Skip to content

	Image: yMusic. Photo by Ilya Nikhamin.

Music in the void

In association with Sydney Festival

A series of curated performances by musicians responding to Francis Bacon’s triptychs, in situ.

Image: yMusic. Photo by Ilya Nikhamin.

12, 16, 20, 23 January 2013, 12pm

Free with exhibition entry

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery

Related exhibition: Francis Bacon

An associated event of
Sydney Festival

Members of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop

Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop is on a mission to transform the traditional concert-going experience. Founded by cellist Michael Rauter and conductor Julian Kuerti, this young chamber orchestra from Berlin respects musical history but experiments with context.

Image: Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. Photo: Sonja Mueller


Saturday 12 January 2013 12pm – 12:30pm

Members of Orchestre National de Jazz

Led by artistic director Daniel Yvinec, France’s Grammy-nominated national jazz orchestra is ambitious in its attempts to reach a wider audience while still remaining secure in its orchestral heritage.

Image: Orchestre National de Jazz. Photo/illustration (detail): Annabelle Tiffany


Wednesday 16 January 2013 12pm – 12:30pm

Arkady Shilkloper

A masterful performer, Russian alphorn player Arkady Shilkloper has played solo and with Moscow Art Trio (Sydney Festival 2009), the Vienna Art Orchestra and many more.

Image: Arkady Shilkloper Dawn calling


Sunday 20 January 2013 12pm – 12:30pm

Members of yMusic

The go-to ensemble for some of music’s biggest names, New York’s yMusic combine virtuosity with energy. Members of the group have performed and recorded with Björk, Jay Z, Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, Peter Gabriel, Vampire Weekend and more, creating their own niche at the nexus of indie and classical. yMusic’s playing is intricate, articulate, irreverent and percussive, its performances ambitious and inspired.

Image: yMusic. Photo Ilya Nikhamin


Wednesday 23 January 2013 12pm – 12:30pm