Festival Program


Duets: Sarah Blasko & Ryan Downey

Sat 25 Aug, 4pm
ACMI Cinema 1

Sarah Blasko is no longer appearing in this event – she is unfortunately not well enough to play today. She will be replaced by Sally Seltmann.

Indie-folk artist Ryan Downey’s voice speaks to the honey of Leonard Cohen and depth of Bill Callahan. He’s in conversation with singer-songwriter and chanteuse Sarah Blasko.

This session is $22/$19. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.

Supported by APRA AMCOS

Discover more performances and conversations by Australian musicians with live music series Duets.


1 hour

Session code


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Session Artists

The defining feature of Ryan Downey's music is his voice. In his 2018 debut LP Running, not a note detracts from his rich baritone as he sings a song cycle of humour and pathos, self-analysis, sex, love and modern life. Running marks Downey's third release and first full-length album.

Sally Seltmann is an Australian singer-songwriter and novelist. She has released four critically acclaimed solo albums and is the co-writer of the hit song '1234', performed by Feist. Seltmann previously released her music as New Buffalo. Her first novel Lovesome was published by Allen & Unwin in April 2018.

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