THUR 19 OCT – OLD MUSEUM (STUDIO), BRISBANE
THU 26 OCT – BIRD’S BASEMENT, MELBOURNE
FRI 03 NOV – WHEATSHEAF, ADELAIDE
Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) has focused his intuitive composing and masterly guitar playing in this new work Murmurations.
Jim: “I’m very excited about these in depth/ up close solo shows, which are in two halves: the improvisational electric guitar ‘Murmurations’ section, inspired by the massive gatherings of birds in the Irish winter with Robert Hambling’s visual accompaniment, and the ‘Alas TipJar’ section, played on piano and other instruments. It’s a revolving selection of solo and collaborative stuff, Midnight Oil songs and some devilishly curated covers, it will be much fun and hopefully affecting to explore this music. I’d love to see you out there.’’
‘Murmurations – mesmerizing, image propagating,journey taking, captivating … meditating. Mother Nature imagery. My brain was a kaleidoscope while listening.’ Justin Heitman
‘I personally love the album – the mood and atmosphere each ‘day of the week’ creates.’ Clay Doughty, Sony Music A&R
‘About time, to get a record that you can listen to over and over again.’ Christabel Blackman
Moginie himself says of the performance: ‘Those random movements, sometimes repetitive, that in the language of a singular guitar I sought to echo nature. I flatter myself to think I could come close.’
The Silver River
I have written a book of my life and the band’s, a memoir, chronicle, autobiographical work. Quite new and exciting. It’s coming out early next year.