ACO Underground 2012 - Australian Chamber Orchestra

ACO Underground 2012

1 April 2012




Featuring special guests:
Brian Ritchie bass guitar (Violent Femmes)
Jim Moginie guitar (Midnight Oil)
Joseph Tawadros oud
James Tawadros req
with more to be announced


Electro-acoustic collective ACO Underground is joined by specially curated guests in a one-night-only performance at New York loft-style music venue, The Standard in Surry Hills.

Founder, curator and front-woman Satu Vänskä has put together a set list including ballads by David Bowie and R.E.M., a German cabaret number made famous by Marlene Dietrich, works for string quartet by Paganini and Crumb, and much more.

ACO Underground's eclectic, genre-bending performances are like a history of music set to 'shuffle', featuring musicians from "badass classical band" (TimeOut New York) the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Opening support act
Renowned surf cinematographer and visual artist Jon Frank has put together an audio-visual installation which will be projected onto the walls of The Standard before the gig. Awe-inspiring footage is paired with specailly chosen audio featuring a montage of Frank's work.

DJ Gloves will be spinning tunes from 7pm until the beginning of the Jon Frank installation and will continue after the ACO Underground live performance.

Timings: 7pm - Doors open; 7.45 - Frank footage; 8.30pm - ACO Underground performance
Tickets: $35 general admission
Seating: Seating is limited, arrive early if you would like a seat
The Standard is a licensed venue. This is an 18+ event.

The venue is not wheelchair accessible.

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Drum Media

"The next installment can't come soon enough." 

Audience Feedback

"Incredible performance last night guys, looking forward to the next one!"

Audience Feedback

"What a show... can't ACO Underground happen again this Sunday???"

Audience Feedback

"Incredibly brave thing to put on a gig like you guys did, at such an unconventional venue... Amazing stuff!"