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2012 Event Media Release - The Necks

Monday 23 January 2012

Sydney Opera House presents

The Necks
Opera Theatre 18 March, 8pm

“The Necks are the masters”   The Guardian, UK

"A magic act masquerading as a piano trio, this Australian group delivers long-form improvisations that shift with such patient beauty that it casts a trance. You'll seldom spend an hour that passes so quickly -- and rewardingly." Los Angeles Times

One of the great cult bands of Australia, The Necks, will play the Opera Theatre at Sydney Opera House on Monday 18 March.

Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums), and Lloyd Swanton (bass) conjure a chemistry together that defies description in orthodox terms. Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, the deceptive simplicity of their music throws forth new charms on each hearing.

From their humble beginnings as a private jamming project nearly a quarter of a century ago, The Necks have risen to become globally renowned for their innovative approach to creating spontaneous music.

2011 was another big year for The Necks, seeing the release of Mindset, their 16th album (and first to also appear on vinyl), to great acclaim, and also including tours of Australia, North America and Europe, the latter being their most successful yet, as well as a highly-acclaimed run of dates in a double bill with ambient legend Harold Budd.

The Necks are, simply, at the top of their game. Don't miss out on what will likely be your one opportunity to catch this unique act in Sydney this year.

Season Details:
Who: The Necks
When: Sunday 18 March, 2012
Where: Sydney Opera House, Opera Theatre
Tickets: Tickets from $3
9 - $59 (Insiders from $31.20) 
9250 7777

Sydney Opera House Insiders presale *** Tuesday 24 January
General Public Tickets on sale ***Friday  27 January

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Helene Fox  / / 02 9250 7805 / 0401 711 764



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