian Art Orchestra artistic director Peter Knight.

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 creates dreamscapes in whispers, and sings of unresolved longing.

Clocked Out create and produce innovative music that extend experimental traditions in engaging and thought provoking ways. They use music as a vehicle to explore central cultural issues such as environmentalism, multiculturalism, and interactions of science and music. The creative outlet of Vanessa Tomlinson and Erik Griswold, Clocked Out's work includes original music for percussion and piano, a variety of artistic collaborations, concert series, tours and festivals.

The Australian Art Orchestra has a 21st century approach to music making. Their musicians improvise, read high-level notation, play a burning rock groove, understand esoteric conceptual work and are enthusiastic about collaborating across cultures and disciplines.

Paddy Mann (Grand Salvo) - voice and guitar
Vanessa Tomlinson (Clocked Out) - percussion
Erik Griswold (Clocked Out) - piano
Aviva Endean - bass clarinet
Peter Knight - trumpet, electronics

Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Art Orchestra present
Meeting Points
From the Air
Saturday 17 March, 2pm
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer
Book: or 1300 182 183

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