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BEMAC LIVE: Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra

27/11/2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The always delightful and remarkable Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra is returning to the stage this November for the BEMAC Live Concert Series


Don’t miss this one-person experimental folk orchestra, and sometimes comedy act, involving 20+ instruments from around the world, a loop pedal, and cheeky banter – on Friday 27 November at The Queensland Multicultural Centre.

BEMAC are thrilled to have this recent Queensland Music Award Winner back on stage to perform for an intimate audience, with ticket options including a light dinner and various seating choices. But hurry! Tickets and seating is limited (due to COVID restrictions).


Can’t make it to the live event? Don’t worry, because we’ll be LIVE streaming Matt’s performance directly to the BEMAC Facebook page! Make sure you select the Live stream option when registering for your ticket here.


Steeped in world music since childhood, Matt creates multi-layered compositions, playing over 30 instruments from around the world including trumpet, double bass, clarinet, accordion, shakuhachi and found objects, creating evocative and wholly organic sounds that explore the grey areas between cultures.

His recordings can be heard on local radio across Australia, while his live shows are a different beast; part multi-instrumental delight, part stand-up comedy, his performances are lighthearted and amusingly conscious of the inherent ridiculousness in playing too many instruments.

In little over one year, he has written songs with international artists Tenzin Choegyal (Tibet), Kenta Hayashi (Japan), and in 2018 Ben Ely of Regurgitator. In 2017, Matt performed at BIGSOUND, toured Japan, and was nominated for a QMusic Award with his band The Mouldy Lovers.

Matt independently creates music videos with diverse artists, receiving acclaim from various

international film festivals, and is often compared to artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Shugo Tokumaru and Bjork.


What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • Free parking is conveniently located at the venue for up to 56 cars.
  • Brisbane City Council pay and display parking is also available on Main Street and surrounding streets.
  • The street parking is free after 5pm on weekdays and all weekend.

What are my transport options for getting to and from the event?

  • Public Transport From CBD:
  • By Bus: Catch bus 232 at Edward Street Stop 142 (near Queen Street) to Main Street at Story Bridge East, Stop 6.
  • By Ferry: Catch a free ferry from Eagle Street Pier Ferry Terminal to Holman Street Ferry Terminal. Walk 307m to 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point. Ferry leaves every 15 minutes.
  • Visit www.translink.com.au for more information.

Does the venue have a COVID-safe plan in place?

The Queensland Multicultural Centre (QMC) is committed to ensuring a safe environment for both our workers and guests/patrons. Under the direction of the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works, we have taken extra precautionary measures to help mitigate the spread of the virus, and are therefore limiting numbers on patron capacity, and seating arrangements at all events.

QMC will be operating in compliance with an Industry COVID SAFE plan for Live Performance Venues/Theatres. Our venue’s operations will continue to be conducted in accordance with the current government guidelines. We will continuously review our operations and procedures based on the government restrictions and circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Help us stop the spread of COVID-19. If you are feeling unwell, or have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not visit the QMC.


6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street
Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169 Australia


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