Set to powerful music performed live (by Kurinji) – channeling a melancholic Kate Bush or Björk-esque atmosphere into proceedings.
The score, performed live at the launch, was exceptional.
It began with a lone voice. Aimée Falzon, seated at her keyboard, gradually looped her voice into an impressive one-woman symphony…. The musicians did not just play the score, but performed it. Aimée Falzon in particular, though small and demure, showed great power with her vocals, and sang with fervour.. this turned what could have been just a film-screening into something more intimate and special.
Vocalist Aimée Falzon recalls the singing of Sarah McLachlan and Róisín Murphy.
Gut wrenching. The music just takes you in there.
So incredible. My heart… I don’t know how to feel. So beautiful.
From the first few moments it took my breath away.
A sensory delight; informative, dream-like and profoundly moving. Thank you!
I was so moved by the whole experience… Thank you for putting together such a sensory odyssey.
Composition, Production, Vocals & Keyboards
Composition, Production & Guitars
Kurinji is comprised of Aimée and Shakthi.
Shakthi grew up in cities, with classical Indian music, curries and traffic jams. Aimée grew up in the bush with scores of animals, singing to cattle and creek-beds. As a teenager, Shakthi fell in love with Nirvana and now listens obsessively to indie dance and electronica. Aimée grew up with choir, madrigals and classical music but would quietly indulge in as much Hip Hop and RnB as she could get away with. Together, Shakthi and Aimée create an unconventional sound, a melding of their diverse influences.
In 2014, Kurinji composed the 'Riz' feature film soundtrack. The 'Riz' soundtrack was performed live at Carriageworks as part of their 2014 season to sold out shows. In 2015, 'Riz' was selected for Sydney Film Festival and Kurinji released their second EP 'Riz: Music from the Motion Picture'. Kurinji performed the soundtrack live at Parramatta Riverside Theatres with the Riz film screening in 2015. Kurinji released their first 3 music videos in 2016 from the Riz soundtrack EP.
Kurinji performed at CuriousWork's 'Colony' launch (live audio-visual event) in March 2016 at CarriageWorks. In June 2016, Kurinji scored and performed 'When the Tide Comes In' a live audio-visual event with CuriousWorks at Riverside Theatres.
In September 2016 Kurinji created music for the 'Bananas in the Bedside Table' theatre development. Directed by Suzanne Dunne, in development with Blacktown Arts Centre and National Theatre of Parramatta.
Kurinji is currently working on their first full-length album set to be released in early 2017.