Live Performance - the Last Bastion
Dark MOFO, 2017
The Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Center

This was an exceptionally fun gig. Loose as. All the space in the world.

Kirby/Ward is the collaboration of Dani Kirby and Mat Ward. Dani Kirby (piano/keyboards/voice) and Mat Ward (bass) perform improvised multi-genre soundscapes that incorporate elements of post-classicism, noise-art, minimalism and polyrhythmic experimentation. Their practice includes site-specific response, expanded cinema, field recording manipulation and collaboration with percussion and custom-designed instrument ensembles. Kirby/Ward have been performing regularly across Australia at festivals, museums and events since 2016.

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