MCINTOSH AND SONUS FABER FEATURE AT CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS THIS MAY
We’d crawl across an arid desert for a chance to hear Air’s rare album called Music For Museums, played through elite McIntosh and Sonus Faber equipment.
The only obstacle you need to navigate to get to this event on May 18th at the Westpac Long Gallery, Australian Museum on William Street Sydney, is your Uber (or Taxify) app.
The first performance kicks off at 6pm, followed by another one at 7.30pm.
Air’s composition called Music For Museums is very little known or heard. Only 1000 LPs were by pressed by The Vinyl Factory in London, with scant promotion.
Wanting to give a guest from a different discipline a wild card to highlight its permanent collection, this event was initiated by the Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, a museum of fine arts.
On the night, visitors will hear the album’s nine tracks that are described as Air’s most ambient work so far.
Band member, Nicolas Godin said:
We’ve tried to approach two types of music, one that draws on matter and another on emotions.
The equipment that will be used to playback Air’s music comprises the McIntosh MC452 power amplifier and C52 preamplifier, Rega RP8 turntable with Apheta 2 cartridge and the Sonus Faber Amati Tradition speakers.
System accessories include Sarum cables and an IsoTek EVO3 power conditioner.Classic Album Sundays is the world’s most popular record club and it was established in London in 2010.
Tickets to either of these 90-minute performances will cost adults $36. Lower concession rates are also available on request.
The club’s brief is to allow listeners to immerse themselves in music by presenting the musical context, the story behind the album and an uninterrupted replay on vinyl on an audiophile hi-fi system.
Visit Classic Album Sundays for more information.
One of the veterans of the Australian HiFi industry, Peter was formerly the Audio-Video Editor of the Herald Sun for over two decades. One of the most-respected audio journalists in Australia, Peter brings his unparalleled experience and a unique story-telling ability to StereoNET.