On October 19 and 20, internationally-acclaimed jazz artist Dan Tepfer will present ‘Natural Machines’, a multi-sensory Planetarium experience combining live music, art, and tech in the Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks.
Returning to the Melbourne International Jazz Festival after more than a decade, Tepfer will showcase his pioneering skill in this truly unique festival experience by programming a Yamaha Disklavier to respond in real-time to the music he improvises at the piano.
Meanwhile, another computer program turns the music into stunning animated visual art projected onto the domed ceiling of the Melbourne Planetarium. The algorithmically generated animated visual art is projected onto the domed ceiling overhead in a representation of the possibilities of immersive musical performance.
Dan Tepfer at Melbourne Planetarium
- Dan Tepfer will present ‘Natural Machines’, a multi-sensory Planetarium experience
- It’s happening in the Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks.
- It will take place on October 19 and 20 as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival
- Price range $39 – $45
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Tepfer will also be appearing at the festival’s Close Encounters program, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with some of the world’s leading jazz artists in a free series of intimate conversations and enlightening panels hosted by Arts Centre Melbourne.
Scheduled panels include talks from Christopher Hale and Minyoung Woo (Aus/South Korea), Al Di Meola (USA) and Tepfer (USA), Multicultural Arts Victoria as well as music industry health and wellbeing advocacy group Support Act.
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