Curated by Peter Knight, with Australian Art Orchestra
A contemporary concert series for the curious.
Experience a curated lineup of never-before-seen works, electrifying improvisations and cross-cultural collaborations. This intimate concert series by the Australian Art Orchestra features cutting-edge artists from Australia and Asia.
Find an unexpected musical connection between Australia’s Arnhem Land and Korea with jazz vocalist Sunny Kim. Get lost in a swirl of indie dream pop with Bangladeshi-Australian musician Shoeb Ahmad. Or immerse yourself in waves of electronics and Japanese hip-hop in the series headline performance, Umi no uzu, featuring Aaron Choulai.
Exclusively for this series, hidden spaces throughout Arts Centre Melbourne will be transformed into intimate pop-up venues. From secluded rehearsal rooms to historic foyers and the famed Fairfax Studio – no two concerts are alike.
Meeting Points Series is a creative collaboration between the Australian Art Orchestra and Arts Centre Melbourne.
Now in its 24th year the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO) is one of Australia’s leading contemporary music ensembles. Formed in 1994 by Paul Grabowsky, it has been led since 2013 by renowned trumpeter/composer, Peter Knight. With an emphasis on improvisation, AAO explores the meeting points between disciplines and cultures, and imagines new musical forms to reflect the energy and diversity of 21st century Australia. The group draws on a pool of players trained in jazz and classical approaches and uses improvisation as an ‘interlingua’ to create musical connections with artists from other cultures, in particular with the Yolgnu people from Ngukurr in north east Arnhem Land and various Asian countries including Korea and Japan.
Find out more about Australian Art Orchestra at aao.com.au