Published on May 21st, 2018 | by Admin

Arts Centre Melbourne presents EXO-TECH, Wednesday July 18

On Wednesday July 18, Arts Centre Melbourne will present an evening of cutting-edge contemporary music making waves through the New York scene, with the ecstatic musical communion of large ensemble collective EXO-TECH, led by pop sensation Kimbra and musician Sophia Brous, alongside New York artists Yuka Honda with EUCADEMIX, the Dave Harrington Trio and more. This performance will be part of MEL&NYC, a new program of multi-disciplinary events celebrating all things New York and Melbourne this winter.

EXO-TECH is a New York large ensemble collective formed in 2016 by Australian musician Sophia Brous with NZ/New York-based pop innovator Kimbra. A collective of musicians from across New York and Brooklyn’s thriving creative music scene, the group explore the intersections of collective improvisation and pop song composition, traversing fields of modern pop and rnb alongside free jazz, no-wave, disco and film music. The collective has featured some of the most respected music luminaries from New York and beyond, with collaborators that have included David Byrne, Questlove, Moses Sumney, Colin Stetson, Sean Lennon, Bilal and Caroline Polachek.

Formed by Brous and Kimbra so that a group of musician friends could experiment in improvised song forms in hypnotic concerts-in- the-round, the group made waves in New York with a series of shows featuring extraordinary line-ups of collaborating musicians across New York’s music scene.

In a world premiere in July, the Melbourne performance will see Brous and Kimbra reunite with a group of New York’s most exceptional musicians to create a never-to-repeated performance on the stage of Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre.

This winter, leading Melbourne cultural venues and communities will come together to present MEL&NYC, an unprecedented program of events that explore culture, politics, business and everyday experience seen through the eyes of leading New Yorkers and Australians. Extending across the city from June to August 2018, the program presents live conversations, music, performance, dining, education exchange and community participation. Program partners include: Arts Centre Melbourne, Asia Society, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Writers Festival, The Lowy Institute, the National Gallery of Victoria and The Wheeler Centre. The MEL&NYC festival is supported by the Victorian Government.

Arts Centre Melbourne presents
8:00pm, Wednesday July 18 2018
Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
Bookings and phone 1300 182 183

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