Vivid Sydney 2009: Luminous Program Details

May 27th, 2009


Held during the Vivid Sydney festival of music, light and ideas
26 May 2009 – 14 June 2009

Sydney Opera House presents Luminous – an annual festival of music, debate, light and performance. Curated by Brian Eno, this inaugural year features a plethora of music acts alongside public talks and spectacular light and art installations from May 28 to June 14.

In a brilliant display of colour, Eno will launch Luminous with the lighting of the sails, transforming Utzon’s masterpiece into an artists’ canvas. The festival will also feature Eno’s image/sound installation, 77 Million Paintings. Acclaimed at the Venice Biennale, this constantly evolving, totally original audio/visual experience will run throughout Luminous as a free event in the Studio.

Music highlights include New York supergroup Battles, UK synth-popsters Ladytron, Irish singer/songwriter Damien Dempsey, Fourth World trumpeter Jon Hassell, the incomparable Reggie Watts, the cosmic Laraaji, the voice of Underworld Karl Hyde, and the hottest new name in electronic music Jon Hopkins.

Program Listings – Luminous at the Sydney Opera House

26 May–14 June 2009: 6pm–12midnight
Lighting the Sails

The Studio
26 May–21 June 2009
77 Million Paintings By Brian Eno

Opera Theatre
30–31 May 2009: 8.30pm
 31 May 2009: 8.30pm
A Conversation Piece
  1 June 2009: 8.30pm
Rachid Taha
 3 June 2009: 8.00pm
 5 June 2009: 8.30pm
Damien Dempsey
 6 June 2009: 1.00pm
Tales from the Afterlives
 6 June 2009: 8.30pm
Jon Hassell and Maarifa Street
 7 June 2009: 1.00pm
  9–10 June 2009: 7.30pm
Back to Back Theatre with the Necks: Food Court
 11 June 2009: 7.30pm
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
 12 June 2009: 7.30pm
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
 5 June 2009: 8.30pm
 6–7 June 2009: 8.00pm
Jon Hopkins
 7 June 2009 + 9–10 June 2009
Reggie Watts

Utzon Room
 6–7 June 2009
Laraaji Laughter Workshops

Concert Hall
 14 June 2009
Pure Scenius

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