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.
JOE CHINDAMO TRIO
7–7.45pm & 8.45–9.30pm
Joe Chindamo is a musical polyglot in the tradition of Bernstein and Previn. Although he has been described as one of the world’s best jazz pianists, his art has always transcended jazz, having composed concertos, chamber music and film music. Chindamo has recorded twenty-three CDs under his own name and has performed around the world, having emerged as a unique, daring and exciting new voice in contemporary classical composition.
6–7pm and 7.45–8.45pm
Esther Li plays piano with the heart and soul of a seasoned and mature performer, deceptive of her years. Sophia Ng Min is a vocalist who embraces musical genres as diverse as jazz, R&B, pop, and classical fusion. Better known as part of the jazz quartet Torch, Aurore Duet bring their musical flair to NGV Friday Nights.
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.