L U M I N E S C E at Melbourne Recital Centre

Thursday May 18 – 7pm in the Salon

Light is the central metaphor for our intellectual and emotional lives. To understand is to illuminate; to brighten is to bring happiness; to enlighten is to transcend. Light acts into darkness as sound acts into silence – an energy, a realisation of potential; initiation, volition.

Melbourne Recital Centre co-presents Luminesce, a one-off performance by Invenio on Thursday 18th May in the Salon, as part of the ‘A Thousand Sounds’ series showcasing new music.

Luminesce is Gian Slater’s collaboration with video artist Robert Jarvis. Winning 1st place at the 2015 International Visual Music Awards, Invenio’s groundbreaking work uses voices as impetus for lighting events. Utilising Jarvis’ specially designed software program, each singer has projected upon themselves unique lighting and animation events triggered and controlled by their own voice. Slater’s compositions create visual patterns with sound, geometry with pitch and colour with dynamics. Each sound and silence is initiated by the music; each individual singer wears on her body her own voice in light. From the bright illumination of the full ensemble to the spotlight of one individual voice, we are reminded afresh that singing is an energy; an act, an initiation of beauty into silence, like light into darkness.

Bookings highly recommended. For tickets and more info, click here.