August 26, “The Arrival” with Orkestra of the Underground at Melbourne Recital Centre

arrival

Yo Victorians: We’re playing Ben Walsh’s wild and wonderful musical setting for Shaun Tan’s graphic novel “The Arrival” at the Melbourne Recital Centre to open the Melbourne Writer’s Festival next week, on Friday August 26. Featuring, among others, Ben Walsh, Sandy Evans, Matt Ottignon, Bobby Singh, Hermitude, and myself.

The inventive graphic stories of internationally renowned local illustrator Shaun Tan have already migrated from page to screen, with the Oscar-winning film The Lost Thing. Now, Tan’s much-loved The Arrival – following the melancholic yet hopeful adventures of a refugee in a strange world – has been brought to life in music by Sydney composer and musician Ben Walsh. An amazing live ‘sonic-scape’, performed by the multi-instrumental Orkestra of the Underground, accompanies projections of Tan’s exquisite illustrations. Tan will introduce this performance via video. This remarkable collaboration makes its Victorian premiere as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s