Hush: An Evening of Quiet Music
Tues 15 & Wed 16 November at 7pm
In association with Melbourne Music Week
Tickets $35 from www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/mmw
An award-winning concert series is coming to Parliament House. Hush: An Evening of Quiet Music places the nation’s leading songwriters in grand heritage venues with one key twist - the audience must remain pin-drop silent.
As part of Melbourne Music Week much-loved local artists Dan Kelly, Teeth & Tongue, Melody Pool, Sui Zhen, Jess Rebeiro, Grand Salvo, Man Made Mountain and The Grand Magoozi will perform intense, intimate, stripped-back sets in the parliament’s historic Queen’s Hall, Federation Room and Library.
Hush was established in 2012 by WA songwriter Davey Craddock and triple j radio presenter Stacy Gougoulis who grew tired of their favourite artists’ performances being wrecked by ‘noisy idiots talking up the back’. Across seven-sold out shows Craddock and Gougoulis have partnered with centuries-old cathedrals, town halls and other significant heritage venues in WA. In 2013 Hush was awarded Best Music Show at Perth’s Fringe World Festival
For this edition of Hush, local darlings Teeth & Tongue will rework their acclaimed new album Give Up On Your Health with new instrumentation and arrangements in the evocative Queens Hall as will local darling Jess Ribeiro. Dan Kelly is set to project his kaleidoscopic word-explosions throughout the halls of Parliament while alt-folk songstress Melody Pool was specifically chosen to let her incredibly intense and confronting new album Deep Dark Savage Heart ring out through the epic, high ceilings of Parliament.
Emerging hip hop buzz act Man Made Mountain brings some world-flavoured rhythms to Hush while multimedia artist Sui Zhen, acclaimed by Pitchfork for her incisive explorations on digital life, will nodoubt grab the platform with two hands and give a shake. Elsewhere, the Grand Magoozi provides some timeless, croony, jazz and folk-inspired tunes in the Parliament’s historic Library and the elusive yet lauded Grand Salvo – a delicate writer perfectly suited to the platform – emerges to play a rare Melbourne show.
Please note: Hush: an Evening of Quiet Music at the Parliament is not affiliated with the Hush Foundation or its upcoming event Hush 16: A Piece of Quiet at the Melbourne Recital Centre.