TIM Levinson, better known as Urthboy, one of Australia’s top hip-hop artists, is in town today to launch the new Theatrette at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia with a talk, presentation and small performance around his conceptual approach to music.
He’ll be discussing his approach to storytelling and how the past, as captured in the NFSA’s sound collection, inspires his latest project. His presentation will also feature guest performer, producer and collaborator Count Bounce.
CEO at the arhvie, Michael Loebenstein, said Urthboy was the ideal ambassador for this mission, adding, “he’s one of Australia’s most exciting storytellers, seamlessly moving between contemporary beats and an almost literary sensibility for stories. He understands this nation’s diverse and multicultural past, and offers a contemporary re-interpretation of what it means to be Australian.”
This year, The Theatrette underwent a major refurbishment, including a larger stage, new seating design and new audiovisual technology. The refurbished 114 seat auditorium is an intimate option for screenings, live performances, conferences, lectures, and break-out sessions and will also allow the archive to stream HD content to any venue in the world.
Urthboy at the National Film and Sound Archive Theatrette, McCoy Circuit, Acton 7:30pm for an 8pm start, today, October 25, bookings essential to 6248 2000.