SIMA and the Australian Art Orchestra Present: Of Deities and Demons
at Annandale Creative Arts Centre
Saturday, 7 December 2019 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM + Add to calendar07/12/2019 17:0007/12/2019 18:30Australia/SydneySIMA and the Australian Art Orchestra Present: Of Deities and DemonsSIMA and the Australian Art Orchestra Present: Of Deities and Demons Saturday, 7 December 2019 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time) Organiser SIMA XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Address Annandale Creative Arts Centre 81 Johnston Street Annandale NSW 2038 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/87s40/sima_and_the_australian_art_orchestra_present_of_deities_and_demons.aspxAnnandale Creative Arts Centre
81 Johnston Street
Annandale NSW 2038
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Of Deities and Demons is the thrilling preview event of the Sydney Improvised Music Association's Jazz Now:Summer series.
In a rapturous celebration of ancient Sri Lankan culture, dive into an ecstatic journey of music and ritualistic dance with Baliphonics and the Australian Art Orchestra. In a spectacle of music, light and dance this performance – led by Susantha Rupathilaka and Prasanna Rupathilka and featuring drummer Sumudi Suraweera – will draw upon an astrological healing practice known as Bali Ritual, in which deities are invoked and demons exorcised.
This intense and visceral experience will bring together the powerful art-form of Sri Lankan ritual music with one of Australia's leading contemporary jazz ensembles, the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO). Under the leadership of daring composer, trumpeter, and sound artist Peter Knight, AAO constantly seeks to stretch genres and break down the barriers separating disciplines, forms and cultures. It explores the interstices between the avant-garde and the traditional, between art and popular music, between electronic and acoustic approaches, and creates music that traverse the continuum between improvised and notated forms. We are delighted to present the Art Orchestra for the first time at SIMA.
Sumudi Suraweera (composer, drummer and music producer) Susantha Rupathilaka (dance, voice) Prasanna Rupathilaka (dance, yak bera, voice) Reuben Derrick (clarinets) Peter Knight (trumpet) Reuben Lewis (trumpet) Mary Rapp (cello), Carl Dewhurst (guitar)
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