"A pioneer who refuses to stop innovating" — NME
In a blinding conclusion to two days of immersive, extreme, blissful ecstatic performance, Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic presents one of the true icons of 20th Century contemporary innovation.
An artist whose biography incorporates some of the most adventurous, ecstatic and explorative output achieved by a single performer today, do not miss the iconic John Cale’s Signal to Noise, a major new work commissioned for Supersense that traces the line of experimentation through his career spanning over five decades.
One of the towering figures of modern music unleashes a new cross-media extravaganza set to spark the fires of the imagination, featuring a stunning line-up of performers including Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard and Michigan electronic innovator Laurel Halo.
This genre-bending audio-visual trip furthers his quest to find new ways to startle and seduce the senses. Bespoke arrangements of both classics and rarely heard songs will be matched by intriguing glimpses into what the future holds for this fearless pioneer.
From co-founding The Velvet Underground to collaborating with the likes of Brian Eno, Patti Smith, The Stooges, Happy Mondays and LCD Soundsystem, John Cale seems to have had a hand in every major moment of musical innovation for half a century.
This performance is the closing night event of Supersense and is included in the full Festival Pass.
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All performance times will be released on Friday 17 July.
The festival takes place in a variety of Arts Centre Melbourne locations, including the main theatres and also various back stage areas. All Friday and Saturday evening events will take place in Arts Centre Melbourne's theatres and audience members will have allocated seating.Sunday's performance of John Cale + Special Guests will be performed at Hamer Hall. Events on Friday night and during the day on Saturday will take place throughout various backstage areas and where seating is available, it will be unallocated.
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Tickets will be distributed within 7-10 working days of purchase. On the day of the event, all pass holders will need to exchange their ticket for a wristband at the box office. More information will be sent out to pass holders closer to the Festival. Single ticket holders (tickets purchased without a pass) will only have access to the event that they purchased a ticket to.
The following events have allocated seating: the opening night of Tao Dance Theatre on Thursday 6 August, all Saturday evening events (The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Gurrumul, Discreet + Oblique) and Sunday evening's performance of John Cale. All events that are included in the Friday Pass and Saturday Pass (during the day) are General Admission.
As part of the Saturday pass, audience members can choose one evening event. People who wish to see more than one evening event will need to purchase an additional single ticket. Please check the times of all Saturday evening events, as some run concurrently.