9 Dec 2018
Get lost in a swirl of dream pop and storytelling with Shoeb Ahmad.
A staple of the Canberra underground music scene, Shoeb proudly identifies as a person of Bangladeshi heritage and a transgender woman. Her music is known for exploring deeply personal experiences and vulnerabilities, in an evocative mix of acoustic and electronic indie pop.
Her latest project im/modesty will premiere as a live performance work with contemporary music ensemble, Australian Art Orchestra. Originally developed as a multi-speaker installation during a residency in Kerala, Southern India, this work is inspired by the cultural barriers people from the Indian sub-continent face when exploring their sexuality.
This ground-breaking work features text spoken by three voices in different stages of life—interspersed with electronic music and atmospheric recordings from the streets of India. The talented multi-instrumentalist emerged back in the mid-2000s when she released a string of exceptional bedroom recordings. Since then she hasn’t stopped creating, releasing the intricate and moving new album “quiver” earlier this year.
The concert im/modesty features Shoeb Ahmad, Sunny Kim, Peter Knight, Aviva Endean, Tilman Robinson and Maria Moles.
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Disabled access available
9 Dec 2018
Once Only Event
Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006