Bach X Reimagined
at NGV Friday Nights



Past program

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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 as part of NGV Friday Nights.

Live performances at 6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm.

‘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

Fri 7 Dec, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Tony Gould, Homage to a Genius (2018)

Performing Artists
Tony Gould AM, piano
Graeme Lyall AM, alto saxophone

Fri 14 Dec, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Tony Gould, Homage to a Genius (2018)

Performing Artists
Tony Gould AM, piano
Ben Robertson, double bass

Fri 21 Dec, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Benjamin Martin, Fantasia in the Baroque Idiom (2018)

Performing Artists
Benjamin Martin, piano
Krishna Martin, piano

Fri 28 Dec, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Benjamin Martin, Fantasia in the Baroque Idiom (2018)

Performing Artists
Benjamin Martin, piano
Krishna Martin, piano

Fri 4 Jan, 6–10pm (Past)

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

Fri 11 Jan, 6–10pm (Past)

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

Fri 18 Jan, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Tony Gould, Homage to a Genius (2018)

Performing Artists
Tony Gould AM, piano
Joel Hans-Otte, clarinet and bass clarinet

Fri 25 Jan, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Tony Gould, Homage to a Genius (2018)

Performing Artists
Tony Gould AM, piano
Claire Patti, harp
Louise Godwin, cello

Fri 1 Feb, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Nicholas Buc, New Commission (2018)

Performing Artists
Nicole Tj, piano
Thomas Lo, violin
Rebecca Proietto, cello

Fri 8 Feb, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Nicholas Buc, New Commission (2018)

Performing Artists
Nicole Tj, piano
Thomas Lo, violin
Rebecca Proietto, cello

Fri 15 Feb, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Nicholas Buc, New Commission (2018)

Performing Artists
Nicole Tj, piano
Thomas Lo, violin
Rebecca Proietto, cello

Fri 22 Feb, 6pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Nicholas Buc, New Commission (2018)

Performing Artists
Nicole Tj, piano
Thomas Lo, violin
Rebecca Proietto, cello

Fri 1 Mar, 6–10pm (Past)

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

Fri 8 Mar, 6–6pm (Past)

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

Fri 15 Mar, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Benjamin Martin, Fantasia in the Baroque Idiom (2018)

Performing Artists
Benjamin Martin, piano
Krishna Martin, piano

Fri 22 Mar, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Benjamin Martin, Fantasia in the Baroque Idiom (2018)

Performing Artists
Benjamin Martin, piano
Krishna Martin, piano

Fri 29 Mar, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Tony Gould, Homage to a Genius (2018)

Performing Artists
Tony Gould AM, piano
Gianni Marinucci, flugelhorn
Tamara Murphy, double bass

Fri 5 Apr, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Tony Gould, Homage to a Genius (2018)

Performing Artists
Tony Gould AM, piano
Lachlan Davidson, flutes, saxophones and clarinets

Sat 6 Apr, 6–10pm (Past)

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Nicholas Buc, New Commission (2018)

Performing Artists
Nicole Tj, piano
Thomas Lo, violin
Rebecca Proietto, cello

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