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Friday 3rd June 2016

A Moment in Time

PLEASE NOTE: Presales for both Orchestra tickets & General Admission tickets have SOLD OUT — there’ll be limited GA tickets on the door from 6.30pm on the night.


6.45pm: Doors open
7.20pm – 8pm: 457​
8:20pm – 9pm: Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble
9:20pm – 10pm: Sarah Ramsey​ Trio
10:20pm – 11pm: Ben Matthews​
11pm – 1am: DJ Sandy


7.30pm: Hackett Hall Gallery opens
7.50pm: Welcome to Country with Barry McGuire
8pm – 9pm: Perth Symphony Orchestra​ with David Craft​, Rachael Dease​, Odette Mercy​, Timothy Nelson​ and Mei Saraswati​
9pm – 9.30pm: Meg Travers plays the Trautonium
9:30pm – 10:20pm: Soukouss Internationale​
10:50pm – 12am: The Kill Devil Hills​


8pm – 9pm: El Ritmo vs Trainwreck
9pm – 10pm: Siamese Dream vs Bass Check
10pm – 11pm: Disco Science vs Burn the Airwaves
11pm – 11:30pm: The Gallery of Glorious Sound — a performance of weird and wonderful instruments
11:30pm – 1am: Rock, Rattle & Roll vs Black & Blue


7pm ’til late: Story Room

RTRFM and Western Australian Museum are proud to present A MOMENT IN TIME, a musical love letter to the Western Australian Museum on Friday, June 3.

To celebrate the Western Australian Museum and honour its place at the heart of our community ahead of its four-year closure for major redevelopment, Western Australian Museum, RTRFM and the Perth Symphony Orchestra are teaming up for a once-in-a-lifetime performance of some of our State’s most iconic songs.

In the historic Hackett Hall Gallery, five West Australian singers – David Craft, Rachael Dease, Odette Mercy, Timothy Nelson and Mei Saraswati – along with a 20-piece orchestra and an all-star band including Malcolm Clark (Sleepy Jackson, Weapon is Sound) and Jozef Grech (Project Mayhem, Flooded Palace) will pay tribute to a hand-picked selection of classic West Australian songs from the likes of Abbe May, The Drones, Felicity Groom, The Stems, Tame Impala and more.

The Hackett Hall Gallery will also play host to Western Australia’s first ever performance of a Trautonium – an extremely rare German synthesizer, originally used to soundtrack Hitchcock’s The Birds – courtesy of Perth musician, researcher and archivist Meg Travers. A Moment in Time will also mark the first time ever, in the Trautonium’s near 90-year history, that it the instrument has been played by a woman. Closing out the Hackett Hall Gallery will be live sets from the high-energy Soukouss Internationale and the mighty Kill Devil Hills.

In the Museum foyer, the Perth Jazz Society will curate four hours of stellar jazz featuring 457, Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble, Sarah Ramsey Trio & Ben Matthews.

The Discovery Centre will be transformed with a fanfare of sonic delights, becoming The Gallery of Glorious Sound – an exhibition of extraordinary instruments lovingly put together by members of Artifactory in conjunction with the Western Australian New Music Archive (WANMA).

A rambunctious collection of weird, wild and wonderfully exotic instruments will be installed in the display cases for patrons to puzzle over and postulate upon, culminating in a special one-off performance featuring a number of these very special instruments.

Also in the Discovery Centre, patrons can kick back with the green fairy and a classic Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder bar, as RTRFM DJs go head-to-head for a four-hour silent disco featuring El Ritmo vs. Trainwreck, Siamese Dream vs. Bass Check, Disco Science vs. Burn the Airwaves and Rock, Rattle & Roll vs. Black & Blue.

In the Museum’s Dampier Gallery, you can take part in an interactive storytelling experience with the Story Room, celebrating and preserving personal histories of the Museum.

A Moment in Time – a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the Western Australian Museum and WA music.

WHAT: A Moment in Time
WHEN: Friday June 3,  7pm ’til late
WHERE: Western Australian Museum, Perth Cultural Centre
WHO: David Craft, Rachael Dease, Odette Mercy, Timothy Nelson and Mei Saraswati with Mal Clarke, Jozef Grech and the Perth Symphony Orchestra, plus Meg Travers, Soukouss Internationale, The Kill Devil Hills, 457, Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble, Sarah Ramsey Trio, Ben Matthews and more
TICKETS: / 1300 134 081

Please note: because this event is a collaboration with the Western Australian Museum, we unfortunately cannot grant free entry to Gold & Platinum RTRFM subscribers.

Time: 7PM
Venue: Western Australian Museum - Perth