Lucas Abela: Same but different

A man with a shard of glass to his face - intending to play it with contact mics
Textured divide




Gorman Arts Centre


Full price $10
Concession $5


8:00pm to 9:00pm
29 Apr 2022


Ralph Wilson Theatre


Bookings essential
Limited tickets at the door

Maverick musician Lucas Abela’s ecstatic performances with shards of amplified glass are the stuff of legend. His practice emerged within the noise underground, where the glass evolved from a means to create free-noise cacophonies into an oddly versatile instrument producing an organic form of outsider electronica.

Such a unique approach to music creation has attracted the attention of some of the worlds most adventurous musicians, and resulting in serendipitous collaborations with the likes of Lou Reed, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), Flaming Lips and Death Grips. When COVID struck, Lucas hunkered down at home to reinvent how he processes the glass. After transforming his setup, Lucas has turned the normally mono glass into a quadraphonic instrument and is taking this new quadraphonic show on tour for the first time!

Book your front row seats to watch an experimental master at work as he debuts this stunning new tour!

the most exciting performer I have seen in the last three years – in fact, since I first saw Iggy Pop.’ Bruce Russell, WIRE magazine

Presented by Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres.
This performance is supported by the Australia Council For The Arts.