Nick Cave and Warren Ellis announce shows with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, of The Bad Seeds, have announced a pair of August shows where they’ll perform alongside the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

The two Melbourne performances will see the legendary duo play material from their catalogue of film scores; The Proposition, The Road, Hell Or High Water, The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, West Of Memphis, and Wind River.

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have announced a pair of performances with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. I guess it’s time to book flights to Melbourne.

Very often a tension can happen between music and picture that is about chance and a kind of unknowingness that can be really amazing,” Cave said.

Just by putting together two things that were created in isolation, music and film, suddenly something quite magical can happen.”

The show’s conductor, Benjamin Northey, shares a similar enthusiasm for the project. “This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the work and creativity of two outstanding composers who have made a significant and lasting contribution to Australian music,” he said.

I know everybody at the MSO is deeply committed to this project and I see it as one of our most exciting and artistically meaningful collaborations to date.

Tickets for the two shows go on sale Thursday 11 April at 10am. Details below:

Friday, August 9th – Harmer Hall, Melbourne
Saturday, August 10th – Harmer Hall, Melbourne

Tickets and info.