Open House - What is Music?


This October join us in some musical ponderings. Have you ever wondered why we sing? Or what happens in our bodies when we “feel” a beat? And really, does classical music actually make you smarter?

The ABC’s new 15-part series What Is Music explores these questions, demystifying and celebrating the power of music.

Think of this Open House session as a kind of show and tell – except with drinks and live performance. The evening will be presented by one of the show’s co-hosts, academic and composer Dan Golding.

You’ll learn how the vocal song has ‘evolved’ through time with a live vocal ensemble performance that spans the gamut of folk, opera, musical theatre, jazz, rock and pop. And a trio of improvising musicians will premiere original, spontaneous compositions – and explain how they create soundscapes and hypnotic patterns using effects and synthesisers.

All this and more as the team behind What is Music share their insights and stories from the show.

And you can make a night of it and grab a ticket for 2by20 at 9pm.


City Recital Hall Angel Place @ 2 Angel Place, Sydney, NSW 2000




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