Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne,
in Collaboration with Artistic Associate Sophia Brous

Festival of the ecstatic

7 - 9 AUGUST

DISCREET + OBLIQUE: THE MUSIC OF BRIAN ENO
Feat. The Necks, Leo Abrahams, David Coulter,
Golden Fur, Matthew Brown (UK/AUS)
World Premiere

1975 saw the release of Brian Eno's pioneering album Discreet Music, a landmark in the development that he came to refer to as 'ambient music'. To mark the album's fortieth Anniversary, musical directors Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Pulp, Jon Hopkins) and David Coulter (Yoko Ono, Kronos Quartet, The Pogues, Gorillaz) have devised a brand new live re-interpretation of this breathtaking work.

Discreet + Oblique aims to create an authentic recreation of Eno's original concept, recreating Discreet Music's shimmering, beautiful textures, while also suggesting new ways that it can develop musically.

A specially-assembled ensemble featuring Abrahams and Coulter with internationally celebrated experimental jazz trio The Necks, Los-Angeles-based Australian contemporary classical trio Golden Fur and electronic musician Matthew Brown on EMS synthesiser and Eno's 'Frippertronic' tape looping system, will summon a unique realisation of Discreet Music's magical sound-world.

Eno's original liner notes for Discreet Music described 'a new way of hearing music – as part of the ambience of the environment, just as the colour of the light and the sound of the rain were parts of that ambience'. This concert performance – incorporating various visual and sonic surprises – aims to pay tribute to, and give new life to, that initial, incredibly fertile vision.

Please note that Brian Eno is not performing.

Enoshop.co.uk is the only official website selling sets of Oblique Strategy cards.

This performance is one of three Saturday evening performances to choose from in the Supersense Full Festival Pass or the Saturday Festival Pass.



» Brian Eno talks about Discreet + Oblique

FESTIVAL PASSES

Purchase one of the festival passes below to see this act together with other amazing performances.


SATURDAY 8 AUGUST

$130

FULL FESTIVAL PASS

$250

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

Purchase individual ticket/s to see this act.


SAT 8 AUGUST, 9PM

STATE THEATRE

$65

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Image: Darren Sylvester