City of Melbourne Presents a Special Halloween Event: New War ‘Trouble in the Air’ world premiere
New War ‘Trouble in the Air’ world premiere.
With performances from RMIT digital composers.
This Halloween, Melbourne band New War will perform a new City of Melbourne commissioned song cycle written for electronics, bass guitar, voice and the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ.
The Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ is the biggest of its kind (Grand Romantic) in the Southern Hemisphere. Originally built in 1929 it uses ninety thousand cubic feet of air every minute and can produce anything from a delicate whistle to deafening thunder.
Tuesday 31st October 2017 at the Melbourne Town Hall
Free admission, bookings required:
‘Trouble in the Air’ is best described as a cold dream of uncertainty & rupture.
Since forming in 2008, New War has toured Australia and the UK, played festivals including All Tomorrow’s Parties and MONA FOMA, shared stages with the Sun Ra Arkestra, My Bloody Valentine, Wire, EMA, Liars, Neu! / Harmonia and Laughing Clowns, been remixed by HTRK and Gossip, and received critical acclaim from publications such as The Quietus.
‘Trouble in the Air’ is the first new music from New War since 2013’s self-titled debut on ATP Recordings.
The evening will also feature the performance of atmospheric new experimental electronic works by composers from RMIT’s Digital Media program.
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