John McCaughey: Musical Director

Film and Other Images

Please note change of concert location

Media and métier of contrasting kinds form a pair of events with new creations in OCTOBER and DECEMBER. The performance landscapes bring different traditions into play: – interactive cross-disciplinary performances between music, film and theatre in October; solo virtuosity and chamber music in December, set in an environment of new choral composition.

Perceptions in sight and sound on October 27 take off from a new commissioned work, Salt by film-maker Hanna Chetwin and composer Rohan Drape, for multiple 16mm film with live performers, electronics and choir. Further film+music adventures from Hanna Chetwin & James Rushford (3 films at play), join earlier work by John Hughes & Martin Friedel, whose bio- filmic meditation on Walter Benjamin is supported by live choruses on the philosopher’s street-texts. The program opens into other imagistic worlds – the choral theatre of Kagel and the Expressionism of Haydn, Schoenberg, Elgar and Webern.

Saturday 27 October, 8:00 pm

Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

For tickets call Astra on (03) 9326 5424, or

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