Vivid 2011, pt1: Spiritualised, Cut Copy, Architecture in Helsinki, Crystal Ark, Wu Lyf, Azari & III, Superbien and more

Vivid Live 2011 is underway with shows taking place in the stunning surrounds of the Sydney Opera House.

SUPERBIEN have lit the sails in a way that captivates imaginations, leaving you marvelling at the brilliance and scale of their work over and over. They are now widely known as 'Superstars'.



Superbien Lighting the Sails - Photo: Kasia Werstak

SPIRITUALISED transfixed audiences, with the heart-breaking beauty of Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space - played in full with a 34-piece orchestra in the Opera Theatre.


Spiritualised - Photo: Tanja G

Spiritualised - Photo: Zoltan Blazer

CUT COPY commanded the Concert Hall, and had the entire audience on their feet and singing along.


Cut Copy - Photo: Tanja G

Cut Copy - Photo: Kasia Werstak

ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI brought a brass section and choir onto the stage and the audience responded by dancing their hearts out.


Architecture in Helsinki - Photo: Zoltan Blazer

Architecture in Helsinki - Photo: Kasia Werstak

In the studio, Gavin Russom's new project THE CRYSTAL ARK, WU LYF and AZARI & III's shows all rewarded fans and won new admirers.


Crystal Ark - Photo: Kasia Werstak

Wu Lyf - Photo: Kasia Werstak


Azari & III - Photo: Kasia Werstak

Sneaky Sundays, and Mad Racket helped us bring the parties across the first weekend, thoroughly covering the music and good-time duties with help from Bag Raiders, Beni, Van She, Bamboo Musik, Miss Connie and Black Angus, Flight Facilities, the Swiss and an army of DJs.

Black Angus & Miss Connie - Photo: Tanja G

Weekend studio parties - Photo: Kasia Werstak

And we're only just warming up. The list of what's still to come this week is equally amazing.

Starting today, 2manydj and Soulwax brothers David and Stephen Dewaele bring a unique Radio Soulwax program to the airwaves, from the Sydney Opera House.

Then there's the once in a life-time experience of watching The Cure: Reflections.

And before the end of the week - Odd Future, Dom, Sonny Rollins, Chris Cunningham, Yo Gabba Gabba and Biz Markie, Bat for Lashes, The Avalanches, Tame Impala, Hypnotic Brass Orchestra, Horsemeat Disco and Daniele Baldelli will all take to stages at the Sydney Opera House!

More photo highlights coming, or go to our Facebook for extended galleries.

Photo credits:
Tanja G - My Empirical Life
Kasia Werstak - The AEON
Zoltan Blazer

May 31, 2011 at 8:31am in vivid, Azari & III, Architecture In Helsinki, Cut Copy


Vivid Live is a festival of music and art held annually at The Sydney Opera House. In 2011 it will run from May 27th to June 5th and will be curated by Modular's Steve Pavlovic.

 

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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