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BEMAC Presents: Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra and Zy the Way (Taiwan)

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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A double-bill of 22-piece QMA-winning Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra alongside a rare touring visit from Taiwan’s 6-piece jazz group Zy The Way.  

Hailed “one of the freshest feeling projects in Australian music right now”, two-time Queensland Music Award-winners Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra is underpinned by inclusivity, gender diversity and community-mindedness. Led by Taiwanese-Australian composer, orchestra director and anti-racism activist Matt Hsu, the ensemble creates otherworldly music that celebrates difference and the liminal spaces between cultures, with their signature maximal-minimalism and an uncanny ability to blend found objects, world instruments, DIY punk ethos, orchestral sounds and hip-hop collaborations.  

Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Zy The Way is a jazz ensemble ushering in a fresh musical movement from the heart of Asia. Melding jazz with the profound cultural traditions of ancient Chinese poetry, Zy The Way’s debut EP, “A Different Destiny,” offers a novel interpretation of the “Book of Poetry” (Shi Jing) compiled by Confucius over 3000 years ago. Featured at this year’s ANU’s International Jazz Music Forum, Zy The Way have been carving out a unique space in the international jazz scene. 

MHOO and ZTW’s unique approaches to music making sublimely converge in a musical collaboration on Matt Hsu’s award-winning piece ‘Welcome to the Neighbourhood’.

About BEMAC Presents

BEMAC Presents features world-leading artists whose work pushes through the boundaries of identity to pose important questions, challenge entrenched ideas, and enable change; role models for the diverse and representative arts sector that BEMAC exists to enrich. For more information about BEMAC’s program of upcoming events, visit bemac.org.au/season

6:00pm, Sunday, March 24 
Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point QLD
Tickets $45 Full/$30 Concession: https://events.humanitix.com/bemac-presents-matt-hsus-obscure-orchestra-and-zy-the-way/tickets
More info: bemac.org.au

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There is very limited parking around the QMC. We encourage all guests to use public transport. QMC is only a 2-minute short walk from the Holman Street Ferry Terminal and bus routes 27 and 234. You can find more info about how to get to QMC at http://qmc.org.au/visit

BEMAC is a subsidiary of Settlement Services International (SSI), supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


March 24
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street
Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169 Australia
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