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With the excitement building ahead of our long-awaited reopening, what better way to prepare than with a selection of performances captured at the city’s most iconic arts venue? This month on Stream, we take you front row for a hypnotic performance from two Australian music legends – Saints cofounder Ed Kuepper and Dirty Three drummer Jim White – captured in stunning, cinematic footage, and bring you a look at Delta Goodrem’s moving performance recorded as part of Global Citizen Live’s epic 24-hour broadcast, with the Opera House sails lit up in all their inimitable splendour. Plus, Shortwave plunges into a mind-blowing, post-apocalyptic digital odyssey from Daniel Stricker, and three of Australia’s most forward-thinking creatives get together to discuss innovation in the 21st century. We can’t wait to share it with you.

Ed Kuepper with Jim White | A Concert Film

15 October, 7:30PM AEDT

Two of Australia’s finest musical veterans come together for a primal, hypnotic performance unlike any you’ve seen – in an exclusive premiere screening on October 15. Master songsmith Ed Kuepper, co-founder of legendary rock outfit The Saints, is joined on stage by interpretive drummer Jim White, one third of genre-defying multi-instrumentalists Dirty Three, as the two bring their indelible performance style to bear on Kuepper’s beloved 45-year catalogue. Captured live by filmmakers Subversus in The Studio at the Sydney Opera House in June this year, this spectacular performance is an event music fans won’t want to miss. Available to rent. Ticket includes 3-day access to watch until October 18.

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Global Citizen Live with Delta Goodrem

A 24-hour broadcast event designed to create change, defend the planet and defeat poverty, the Global Citizen Live concert on September 25 united artists across six continents around the world, with performances by everyone from Billie Eilish, The Weeknd and BTS to Andrea Bocelli, Coldplay and Metallica. As part of the event, chart-topping Australian artist Delta Goodrem performed a concert at the Sydney Opera House, delivering a set of inspiring songs while the iconic sails were lit up for the occasion. Here’s your chance to catch this moving performance from one of the nation’s most enduring stars, and learn more about how to be a part of Global Citizen’s 2021 campaign, Recovery Plan for the World. Free to stream.

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Shortwave: DeepFaith | A DeepFaith Digital Odyssey – Act 1 – Until We Fly

Our innovative Shortwave series brings you more cutting-edge art this month with the debut of A DeepFaith Digital Odyssey, a one-of-a-kind digital project combining live avatars, motion capture and mixed reality – delivered by a collective of influential visual and musical artists from around the world. Beginning life as a project with musician Jamie xx in his London studio, DeepFaith has morphed under the creative guidance of Daniel Stricker (Midnight Juggernauts), Byron Spencer and Christopher Colonna (Bumblebeez), and includes contributions from Kirin J Callinan and Touch Sensitive. In this groundbreaking first Chapter, viewers are invited to journey into a post-apocalyptic universe where a coming-of-age love story for outsiders, outliers and outlanders is about to unfold. Free to stream.

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On Creativity | Pasi Sahlberg, Lynette Wallworth & Jessie Tu

How do we nurture innovation and creative thinking in order to rise to the challenges of the 21st century? It’s a question that merits consideration now more than ever, with much of the creative industry still reeling from the effects of a turbulent period. In this wide-ranging conversation, internationally-renowned author and Professor of Education policy at UNSW Sydney Pasi Sahlberg, Emmy-award winning Australian filmmaker Lynette Wallworth, and author and poet Jessie Tu – whose debut novel, A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing, won the 2021 ABIA award for Literary Fiction Book of the Year – sit down to discuss the ways the creative industry can move forward, with each bringing their own unique perspective and experience to the table. Presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture. Free to stream.

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Just added to Stream

Still in the mood for more live performance? A selection of live sets have just been added to Stream, featuring some of the biggest acts and most memorable performances captured live at the Sydney Opera House. Watch highlights from rock icon Iggy Pop and the Flaming Lips; explore the sonic outer limits with Brazilian electro producer Amon Tobin, indie pop trailblazer Panda Bear and Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds with Sydney Chamber Orchestra; and groove to performances by hip-hop stars H.E.R. and Staten Island’s finest, the one and only Wu-Tang Clan. Plus, a conversation with space-jazz guru Kamasi Washington, and – for the burgeoning music fans in the family – Angie Who’s A Little Song Workshop and the classical fun of Kids Music Cafe.

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