Saturday 18 May

Song Company

Power Chords Attached

Our singers join forces with the rising bass guitar duo from Melbourne metal band The Omnific for a resonant mix of plainchant, dynamic basslines, and 12th-century organum. A collaboration across genres with a uniting interest in the deep resonances of vocal cords, struck strings, and powerful harmonies. A cluster of rising stars from Melbourne, The Omnific has already made a name for their unique rhythmic interplay and wordless metallic fantasias. The Omnific’s two five-string bass guitarists’ classic duo Kismet and other works are interleaved with multi-voice chanting and improvisation from the male voices of The Song Company in music from Magister Pérotin’s masterpiece Viderunt omnes and its late 12th-century inspirations, echoed by a high soprano in his most haunting of songs, Beata viscera.

Pérotin Beata viscera

The Omnific Kismet

The Omnific Objets de Vertu

Pérotin Viderunt omnes

Adults $60, Concession $55

VOCALIZATION IS ALL ABOUT THE SOUND AND THE STORY. THE SONG COMPANY OF AUSTRALIA IS THE CONTINENT’S PREMIER VOCAL ENSEMBLE, SINGING MUSIC OF ALL TIMES AND PLACES, STORY-TELLING THROUGH SOUND. From across the continent we come together as The Song Company – to give voice to stories from far and wide – together we are Australia’s premier vocal ensemble.

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© Photographs by Richard Gates, and Tawfik Elgazzar

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