Percy Grainger: The Accidental Futurist
From the democratisation of art to the promotion of non-western musical traditions, Grainger's ideas made him an outsider in his age. But it didn't stop there: a vegetarian and extreme fitness junkie, designer of multi-coloured costumes and supporter of 'sexual outsiders', it's no wonder that it took so long for the rest of the world to begin to get a handle on the composer.
Let the University of Melbourne's Grainger Museum lead you on a journey through the life and works of one of music's most idiosyncratic geniuses, and compare your own time and place with his.
FREE FLOOR TALKS
SUN 16 OCTOBER, 3PM FREE
WED 19 OCTOBER, 1PM FREE
Curators Clare Williamson and Brian Allison will take you on a colourful journey that opens a window into the life of an extraordinary thinker: Percy Grainger.
IMAGE | Grainger and synthesizer. Image courtesy of the Grainger Museum collection, University of Melbourne.
Cultural Collisions presented in association with
Kindly supported by Norman and Meryll Wodetzki
- Curatorial Team
- Brian Allison, Astrid Krautschneider, Clare Williamson