Thursday 19 October
Raven (album launch) with Sophie Hutchings and Alon Ilsar
Join us for the launch of the new album, ‘the night is dark, the night is silent, the night is bright, the night is loud’, from Peter Hollo’s ‘Raven’.
Cellist Peter Hollo is no stranger to experimentation. When not playing with the genre-defying ‘Tangents’ or the almost impossibly eclectic 'FourPlay' String Quartet, Peter has performed alongside a long list of Australian luminaries, including Sophie Hutchings, Oren Ambarchi, Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance), Seekae and Paul Mac.
‘the night is dark…’ - Peter’s latest album under the raven moniker - is a captivating exploration of experimental music, drawing from styles as diverse as neo-classical, ambient, drone, noise, breakbeat and post-rock.
From the soaring elation of lockstep - with its looped and ever-building layers of cello - to the swampy drone of infestation; from the menacing piano & synth soundscapes of descent, to the delicate, neo-classical string lines of refuge, each track from the night is dark feels like its own self-contained universe: a moment of pure creativity frozen in ether.
The album calls to mind the work of fellow cellists Julia Kent and Arthur Russell, mashed with the electroacoustic explorations of early Four Tet and Squarepusher, and the gorgeous textural detail of Tortoise.
Supporting are composer and pianist Sophie Hutchings, and instrument inventor Alon Ilsar (AirSticks).