argo presents: ILLUMINAE
Friday 9 + Saturday 10 September 2016, 5:30pm, The Red Box SLQ

Reviewed by Karen and John Hutt, Scenestr.

"The music of Argo is a good fit for Australian authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s acclaimed young adult novel, ‘Illuminae' – both the novel and Argo incorporate diverse modalities within their art-form to create a narrative"

"With a panoramic view of the lights of river and expressway traffic suspended in the dark behind the musicians, you could well imagine that you were standing on the observation deck of a starship"

"‘Illuminae’ frequently had a cinematic quality, which delivers on the parallels between the novel and early sci-fi epics such as ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and ‘Star Wars’, the staple diet for sci-fi fans when ‘Illuminae’s authors were growing up."

"With Ben conducting, and controlling the synthesisers, and Connor on keyboards, this was a typically innovative offering from this talented young duo of composer musicians, whose unique multi-sensory concerts transcend the traditional concept of orchestral music"

"It is reported that Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company has bought the rights to ‘Illuminae’; ultimately, we hope to hear an Argo cinema soundtrack based on this concert."