Leon Vynehall and the Impossible Orchestra
British house-music DJ and producer Leon Vynehall will play a live set at the Melbourne Recital centre accompanied by 10-piece string ensemble the Impossible Orchestra. Vynehall is playing as part of the fantastic Melbourne Music Week line-up.
Vynehall’s full-length offerings are often highly conceptual. His recent album Nothing is Still takes inspiration from his grandparents’ emigration from England to New York City more than 50 years ago. The record moves away from the club towards ambient-electronic and modern-classical compositions.
His outstanding 2016 album Rojus (Designed to Dance) uses samples of bird calls to draw a correlation between the mating rituals of birds of paradise and the performative rituals of nightclubbing.
While the Recital Centre might not seem the most obvious location to hear electronic music, Pantha Du Prince and the Bell Laboratory’s transcendent Melbourne Music Week performance in 2013 showed the venue’s versatility.