One of the great cult bands of Australia, The Necks, will make their QPAC debut in a concert event that promises to be a hypnotic and thrilling emotional journey into the unknown.
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.
With no two performances alike, The Necks invent their music in real time. A live performance can typically begin very quietly with one of the musicians playing something very simple and, one by one, the other two will join with their own contributions, all three independent yet intertwined. As the piece builds through subtle micro-changes, the interaction of their instruments creates layers of harmonics and washes of sound that unravel in the most mesmerising fashion whilst communicating a fierce energy and warmth.
The Necks are, simply, at the top of their game.
“One of the greatest bands in the world.” New York Times
“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
Connecting safely at QPAC
QPAC is operating at 100% capacity and masks are not mandatory, however we do strongly recommend you bring your mask with you to the theatre for use when physical distancing is not possible.
All patrons are currently required to register on arrival through the Check In Qld App and from 17 December 2021 will be required to provide proof of vaccination status or medical exemption. Find out more
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