SWIFF Live:  Alon Ilsar Bending Light
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SWIFF Live: Alon Ilsar Bending Light

Mon
13
Mon Jan 13 7:00 PM

Bellingen Memorial Hall
100 Percent
General Admission
All Ages
90 Mins
January
Mon Jan 13

Tue Jan 14

SWIFF LIVE doubles down in 2020 – two live performance events expanding big screen conventions. 

Man, body, music and light as one. A cutting-edge fusion of technology, music, and visual arts, SWIFF audiences have an opportunity to experience sound artist and percussionist Alon Ilsar perform his cutting-edge show, Trigger Happy ‘Visualised’. Working together here with screen artist and software designer Matt Hughes, who digitally visualises Alon's music live, Alon seemingly pulls shapes, colours, and textures out of thin air with hypnotic, pulsing beats, using his body as an invisible drum kit. You haven't seen anything like this.

Alon's diverse projects include working with the London Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, Alan Cumming, Jake Shears, Eddie Perfect, and Tim Minchin. Both artists are also researchers at the cutting edge of interactive live performance - Alon researches as a post-doctorate at Monash University's SensiLab, while Matt is completing his PhD on augmented reality in the dance clubs of the future at UTS's Animal Logic Academy. Together, they produce synced screen visuals live using a combination of motion capture cameras driven by retro-engineered game controllers. The visuals are projected on to a transparent screen separating Alon from the audience. The result is mesmerising.

"..like peeking around the corner of the time-space continuum and glimpsing the future." - The Sydney Morning Herald

SPECIAL GUESTS: Alon Ilsar and Matt Hughes. Q&A to follow the performance

Contains flashing imagery
January
Mon Jan 13

Tue Jan 14

Bellingen Memorial Hall

35 Hyde Street Bellingen, New South Wales, 2454