Flying Lotus and Ludovico Einaudi revealed as the first two acts for Mona Foma 2020

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Flying Lotus and Ludovico Einaudi revealed as the first two acts for Mona Foma 2020

Flying Lotus
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And so it begins again.

Mona Foma, the cousin to Dark Mofo, has revealed the first two acts set to take over Tassie early next year: acclaimed DJ Flying Lotus and Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi.

LA electronic champion Flying Lotus will be performing his multi-dimensional experience, Flying Lotus 3D, in Launceston come mid-January. The production combines 3D screen technology and a psychedelic audiovisual performance to create an absolute funk-infused feast for the senses. The spectacular event will take place at Mona Foma’s festival hub.

Ludovico Einaudi will be bringing his latest project, Seven Days Walking, to the Princess Theatre on the Sunday afternoon of the main festival weekend. The seven-part song cycle is inspired by a trek through the Alps during winter.

Mona Foma curator Brian Ritchie said the two acts have been selected because of their contrasting musical styles.

“Ludovico and FlyLo represent extremes in music-making. Ludovico, meditative and interrogating, FlyLo, an immersive sound and visual spectacle. Literally a spectacle because you’ll need your 3D specs. They are bookends in a program that can embrace such polarity in the name of unbridled individual expression.”

The full Mona Foma 2020 program will be revealed on Friday October 18.

Mona Foma will run between Saturday January 11 and Monday January 20, with the main festival weekend taking place between Friday January 17 and Sunday January 19. Early bird tickets are on sale now via the festival website.

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