NGV Friday Nights returns this winter with exclusive late night access to MoMA at NGV. Featuring a line-up of international and home-grown acts presented by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, experience art, music and dining inspired by the city that never sleeps.
BARNEY MCALL: HEARING THE BLOOD
7–7.45pm & 8.45–9.30pm
Barney McAll presents an evening of music from his acclaimed gospel-tinged album Hearing The Blood, which has just received Bell Award nominations for Best Album, Best Song, Best Produced Album and Best Ensemble. Described as ‘an immense album’ and ‘a compelling journey from one of our most talented musicians’, this performance drawn from Hearing The Blood brings together Barney McAll (piano), Julien Wilson (tenor sax), Theo Carbo (bass), Sam Anning (bass) and James McLean (drums).
Angus and Harriett
6–7pm and 7.45–8.45pm
Angus Gray is an instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, producer and arranger based in Melbourne. His piano skills are highly sought after on the jazz, funk, and blues music scene, and he is a recipient of the Will Poskitt Piano Scholarship and Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarship for Jazz and Improvisation at The University of Melbourne. Harriett Allcroft is an Australian vocalist and composer, known for her mesmerising yet light-hearted style. Originally from Adelaide and now based in Melbourne, Harriett performs original contemporary jazz and re-arrangements of Australian jazz tunes with her trademark playfulness and whimsy.
SIMONE FORTI, HUDDLE
Simone Forti’s seminal performance piece Huddle, 1961, will be performed three times between 7.30–8.30pm as part of NGV Friday Nights. Forti was a key figure of New York’s 1960s Judson Dance Theater, and helped pioneer a new movement language that favoured the commonplace over the virtuosic. First performed in 1961 as part of a larger series of Dance Constructions in Yoko Ono’s downtown loft, Forti’s Huddle foreshadows the sense of presence and the relationship between viewer and artwork that would characterise Minimalist sculpture.
Huddle will be performed by Dance and Theatre students from the Victorian College of the Arts at The University of Melbourne.