From Our House To Yours
GODTET - 60 Giant Steps | From Our House To Yours
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of John Coltrane’s revolutionary composition ‘Giant Steps’, Sydney’s own psychedelic jazz explorers GODTET will expand the original’s four minute blast of hyper-speed virtuosity into a 40 minute meditation on Coltrane’s creativity, spirituality, and how our perceptions of identity, time and place have changed in the face in recent times.
A bespoke performance commissioned exclusively for Sydney Opera House featuring specially created visuals by illustrator Christopher Cooper and animator Swicked, 60 Giant Steps unravels the mythical status that Coltrane’s opus gained upon release in 1960. A babel-like structure of rapid fire key changes that pushed the Circle of Fifths music theory to extreme lengths, 60 years on ‘Giant Steps’ maintains its reputation as the most revered and feared piece to play in the canon of jazz.
Enter Godriguez. A prolific producer, beat-maker and guitarist who has led the charge in a new Australian jazz movement since his soulful touch was heard all over Sampa the Great’s breakthrough mixtape in 2015, his quintet GODTET have released a string of critically acclaimed improvised albums, sparking fans from France’s globetrotting tastemaker Gilles Peterson through to Melbourne contemporaries Hiatus Kaiyote. The electro-acoustic improvisers will tackle the Coltrane classic by creating a sample-bathed delight that expands its principle melody into a serene interplay of guitar, bass, drums, grand piano, and a swathe of synthesisers and percussion.
Featuring world-building, animated illustrations drawn from Coltrane’s own inspirations in quantum physics through to the geometric shapes and cyclical patterns seen in music theory, 60 Giant Steps is a spectral voyage for all fans of jazz – uniting rare record collectors and genre-jumpers alike in tribute to the communal power and spiritual transcendence of live music.
Up Next in Season 1
Winston Surfshirt - From Our House To...
Get ready to snuggle in for a session of lush soul heaters, as Manly’s very own hip-hop funk machine Winston Surfshirt make their Sydney Opera House debut in an intimate performance beamed live to your lounge from the Joan Sutherland Theatre.
Playing in an intimate three-piece mode, Surfshirt ex...
In the Mood: A Love Letter to Wong Ka...
Starring Rainbow Chan, Eugene Choi & Marcus Whale
Recorded Live at Sydney Opera House
Celebrating the landmark film’s 20th anniversary, 'In the Mood – A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai & Hong Kong' is a fever dream live streamed performance featuring a theatrical set, ‘60s style costumes, and sax-dr...
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Str...
Presented in association with Sydney Symphony Orchestra
In Brahms’ First String Sextet his best qualities shine through – gorgeous melodies and a rich romantic sound. The sextet adds an extra viola and cello to the conventional string quartet, and Brahms makes full use of the additional lower vo...