Liveworks 2019 | Double Double
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Liveworks 2019 | Double Double

In Double Double, celebrated dancers and choreographers Jo Lloyd and Deanne Butterworth are joined by interdisciplinary artists Evelyn Ida Morris and Tina Havelock Stevens—each on drums—in an epic meeting of four performers where spontaneous compositions and formations emerge out of a physical and sonic mania. Over the course of two hours, the performers lap through time and space as their personas merge, separate and collide. Motion and noise slap against each other as tension escalates, making for a riveting sensory experience.

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Liveworks 2019 A continuous self-vibrating region of intensities
Oct
23
to Oct 26

Liveworks 2019 A continuous self-vibrating region of intensities

Experience an exquisite installation and performance where science, sound and sculpture meet. Inspired by the lesser-known work of pioneering vocalist Margaret Watts Hughes and her invention, the Eidophone (1885), Gail Priest and Thomas Burless have created a collection of sculptures and devices that convert the human voice into a mesmerising display of visual patterns and effects. Each night, vocalists Carolyn Connors and Sonya Holowell join Gail to sing these objects to life, enabling us to hear and see sound at the same time.

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Liveworks 2019 | Tricks of the Mouth: Liquid Architecture
Oct
23
to Oct 26

Liveworks 2019 | Tricks of the Mouth: Liquid Architecture

Sound art pioneers Liquid Architecture come to Liveworks for the first time with this curated program showcasing groundbreaking women artists from across the Asia Pacific. Immersing audiences in a series of interconnected performances, this program explores tricks of the mouth, chatter, translation, verbalism and linguistic re-coding. Featuring Yogyakarta-based speculative coder, designer, and horror-aficionado Natasha Tontey, legendary Japanese musician Phew—whose warped vocal exclamations over pulsating electronics have been described as ‘Yoko Ono meets Suicide’, Chinese Singaporean artist Zou Zhao will playfully dismantle proceedings through discursive intervention, Sage Pbbbt will explore the overtones produced as air travels from her lungs, past her vocal folds, and out of her lips into the room, and Sydney sound artist Alexandra Spence, recently returned from residency in Hong Kong, will present a new text-sound meditation on her experiences navigating the city through listening. Tricks of the Mouth is an unmissable sonic experience.

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Liveworks 2019 | Double Double
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Liveworks 2019 | Double Double

In Double Double, celebrated dancers and choreographers Jo Lloyd and Deanne Butterworth are joined by interdisciplinary artists Evelyn Ida Morris and Tina Havelock Stevens—each on drums—in an epic meeting of four performers where spontaneous compositions and formations emerge out of a physical and sonic mania. Over the course of two hours, the performers lap through time and space as their personas merge, separate and collide. Motion and noise slap against each other as tension escalates, making for a riveting sensory experience.

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BackStage Thursdays #2: Forbidden Things
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

BackStage Thursdays #2: Forbidden Things

Backstage Music has your Thursdays covered this October with a triptych of musical offerings. Join us on Oct 24 for our second event, FORBIDDEN THINGS.

Biliana Voutchkova + Clayton Thomas

Ensemble Offspring (Claire Edwardes + Jason Noble)

Henry Justo

Improvisation, at its best, is a living experience; a timbrel, textural, visceral approach to music making. With one foot in the past, and one foot in the future, the players give and take in equal measure, building a collective response to moment. This evening of ‘in-the-moment’ collaborations explores a global history of art music, folk music’s, and western classical music.

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Liveworks 2019 | Gail Priest & Thomas Burless: Vibraphonics WKSP
Oct
25
1:00 PM13:00

Liveworks 2019 | Gail Priest & Thomas Burless: Vibraphonics WKSP

Led by sound artist Gail Priest and designer Thomas Burless, this workshop will reveal some of the processes and research they explored while creating the performance installation.
"A continous self-vibrating region of intensities". Offering ear-opening and hands-on experiences, the workshop will explore some of the physical properties of acoustic and amplified sound by conducting non-empirical experiments into manifesting sound visually and tangibly. Participants are invited to bring acoustic (voice or instrument) or some digital sample material of their own to play with in conjunction with a number of kinetic installation objects. Open to all levels of experience: curiosity is the only pre-requisite.

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001
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

001

  • 84 Bathurst Road Katoomba, NSW, 2780 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Steep Street is proud to present it's first ever show. We're hoping this will be the first of many events to celebrate the work of local, emerging and visiting artists with the focus on the experimental.
Our first show features:
InLärm (Blue Mountains)
MP Hopkins (Sydney)
Lint (Blue Mountains)
https://inlarm.bandcamp.com/releases
https://mphopkins.bandcamp.com/
https://lint2.bandcamp.com/releases

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SOFT PEDAL
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

SOFT PEDAL

  • The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SOFT PEDAL is a night of electronic and experimental sound work curated by artist George Tillianakis and featuring performances by artists David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Peter Blamey, Del Lumanta, and Chris Petro.
Performances will experiment with various forms of technology to generate sound and imagery, through diverse and abstract expressions. Our performers will experiment with abstract expressions to create immersive sound and imagery through new technology.
Image: George Tillianakis

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Splinter Orchestra at Community Garden Open Day
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Splinter Orchestra at Community Garden Open Day

  • Angel Street Permaculture Food Forest (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Garden Fundraising Day with special guests.
• From 11am, Inner West Seed Savers (IWSS) will have seeds for sale & be there to talk about seed saving.
•We will have plants/seedlings and garden-inspired edibles available for donation sale.
• From 12pm, The Splinter Orchestra will merge into the soundscape of this urban micro forest.
Please wear closed shoes on site, and BYO cup for kombucha.
Angel Street Permaculture Food Forest is a community garden full of lush native trees, established fruit trees, community composting and ever changing communal vegetable beds.

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BackStage Thursdays #3: Barton and Serret
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

BackStage Thursdays #3: Barton and Serret

Backstage Music has your Thursdays covered this October with a triptych of musical offerings. Join us on Oct 31 for the finale to our month of music!

William Barton + Veronique Serret

Niki Johnson

A fusion of musical landscapes encapsulating the very essence of art culture and history. Two instruments the didgeridoo and the violin hand crafted from the trees of the earth that together transcend upon a common musical ground creating a tonal and melodically grounding journey of rhythmic energy. Like the river flow of life the bird calls of ancient whispers call out from the great escarpment of the Australian landscape to the oceans of our earth and to the universe beyond.

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Sydney Improvisers Composers Kollektiv Orchestra
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

Sydney Improvisers Composers Kollektiv Orchestra

Trevor Brown conducts moving feast of musicians picked from the cream of Sydney's improvising community.
S.I.C.K.O stands for Sydney Improvised Composer's Kollectiv Orchestra - a large ensemble conducted with hand gestures by Trevor Brown. The focus is on improvisatory conducting techniques, based on work by various systems created by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Butch Morris, Frank Zappa, John Zorn and Walter Thompson.

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Breakdance the Dawn Exhibition [OPENING NIGHT]
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Breakdance the Dawn Exhibition [OPENING NIGHT]

Matt Earle is a legendary figure in Australian experimental music circles, known for his bands (including Stasis Duo, xnobbqx, Club Sound Witches), his founding of hotbed communal noise spaces (like Real Bad Music and Life Groove), and for his bewitchingly-unclassifiable label imprint Breakdance the Dawn that has released hundreds of cassettes by Australian artists all packaged in Matt’s signature black-and-white photocopied style. (text: Liquid Architecture)

We'll be showing/remaking a portion of the Liquid Architecture: Breakdance the Dawn exhibition in the shopfront exhibition space at Our Neon Foe. It's exciting for us coz we miss being on Parramatta Road (Life Groove Cafe)..

But most of all, we'd love to jam with y'all, we got a 8pm curfew :-( so nightowls please still come..

opening night: Friday 1 November 5-8pm
(all other dates November 2-28 REALLY 2pm - 8pm)

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Nights at Tempe #23
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Nights at Tempe #23

Nights At Tempe is very excited to host some amazing West Australian artists - Eduardo Cossio (guitar), Lenny Jacobs (percussion), Djuna Lee (double bass) and Dan O'Connor (trumpet). The West Australians will play 2 sets in different combinations.

and from Sydney:

Niki Johnson, percussion, Sarah King and Amy Pham, dance. Circles and Edges - the shapes of movement and sound. A music and dance performance exploring movement as expression of sound, and movement as expression in response to sound. Glass bowls of different sizes with rocks/nuts/shells. Two dancers. With eyes closed or open they respond or choose not to respond to each other and too the music.

$15 - $10

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Opus Now #15 BEETHOVEN OPUS 135 | AISLING VAUGHAN | GEORGE BENJAMIN
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Opus Now #15 BEETHOVEN OPUS 135 | AISLING VAUGHAN | GEORGE BENJAMIN

A concert series exploring relationships between the music of today and Beethoven's sixteen String Quartets
Programme:
George Benjamin | Viola, Viola
Aisling Vaughan | Songs from the Sean-nós tradition (Ancient Irish Song)
Ludwig Van Beethoven | String Quartet No. 16 in F major Opus 135
Tickets online from $15 @ opusnow15.eventbrite.com.au
$30 at the door
Beer and Wine available between sets for cash purchase ($5)

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Oscillations: Experimental Noise and Eclectic Rhythms
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Oscillations: Experimental Noise and Eclectic Rhythms

Join us as some of Sydney’s finest experimental and electronic artists take you on a journey through sound. From harsh industrial noise, to hauntingly beautiful soundscapes, right through to the deeper darker side of electronic music.

Featuring live performances by (a-z):
cdot (DJ set) | Defektro | DIN | Dysterhet | KCIN | Loose-y Crunché | Mija Healey (DJ set) | NO-FI | Okuesha

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Lone Hemispheres 2
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Lone Hemispheres 2

Lone Hemispheres features chamber musicians as soloists in works inspired by masterpieces of the European avant-garde. Performing alone yet moving within each other’s orbit, Lamorna Nightingale (flute), Jason Noble (clarinet) and Claire Edwardes (percussion) explore harmonious solitude in world premieres by Damien Ricketson, 2017 Noisy Women Commission recipient Elizabeth Younan and local composer, Tristan Coelho.

These new Australian works comment on and are framed in concert, by classics of the genre by Franco Donatoni and Luciano Berio.

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Ephemera Quartet
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Ephemera Quartet

Ephemera Quartet is led by Keyna Wilkins (piano/flute/compositions) with Elsen Price (double bass/loop pedal), Will Gilbert (trumpet) and Carl St Jacques (viola) and includes freely improvised pieces. The quartet is accompanied by a soundtrack of outer-space electromagnetic waves recorded by NASA and complied by astronomer Professor Paul Francis. The music is complimented by projections of space probe footage. Each member brings their own unique voice to the ensemble drawing from a multitude of musical backgrounds, combining to create a distinctive soundscape that organically reacts to stellar concepts. Universe and Universality.

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