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HOTA and Queensland Symphony Orchestra present FROM JAWS TO JURASSIC THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS:Saturday 16 JUNETICKETED

HOTA presents the magnificent Queensland Symphony Orchestra for a night of exceptional music by five-time Academy and 23-time Grammy Award Winner, John Williams. Featuring iconic soundtracks of major movies including Star Wars, Superman, Schindler’s List, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and others, this concert event will be staged under the stars with spectacular lighting and will be an experience not to be missed.

Saturday June 16 at 6.30pm: tickets at – adults $40, concession $30, children $20

LAURIE ANDERSON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, 20 to 24 JunePresented by HOTA, Home of the Arts, Canal Street Communications and Pomegranate Arts
In one of the major arts coups of the year, multi-award winner and pioneer, musician and film director, Laurie Anderson will leave her home in New York to take up residency at HOTA, Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast in two weeks and will perform one world and two Australian premiere concerts during her stay.

SOL | Stories in the Dark

Wednesday and Thursday 20 and 21 June at 7.30 (duration 80 minutes)

$27.00 at

A rare double bill of strings, soundscapes and storytelling in an intimate performance by Laurie Anderson.

>SOL (Australian premiere): In 1972 Anderson wrote and recorded a quartet for her teacher, the eminent artist Sol LeWitt, based on his number series drawings.   Revisiting the work in 2016, Ms Anderson has since expanded the work into thirty-minute composition arranged for strings by Rubin Kodheli. This will be played with a quartet as an installation evoking the enduring resonance of sound and form.

>Stories in the Dark (world premiere): “Our imaginations are much faster and wilder than most action movies. When sight is gone, the imagination can run wild.”  Laurie Anderson.

This experience is a complex series of multi channelled soundscapes and stories performed in the dark. It is a collaboration with listeners who use sound to create and destroy their own mental movies- a collection of mystery and adventure stories that play with memory, time and visualization.

The Language of the Future

Arts Theatre on Friday 22 June 2018 at 7.30pm – 9.00pm (no intermission)

$35.00 at

The Language of the Future is a multimedia work built and presented in chapters that often reflect current events. The piece combines stories, songs, electronics and images that build on the artist’s themes of love, war, communication and history.  In 2018, The Language of the Future incorporates the hallucinogenic rush of information and takes on the current nature of stories in the wider political arena.

Songs from the Bardo (Australian premiere) an outdoor concert at sunset

Outdoor Stage on Saturday 23 June 2018 at 4.30pm – Free

In this musical presentation of texts from the Tibetan Book of the Dead (also known as The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo) Anderson and the renowned Tibetan artist, composer, activist, musical director and cultural ambassador Tenzin Choegyal present their interpretation of the treasured words and images of this ancient text.


Sunday 24 June 2018 at 9.00am on the Outdoor stage – FREE

Concert for Dogs a concert of violin, vocals, keyboards, and electronics composed for dogs; duration 20 minutes. Playing with melodies, frequencies and riffs she has composed especially for dogs, Laurie Anderson presents the latest in her series of Concerts for Dogs. The Gold Coast show will be a short concert for dogs and followed by an outdoor screening of her film Heart of A Dog. All breeds are welcome. But dogs must be on leashes and play well with others.

All the Things I Lost in the Flood| Laurie Anderson in conversation

Outdoor Stage on Sunday 24 June 2018 at 7.30pm – 9pm – Free: sold out

Using her recent book All the Things I Lost in the Flood as a jumping off place, Laurie Anderson engages in a conversation about stories and language. Joining Laurie will be writers Mariam Arcilla and Ashley Hay and facilitating will be veteran journalist and broadcasting legend, Angela Catterns.

Laurie Anderson explores the power and perils of language and storytelling in a stunning presentation that mines her own forty-year archive. Directly following the release of her brand-new book—a collection of essays titled All the Things I Lost in the Flood—Anderson dissects the relationship between words and images, provoking questions about beauty, time, reality, and memory. “For forty years, I have made drawings, music, paintings, installations, film, sculpture, electronic design, software, opera, and theatre” says Anderson. “At the root of all of these works are stories. They are the engines.”


30 JUNE, TICKETS Adult $59 / Child $49 + bf

HOTA presents one of the world’s greatest song-writing masters under the stars on the spectacular outdoor stage. Celebrated front man of Crowded House and prolific artist, Neil Finn and orchestra promise a musical journey paying tribute to his recent album ‘Out of Silence’.  This unmissable concert for lovers of powerful song writing.

Wall-to-wall classic pop from a master craftsman,’ The Australian

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