LYRICISM // Shaking up the standard gig with poetry and projections

On July 7th, South of the City will host LYRICISM at Gene & Peta in Elsternwick.

We've invited Hemm, Tram Cops, Kill the Darling and Mel Taylor to shed layers of instrumentation, peel back percussive shrouds and foreground their lyrics at the centre of the performance. 

Hemm // shot by Liam Brownlie

Hemm // shot by Liam Brownlie

Using an old overhead projector that we bought off a guy in Balaclava, we'll project lyrics of each song onto the musicians as they are sung.

Hovering above the whir of the projector, the artists will be doused in glowing lights, their poetry fanned around the room and their music stripped to its core elements. 

It's a sit down gig - Gene & Peta will provide some cushions and other seating, but BYO cushion to be safe. 

Gene & Peta has a strictly limited capacity, so get your tickets fast. 

Buy tickets HERE 

Entry is $10.

Design by Gemma Yeomans

This event will take place on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. 

Lyricism is part of Glen Eira City Council’s Storytelling Festival (21 June - 8 July). From ancient Indigenous yarning circles, traditional portraiture and living history, to the most cutting-edge collective digital narratives and virtual reality, this year’s Festival seeks excellence in its aim to bring captivating, provocative and meaningful stories to everyone in our rich, multifaceted community.