War of Strange

War of Strange

EPIC TOPIAS SONIC UNIVERSE

Presented by PBS 106.7FM, Beat Magazine and JOLT


NORIKO TADANO + JUSTINE ANDERSON + BOBBY SINGH + THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS

with

STRANGE JAMES + THE BOLT ENSEMBLE 


CAN YOU BE FREE OF FREEDOM?

Set in the near future, global nations fall into war. A lack of response to climate change has culled the global human population: the race for survival has hit full throttle. Our interdimensional alien friends have stepped in, assisting two remarkable humans who stand between the Destroyer of Worlds (Noriko Tadano) and liberation. 

The action takes place on a battlefield and echoes ancient mythological tales – especially that of Krishna and Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita.

Inspired by the ridiculousness of military pageants, this production calls forth some of
 the world’s great musicians and ensembles: Noriko Tadano (shamisen, vocalist); Bobby Singh (tabla); Justine Anderson (opera singer); The Amplified Elephants; and the BOLT Ensemble in an electrifying sonic tsunami, contemplating the true nature of humanity’s fatal attraction to the Epic Fail. And of course Strange James has a few things to say about that.


ARTISTS

Noriko Tadano // voice + shamisen

Strange James // voice + guitars

Bobby Singh // tabla

Justine Anderson // voice 

Astrid & Scarlet Bolcskey-Hullick // voice

THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS // electronics

BOLT ENSEMBLE // rock musicians + chamber ensemble

Akiko Nakayama // video art

Bronwyn Pringle // lighting


Dates to be announced.

The Amplified Elephants

Strange James & The BOLT Ensemble

WAR OF STRANGE FEATURED ARTISTS

Hamish Upton

Ryan Monro

Scarlet Bolcskey-Hullick

Astrid Bolcskey-Hullick

Next Performances

The Malthouse, Merlyn Theatre

Thursday 12 Nov 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Thursday 12 Nov 7:30pm – 10:00pm

$45 full // 28 concession

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