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The Night Terrors: Pavor Nocturnus Free Organ Performance

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the night terrors
Photo courtesy of The Night Terrors

The southern hemisphere's largest Grand Pipe Organ in Melbourne has attracted many international organists and enthralled audiences since 2005. Calvin Bowman performed the complete organ works of JS Bach for almost 17 hours and new works have also been created by Paul Grabowsky for the Grand Organ as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Through the many performances over the years, you probably seen the Melbourne Town Hall's Grand Organ played solo, in bands and in orchestras. You probably also heard a variety of music genres including rock, pop and baroque from the instrument. Now get ready for a performance altogether haunting yet alluring on 31 October presented by the City of Melbourne and RMIT University.

the night terrors
Photo courtesy of City of Melbourne

The Night Terrors, the horror-synth heavyweights of Australia, were commissioned by the City of Melbourne to compose an album of music. The end result is "Pavor Nocturnus", a composition of haunting theremin-led post prog and dark cosmic dance. Recorded at the Melbourne Town Hall on 13 June 2014, the frightening yet beautiful sounds of The Night Terrors will be released on limited edition coloured vinyl through Twisted Nerve Australia / Dual Planet.

Everyone is invited to join The Night Terrors for a FREE all-ages Halloween concert at the Melbourne Town Hall on 31 October to celebrate the launch of the EP. Students from RMIT University's Sculpture, Sound and Spatial Practice course will add to the drama with a series of short premieres in which the Grand Organ is triggered by computers. So make sure you grab the FREE tickets to an unforgettable Halloween fright night of Grand Organ, theremin, electronics and percussion composition.
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Why? Spend Halloween with The Night Terrors and the Grand Organ
When: Doors open 7.30pm
Phone: 03 9658 9658
Where: Melbourne Town Hall
Cost: Free admission
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