A stunning collaboration between Gordi, Judith Neilson’s Phoenix Central Park venue and Sydney production team VERSUS, ‘Refracted’ is set inside the incomparable new space in Sydney’s inner city and showcases one of Gordi’s most artistic and moving performances to date. The alluring act is further magnified by the incredible architecture of the venue that contextualises the performances.
The ‘Refracted’ video – a unique medley of Our Two Skins songs ‘Extraordinary Life’ and ‘Volcanic’ – accompanies the announcement of a full EP of live songs from Gordi’s intimate performances there last month. Titled Refracted: Live at Phoenix Central Park, the EP will be released next month.
Gordi’s glorious second album Our Two Skins was unveiled in June last year and was warmly embraced by critics and fans, debuting into the Top 20 of the ARIA Albums Chart. Our Two Skins was nominated for an ARIA Award and two J Awards – recognition of the depth, intricacy and beauty of the album. During a chaotic 2020, Payten also balanced work as a doctor, assisting with under-staffed local hospitals in Melbourne during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. She performed a debut, globally broadcast show at the Sydney Opera House and launched her very own VR immersive album experience titled Buried City.
This year, Gordi was finally able to tour Our Two Skins around the country. She also released the Our Two Skins (Remixed) EP, delivered an inspirational keynote address at the One of One Breakfast for International Women’s Day in March, and recently collaborated with fellow singer-songwriter Alex Lahey on ‘Dino’s’, which can currently be heard on triple j. Gordi will appear alongside a number of local artists at Music From The Home Front on ANZAC Day Eve (Sat 24 Apr) in Melbourne. The concert will be broadcast at 7.30 on Channel 9 and live-streamed on 9Now and YouTube.
Gordi Refracted: Live At Central Park EP
Out May, 2021 (more details to come)
Saturday 24 April | Music From The Home Front |
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 8 May | a day on the green with Ben Folds |
Bimbadgen Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW