Event held on August 05

The Grigoryan Brothers - This is Us

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Event runs from 8:00 PM to 9:50 PM


A musical reflection of Australia. Acclaimed guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan have created a suite of music inspired by objects personally selected from the National Museum of Australia’s vast collection, tracing Australia’s diverse and complex history. Each composition focuses on a particular object, projected during the performance to enhance the audience experience. Among them: a 65,000-year-old ochre of the Madjebebe rock shelter, a convict love token, and a cricket bat from the famed Sir Donald Bradman. Incorporating all their influences from classical to jazz and contemporary music and performed on a variety of guitars, This Is Us is a personal declaration from Slava and Leonard, that this music, composed during lockdown with each living in different states, is a new direction for them. The intangible virtuosity that has solidified this duo as some of the finest musicians of their generation shines through in this stunning original work, inspired by Australia.