Sat 8th December 2018, 2pm
Belconnen Arts Centre, Emu Bank Belconnen
The Circularsawruses have come to town – Roll up to Belconnen Arts Centre to experience the launch of the Griffyn Ensemble’s Instrument Playground! The Griffyn Ensemble have assembled a crackpot team of musicians and makers from across the country and the Canberra community to create and compose on some of the most curious sounds to have ever hit the capital. Hear such wondrous musical inventions such as the wintry Ski Bass, the Bicycle Hurdy Gurdy, and the Flutes of Many Mouths. Be amazed as you witness sound being created from satellite dishes, umbrellas, and tea chests. We will take you on a musical journey through the Australian outdoors, as The Griffyn Ensemble joins forces with our specially formed Circularsawruses, made from members from the Canberra community. And if you want to get your hands (and other body parts) in on the action, you can come along and try out the instruments out for yourself!
The playground of instruments will be installed in various sites across Canberra over the upcoming twelve months. Griffyn have brought in Jim Sharrock (famous for his Musical Mushroom Gardens), and visual artist Byrd (one of Canberra’s pre-eminent mural and graffiti artists) to join West Australian Mark Cain (of AC/PVC fame), to collaborate in making this unique collection. Don’t miss one of Griffyn’s few performances in 2018, as we make music out of just about anything – and as a early Christmas gift, we have full priced tickets at the discounted rate of $35 to celebrate this unique event!
Single tickets: $35 (full price); $25 (concession); $15 (Under 30); $5 (Under 18)
For tickets, click here.
The Griffyn Ensemble will be creating the instruments in-residence at Belconnen Arts Centre from Monday 19th November till Friday 7th December. Feel free to come along and say hi, or attend an open showing at Wednesday 28th November at 4pm.