A Clockwork Orange and Beyond
12 - 23 May 2023
In the 1960s, the musical world was revolutionised by the invention of electronic synthesizers. Pioneered by Wendy Carlos and Delia Derbyshire, they opened up new soundworlds and changed the way we make and listen to music.
In 2023, the ACO is teaming up with the Will Gregory Moog Ensemble for a national tour celebrating this revolution. And for one night only, the four members of the Ensemble step away from the concert stage for an intimate evening at ACO Pier 2/3, where they will reveal some of the secrets behind their extraordinary instruments, and perform a range of synth-only tracks.
The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble first performed together in 2005 as part of the Bath Festival, recreating some of the Switched on Bach arrangements of Wendy Carlos in the Seventies. As one half of the electronic music sensation Goldfrapp, the keyboard player and composer Will Gregory is one of the world’s leading advocates of using synthesizers and electronic instruments to create new sounds and reinvent old ones. The band performs a mixture of specially composed music, transcriptions of classical works, and their own versions of music from popular culture and film scores.
ACO Up Close is your opportunity to experience astonishing musicians in an intimate setting.
Across a series of nine concerts throughout the year, leading soloists from around the world and musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra present fresh and innovative music in a relaxed setting.
Each performance is presented by a host, enabling you to get to know the musicians in their own words and discover more about the music.
ACO Up Close takes place in The Neilson, our state-of-the art 270-seat concert hall at the newly opened ACO Pier 2/3 in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. Acclaimed for its extraordinary acoustic, The Neilson provides an intimate context for these concerts.
We're thrilled to be presenting some of these concerts in Melbourne as well.
Will Gregory Moog Ensemble: Will Gregory, Hazel Mills, Simon Haram, Daniel Moore