The past 15 years have seen the two visionaries collaborate on scores and soundtracks for a heap of indie and blockbuster films, such as The Proposition, The Road, Hell or High Water, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, West of Memphis and Wind River.
The two will be accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Northey. Of the performance, Northey said that “this is a unique opportunity to celebrate the work and creativity of two outstanding composers who have made a significant and lasting contribution to Australian music.”
“I know everybody at the MSO is deeply committed to this project and I see it as one of our most exciting and artistically meaningful collaborations to date.”
Cave also spoke about why he enjoys writing music for film and other visual media so much.
“Very often a tension can happen between music and picture that is about chance and a kind of unknowingness that can be really amazing,” Cave said.
“Just by putting together two things that were created in isolation, music and film, suddenly something quite magical can happen.”
The performance is a part of the 68th Melbourne International Film Festival.
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The Film Music of Nick Cave & Warren Ellis with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Tickets on sale 10am Thursday, 11th April
Friday 9th – Saturday 10th August
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Tickets: Official Website