Installation view of,<br/>
<em>Standing Archer</em><br/>
Qin Dynasty 221–207 BCE<br/>
188.0 cm <br/>
Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum, Xi'an (002816)<br/>
Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images for NGV<br/>
Scott Barbour/Getty Images for NGV

MSO at NGV: The Ancient Afterlife

Sun 29 Sep 19, 2pm–3pm

Past program

NGV International

Great Hall
Ground Level

Musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra perform a curated program in response to Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality and Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, featuring music by Chinese and Australian composers exploring elemental forces of earth, air and beyond.

Includes an introduction by NGV curator Annika Aitken.


Tan Dun, Symphony of Colours: Terracotta (excerpt)
Tan Dun, In Distance
Brenton Broadstock, And no birds sing
Julian Yu, Scintillation II
Maria Grenfell, These dark notes drifting
Robert Cossom, New Work (World Premiere)

Annika Aitken, Curatorial Project Officer, Asian Art, NGV
Access Antiquities Asia Contemporary Sculpture & Installation Terracotta Warriors & Cai Guo-Qiang NGV International