An associate and friend producer recommended this one to us as an event worthy of checking out tomorrow. It’s a jazz event, and broadly speaking, jazz percussion and instrumentation has been sampled heavily in modern electronica and hip-hop in the past 30-odd years. So let’s give credit to some of the realest musicians out there in Melbourne.
Tilman Robinson of the Listen/Hear Collective has directed a collaboration of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians – who, like our own hip-hop and electronic-based culture – aim to serve their underserved community through grass roots and DIY action.
The L/H collective also serve “…newly composed and created music that slips between the cracks of genres.”, and Robinson’s premise and debut release as composer for new album Network of Lines is inspired by the 1979 literacy of If on a Winter’s Night A Traveller (by post-modern writer Italo Calvino).
This album will be launched at the beautiful Melbourne Recital Centre, far detached from the realms of electronica and hip-hop, and a splendid way to retreat with loved ones for a different experience of sonic textures. This event will offer a range of moods as coloured musically by a burgeoning and sadly understated contemporary jazz scene in Melbourne, and is proudly supported and endorsed by our own community.
Starts 6pm. Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank. $25/30.
Written by Kristian Hatton.