Ben Walsh and the Orkestra of the Underground perform


by Shaun Tan


Shaun Tan’s masterpiece, the illustrated, wordless novel, The Arrival. is brought to life by composer Ben Walsh and his Orkestra of the Underground.


Twelve musicians play a live score on stage while on the huge screen above them, the story unfolds; a melancholic, but hopeful tale of a refugee’s adventure into a foreign, new world and the challenges he faces. Featuring the music of some of Australia’s top musicians and the images of Academy Award winning illustrator, Shaun Tan, The Arrival is the coming together of two of Australia’s visionary artists.


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