16 October 2013

Urthboy to launch NFSA Theatrette

| Barcham
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Award winning Sydney based hip-hop artist Urthboy has been invited to launch the National Film and Sound Archive’s new theatrette.

Urthboy will be providing a talk, a presentation and a small performance about his approach to music

Urthboy, one of Australia’s most eminent hip-hop artists, will make a very special appearance at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) in Canberra, to launch the new Theatrette with a talk, presentation and small performance around his conceptual approach to music.

Urthboy will discuss his approach to storytelling and how the past, as captured in the NFSA sound collection, inspires his latest project. His presentation will also feature guest performer, producer and collaborator Count Bounce.

NFSA CEO Michael Loebenstein said: “It’s a great privilege to have Urthboy launch the new Theatrette — a venue that is designed to bring our national collection – the sound component in particular – to audiences, to stimulate a conversation. Urthboy is the ideal ambassador for this mission: he’s one of Australia’s most exciting storytellers, seamlessly moving between contemporary beats and an almost literary sensibility for stories. He understands this nation’s diverse and multicultural past, and offers a contemporary re-interpretation of what it means to be Australian.”

The Theatrette is located in the NFSA’s heritage-listed art deco building. This year, it underwent a major refurbishment, including a larger stage, new seating design and new audiovisual technology. The refurbished 114 seat Theatrette is an intimate option for screenings, live performances, conferences, lectures, and break-out sessions. It will also allow the NFSA to stream HD content to any venue in the world.

7:30pm for an 8pm start, 25 October 2013
NFSA Theatrette – McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT 2601
Free. Bookings essential, (02) 6248 2000


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