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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis to perform film soundtracks at the Sydney Opera House

Last week Nick Cave fans were treated with the best surprise when he announced the release of the new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album Ghosteen.

Well, the good news keeps on rolling. Now Cave and Warren Ellis have announced they will team up with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to perform tracks from their film soundtracks at the iconic Sydney Opera House this year. 

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Cave and Ellis will take to the Concert Hall stage for three shows in December, some of the final performances before the venue closes for a series of major renovations. 

Speaking about the huge news, Sydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Music Ben Marshall said: “For me, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are exploring some of the most interesting artistic terrain going so it’s an immense honour to welcome them back to the Sydney Opera House for these incredibly special performances.” 

“Fourteen years ago this month, Nick and Warren released their spectral soundtrack to The Proposition, the beginning of a now-substantial body of evocative film music publicly distilling their individual artistic concerns; concerns over time revealed to be sitting at the very heart of their entire oeuvres.

“As one of the final Sydney Symphony Orchestra performances in their home before the Concert Hall closes for major renewal works next year, this remarkable celebration of the often-overlooked centre of the Cave/Ellis artistic galaxy is a glorious example of the best of contemporary music taking its rightful place alongside and in partnership with the best of classical music.”

“These evenings are an opportunity to fall into rare moments of extraordinary beauty and feeling, do not miss them.”

If one thing is sure, we know that these performances will be nothing short of magical, at one of Australia’s most iconic and atmospheric venues no less. 

Film Music: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

Sunday 8 December 2019, 6:15pm
Monday 9 December 2019, 6:15pm
Monday 9 December 2019, 9:30pm

Tickets and information here.

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October 15, 2019