The Presets

The Presets – ACO National Tour 2014

The Presets will be touring around Australia in 2014. They will join Richard Tognettic and the Australian chamber Orchestra for a tour of genre-bending concerts.

2014 will be an extraordinary year as the award winning and chart-topping electronic music duo The Presets will be touring around Australia. The duo will  join Richard Tognetti and the Australian chamber Orchestra (ACO) for a tour of genre-bending concerts. The duo will feature in Timeline, Tognetti’s kaleidoscopic journey through 42,000 years of music with performances in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Wollongong next May and June. In particular, the Sydney Opera House concerts will be presented in partnership with Vivid LIVE, as part of the Vivid Sydney festival of light, music and ideas.

Timeline is a sonic and visual journey bringing together the ACO, The Presets, acappella vocalists and stunning visual elements to trace the evolution of music in concerts which Richard Tognetti has dubbed “Life flashes before your ears”. The program will include music by Hildegard von Bingen, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Mozart, Bartók, Schoenberg, Reich, Jelly Roll Morton, Stravinsky, Ligeti, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Mariah Carey and more. The music will be combined with engrossing visual effects, all marshalled by acclaimed major-events director Ignatius Jones.

The Presets’ vocalist/keyboardist Julian Hamilton and drummer/keyboardist Kim Moyes are both classically trained, having met while studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, so they are relishing the opportunity to perform with the acclaimed ACO, hailed by London’s Daily Telegraph as “probably the finest string ensemble on the planet”. The duo has been involved in developing the Timeline program with Richard Tognetti, with a focus on the curation, assemblage and performance of the 20th-century program.

While we have enjoyed recognition in the contemporary music sector, our influences and our musical background have always been very broad, and have informed the music we create to this day,” they said. “We were honoured to be asked to be contribute to Timeline – it’s a privilege to select so many meaningful works for the piece, and to work with the ACO.”

Richard Tognetti said: “From the rhythmic magnetism of their songs to their haunting vocals, The Presets are a very important musical outfit and they will bring something special to Timeline.

Timeline is presented by the ACO’s Principal Partner, Virgin Australia, and the performances in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Wollongong will be from 20 May – 4 June. The single tickets for Timeline and all other ACO’s 2014 national concert season go on sale on Thursday 5 December so be quick! 

For tickets, check out ACO or 1800 444 444.

For details contact Clare Morgan: clare.morgan@aco.com.au