The Film Music of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis With the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Fri 9th August, 2019 – Sat 10th August, 2019
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Price: $75–$149
The celebrated rock musicians will play their film scores live as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Nick Cave and his bandmate Warren Ellis have made some of Australia's most indelible music with their bands Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Dirty Three. When Cave sits at the piano and Ellis brandishes his violin or viola beautiful worlds are created and stories told. The music can feel dangerous, frail, romantic and righteous.

That ability to conjure diverse and dynamic emotions, and do it with an array of instruments, has made the pair ideally suited to producing music for film. And at the 2019 Melbourne International Film Festival Cave and Ellis will play scores from those films live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Music from their first commissioned soundtrack, for the bloody Australian western The Proposition, will play alongside their many others, spanning indie flicks and Hollywood blockbusters.

They've scored the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road, heist thriller Hell or High Water, anti-western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, documentary West of Memphis and murder mystery Wind River. From 7.30pm.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday April 11.