REGURGITATOR will perform their version of the debut VELVET UNDERGROUND album “The Velvet Underground & Nico” at FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NGV in Melbourne as a one off on FRI 22 APRIL. Collaborating with them on this is long term part-time member and solo artist Seja… along with Chinese musician Mindy Meng Wang on Guzheng.
Tickets available here: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/prog…/friday-nights-regurgitator/
NGV NEWS | Friday Nights at NGV line-up.
The largest ever Friday Nights program featuring eighteen headline acts from December 2015 – April 2016. For this series visitors enjoy after-hours access to the ground-breaking contemporary exhibition Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei and see headliners including singer/songwriters Sally Seltmann and Bertie Blackman, international pop champions Twerps, Chinese electro rock band Pet Conspiracy, 70s No Wave icon James Chance (US) in his Australian debut and Texan electronic music outfit Neon Indian. Some performances linking directly with themes from the Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition include psychedelic prog rock band Moon Duo (US) will perform with their own visual projections inspired by Andy Warhol’s multimedia Exploding Plastic Inevitable; and a special one-off performance from Regurgitator, will see the alt-rock legends re-interpreting the Velvet Underground’s debut album produced by Andy Warhol.
· Dec 11 – Moon Duo (US)
· Dec 18 – Neon Indian (US)
· Jan 1 – The Apartments
· Jan 8 – Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders
· Jan 15 –James Chance & the Contortions (US)
· Jan 22 – Jenny Hval (Norway)
· Jan 29 – Luluc
· Feb 5 – Sally Seltmann
· Feb 12 – Twerps
· Feb 19 – Black Cab
· Feb 26 – Pet Conspiracy (China)
· Mar 4 – Pearls
· Mar 11 – Xylouris White
· Mar 18 – Bertie Blackman
· Mar 25 – Died Pretty
· Apr 1 – Ngaiire
· Apr 8 – Blank Realm
· Apr 15 – Deradoorian (US)
· Apr 22 – Regurgitator
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, developed by the NGV and The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, with the participation of Ai Weiwei, will explore the significant influence of these two exemplary artists on modern and contemporary life, focussing on the parallels, intersections and points of difference between the two artists’ practices. Surveying the scope of both artists’ careers, this major exhibition at the NGV will present over 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a wide representation of paintings, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media.
See www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program-series/friday-nights/ for ticket details.
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei will open at the NGV on 11 December 2015 and at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh in June 2016.
Apr 22 – Regurgitator
Inspired by Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei, Australian Alt-rock legends Regurgitator will perform a gurg-flavoured re-interpretation of the Velvet Underground’s debut album, produced by Andy Warhol, and in collaboration with Seja and Chinese musicians. Brisbane’s Regurgitator commenced in 1994 and quickly established themselves as an articulate and witty purveyor of the Australian music scene – assembling a mishmash of funk, punk, pop, electronics and any other style that stuck to the sides with their unmitigated irony and geekish nature. After 8 studio albums and an extended hiatus after a show in Beijing late 2013, they returned this year to tread the boards with their ever glowing exuberance, mania and their mashup rock and electro vibes… releasing their debut live album Nothing Less Than Cheap Imitations along with a sold out tour. They live!
MINDY MENG WANG
Meng Wang is a versatile musician, teacher and composer. She has studied the Guzheng in China with the leading masters since age of 7 and started giving solo performances at the age of 10. In 1999 she set up a major flood charity concert and featured on Gansu TV. She subsequently graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne with a BA (Hons) in Music (2006).
Meng studied and lived in England. In 2008, she was awarded the “Hull Sinfonietta’s Young International artist of the year”. Meng performed widely around the world. In 2008 and 2009 she toured Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and France. She also performed in many significant festivals, shows and venues in London (O2 Arena/Gorillaz, Tate Mordern, etc), Edinburgh, Newcastle, Bristol, Manchester and many other cities in the UK.
Meng had been very active in Australia since 2011, She collaborated with MAV on various projects including performing at: The Melbourne Town Hall; The Melbourne Recital Centre; Melbourne Convention Centre at the 5th World Summit of Culture and Arts, the Mapping Melbourne Festival2013/2015, etc. She has also performed and conducted workshops for the Cultural Infusion program of Pan International.
In 2015, Meng collaborated with Shanghai sound artist MHP and premier dance company CHIUCOX for a sold out season of a contemporary dance show called “Do you speak Chinese”(Dance Massive 2015), which has been resident and developed in the Malthouse Melbourne, Footscray Arts Centre, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and Shanghai. She also collaborated with Allegro music and toured with DJs in Australia.
Same year in Shanghai, Meng held a concert that has been commissioned by Shanghai International Festival; she also composed and performed in an Australian contemporary dance show that has been invited to the same festival. She performed at the significant landmark-Power Station of Arts for its 3rd year anniversary in September. In August, she was invited to collaborated with established band “Shanghai Yi Ren Chang Guan” to premier a experimental piece at shanghai Rockbund Arts Museum. Meng also performed with renowned shanghai electronic musician Pan Daijing at Doland Museum in July.
2016, She was the only artist got invited to perform at the opening ceremony of new Chinese Consulate in South Australia. She is collaborating with an established American composer/musician David Shea on a commissioned piece by Adelaide International Festival 2016. And she is working on an Australia/China cooperative documentary project about the fusion arts and music along the Silk Road.