Get lost in a swirl of dream pop and storytelling with Shoeb Ahmad.
A staple of the Canberra underground music scene, Shoeb proudly identifies as a person of Bangladeshi heritage and a transgender woman. Her music is known for exploring deeply personal experiences and vulnerabilities, in an evocative mix of acoustic and electronic indie pop.
Her latest project im/modesty will premiere as a live performance work with contemporary music ensemble, Australian Art Orchestra. Originally developed as a multi-speaker installation during a residency in Kerala, Southern India, this work is inspired by the cultural barriers people from the Indian sub-continent face when exploring their sexuality.
This ground-breaking work features text spoken by three voices in different stages of life – interspersed with electronic music and atmospheric recordings from the streets of India.
The talented multi-instrumentalist emerged back in the mid-2000s when she released a string of exceptional bedroom recordings. Since then she hasn’t stopped creating, releasing the intricate and moving new album “quiver” earlier this year.
The concert im/modesty features Shoeb Ahmad, Sunny Kim, Peter Knight, Aviva Endean, Tilman Robinson and Maria Moles.
“Shoeb’s music beautifully navigates the intersections of their identity, from coming out to being a parent.” – i-D Magazine
9 Dec 2018 (Sunday), 5 PM
Fairfax Foyer, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Wheelchair accessible venue.
Tickets: $28 via Arts Centre Melbourne.
This event is affiliated with the Companion Card initiative.
Image:Shoeb Ahmad. Photo by Anna Mayberry.