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isiiad - Hugh McSpedden

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Tripping the Light Fantastic with Hugh McSpedden

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Well not tripping exactly or even dancing for that matter, but "light fantastic", without a doubt.  The exterior of St Andrews Hall was transformed a treat with Hugh McSpedden's trademark light projections for The Light Show last Friday night. From my initial vantage point (across the road at A Boy Named Sue, enjoying the best pizza) the whole scene looked magical. There were audible gasps in the restaurant when Hugh fired up his generator and bathed the building in light for the first time.

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Hugh is a local legend.  When I first came to the area his name popped up so often that I simply had to meet him. I understood immediately why people spoke about him with such affection. He's quirky and engaging in the most delightful way. 

He's well known for his work with local and international groups -  The Monkees, Tangerine Dream, Captain Matchbox, Daddy Cool, Eucalypso, Gondwanaland, Hunters & Collectors, and Madder Lake to name only a few. Among an enormous string of achievements in the entertainment industry, I was especially fascinated to read about his Warrandyte Festival light show in 1999 called River Dreaming” where the Yarra River became his canvas. 

'Dreaming' in that part of the world is something I can really relate to.

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Another local, composer and multi media artist, Andrew Garton, along with musician Chip Wardale, produced last Friday's Light Show in celebration of Hugh's work. The night culminated in a light and sound extravaganza with the group Sun Bus 5 (Andrew Garton, Chip Wardale, Kate Adam and Steve Law) providing a soundscape that grew from a combination of Andrew Garton's Drift Theory and a structured improvisation formula. 

In his introduction, Andrew's admiration for Hugh's work was palpable.

"Anyone interested in projections will want to learn from Hugh, a pioneer of light." - Andrew Garton.

See Andrew's short essay, Why is The Light Show kind of important. via this link.

The Light Show is part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

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The Light Show has two more nights to run at Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St Abbotsford, Victoria. 

12th. and 13rd. Oct. @ 8.00pm (2hr)

TICKETS Full: $20  Concession: $18  Group: $15

TO BOOK visit melbournefringe.com.au or call (03) 9660 9666

 All photographs in this post are ©Amanda Gibson.

 

 

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