It was twenty years ago today: Topology and Tara Simmons

Topology, Simmons, Tara, Parker, John and Davidson, Robert (2010) It was twenty years ago today: Topology and Tara Simmons. New Farm, QLD, Australia, Brisbane Powerhouse.

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Author Topology
Simmons, Tara
Parker, John
Davidson, Robert
Title It was twenty years ago today: Topology and Tara Simmons
Place of publication New Farm, QLD, Australia
Publisher Brisbane Powerhouse
Publication date 2010-04-27
Total pages 1 Musical performance
Language eng
Subject 190407 Music Performance
2102 Curatorial and Related Studies
190406 Music Composition
Live Performance of Creative Work - Music
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Berlin wall had just come down, Iraq War part I was all over CNN and there was exactly one website. Mobiles were expensive bricks, text messaging was just an idea, and no one had heard of MP3s. The radio played Nirvana, EMF, Chris Isaak, Jesus Jones, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and our Kylie.

Topology teams up with indie songstress Tara Simmons and Misinterprotato drummer John Parker to revisit the fluorescent sounds of the early nineties. They approach these classic tunes in the spirit of invention ­ they¹re not so much doing cover versions as creating new music cut from the cloth of these 20-year-old songs.

They¹ll be topologising Ratcat, Salt n Pepa, KLF, Frente, Stone Roses, Madonna, Massive Attack and more ­ putting them through the wringer and seeing what comes out intact.

Topology is Artist-in-Residence at Brisbane Powerhouse.

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