Garageworks #1 Slim Set feat Kimchi Princi and more
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Garageworks #1 Slim Set feat Kimchi Princi and more

Garageworks is a series of monthly music nights at Bankstown Arts Centre celebrating musicians from the garages and studios of Western Sydney. 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
+ Slim Set feat. Kimchi Princi
+ Dominic Talarico
+ Ailsa Liu

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Claire Chase + Sonant Bodies (and Sarah Monk)
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Claire Chase + Sonant Bodies (and Sarah Monk)

To kickstart a year of living music, BackStage Music presents Claire Chase (USA) - a world leading flutist and champion of music made now. Claire is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator and advocate for new and experimental music. Over the past decade she has given the world premieres of hundreds of new works for the flute and she has championed new music throughout the world. Opening the night, BackStage Music welcomes early career artists Sonant Bodies (featuring Victoria Pham, James Hazel) and Sarah Monk in an immersive blindfolded experience Sound of Spaces where you are invited to surrender your senses.

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emus presents
May
27
12:00 PM12:00

emus presents

  • East Sydney Community and Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

emus presents is a full-day exploratory sound-based event presenting a hand-picked selection of performances, workshops and sound-work installations from across the local scene.

Featuring: TOYDEATH, NICOLA MORTON - LILIANA OCCHIUTO - AILSA LIU, JON HUNTER, SPLINTER ORCHESTRA, SONYA HOLOWELL, SCORE CLUB, JIM DENLEY - AMANDA STEWART, DANNY WILD, ANNIE MCKINNON, PETER BLAMEY + KIDS SOUNDS EXPLORATION WORKSHOP + CIRCUIT BENDING PETTING ZOO WORKSHOP by TOYDEATH + NICK WISHART'S LIGHT STAFF!

$20 !
Click this link to find out more!

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Aftersound
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Aftersound

Music from:
Alyx Dennison x Bonniesongs - two singer/multi-instrumentalists making noisy soundscapes with voice and live percussion in a gallery space.
Sophie Van Dijk’s composition “Towards Adventure” for 4 saxophones. Performed by Marcus Whale, Rainbow Chan, Isabella Fiorentino & Oscar Saran.
Thibaud Kesell x Ivey Wawn - improvisation between keys, interactive electronics and a dancer.
Olivia Warhol-Bernard - intricate pop with beats, vocal looping and harp.
Aqrn - ambient works with tape loops and drum machine.

Performances will be followed by a panel discussing creative processes and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Speakers:
Rainbow Chan, Marcus Whale, Ivey Wawn, Alyx Dennison

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Tony Gorman's Monday Club
Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

Tony Gorman's Monday Club

  • Halfback Books/ Hall's Books & Records (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There are deep sonorities and ranging explorations, our vehicle the unique instrumentation and broad range of experience and inspiration within the group. Each time we play something is found, a collective space is arrived upon, and so the journey begins anew even as it continues.
Tony Gorman (alto clarinet)
Paul Cutlan (bass clarinet)
Boyd (contrabass clarinet)
Stephen Morley (horn)
Mary Rapp (cello double bass)
Benjamin Samuels (bass Clarinet)

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The Sounds Unsound Presents #16
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

The Sounds Unsound Presents #16

Number 16 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 Manton/Dawes
8.00pm Spartak
9.00pm Hayden Ryan Ensemble
10.00pm Swansea Hit and Run
Visuals by LIVING SCIENCE Dept. (Colum Skeleton)
Soundscape interludes by Matthew Syres

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Great Waitress
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Great Waitress

Great Waitress is Monika Brooks (Accordion), Laura Altman (Clarinet) and Meredith Maloney (piano).

Followed by Free For All.
From 8pm to 10-ish, $20 cash at the door ($10 concession). BYO anything you want to eat or drink.

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107 Presents: In Frequency
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

107 Presents: In Frequency

On June 8th, three performances take over 107’s rooftop garden and stages for In Frequency:
PATCHWORK DREAMING is a multimedia performance for an Ensemble of Musicians, Dancers, Electronics and a Bush-Poet (E. Mongrel), which explores the complexities of a local cultural heritage and Blackness in contemporary Australia. Narratives of identity and rediscovery are the stuff of this ‘patchwork’ of Australia’s multicultural experience. 
THE SOUND OF SPACES offers an immersive performance for a blindfolded audience. Featuring flute, melodica, voice, percussion and electro-acoustic soundscapes, the performance seeks to illuminate our understanding and experience of familiar and re-imagined sound worlds.
INTANGIBLE INSTRUMENTS features interactive works by performers, designers and researchers developing new instruments and exploring intersections between voice and movement. Expect the unexpected with innovations in performer-led embodied interface design, augmented vocal applications, wearables and wireless interaction.
Doors 6pm | $10 entry

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JASMINE GUFFOND and MONIKA BROOKS at the Republic !!
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

JASMINE GUFFOND and MONIKA BROOKS at the Republic !!

The People's Republic has been trying to find a date to co-ordinate these superb Australian musicians and we've finally managed to link their busy schedules for a uniquely brilliant show in Sydney...

JASMINE GUFFOND [Berlin/Sydney]
MONIKA BROOKS [Sydney]
SUNDAY 10th June COMMENCING AT 7.30 P.M. [doors at 7 p.m.]

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Opus Now - Concert Series 10
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Opus Now - Concert Series 10

A concert series exploring relationships between the music of today and Beethoven's sixteen String Quartets

Programme:
Heather Lee and Kim Cunio - Hildegard of Bingen madrigals
Butcherbird Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven (String Quartet No. 10 in E b major, Opus 74 "The Harp")
Kim Myhr and Jim Denely- duo project with improvisations

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Inland & the NOW now present
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Inland & the NOW now present

  • Alpha House Artist Co Operative Erskineville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Two nights of remarkable new music hosted by Inland & the NOW now. $10 per night.

Joe Talia percussion and electronics solo
Bree Van Reyk / Jason Noble percussion and bass clarinet duo
Rohan Drape solo electronics
and Julia Reidy with Oscar De Mari, Joseph Littlefield and Alexander Garsden (premiere of ozco commissioned composition by the JR. 

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TA GO LAK
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

TA GO LAK

Ta Go Lak performs a selection of compositions and improvisations emerging in response to Korean traditional rhythmic structures, as well as sounds and textures from the Asia Pacific region. 

Chloe Kim
Hannah Kim
Simon Barker

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Nights at Tempe #11
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Nights at Tempe #11

Ingar Zach (percussion), Cor Fuhler (piano), Mel Herbert (violin) and Jim Denley (wind instruments)
Peter Farrar (solo - multi instrumentalist)
Monika Brooks (keys - accordion or piano?) and Laura Altman (clarinet)

Snacks available and beer by donation
$15 and $10 concession

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Open Frame: Room40: Eliane Radigue, Charlemagne Palestine, The Speaker
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Open Frame: Room40: Eliane Radigue, Charlemagne Palestine, The Speaker

In 2018 Australia’s post-everything imprint Room40 presents Open Frame across two-evenings focused on senior artists and emerging voices exploring transcendent music. This year Open Frame meditates on states of sonic intensity that push to the very edges of practice and performance.

Thu 28 Jun
Eliane Radigue’s Occam XXIV performed by Cat Hope (World Premiere)
Charlemagne Palestine (Australian Exclusive)
The Speaker performed by Werner Dafeldecker, Pan Daijing & Valerio Tricoli
Ears Have Ears DJs

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Garageworks #2 featuring Nasho, Peter Blamey and Milkffish
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Garageworks #2 featuring Nasho, Peter Blamey and Milkffish

Garageworks is a series of monthly 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:
+ Nasho
+ Peter Blamey
+ Milkffish

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Open Frame: Room40: William Basinski, Pan Daijing, Drew McDowall, Gail Priest
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Open Frame: Room40: William Basinski, Pan Daijing, Drew McDowall, Gail Priest

In 2018 Australia’s post-everything imprint Room40 presents Open Frame across two-evenings focused on senior artists and emerging voices exploring transcendent music. This year Open Frame meditates on states of sonic intensity that push to the very edges of practice and performance.

Fri 29 Jun
William Basinski
Pan Daijing
Drew McDowall presents Coil’s Time Machines
Gail Priest
Ears Have Ears DJs

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Clayton Thomas & The Back Breaking Party Night
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Clayton Thomas & The Back Breaking Party Night

We were upset to hear of Clayton Thomas's accident. The objective of this party is to celebrate Clayton and his family during his recovery back to playing again. We're delighted that many great musicians have offered their talents to the 'Back Breaking Party Night'. 
At this stage the plan for the night is to have two exciting quartets playing - with the likes of Matt McMahon and Jeremy Rose, Ben Carey playing alongside cool rising stars Sam Gill & Chloe Kim, Charlie Sundborn, Jon Hunter & Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson from Now-Now festival. 
$20 cash at the door ($10 concession). and BYO anything you want to eat or drink.

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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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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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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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