UpLate: Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra
6 – 8pm, 3 March 2023
Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall, Brisbane City
All ages (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
Show off your dance moves and play amid the art at Museum of Brisbane (MoB), as Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra brings the Play Moves exhibition to life with a roving performance party for an UpLate event. This one-off, all-ages evening event will bring additional interactivity to the exhibition, colouring the vibrant artworks with a curious complement of intricately crafted experimental music, uninhibited movement and radical accessibility.
One of Australia’s most respected ensembles, Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra is a DIY inclusive collective of BIPOC, First Nations, disabled, non-binary, queer and trans artists at the intersection of art and activism. The 22-piece ensemble challenges the pomp and pompousness of traditional orchestras, using world instruments and rethinking everyday objects to promote inclusivity, anti-racism and community – bringing music back from the margins.
“Obscure to me means celebrating difference and the Obscure Orchestra is made up of people of different diversities and different backgrounds,” Dr Hsu told ABC TV’s Art Works program last year. “It’s just a whole bunch of different people with different experiences coming together playing music and loving it.”
For ticketing and further information about the event, visit the Museum of Brisbane website
For more information about Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra, visit their website
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