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Fri 1 Mar, 6pm–10pm

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Experience this summer’s major exhibition Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds after hours at NGV Friday Nights with live music, guest DJs, pop-up bars, food and architecture taking over the Ground Floor and NGV Garden.

Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is a groundbreaking exhibition that features the work of Dutch artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo. Hold on to your NGV Friday Night ticket and head over to the exhibition entrance at your allocated entry time.

Bach X Reimagined
Live performances at 6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm
Presented by anon.
‘when I am listening to Bach I frequently get inspired and feel an overwhelming instinct for his insistent rhythm, a cadence seeking something of the infinite.’ – M. C. Escher

Inspired by composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s repetitious compositions, Escher’s art of infinite tessellations mirrors Bach’s music. Referencing this parallel, creative collaboration anon. brings together Australian composers and performing artists to reimagine the works of Bach with live performances, new compositions across baroque, classical and jazz styles and a specially commissioned soundscape.

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Matthew Hindson, After Bach (2018)

Performing Artists
Rachael Beesley, baroque violin
Lizzy Welsh, baroque violin
Laura Vaughan, viola da gamba

Indian Summer has become a house-hold name in electronic music of late, receiving Hype Machine #1’s for his ‘Late Night’ and ‘Shiner’ EPs… not to mention support from Pete Tong, Motez, What So Not and Nina Las Vegas on tracks like ‘Love Like This’, ‘Right At Home’ and ‘Been Here Before’. One of Australia’s hardest-working producers, he was also recently invited in for a string of triple j guest mixes and had the chance to take over Sydney’s Mixmag Lab.

Gold Fields DJs have been busy building an exciting trade behind the turntables and incorporating their own remixes into a series of killer sets to cater for everything from a festival audience at Coachella to a 3am gig in a NYC basement. Gold Fields continue to make music for lovers of textured syncopated rhythms, shifting dynamics of dramatic soundscapes and multi-layered melody.

Wander through NGV’s 2018 Architecture Commission Doubleground and discover chasm-like passageways, tilted embankments and a bamboo garden inspired by the building’s original Bamboo Court. Designed by Muir architecture and Openwork.

Friday Nights Design International Prints & Drawings Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds NGV International