Six Curious Concerts

Come and listen with The Griffyn Ensemble, as they journey to Wonderland and back with Six Curious Concerts over five days in Canberra galleries…

Explore four of Canberra’s local galleries, with music matched to exhibitions spanning hyperreality to archaeological digs to life botanical.  Taking place in Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, Gorman Arts Centre, Belconnen Arts Centre, and M16 Artspace, the Griffyn Ensemble will be sounding out artwork, asking questions such as: What happened to Alice down the rabbit hole? How exactly does an insect breathe? And can you truly know if you have woken up?

A not to be missed special season of concerts, with The Griffyn Ensemble being joined by special guest Tobias Cole, Australia’s preeminent countertenor; the ANU Chamber Choir; and collaborating with visual artists Diane Firth and Jacqui Malins.

Six Curious Concerts includes three free events, a special lunchtime concert for Primary School students and families, and the opportunity to have your own ideas interpreted by The Griffyn Ensemble.

Single tickets: $38 (full price); $30 (concession); $20 (Under 30); $10 (Under 18)
Festival pass (all six concerts): $100 (full price); $80 (concession); $50 (Under 30); $20 (Under 18)

For tickets, click here.

Individual Concert details:

1: Wed 30th Aug 6:30pm, Belconnen Arts Centre: Curiouser and Curiouser…
Go down the rabbit hole with the Griffyn Ensemble and their inside-out garden party, with music botanical, twisted nursery rhymes, and stories about Alice.  Guest artists counter-tenor Tobias Cole & Friends, and the ANU Chamber Singers.

2: Thu 31st Aug 6pm, CCAS Manuka: Reverse Archaeology FREE EVENT!
Layers of experience accrue over time and are revealed in the opening of Jacqui Malins’ exhibition of ceramics and video, with archaeological music from Griffyn.

3: Fri 1st Sept 7pm, CCAS Gorman Arts Centre: A Night in Hyperreality
Dreams within dreams, with massive metronomes, alarm clocks gone crazy, and a mad Marilyn Monroe, leave you wondering if you have ever truly woken up.  In conjunction with Canberra Contemporary Art Space’s HYPERactive exhibition.

4: Sat 2nd Sept 12:30pm, Belconnen Arts Centre: Singalong with Susan the Singsect! FREE EVENT!
For Primary School students and families. Ever wondered how an insect breathes? Learn how to use your own breath just like an insect with The Griffyn Ensemble, singing songs written by YOU!

5: Sat 2nd Sept 5:30pm, Belconnen Arts Centre: Venus and the Twilight Arch
What is the Twilight Arch, and what does it have to do with Venus?  The ever changing colours of a sunset over Canberra’s mountain ranges are brought to life through music with sublime textiles of local landscapes by artist Dianne Firth.

6: Sun 3rd Sept 12pm, M16 Artspace: Lines of Site FREE EVENT!
A series of new works inspired by Lines of Site: Finding the sublime in Canberra, an exhibition at M16 Artspace.  Grab a pencil and participate in the Interval Composition Challenge to hear your music performed for Father’s Day!

Featured work – Ephemeral by Michael Sollis, performed by The Griffyn Ensemble

Featured work – Able To Be by Jacob Ter Veldhuis