QUEENSLAND AT HOME
A time capsule of vintage film and live music create an evocative portrait of life in Queensland.
Restrung Festival 2017 delivers an all-star line-up of more than 50 international, national and local artists to explore the spaces between genres — classical, electronica, folk, jazz, rock, pop, minimalism and more.
For the festival, Topology will present QUEENSLAND AT HOME, an original Topology work which intertwines contemporary music performance with footage and oral histories from the State Library of Queensland archives dating back to the early 20th Century. Topology perform a live original score composed by Robert Davidson inspired by the sights and sounds of times past. The work brings together a compelling compilation of Queenslanders engaging in everyday activities, a stirring journey of original music and a celebration of the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Sat 19 August, 6pm
Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse
Check out the other great events that are part of Restrung 2017 here.
Pop filtered through twisted musical minds
In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we’ve released our 14th full-length album. In Tortured Remixes, popular melodies are filtered through the creative minds of our composers, John Babbage, Robert Davidson and Bernard Hoey. The result: iconic tunes stretched, bent and scrambled (almost) beyond recognition, then reassembled into adventurous new works.
Featuring tortured reconstructions of The Saints, MC Hammer, The Beatles, Stevie Wright, Beyonce, Cold Chisel and many more, it’s the 60’s to the present like you’ve never heard them before.
NAMBOUR – HORIZON FESTIVAL
Fri 1 Sep, 7:30pm
Blackbox Theatre, The Old Ambulance Station
80 Howard St, Nambour
Tickets: $20 (until 31 Jul only) | $30 Adult | $25 Concession
TOOWOOMBA – USQ ARTSWORX
Sun 3 Sep, 7:30pm
USQ Artsworx Theatre
‘A’ Block (A237) University of Southern Queensland, West Street, Toowoomba
Tickets: $30 Adult | $25 Conc/Student | $22 Artsworx Member | $20 Groups 4+
RANDWICK – RANDWICK TWILIGHT SERIES
Fri 8 Sep, 7pm
Prince Henry Centre
2 Coast Hospital Rd Little Bay, NSW
Tickets: $22BOOK NOW
BYRON BAY – BYRON THEATRE
Fri 20 Oct, 7:30pm
Byron Theatre, Byron Bay Community Centre
69 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Tickets: $20 (until 31 Aug only) | $30 Adult | $25 Concession | $23 Groups 4+
THE SINGING POLITICIAN
Prime Ministerial speeches set to music
Topology and The Australian Voices bring iconic speeches and exceptional musicianship together to celebrate pivotal moments in Australian history.
Composed by Topology’s masterminds Robert Davidson and John Babbage, plus musical powerhouse Gordon Hamilton, the performance traverses pivotal moments that have shaped our nation. The Singing Politician takes the words right out of our Prime Ministers’ mouths – from Robert Menzies to Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser to Paul Keating, Bob Hawke to Tony Abbott – and marries them seamlessly to an overlay of stirring music and choral work.
(Canberra International Music Festival)
Sun 7 May, 2pm
Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
(Festival of Voices)
Fri 14 July, 8pm
Nolan Gallery, Museum of Old & New Art (MONA)
(Unashamedly Original Festival)
Sun 23 July, 5pm
City Recital Hall, Angel Place
Fri 15 September, 7.30pm
ABC Studio 420, ABC Bldg 114 Grey St South Bank
Tickets: $35 / $30
TOPOLOGY UP CLOSE: Session #5
Join us in a new series of intimate music encounters that we’re calling Topology Up Close.
This is the 3rd in the Up Close series. Topology will take audiences on a musical journey of twisted nostalgia, expanding further into their foray of tortured covers and EVEN MORE brand new pieces that the composers have been cooking up.
In 1997, Topology emerged through a shared fascination for contemporary and pop music, re-imagining popular anthems and developing a creative space for our distinct combo of strings, piano and saxophone.
In this concert series, we’re going back to our roots – getting up close and personal with our audiences, sharing back stories and inspirations, premiering our latest experiments and digging up favourites from our repertoire which is now 20 years in the making (and counting).
EVENT DETAILS COMING SOON