The Crystal Ark

Saturday, May 28, 7.30pm
Studio

Headline show

Saturday, May 28, 10pm - 3am
Studio

Mad Racket Presents: Mad Racket, Gavin Russom & Bamboo Musik
(more acts to be announced)

Tickets on Sale Monday, April 4, 9am

The Crystal Ark is the latest project from DFA artist, musician Gavin Russom. Previous in carnations of his work (namely Black Meteoric Star) have featured some of the most extravagant light shows and heavy heavy music of their kind. The sound is deep and primordial harking back to the prehistoric origins of rhythm. This show in the Studio will feature a complete light installation and formidable cast and crew ready to steer us all back into the heart of darkness.


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Schedule

27.05.2011 - 13.06.2011 - LIGHTING THE SAILS - SUPERBIEN

Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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27.05.2011 - 05.06.2011 - TOM KUNTZ INSTALLATION - FEATURING LITTLE DRAGONS

Western Foyers, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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27.05.2011 - SPIRITUALIZED: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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27.05.2011 - LEAVE THEM ALL BEHIND: BAG RAIDERS (DJ SET), AZARI & III (LIVE), THE SWISS (LIVE), BENI & SOFTWAR

The Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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28.05.2011 - SPIRITUALIZED: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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28.05.2011 - THE CRYSTAL ARK

The Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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28.05.2011 - MAD RACKET PRESENTS: MAD RACKET, GAVIN RUSSOM (THE CRYSTAL ARK) & BAMBOO MUSIK

The Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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29.05.2011 - CUT COPY

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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29.05.2011 - ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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29.05.2011 - SNEAKY SUNDAYS PRESENTS: DANIELE BALDELLI, BLACK ANGUS & MISS CONNIE, VAN SHE (LIVE), FLIGHT FACILITIES & GUS DA HOODRAT

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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30.05.2011 - WU LYF

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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31.05.2011 - THE CURE "REFLECTIONS"

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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31.05.2011 - WU LYF

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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31.05.2011 - OFWGKTA

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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01.06.2011 - THE CURE "REFLECTIONS"

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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01.06.2011 - TAME IMPALA

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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01.06.2011 - OFWGKTA

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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02.06.2011 - SONNY ROLLINS

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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02.06.2011 - OFWGKTA

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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03.06.2011 - BAT FOR LASHES

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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03.06.2011 - DOM

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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03.06.2011 - THE AVALANCHES (DJ SET), HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE, CANYONS & ANDEE FROST

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - YO GABBA GABBA!

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - BAT FOR LASHES

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - DOM

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - 2MANY DJS PRESENTS: 2MANYDJS, CHANGES & BENI

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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05.06.2011 - YO GABBA GABBA!

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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05.06.2011 - CHRIS CUNNINGHAM

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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05.06.2011 - AZARI & III

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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05.06.2011 - CLUB KOOKY PRESENTS: GEMMA & SEYMOURS BUTZ, HORSE MEAT DISCO, AZARI & III & DANIELE BALDELLI

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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