Elsen Price w/ Peter Urquhart & Hinterlandt | Hydro Majestic
To illuminate two of Sydney’s most creative contemporary composers, ‘Music in the Mountains’ presents Elsen Price with Peter Urquhart & Hinterlandt together on one line-up for a very special ‘Live @ The Boilerhouse’. Elsen Price and Jochen Gutsch (Hinterlandt) represent a contemporary generation of genre-blurring non-conformist creatives in Sydney, providing the ideal line-up for an intimate exploration of music in an iconic Blue Mountains venue – this isn’t going to be your average night out!
Date: Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Location: The Boiler House @ The Hydro Majestic
Address: 52-88 Great Western Hwy, Medlow Bath NSW 2780
Doors Open: 7:30 pm
Hinterlandt: 8:00-8:50 pm
Elsen Price: 9:10-10:00 pm
Tickets: $35 – Book online or call Chris on 0411 954 826
Hinterlandt is a Sydney-based acoustic quintet playing original material written by German-born composer and musician, Jochen Gutsch. The music of Hinterlandt is diverse and progressive, with a narrative and engaging quality. Stylistically it combines aspects of contemporary chamber music with an ‘indie’ feel and melody-driven songwriting. Hinterlandt has taken on a number of different formats and performed in Sydney, Berlin, London, Bangkok, Melbourne, Hamburg, Jakarta, Helsinki, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Rome, Amsterdam, Lisbon, and many other places. Thirteen studio albums were released on independent labels.
Nicole Smede – vocals
Monique Mezzatesta – violin
Jara Stinson – violin
Simeon Johnson – cello
Jochen Gutsch – composition, guitar, trumpet
Elsen Price w/ Peter Urquhart (9:10-10:00pm):
“His name may be unfamiliar, but his playing is unforgettable. A local treasure, Elsen Price is a double bassist who ranges across classical, avant-garde, jazz, Middle Eastern, free improvisation and more, and is utterly convincing in every context. He also uses real-time looping and extended techniques to create strata of bowed and pizzicato bass for spellbinding solo concert performances, and it is these Price has massaged into a suite for this album.”
“His level of virtuosity has few peers in this country, but two other aspects of his work are yet more important: his starburst imagination (as both composer and improviser) and his sound. The latter’s opulent warmth ensures that however complex, busy and labyrinthine the music may become, Price can stop your heart with a single note (executed with perfect intonation). And because he has been active across so many areas (and no doubt listens and experiments more widely still), the music interweaves multitudinous concepts (scalar, harmonic, rhythmic, textural) that make for endless surprises in where he takes his melodically luxuriant seven-part suite on this digital-only release. Exhilarating.”
Sydney Morning Herald, John Shand – 4 Stars
The Hydro Majestic Hotel Blue Mountains
52 - 988 eat Western Hwy, Medlow Bath NSW 2780
The Hydro Majestic Hotel has a history and a mythology that follows the map of our nation from Federation and through two world wars to present day. Now, the long awaited opportunity to peel back its layers and rediscover the essence of the most famous historic holiday resort in the Blue Mountains has arrived.
The ‘Hydro’ is scheduled to open in two stages, with stage one of the public areas to be opened on the 31st of October 2014. Past glories, architectural and design aspects, and lost atmospherics will be revived and rediscovered, while a touch of the here-and-now is set to take the building into the future.