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FULL LINE-UP FOR DAVID LYNCH MUSICAL TRIBUTE

Pic credit Richard Dumas‬

Pic credit Richard Dumas‬

It’s going to be a David Lynch kind of year. Late last year there was news of nine new episodes of the pioneering dream-horror TV series Twin Peaks, which Lynch created (which won’t actually premiere until 2016). After all lead character Laura Palmer did say “I’ll  see you again in 25 years”, at the end of the last season of the show. Then came the announcement of David Lynch’s art exhibition ‘Between Two Worlds’, featuring over 200 works, which will run at Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art from March 14 to June 7, 2015. The major cause of excitement however, is that the great man himself will be traveling to Australia to open the exhibition and also take part in a rare public appearance on March 14 at QPAC under the moniker of David Lynch: In Conversation.

Whether Lynch makes it to states other than Queensland is yet to be known. However, Melbourne and Sydeny are doing their best to entice him down south with the presentation of ‘In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited‘, a musical tribute to the man, his movies and art. Following on from its critically acclaimed sell-out debut at the Barbican Centre in London, In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited makes its Australian Premiere this March 14 at the Sydney Opera House and March 16 and 17 at the Elizabeth Murdoch Hall at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Delving deep into the musical mind behind Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet and Eraserhead, a rotating cast of international and local musicians will deliver a live homage to the legendary filmmaker’s iconic soundtracks and songs for film and television. In what will be his only Melbourne performance, Polaris Prize-winning composer, violinist, keyboardist and vocalist Owen Pallett takes the stage with Australia’s own Sarah Blasko, Kirin J Callinan and renowned harpist Marshall McGuire.

They join the existing line-up of Mick Harvey (ex Bad Seeds), Sophia Brous (Brous), New York City based Cibo Matto and Irish chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan. Accompanying each vocalist throughout the evening will be a full band featuring acclaimed In Dreams musical director and musician David Coulter.

Ever since the dream-like synths of Angelo Baladamenti drew millions to tune in and wonder ‘who killed Laura Palmer?’, the Lynchian shorthand has seeped into pop culture ephemera as the filmmaker’s iconic versions of chart classics (Roy Orbison, David Bowie, Chris Isaak) and the sublime tones of Julee Cruise have taken a life of their own.

Needless to say, there’s enough David Lynch activity happening in Australia in 2015 to make any David Lynch fan rapt … in plastic!

Ticket info for In Dreams

Ticket info for the Queensland exhibition Between Two Worlds

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