The Australian Art Orchestra, directed by Peter Knight, is a force. It is a collaborative platform to showcase the creative, progressive, and experimental contemporary music Australia has to offer. These photos are from the AAO's 20 year anniversary show, held at The Malthouse Theatre, and The Quartetthaus, in Melbourne's Southbank. This special anniversary show was attended by heavy supporters of the AOO as well as new listeners, and was broadcast live on the ABC. The Malthouse Theatre show featured compositions by Paul Grabowsky and upcoming composer Austin Buckett. A rotating performance space, The Quartetthaus, hosted some truly moving solo performances from Australia's most progressive and creative soloists including saxophonist Sandy Evans, turntablist Martin Ng, bassist Samuel Pankhurst, percussionist Vanessa Tomlinson, violinist Erkki Veltheim, and trumpeter Scott Tinkler.
The rehearsals were held at AAO director Peter Knight's printing-press-converted-home-space, which are also in the gallery!