16
December
3.00 pm — 5.00 pm
Private: Bombini Buzz Mezzanine, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road

Melbourne, Vic 3004 Australia
$28
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In a series of intimate concerts, Meeting Points brings together unexpected music styles to create electrifying collaborations. Featuring an incredible line-up of international artists accompanied by Australia’s leading contemporary music ensemble, the Australian Art Orchestra.

Renowned Chinese zither (guzheng) virtuoso, Mindy Meng Wang, redefines and reinvigorates Chinese musical traditions through avant-garde fusion of Chinese and Japanese instruments and sound.

And the Half Light includes a work written by Wang for the Australian Art Orchestra that traces her passage from her home in north-western China to the UK and eventually Melbourne.

Composed for a chamber formation, including violin, double bass, trumpet, trombone, percussion and electronics – Cocoon expresses both a yearning for home and a restlessness to travel and discover.

In a rare synergy of musical traditions, Wang will also perform with Tokyo-based, Miyama McQueen-Tokita, a Japanese zither (koto) virtuoso and leading figure in Japan’s contemporary music scene.

CREDITS
Mindy Meng Wang | Guzheng
Miyama McQueen-Tokita | Koto
Jem Savage | Saxophone, electronics, orchestration
Peter Knight | Trumpet, electronics, artistic director
Lizzy Welsh | Violin
Matthias Schack-Arnott | Percussion
Sam Pankhurst | Contra bass
Adrian Sherriff | Bass trombone, flute
In a rare synergy of musical traditions, Wang will also perform with Tokyo-based, Miyama McQueen-Tokita, a Japanese zither (koto) virtuoso and leading figure in Japan’s contemporary music scene.

CREDITS
Mindy Meng Wang | Guzheng
Miyama McQueen-Tokita | Koto
Jem Savage | Saxophone, electronics, orchestration
Peter Knight | Trumpet, electronics, artistic director
Lizzy Welsh | Violin

Key Information:
Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Art Orchestra
Part of the Meeting Points Concert Series
SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER, 3PM-5PM
@ ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE, BOMBINI BUZZ CAFE, HAMER HALL
100 ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE
Tickets $28: Bookings: artscentremelbourne.com.au

Details

Date:
Saturday 16 December
Time:
3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Cost:
$28
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Website:
https://new.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2017/festivals-series/meeting-points/and-the-half-light