Live music performance - 2008
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Stadium is a live music performance for solo drums and showgirl dancers. The concept of the piece is to present a quasi-orgiastic celebration of rhythm staged theatrically within the mock pyrotechnica of 'the rock gig'. An almost cartoon-like staging unfolds, with Philip bare-chested and adorned with long flowing black metal-dude hair, flayling away at the drums, flanked by two exuberant explosive dancers. No words. No guitars. No other visible instruments. Just a set of skins sandwiched by skin.

One advance piece from the suite of tracks from Stadium was premiered at UNITED ARTISTS at the Palais Theatre, Melbourne, February 2008; two additional pieces were premiered for the December 10th performance at the Toff, Melbourne ( in conjunction with the Centre of Contemporary Photography and the exhibition I THOUGHT I KNEW BUT I WAS WRONG in which was exhibited Evaporated Music 2). A final piece has since been composed. Cover version's of ACDC's Thunderstruck and Yes' Heart Of The Sunrise bring the completed Stadium performance to a 45 minute suite. Following a commission for the 2017 M-Pavilion designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA, a special piece has been composed to reflect the 'stadium' circular seating design of the latest M-Pavilion. The piece is titled Neo-Tokyo Terrasound Cosmophopny - a reinterpretation of Yamashigumi's Kaneda theme from Otomo Katsuhiro's Akira (1988).

Drums & music - Philip Brophy
Dancers - Haley & Julie (Palais) Haley & Sam (Toff)
Technical assistance - Chris MacKellar (Palais) Marco Fusinato (Toff) Cal Lyall (Super Deluxe)
Make-up - Bambi & Renae & Bernadette Brophy
Production assistance - Lara Travis

M-Pavilion, Melbourne
Neon Parc gallery, Melbourne
Super Deluxe, Tokyo (organised by Jolt Arts)
ReRecrods, Hong Kong (organised by Jolt Arts)
LMA, Macau (organised by Jolt Arts)

EXTREMITIES, Super Deluxe, Tokyo (organised by Jolt Arts)
SEXES (opening night), Performance Space, Sydney

YOU DON'T HAVE TO CALL IT MUSIC, The Toff, Melbourne (in conjunction with the CCP)
UNITED ARTISTS, Palais Theatre (organised by Linden Arts)

A 3-screen Dolby Digital 5.1 HD video has been produced for one of the tracks Stadium: Infinite Cry To Iron.

BUYStadium online through Sound Punch Records

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