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THE NECKS - Presented by BLEACH* and Griffith University

THE NECKS - Presented by BLEACH* and Griffith University

Rug up and venture into the Gardens under the stars to hear Australia’s unparalleled genre-bending cult band, The Necks.

Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums) and Lloyd Swanton (bass) conjure a chemistry that defies description. Featuring long mesmerising pieces that slowly unravel, frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, they take the spellbound listener on a transcendental flight through time and space. Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, the music of The Necks is possibly unique in the world today. Let the hypnotising frequencies take you on an otherworldly journey into near-supernatural bliss.

“A PERFORMANCE BY THE NECKS IS ALL ABOUT BAND AND AUDIENCE BEING UTTERLY ABSORBED IN THE PROCESS OF CREATION.”

–  The Age

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The Australian trio The Necks is one of the most advanced improvised music formations you could encounter.

What pianist Chris Abrahams, drummer Tony Buck and bassist Lloyd Swanton conjure on stage can barely be described in words. Their music is hypnotising; the audience perceives their hour-long works as labyrinth-like, never-ending dreams. The seeming simplicity of their music is based on a process in which a complex sound carpet gradually unfolds from a single musical entity - continuously and barely noticeably - until it peaks at the highest intensity. They captivate the listener in every moment they play, with a compelling groove that underpins all. Neither entirely avant-garde nor minimal, neither ambient nor solely experimental jazz: The Necks’ music is an exception, a jewel of contemporary music.

Presented byBLEACH* and Griffith Univeristy
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Ticket prices
  • Adult$45
  • Concession or Child$25
  • Family$105

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens, 230 Ashmore RoadBenowa QLD 4217

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Friday 13 AugGates 6PMPerformance 7PM
All times are QLD AEST
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilet
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Important Info
  • Covid Safe
  • Food & beverage available on site
  • Transport options available
  • Licensed venue
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Parking
  • Limited seating available, bring beach chair or blanket
  • Ticketed
  • Family
  • Music

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