Unashamedly Original: Tangents

City Recital Hall

Unashamedly Original: Tangents

“One of the finest new experimental-rock acts out of Sydney” The Music

Internationally acclaimed Sydney quintet Tangents perform spontaneous compositions drawing on their rich and diverse musical backgrounds.

Instruments and instrumentalists change roles on the spin of a die: cello locks in as bass with the drums, then switches to melodic impressionism alongside the piano; the Rhodes produces spooky drones or basslines, or vibes, Rhodes and piano are somehow played simultaneously. Live drumming evokes endlessly chopped breakbeats, guitar produces textural drones or angular punkish jabs, and just when you think you've got it all pegged, shuddering pulsations and sub-bass rumbles emerge from the laptop.

The musicians' intuitive understanding of each other's playing allows contemplative beauty between smaller cells to be juxtaposed with edge of the seat full-band energy bursts. No performance is the same, and none is ever less than exhilarating.

This performance is part of Unashamedly Original, a two-day festival of multidisciplinary performances that push the envelope of sight and sound, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July. 


Ollie Bown producer
Adrian Lim-Klumpes piano, Rhodes, vibraphone and marimba
Peter Hollo cello
Evan Dorrian drums
Shoeb Ahmad guitar 

Unashamedly Original festival program

Saturday 22 July

  • TRANSDUCER by Speak Percussion 4pm
  • Interplay by Sydney Conservatorium of Music 5.30pm
  • Tangents 8.30pm
  • Acoustic Squared 3pm – 8.30pm (free with the purchase of any Festival ticket)

Sunday 23 July

A two-day festival pass which gives access to all events on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July is available for $80

Ticket Info

Tangents single ticket $25 

​This event is General Admission

A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $5, Phone $6.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.

Details are correct at time of publication

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Performance Dates & Times

Saturday 22 July, 2017
8:30 pm
City Recital Hall

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