Chamber music and live electronics meet to cross dystopian landscapes.
Melbourne’s innovative concert series Play On brings together beloved electronic producers Sleep D and the six-person Ad Lib Collective chamber ensemble, for a night of contemporary composition. The performance is the culmination of a two-year relationship between the two groups of musicians and coincides with the release of their new album Flashed Glass.
Using live electronics, percussion, oboe, saxophone and viola—with compositions plotted on charts and maps—Flashed Glass is the artists’ sonic interpretation of vast open spaces, dystopian landscapes and expansive journeys.
Opening the night is YL Hooi, whose untitled album—initially released as a ghostly cassette tape transmission in 2019—has found a devoted audience thanks to this year’s vinyl reissue on local label Efficient Space.