Ethereal Eye is a Melbourne Festival event that promises attendees a new way to experience the intersection between architecture and music.
Held on Saturday 22 October 7.30PM, 8.30PM & 9.30PM at the University of Melbourne's Newman College (887 Swanston St, Parkville), it offers a musical homage to the architecture and ideas of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony, the American architects who, in 1911, won the international competition to design and build Canberra as a new capital for a new nation.
The Griffins bold, highly original vision for Canberra was a unique metropolis to be located within the contours of a distinctively Australian landscape.
The event was inspired by an alternate Australia imagined by the Griffins, unlocking the subliminal connections between music and architecture, and featuring specially designed microtonal instruments and tunings performed by an ensemble featuring soprano, trombone, piano and percussion.
Performed in the magnificent Newman College dining hall designed by the Griffins, the event will feature musicians from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and ANAM and stunning projections onto the Hall's domed interior by renowned projection artist Ian de Gruchy.
Ethereal Eye composer, Jonathan Mills is an acclaimed Australian composer whose work spans opera, ballet, concerto and chamber music as well as directing the Edinburgh International Festival from 2006-14.
Visit the Melbourne Festival website for more details.