ArtsNational Cairns Lecture – “Seeing Music, Hearing Art” with David Banney
Leonardo and Palestrina, Picasso and Stravinsky, Debussy and Matisse – art and music are never provided in a vacuum, and the histories of art and music have run similar courses, with music always a little way behind.
This talk traces the major historical movements of the last 1000 years, exploring the parallels between sound and visual images. How can we ‘hear’ perspective? How can we ‘see’ sonata form? What does Rothko sound like, and what does Philip Glass look like? And why does music always take longer to catch up?
David is one of Australia’s most highly regarded musicians, with success as a conductor, composer, string player and educator. A past winner of the ABC Young Conductor’s Award, David is Artistic Director of the Christ Church Camerata and the Newcastle Music Festival. He is Interim Music Director of Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle. David has worked with many of Australia’s leading orchestras and soloists, including the Queensland, Adelaide and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, and Opera Queensland.
Where: Stratford Library Meeting Room, 11 Kamerunga Road.
Time: Arrive at 1:30pm for a 2.00pm start
Cost: $25 for visitors per lecture / $135 annual membership includes all monthly lectures
Free refreshments are provided at the conclusion of the talk.
For more information visit ArtsNational Cairns (formerly ADFAS Cairns) website.