Ensemble Offspring, Julian Day + Georgina Oakes
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Ensemble Offspring, Julian Day + Georgina Oakes

Game On brings together musical mavericks Julian Day and Ensemble Offspring to explore performance practises derived from game theory and sport. Using everyday objects such as coins, planks of wood and bottles to create sound, they will establish modes of relating to each other through competitive physical challenges and cooperative strategies. Calling all spectators to play host to the musical winners and losers!

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Black Box Series #6 - Eleanor Zurowski, VIOLA.mpfree, & Scheme
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Black Box Series #6 - Eleanor Zurowski, VIOLA.mpfree, & Scheme

STARTS @ 6PM SHARP // FREE ENTRY // REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED - Black Box/Block D/UNSW Paddington Campus (see directions in comments)

Join us for the fifth in a series of bi-monthly events showcasing a diverse range of artists working with and around sound. Curated by members of UNSW’s Sound, Energies and Environments group, the series of early evening performance-focused events present exciting new and experimental works from both emerging, established, local and visiting artists engaged in the expanded domain of contemporary sound practice.

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Listening to the worlds of others // as part of Common Knowledge and Learning Curves
Jul
27
4:00 PM16:00

Listening to the worlds of others // as part of Common Knowledge and Learning Curves

Listening to the worlds of others
Friday 27 July, 4–5pm
Where | Level 2, Seminar Room
A guided exercise in deep listening to the different dimensions of our own lives and those of others.

As part of Common Knowledge and Learning Curves by Keg de Souza
Opening | Thursday 28 June, 6pm, Exhibition dates | 29 June – 12 August

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TANGENTS (album launch) + Ben Marston & Hugh Barrett + Broken Mountain
Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

TANGENTS (album launch) + Ben Marston & Hugh Barrett + Broken Mountain

After an eventful year of touring throughout their native Australia – including runs with labelmates MONO and like-minded pioneers Tortoise – and featuring alongside the work of artist David Hockney at the National Gallery of Victoria, Tangents return with their new album New Bodies, another stylistic detour that continues their rummage through countless varieties of electronics, rock, dub, noise and jazz that defines the group’s acclaimed aesthetic.
Celebrating the release of New Bodies, the group make a stop at 505 in Sydney for an intimate evening of beautiful melodies, intricate grooves and exhilarating improvisation.
$20 ONLINE - $25 ON THE DOOR

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Birdsong at Dusk
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Birdsong at Dusk

Sydney’s champions of adventurous new music, Ensemble Offspring, give a concert in their core trio line-up of flute, clarinet and percussion.

It’s a program of composers shining the limelight on the new – every work on the program was either written specifically for the musicians of Ensemble Offspring or within the last ten years. All works are by Australian composers, and a common theme is birdsong and the weird and wonderful squeaks, croaks and creaks of Australian native animals. Ensemble Offspring present bite sized, fun and up-beat works to welcome in the dusk.

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The Sounds Unsound Presents #18
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

The Sounds Unsound Presents #18

Number 18 in the resurrected series of improvised, experimental or just plain weird yet beautiful music nights. Still blending the acoustic with the electric, the subtle with the bombastic.

6.30pm doors
7.00pm Silver Beat (Aemon Webb/Melanie Louise Eden)
8.00pm Clocks and Clouds
9.00pm Defektro
10.00pm Smashbros (Finn Ryan/Peter Farrar)
Visuals by LIVING SCIENCE Dept. (Colum Skeleton)
Soundscape interludes by Matthew Syres

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Sound Light Geometries + Ensebel Onsembull
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Light Geometries + Ensebel Onsembull

SOUND-LIGHT GEOMETRIES explores the combination of music and light, architecture and the movement of instruments and bodies on stage. Frankenstein keyboards control light as well as sound, a pianist controls a video-game avatar version of himself, a violinist combines choreography with new sounds from her instrument as well as wine glasses, and analogue synths create retro colours and textures.
Enszomble Onsombil will present a set of pieces that blur the line between composed and improvised where human creative agency becomes a variable for a creator(s) to orchestrate. Their music will explore alternative modes of performance; audience members will be forcefully propelled into the creative process. 

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Extended Play Micro-Festival of New Music
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Extended Play Micro-Festival of New Music

Extended Play is a 12-hour micro-festival that explores and celebrates new music in every format imaginable. From noon to midnight, a dynamic line-up of 20 local and international artists will transform City Recital Hall into a rich hub of sonic exploration and musical landscapes. Be prepared to discard your preconceived ideas about music production and performance, and embrace the new, in all its raw, exhilarating, and immersive brilliance.

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Soft Centre 2018
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Soft Centre 2018

  • Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SOFT CENTRE returns to the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on the 22nd September. A one day festival of radical performance art, sound and visual design. 

Presale tickets on sale now at: https://bit.ly/2w5OjAR
*Payment plans available via link above.

First lineup announcement coming soon.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which this event is held, the Cabrogal Clan of the Darug Nation.

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Phoebe Green + Spiral
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Phoebe Green + Spiral

BackStage are thrilled to welcome Melbourne based violist Phoebe Green in a program featuring Australian compositions for solo viola -exploring movement and gesture from the explicit, to the delicate and the transformational. To open the night, take a glimpse into the sound world of SPIRAL, featuring the premiere of a new work by Oscar Smith.

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Singles Club + Alice Chance Infinity Room
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Singles Club + Alice Chance Infinity Room

Singles Club, curated by Bree van Reyk, brings together a collection of artists from different disciplines for a set of solo music/dance/art performances. Each piece will be a world premiere and the culmination of a one-on-one exchange between artists: Bree van Reyk, Kate Moore, Marcus Whale, Rhiannon Newtown, Cor Fuhler and Lauren Brincat. Alice Chance satisfies your craving for sonic loops with a new 'Infinity for Dinner' installation, inviting you to play with sound until you've sculpted the music to your taste.

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