SIMA Presents Vienna Dreaming (Premiere) with a special support by Yulugi
7:00PM DOORS FOR EVERYONE // 7:30pm Yulugi // 8:30pm Vienna Dreaming // Seated // Social Distancing Restrictions Apply
A tribute to an imagination that dares to hear the improbable – Sydney Morning Herald
An elegant suite of electric-acoustic salon music, Vienna Dreaming is based on the life Keegan’s Great Grandfather Viennese pianist and Austrian refugee, Heini Portnoj, who arrived in Australia in 1940. Portnoj’s discovery of a new country and wistful longing for his homeland is strikingly evoked through a contemporary lens in this stunning reimagined work.
Matt Keegan (composer, tenor saxophone, clarinet), Veronique Serret (violin), Ben Hauptmann (guitar), Frejya Garbutt (musical director, synthesiser), Brendan Clark Jnr (electric bass), Miles Thomas (drums).
Special Support: Yulugi
A dialogue across cultures, Yulugi is a collaboration between song man Gumaroy Newman, descending from the Gamilaroi and Wakka Wakka nations of Northern NSW, and British/Australian artist Keyna Wilkins. Inspired by the Australian landscape and fauna, the duo create sonic soundscapes through improvised interplay.
Gumaroy Newman (didgeridoo, vocals), Keyna Wilkins (flute)
This is an 18+ event.
Do not attend if you are feeling unwell.
Shows will be seated and limited per sitting, patrons will be seated to allow for social distancing.
Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.
The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and facilities
Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport.