7pm - 9.30pm
How can radical music help us manifest new possibilities for thinking and imagine new ways of organising community through ritual behaviours, actions and languages? Music as a model for civil society—decoding metaphorical power structures, violence, empathy, ecstasy and cooperation.
We shine a light on Lyra Pramuk (US/DE), whose spirited style fuses classical vocalism, pop sensibilities, performance practices and contemporary club culture in what can best be described as futurist folk music. In tandem, the time-honoured duo Fabulous Diamonds surface to share their uneasy and understated chamber songs for the neo-feudal age.
Ritual Community Music also features concerts by Adam Gołębiewski (PL) 24 July and YL Hooi + Bhairavi Raman and Nanthesh Sivarajah on 7 August.These are licensed events, under 18s must be supervised by an adult.
We thank the Victorian Government and the City of Yarra for support through the On the Road Program.
Lyra Pramuk (US/DE) fuses classical vocalism, pop sensibilities, performance practices and contemporary club culture in what can best be described as futurist folk music. Composed and arranged entirely from the sound of her own voice, Fountain, her debut on Bedroom Community, was hailed as ‘a potent religious text in praise of human vocality’s promise’ (The Quietus).
Fabulous Diamonds are the long-running (nearly two decades) duo of Nisa Venerosa (voice, percussion) & Jarrod Zlatic (keyboard, digital arrangements). Uneasy and understated chamber songs for the neo-feudal age. While in the past their music has drawn from a wellspring of dubby post-punk and bubblegum-minimalism (with album releases on Siltbreeze, Alter and Chapter Music) their current approach takes its cues from twentieth century art song and contemporary sound design; tenor vocals and choralesque keyboards play atop sparse, muffled rhythms and ambiguous soundscapes.
The Oratory is wheelchair accessible.
Gender-neutral and accessible toilets are available close to the venue.
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