A Moment In Time

A Moment In Time

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Friday 3 June 7pm

Western Australian Museum

Audience: 18+

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To celebrate the Western Australian Museum and honour its place at the heart of our community ahead of its four-year closure for major redevelopment, Western Australian Museum, RTRFM and the Perth Symphony Orchestra are teaming up for a once-in-a-lifetime performance of some of our State’s most iconic songs.

A Moment in Time will feature some of WA’s best music being played throughout the Museum. In the historic Hackett Hall Gallery, five West Australian singers – David Craft, Rachael Dease, Odette Mercy, Timothy Nelson and Mei Saraswati – along with a 20-piece orchestra and an all-star band including Mal Clarke (Sleepy Jackson, Weapon is Sound) and Jozef Grech (Project Mayhem, Flooded Palace) will pay tribute to a hand-picked selection of classic West Australian songs from the likes of Abbe May, The Drones, Felicity Groom, The Stems, Tame Impala and more.

The Hackett Hall Gallery will also play host to Western Australia’s first ever performance of a Trautonium – an extremely rare German synthesizer, originally used to soundtrack Hitchcock’s The Birds – courtesy of Perth musician, researcher and archivist Meg Travers, alongside live sets from the high-energy Soukouss Internationale and the mighty Kill Devil Hills.

In the Museum foyer, the Perth Jazz Society will curate four hours of stellar jazz featuring 457, Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble, Sarah Ramsey Trio & Ben Matthews. The Discovery Centre will be transformed with a fanfare of sonic delights with The Gallery of Glorious Sound, an exhibition of extraordinary instruments from the State Library of Western Australia through its Western Australian New Music Archive and Artifactory.

A rambunctious collection of weird, wild and wonderfully exotic instruments will be installed in the display cases for patrons to puzzle over and postulate upon, culminating in a special one-off performance featuring a number of these very special instruments. Also in the Discovery Centre, patrons can kick back with the green fairy and a classic Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder bar, as RTRFM DJs go head-to-head for a four-hour silent disco featuring El Ritmo vs. Trainwreck, Siamese Dream vs. Bass Check, Disco Science vs. Burn the Airwaves and Rock, Rattle & Roll vs. Black & Blue.

A Moment in Time – a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the Western Australian Museum and WA music.