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2011 Event Media Release - Second Chris Cunningham Performance Added To Vivid LIVE

MEDIA RELEASE: Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Opera Theatre, Sunday 5 June, 2011, 5pm

Sydney Opera House today announced that a second performance by award-winning video-art pioneer Chris Cunningham has been added to Stephen Pavlovic’s Vivid LIVE program on Sunday 5 June at 5pm. Tickets will go on sale at 10am today. With the first show sold out and exclusive to Vivid LIVE, this is the final opportunity to catch Cunningham’s spectacular live, music and multi-screen projections on his first tour to Australia.

Director, musician, photographer and producer, Chris Cunningham is responsible for some of the most memorable music videos ever made. From Aphex Twin to Bjork to Madonna, Cunningham brings his own brand of genius to everything he touches.

In his Australian debut for Vivid LIVE, Cunningham travels far beyond the work he became famous for to mix music and multi-screen projections in a new form of live concert experience. The show will be an audio-visual onslaught of cut-up film and music featuring remixed, unreleased and brand new videos dynamically edited together and projected across three screens. The sound accompanying these images includes Cunningham’s first publicly performed compositions, interspersed with his remixes of other artists’ work.

Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House (May 27 – June 5) is part of Vivid Sydney (May 27 – June 13), the city’s annual festival of light, music and ideas.

Each year, Vivid LIVE asks a different artist or individual to curate a program of events in and around the world’s most iconic venue. Following Brian Eno’s debut festival in 2009, Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson brought their unforgettable downtown New York vibe to Sydney in 2010.  This year local music industry legend Stephen ‘Pav’ Pavlovic, founder of the hugely successful Sydney-based record label, touring company and international brand Modular, brings fresh Australian eyes to this growing international festival.

As well as Chris Cunningham, Stephen Pavlovic’s Vivid LIVE features an astounding line up of local and international artists including The Cure, Spiritualized, Bat for Lashes, Chris Cunningham, The Avalanches, Sonny Rollins, Yo Gabba Gabba!, WU LYF, OFWGKTA and 2manydjs and more.

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Season details:
Chris Cunningham
Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House
Opera Theatre
Sunday 5 June, 2011 5pm (onsale May 10) & 8.30pm (sold out)
Tickets:  Premium $79 / A Reserve $69 / B Reserve $40 / 02 9250 7777

As a major partner of Sydney Opera House, Origin Energy will support Vivid LIVE 2011 by offsetting carbon emissions from this year’s Festival.


Helene Fox
Publicity Manager – Sydney Opera House
+61 (0) 412 085 032 / 61 2 9250 7805

Victoria “Sweetie” Zamora
Assistant Publicist – Vivid LIVE
+61 (0) 402 083 117 / 61 2 9250 7825

Twitter: @vividLIVE


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