New York composer Julian Day heads to Barossa Art Gallery this Sunday

A unique concert by New York composer Julian Day and featuring Barossa's performing musicians will be held this Sunday, July 14. Photo: Supplied
A unique concert by New York composer Julian Day and featuring Barossa's performing musicians will be held this Sunday, July 14. Photo: Supplied

This Sunday, July 14, the Barossa Regional Gallery will host a brand new musical work, 'A Civic Space' by New York composer Julian Day and featuring Barossa's performing musicians.

Supported by Country Arts SA, the Barossa Council, the Australia Council and RDA Barossa Gawler Light and Adelaide Plains, the concert is certain to entertain young and old.

Held under the shadow of the mighty Hill and Son Organ, 'A Civic Space' will draw together performers from regional ensembles including the Valley Voices, Tanunda Town Band, Marananga Brass Band and contemporary musicians.

The project, which has been 18-months in design, will explore how the cultural forces of the Barossa come together.

A particular interest to Julian Day is the German heritage of the Barossa region.

Arts and cultural facilitator for RDA Barossa, Gawler, Light and Adelaide Plains Leah Blankendaal, describes the work as "utterly captivating - something completely different for the Barossa region".

"In my time in this region I've come to see how rich and varied our cultural heritage past and present is," Ms Blankendaal explained.

"A Civic Space truly celebrates this heritage in a new and very different way."

Day is an artist and composer living and working between Sydney and New York City.

His sculptural, video and performance work engages with the transformative possibilities of sound within architectural and civic space.

The composer has presented work at Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Royal Academy of Music, MASS MoCA, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Artspace and the Sydney Opera House.

He is a 2018 Samstag Scholar and is currently undertaking an MFA at Columbia University in New York.

Sunday's entertainment opportunity is not to be missed and will be held at the Barossa Regional Gallery, Basedow Road, Tanunda, from 2.30pm.

Tickets are $20, plus booking fee and available at the door or via Eventbrite.