By: Kirsty Gillmore At the end of 2001, I was about to start my professional career in sound. I was 24 with one degree in music and a second degree in arts, a diploma in sound engineering, a bit of experience and a lot of expectations. Almost fourteen years later, my career has thrown up […]
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Vivid Live is arguably the biggest annual event on the Sydney Opera House’s calendar. Part of the excitement is waiting to hear who will be playing. I was stoked to learn that the Pixies would be performing four consecutive nights in the Concert Hall. One Christmas when I was in high school I received a copy of Death to the Pixies. I almost burnt that thing out from playing it so much. From there I discovered two of my all-time favourites, Doolittle and Surfer Rosa. That excitement and enjoyment of sharing bands and music among friends on carefully made mix tapes was one of the reasons I got into sound in the first place. And now a band that seemed almost mythical in importance was going to be playing at a venue I worked at.
The Sydney Opera house is an iconic performing arts center in Sydney, Australia. It was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon and opened in October 1973. The first performance was the Australian Opera’s production of War and Peace. The Syndey Opera House cost over one million Australian dollars to build. The Sydney Opera House hosts over 3000 events each year with over two million people attending, and provides guided tours to over 200,000.