Nexus Arts Presented

Nexus Live – The Red Vacuum

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Gelareh Pour, Peter Knight, Kaylie Melville, and Brian O’Dwyer

A unique, premiere musical performance, The Red Vacuum is a structured improvisation based on a story of the same name written by Gelareh Pour. It focuses on the common lives of Iranian families as they experience war with Iraq in the 1980s.

The story centres around a young boy’s fascination with household items as toys, and how his joy and exploration unwittingly create havoc as his family frantically organise themselves to vacate at the sound of air-raid sirens.

The Red Vacuum features some of Australia’s most renowned experimental musicians: Gelareh Pour – Persian Kamancheh, Qeychak and Voice; Peter Knight – Trumpet and Electronics; Kaylie Melville – Percussion; and Brian O’Dwyer – Drum Kit.