the NOW now Festival 2018
Jan
24
to Jan 28

the NOW now Festival 2018

Music lovers, curious listeners, action-packed thinkers, socially engaged institutional critics, the collective, this is for you. 

Over three days and five nights at 107 projects in Redfern, close to 100 musicians, performers, sound artists and installation builders will dig into the sonic architecture of the moment.

Let's start the year amazed. 

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The Sounds Unsound Presents #12
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

The Sounds Unsound Presents #12

Number 12 in the resurrected series of improvised, experimental or just plain weird yet beautiful music nights. Our plan is to mix up the acoustic with the electric, the subtle with the bombastic.

6.30pm doors
7.00pm Trevor Brown
8.00pm Rich Machine vs Subespai
9.00pm DFFDL
10.00pm Rorschach Climax Ensemble
Visuals by LIVING SCIENCE Dept.
Soundscape Interludes by Matthew Syres

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Hark The Machine - Ensemble Offspring
Feb
11
3:00 PM15:00

Hark The Machine - Ensemble Offspring

Crunch. Boom. Grind. Ensemble Offspring transforms the Utzon Room with music of today and the sounds of tomorrow.
Creak. Groan. Fizz. Like an old machine gradually coming to life, we hear the rhythmic drive of American composers David Lang and Annie Gosfield. 
Pulse, pop, shake. Sounds rooted in jazz emerge from music by pianist and composer, Andrea Keller (2017 Merlyn Myer Music Commission), and Sydney composer Fiona Hill (Noisy Women Commission) transports us to a meditative other-world in a work for sextet so new the ink will still be wet.

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Opus Now #8
Feb
11
7:30 PM19:30

Opus Now #8

We continue the saga of revolutionary Beethoven, meets revolutionary modernism, on Sunday, February 11th at 7:30pm, at Alpha Gallery.

Programme: 
Opus Now Quartet - Beethoven "Razumovsky" Op. 59 no.3 in C major
Isabelle Duthoit / Franz Hautzinger - Free Improvisation
Skinny Legions

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The Necks - Camelot Lounge
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Necks - Camelot Lounge

After one of their busiest years yet in 2017 – which featured the release of their acclaimed double LP Unfold, opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on their Australian tour, a successful tour of the US, three European tours, and a huge feature article in the New York Times – The Necks, Australia’s legendary artists-in-resonance, return in February to perform a run of east coast dates and mix their new album which will be released later in the year.

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Improper Citation
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Improper Citation

"Improper Citation" features Charlie Sundborn (Saxophone), Miles Rooney (Trumpet), Matt Harris (Piano), Oscar Peterson (Bass) and Chloe Kim (Drums). 
Formed in 2016 after discovering the common interest in jazz-influenced experimental improvisations, as well as the sounds and textures from diverse musical traditions and rhythms, ‘Improper Citation’ has been an emerging ensemble in Sydney, performed at Hibernian House and ConVerge (with a featured artist, bassist/improviser, Clayton Thomas) in 2017. 
Improper Citation is honored to present their music on 15th March 2018, at Johnson Street Jazz.

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