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[Past Event] Ritual Community Music: YL Hooi + Bhairavi Raman and Nanthesh Sivarajah

When

7 August
7pm - 9.30pm

Where

The Oratory

Cost

$30

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When

7 August
7pm - 9.30pm

Where

The Oratory

Cost

$30

Follow

InstagramFacebook

Website

liquidarchitecture.org.au/

Contact Details

Email

Book Now

Convent Live x  Liquid Architecture present this special concert series.

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.

Enjoy the subtle and mysterious dubbed-out songcraft of YL Hooi. The brainchild of Valya Ying-Li Hooi, with collaborator Tarquin Manek, the pair use voice, trumpet, bass clarinet, guitar, bass, drum machines and synths to form a haunting sonic offering. Joining YL Hooi on this double bill is Bhairavi Raman and Nanthesh Sivarajah, who perform violin, percussion and improvised experiments, voicing bicultural identity through carnatic and western classical forms.

Ritual Community Music also features concerts by  Lyra Pramuk (USA/DE) on 17 July and Adam Gołębiewski (PL) 24 July. 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.

About

YL Hooi is the project of Valya Ying-Li Hooi, inhabiting a subtle and mysterious realm of furtive, dubbed-out song, sparse electronic percussion, and distant winds. Hooi’s work is produced in close collaboration with Tarquin Manek, in the live setting, the pair use voice, trumpet, bass clarinet, guitar, bass, drum machines and synths, and are keenly aware of improvisational possibilities and the vicissitudes of audience, venue, and acoustic space. Hooi’s protean music is haunted and seductive, her voice trailing off into an echoed infinity anchored to body-shaking foundations.

Together, Bhairavi Raman and Nanthesh Sivarajah, perform violin, percussion and improvised experiments voicing bicultural identity through Carnatic and Western Classical forms. With formidable traditional knowledge and technical mastery across violin, Mridangam, Kanjira, Ghatam, Morsing, and drum kit, the pair merge concepts and techniques across performances in Australia and internationally, including some of South India’s oldest and most distinguished music venues such as the Madras Music Academy.

Access

The Oratory is wheelchair accessible.

Gender-neutral and accessible toilets are available close to the venue.

Please also see the Convent’s COVID Safe Plan here.