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Simon Barker & Chloe Kim + Elysian Fields : Vivid New Music at the Con


Simon Barker & Chloe Kim + Elysian Fields : Vivid New Music at the Con

  • Date: Saturday, 27 May 2017, 7pm
  • Venue: Sydney Conservatorium of Music — Cnr Macquarie St and Bridge St, Sydney, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the Vivid New Music at the Con series
  • Tickets: Adult: $25 | Concession: $15 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Improvising musicians Chloe Kim and Simon Barker, kick off this year's 'Vivid New Music at the Con' in the forecourt. The dynamic drumming duo will perform a selection of Korean and Asia-Pacific inspired rhythms and music.

They are followed by the only Australian electric viola band, Elysian Fields, in the Con’s music cafe.  Led by viola da gambist Jenny Eriksson and saxophonist Matt Keegan, and accompanied by pianist Matt McMahon, Elysian Fields will perform the sweeping “Elysium” by Matt Keegan, an 18-minute epic which is the first Australian work for voice and electric gamba.  The group will also present a newly commissioned song cycle of poems by Thomas Wyatt, set by Matt McMahon and sung by Susie Bishop, along with original works by Eriksson and upcoming bassist/composer, Siebe Pogson.


Chloe Kim & Simon Barker–percussion

Elysian Fields: Matt Keegan–saxophones, Jenny Eriksson–electric viola da gamba, Matt McMahon–piano, Susie Bishop–vocals and violin, Siebe Pogson–bass guitar, Finn Ryan–drums


Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

 Elysium by Matt Keegan

Featured artists

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