The NOW now November 20: Microfiche and MP Hopkins
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

The NOW now November 20: Microfiche and MP Hopkins

The penultimate NOW now for 2018, we're excited to present a night of divergent ideas and remarkable collaborations for your experiential pleasure.  Featuring a night of spontaneous inventions, compositions and other things you would otherwise miss. 
Two extended sets from 7:30. 
7:30 MP Hopkins: voice, tape, electronics
9:00 Microfiche:
Max Alduca - double bass
Nick Calligeros - trumpet
Holly Conner - drums & percussion
Sam Gill - alto saxophone
Novak Manojlovic - piano & keyboards
Phillippa Murphy-Haste - clarinet

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Score Club #4 w. Johnny Chang
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Score Club #4 w. Johnny Chang

Score Club is a group of artists, musicians and composers exploring text-based scores as a provocation for music and art making. 
#4 for the year.
Featuring performances and works by
Johnny Chang (DE): Partitions & Resonances [Collected Fields]
MP Hopkins
Andrew Fedorovitch
Thea Porter
John Wilton
Alexandra Spence

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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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The Brook of No Return (PORT KEMBLA) x3
Nov
23
to Nov 25

The Brook of No Return (PORT KEMBLA) x3

THE BROOK OF NO RETURN brings together spirit and comedy, myth and politics, lights and live music on unique instruments, with craziness and lots of surprises in a story that follows the plight of an abandoned log trying to reach beyond hostile borders. Presented by the Shadow Theatre of Anaphoria.

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Del Lumanta, Megan Alice Clune and Thomas Hardisty at the PBC
Nov
24
1:30 PM13:30

Del Lumanta, Megan Alice Clune and Thomas Hardisty at the PBC

Megan, Del and Thomas play a variety of electronic compositional and improvisational music for you on a Saturday afternoon just shy of Summer. 
A reflective space for reflective people.
$5 entry goes to Grandmothers Against Removals.
https://www.facebook.com/GMAR.GrandmothersAgainstRemovals/
DEL LUMANTA:
Modular set
MEGAN ALICE CLUNE:
www.meganaliceclune.com 
THOMAS HARDISTY:
https://thomashardisty.bandcamp.com/releases

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Garageworks #4 featuring Germ Studies, The Splinter Orchestra, Bonniesongs, Flowerboy, Zeadala
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

Garageworks #4 featuring Germ Studies, The Splinter Orchestra, Bonniesongs, Flowerboy, Zeadala

Garageworks is a series of music nights at Bankstown Arts Centre celebrating musicians from the garages and studios of Western Sydney and beyond. 
Each event features a diverse cross section of performers from the local community and further afield loosely connected through experimentation across a range of genres. 
Line-up
Germ Studies
The Splinter Orchestra
Bonniesongs
Flower Boy
Zeadala
Doors open 6pm. Age 16+
Tickets $10 presale or $15 at the event
$5 for students or groups of 5+

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SONIC MOVES IX
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

SONIC MOVES IX

Sonic Moves IX is coming up at Halfback Books Dee Why with a line up of fabulous experimental sound artists performing on the night. You are welcome to draw in response, move in response [please note Brian McNamara's bio below] or chill and immerse yourself in the sonic scapes.
Donation at the door for the performing artists : ]
Tim O'Driscoll
Michael Trifunovic
Brian McNamara

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Bonniesongs 'Strings' EP launch with Julia Johnson
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Bonniesongs 'Strings' EP launch with Julia Johnson

Art As Catharsis presents the launch of Bonniesongs' Strings, a colourful four-track journey from the mind of Sydney based art-folk virtuoso Bonnie Stewart. Backed by collaborators Freya Schack-Arnott on Cello and Sascha Bota on Viola, Stewart’s composition dances between conventional and uninhibited. Through challenging modern conventions the Australian folk scene is often beholden to, Strings in its entirety offers refreshing bursts of complexity and wonder. Stewart’s voice calls as clearly and distinctly as birdsong, while every instrument wonderfully accentuates its surroundings. Supporting is Julia Johnson, a singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has crafted a sonic world in which antique folk instruments get swept up in to modern beats. Critics have likened her to Florence Welch, Joni Mitchell and Sufjan Stevens.

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MCA Artbar: Curated by Hoda Afshar
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

MCA Artbar: Curated by Hoda Afshar

MCA ARTBAR: Continuation
Curated by Hoda Afshar
‘The Primavera Edition’ of ARTBAR, curated by Hoda Afshar, takes over the Museum with a celebration of communities pushed to the boundaries. Ideas of inclusion and exclusion will be explored through music, dance, installations, food and workshops. 
Tantalise your senses with 2 Boys In Saris and their South Asian food fare, get hands on with workshops led by Isabella Capazio, speak to detained refugees via WhatsApp in real time, catch performances by Elyas Alavi, Alexandra Spence and much more at this month’s ARTBAR.

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The Brook of No Return (Sydney)
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Brook of No Return (Sydney)

THE BROOK OF NO RETURN brings together spirit and comedy, myth and politics, lights and live music on unique instruments, with craziness and lots of surprises in a story that follows the plight of an abandoned log trying to reach beyond hostile borders. Presented by the Shadow Theatre of Anaphoria.

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The Brook of No Return (Sydney)
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Brook of No Return (Sydney)

THE BROOK OF NO RETURN brings together spirit and comedy, myth and politics, lights and live music on unique instruments, with craziness and lots of surprises in a story that follows the plight of an abandoned log trying to reach beyond hostile borders. Presented by the Shadow Theatre of Anaphoria.

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Lone Hemispheres
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Lone Hemispheres

Experience three masterful soloists interpreting the work and legacy of revolutionary composer, mathematician and architect Iannis Xenakis in an intimate setting. 
Ensemble Offspring presents seminal works by Iannis Xenakis, alongside newly commissioned solos by Berlin-based Australian, Cathy Milliken, and Sydney composers Elizabeth Younan and Michael Smetanin. The works will be performed by Véronique Serret (violin), Claire Edwardes (percussion) and Zubin Kanga (piano).

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Sound and Sense
Dec
8
5:30 PM17:30

Sound and Sense

Sound and Sense is an evening that takes poetry away from the realm of dusty annals and crusty old men and has a rad time playing with how poetry is relevant, crucial, and JOYOUS.
MC'd by Döggerél and Hal Jones, the wine will flow thick and art will be slick. 
Spoken word, visual, digital, and musical artists collaborate to titillate the senses. Poetry transforms into a multi-disciplinary banquet to indulge in and be provoked by (think provocative profiteroles and you're halfway there).
Line-up:
Tim Boyd
DJ OFF-IT
Nat James
Charlie Sundborn
Brigitte Podrasky
Henri King
+ more

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2018 HATCHED SUMMER SCHOOL CONCERTS
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

2018 HATCHED SUMMER SCHOOL CONCERTS

Held in the inner city suburb of Glebe from 10-14 December 2018 our first ever summer school is a new five-day intensive program. The 6 composers selected from a large pool of applicants from around the country will partake in instrumental workshops with core Ensemble Offspring members, one-on-one mentoring with the three composition mentors, Matthew Shlomowitz, Cathy Milliken and Amanda Cole, as well as peer sessions, group improvisations, round table discussions and a public evening concert which you are invited to attend!
PERFORMANCE: 14th December, 5pm, Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Rd, Glebe
5PM - OPENING MUSIC
Cathy Milliken –Memorial (free instrumentation) 15′
Andrew Ford – Jezebel for soprano & percussion 13′
James Saunders – Everybody Do This (free instrumentation) 14′
Amanda Cole – Orbital Resonance for flute, clarinet, violin, piano, percussion 8’
7pm – CLOSING MUSIC
Cathy Milliken – Objects for voice & piano 14′
Matthew Shlomowitz – Lecture About Bad Music for violin, clarinet, keyboard, electric guitar & narrator 40′

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ROIL (Chris Abrahams / Mike Majkowski / James Waples)
Jan
3
8:00 PM20:00

ROIL (Chris Abrahams / Mike Majkowski / James Waples)

The band I once described as "maybe the most creative improvising trio in Sydney" is ten years old. Chris Abrahams, James Waples, will once again join Mike Majkowski (home from Berlin for a couple of weeks). It's hard to say how the music will sound, because like Chris's band The Necks and Mike's work with Jim Denley and The Splinter Orchestra, they don't have compositions or plans. But we know it will be beautiful, subtle, long-form improvisation by three absolute masters.

“In this regard jazz is dead. But when I play with a trio like Roil I feel I am really playing jazz. In our rehearsals we just play. There’s no verbal dialogue, or very little. There’s no leader. No one is worried about playing over anyone else. We are solving the musical problems in the moment. We got together in 2007 and we weren’t talking about playing gigs. We just enjoyed playing together. Playing no one else’s music."
[mike majkowski]

BYO beer, wine, snacks, anything you like
children and dogs welcome

One 60min set followed by Free For All, an open improvisation concept which after listening to these guys for an hour should be amaaaaazing.

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