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Halcyon is celebrating the start of Spring by trying out something new this September.  On Sunday 9 Sept we are presenting a new project at Artsite Galleries in Camperdown called simply Art:Music.  We’re scaling things down to their barest form and offering a very intimate experience of music and visual art.


Contemporary arts often look to find new connections across art forms.  A recent article about one such crossover of music and visual art at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival concludes: “Contemporary art was no longer either audible or visual: it was simply art.” The intersection between visual art and music has always been part of Halcyon’s history. Our logos, concert programs and album covers have regularly featured a wide array of local and international artists and photographers such as Catherine AbelRobert BoynesLorenzo CortellettiLinden Gledhill and Richard Woldendorp..


art:music is our latest experiment.  With the support of Artsite Galleries, we wanted to create a more informal space for people to experience contemporary art - to let you engage with the music and the visual artworks in your own ways - perhaps sitting and watching with focused intent, moving around the space or just listening in and reflecting on the visual works on display while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles. 


The performance will take place on Sept 9 at the Artsite galleries at 165 Salisbury Road Camperdown Sydney at 3.30pm and will feature Jenny and flautist Sally Walker presenting a short program of contemporary works predominantly by Australian composers, including Larry Sitsky, Gillian Whitehead and Andrew Ford, in conjunction with the art exhibition From the Blue House by contemporary Australian artist Victoria Peel.  


Performed in two short sets, with time to wander in between, this informal afternoon is the perfect place to invite someone to get a taste of some small-scale new music in an intimate setting. While we will give occasional insights into the works being performed, there are no rules of concert etiquette to be observed and we hope that you will simply enter the space with expectation and curiosity. 


The performance starts at 3.30pm, but feel free to come anytime from 3pm to pick up a glass of wine and take some time to look around the gallery before it begins.  If you have an artistically curious friends, now’s your chance to bring them along to this low key event and share in an afternoon of contemporary art.