Royal Botanic Gardens Pleasure Garden Installation

  • Sat Mar 16 - Sun Apr 07 2019
  • All Ages
  • Free, drop in anytime

A listening garden and gently interactive sound installation, Pleasure Garden invites you into its music and natural architecture – to play, to stroll, or to relax with friends and strangers.

Inspired by the story and music of the 17th-century musician, composer, improviser and nobleman Jacob van Eyck, different layers of the composition are triggered by your presence and move subtly across the space as you explore it, or sit a while and listen.

Pleasure Garden combines excerpts from his work set within newly composed music by Genevieve Lacey and Jan Bang, in collaboration with Jim Atkins, Robin Fox, Pete Brundle, Sera Davies, Stephen Goddard, Martel Ollerenshaw. 

Throughout the season, world-renowned recorder virtuoso and Pleasure Garden creator Genevieve Lacey will perform concerts in Tecoma Pavilion.

What you need to know:

When: Until Sunday 7 April, 7.30am – Sunset

Where: Water Conservation Garden, enter from Gate C. Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra 

Cost: Free, drop in anytime

Ages: Suitable for all ages

Image credit: Royal Botanic Gardens