Art Bites: Music & Art Synergy – with Luke Howard & Simon Burgin
DatesSat 26 Aug 2023
Pre-event drinks will be served from 4.15 pm
In the cooler months join us at Bunjil Place for Art Bites, a monthly series of art talks exploring creative topics inspired by the Bunjil Place art and screen program. Sample delectable treats, tasty drinks and meet like-minded folks at this relaxed talks series.
For the final Art Bites talk event of the year we are thrilled to present composer/pianist Luke Howard with digital artist Simon Burgin (Responsve). Join us to preview and discuss a new immersive audio-visual performance experience. Both artists are concerned with innovative audio visual experimentation and immersive presentation approaches to engage new audiences and redefine perceptions of classical music.
Their artistic collaboration began at Dark Mofo in 2017 and continued with performances at Melbourne Music Week 2022 and a recent residency supported by Creative Victoria at Testing Grounds in 2023. Their new show integrates large-format onstage projection mapped screens. On these canvases Burgin’s digital art reinterprets Howard’s compositions and sensibility to re-imagine and transform the performance space.
Image: Max Schleser.
Acclaimed Melbourne composer Luke Howard’s music combines elements of traditional classical and ambient/electronic music. He released his debut solo record, ‘Sun, Cloud’ in May 2013. Recorded in Australia, Iceland and Norway, the album was long-listed for the 2014 Australian Music Prize, and has received millions of streaming plays. In 2016 he signed with US-based publisher Secretly Publishing, followed by a multiple record deal with Mercury KX in 2017. Howard’s first record for them, ‘Open Heart Story’, was released in May 2018 and was also long-listed for the Australian Music Prize. Recorded in Berlin and Melbourne, the album features works for both solo piano and chamber orchestra.
Simon Burgin is an award-winning interdisciplinary digital artist exploring core themes of environment and duality through contemporary media working across digital screen, interactive activations, immersive, live A/V as well as kinetic art outcomes. His digital works have been exhibited at WhiteNight, Melbourne Music Week, Dark Mofo and LUX festivals among others. Commercially he has worked on immersive activations for Nissan, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and more recently for large scale digital spaces in Jakarta and Hong Kong.
Free event, bookings essential.
Enjoy learning about artists and their processes?
Arrive early and catch an artist talk by ngaratya (together, us group, all in it together) exhibiting artist Raymond Zada who will speak about his creative practice and art as social commentary.
Saturday 26th August, 5.00pm