Vivid LIVE 2012 by Fergus Linehan
This morning we kicked off the program for Vivid LIVE 2012 alongside Vivid Light and Vivid Ideas. It was a long night as we finished up a few confirmations and copy changes but in the end we made it – in one case getting sign off 30 minutes before I went onstage.
At one point this year, our program was so driven by incredible women we actually toyed with the idea of doing an all female event. That would have been really interesting but also would have excluded some amazing projects that we wanted in the season. However, when you have a look at our website you’ll be struck by the remarkably strong spine of work by stridently original iconic and iconoclastic female artists.
Karen O, the explosively talented front woman from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs recreates her ‘psycho opera’ for the Opera Theatre, Florence Welch pulls together an orchestra and choir to lift the roof of the Concert Hall and Janelle Monáe’s ArchAndroid Orchestra rolls into town for two Sydney-only shows. However, we just couldn’t turn down The Temper Trap’s return to Australia after two years – or an exclusive collaboration between Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & Sufjan Stevens, three of our favourite artists. There’s a whole lot more in this year’s Vivid LIVE and we’ve got some more additions to our club nights coming soon.
Thanks for calling by.