NEW DATE: Lucas Granpa Abela – Same but Different

  • VENUE: Gorman Arts Centre : Ralph Wilson Theatre
  • COST: $5 - $10
  • BOOKINGS: Essential
  • PRESENTER: Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres
  • WHEN: 8pm to 9pm
    29 April 2022
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“One moment you hear John Coltrane playing a volcano, the next you hear a string section being squeezed through a toothpaste tube” The New York Times

Maverick musician Lucas Abela’s ecstatic performances with shards of amplified glass are the stuff of legend. His practice emerged within the noise underground, where the glass evolved from a means to create free-noise cacophonies into an oddly versatile instrument producing an organic form of outsider electronica.

Such a unique approach to music creation has attracted the attention of some of the worlds most adventurous musicians, and resulting in serendipitous collaborations with the likes of Lou Reed, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), Flaming Lips and Death Grips. When COVID struck, Lucas hunkered down at home to reinvent how he processes the glass. After transforming his setup, Lucas has turned the normally mono glass into a quadraphonic instrument and is taking this new quadraphonic show on tour for the first time!

Book your front row seats to watch an experimental master at work as he debuts this stunning new tour!

“the most exciting performer I have seen in the last three years – in fact, since I first saw Iggy Pop” Bruce Russell, WIRE magazine

Presented by Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres.
This performance is supported by the Australia Council For The Arts.

*Due to high case number of COVID-19 in Jan 2022 this event was rescheduled to its current dates in April 2022. The safety of our patrons, performers and staff is our priority and we look forward to bringing you family friendly fun in the safest way possible. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. 

  • Amplified glass sounds created by Lucas Abela (Aust) at Unsound Adelaide 2018. pic: Rob Sferco

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