NGV Friday Nights

Fri 7 Dec 18, 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
Tony Gould, Homage to a Genius (2018)

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

As Albrecht La’Brooy, Melbourne improvisers Sean La’Brooy and Alex Albrecht modernise the classic jazz format, while walking house music through the rainforest and down to the shore. Crafting enlightened ambient dance on the fly, the pair’s performances are never to be repeated.

Andy Bull began playing music in the mid-2000s in Sydney’s live club scene, initially coming to wider attention in 2010 with the Phantom Pains EP. Smashing out a succession of exciting and unique-sounding singles (‘Keep On Running’, ‘Baby, I’m Nobody Now’, ‘Talk Too Much’), nominated for three ARIA Awards (Best Pop Release; Breakthrough Artist, Best Engineer) and polling three times in the past two Triple J Hottest 100’s, Andy Bull is one of the country’s most promising songwriters and producers.

New-Age style instrumental band Acoustic Holiday have been performing on the streets of Melbourne since 2016, releasing their first album Imagination that year. Formed by Stan Kim (Guitarist) and Dominic Lee (Keyboardist) they released their second album, Illumination this year.

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.

The Julian Opie exhibition is open at NGV Friday Nights until 15 February 2019.

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