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Epic shows at RISiNG

Program Guide

Thu 24 March

Your guide to RISING's large scale installations, titanic collaborations, transformed venues, and real big parties.

MONOCHORD — Wed 1—12 June

Hovering just above the flowing waters of the Birrarung (Yarra River) burns a bright line of light. Robin Fox’s MONOCHORD radically alters a well-known city landscape and makes visible the invisible lines that connect us.

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Sampa the Great : An Afro Future — Wed 1 and Thu 2 June

An Afro Future is Sampa the Great’s triumphant return to Melbourne, her first show in her one-time hometown in over two years. She's joined by previous collaborator KYE, sister Mwanjè, and C.FRIM on the decks.

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8/8/8 : WORK — Sat 4 June

The perfect work/life balance exists. 8 hours rest, 8 hours play, 8 hours of absurd corporate hell.

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Tkay Maidza — Sun 5 June

Maidza’s graduated from the beloved stage of Meredith Music Festival, to opening for Billie Eilish across the USA in February. Catch her at The Forum while you can—your next chance might be from the nosebleed section.

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The Wilds — Wed 1—12 June

Let your imagination flourish under the cover of dark. Light, music, food, ice and art is blooming in our fertile night garden.

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Harvey Sutherland presents Neurotic Funk — Fri 3—Sat 4 June

Vintage synths and impeccable groove. Harvey Sutherland’s new live ensemble dismantle and reconfigure Elisabeth Murdoch Hall into a heaving, surreal club.

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Manifesto — Thu 9—Sun 12 June

Nine dancers. Nine drummers. Manifesto is performance stripped back to its bare elements—rhythm and movement, drumming and dancing.

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Animals Dancing : DJ Nobu and Kenji Takimi — Sun 12 June

From Melbourne's day party denizens comes a finale befitting RISING's debut run: Japanese techno icon DJ Nobu and anything-goes selector Kenji Takimi

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Arab Strap and Xylouris White — Fri 3 June

A performance 20 years in the making. Icons of post-rock and Cretan tradition together on stage. Xylouris White (Jim White and Giorgos Xylouris) co-headline The Forum with Arab Strap.

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A Miracle Constantly Repeated — Until 12 June

Trains speed in and out of Flinders Street Station, cutting through what were once the Birrarung’s fertile banks teeming with diverse species. But hidden above the station’s platforms, new life forms are emerging.

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Boris — Fri 10 June

As part of the Japan in Focus music program, legendary doom trio Boris power through their 2002 classic Heavy Rocks.

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IMAGES:

MANIFESTO. ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2022. PHOTO: SAM ROBERTS

MANIFESTO. ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2022. PHOTO: ROY VANDERVEGT

MONOCHORD BY ROBIN FOX. RISING 2022. PHOTOS: ZILLAH MORROW AND ROBIN FOX

SAMPA THE GREAT. PHOTO: TRAVYS OWEN

8/8/8: WORK. PHOTO: EUGENE HYLAND

TKAY MAIDZA. PHOTO: DANA TRIPPE

THE WILDS 2022. VIDEO: ANTUONG NGUYEN (SILKY JAZZ)

HARVEY SUTHERLAND. PHOTO: DANIEL TOPETE

DJ NOBU. PHOTO: CEDRIC DIRADOURIAN

KENJI TAKIMI. PHOTO: HIROMI MATSUBARA

ARAB STRAP. PHOTO: KAY GOLLACK

XYLOURIS WHITE. PHOTO: MANOLIS MATHIOUDAKIS

A MIRACLE CONSTANTLY REPEATED BY PATRICIA PICCININI. RISING 2021. PHOTO: EUGENE HYLAND

BORIS. PHOTO: MIKI MATSUSHIMA

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