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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SONIC MOVES VII
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

SONIC MOVES VII

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

SONIC MOVES is on Thursday 28th June from 6-9pm with a line up of experimental sounds, poetry readings and subverted instruments. Continuing with our drawing response invitations, people are welcome to come and enjoy the artist’s sonic impressions and if you feel that way inclined, you are welcome to draw in response to what you are hearing and feeling, otherwise sit back and enjoy.

Donation for artists as entry fee.


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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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The Sounds Unsound Presents #17
Jul
4
6:30 PM18:30

The Sounds Unsound Presents #17

Number 17 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 Gail Priest
8.00pm Silent Towns
9.00pm Louis Burdett and the Bassiks
10.00pm The Spiders (James Heighway)
Visuals by LIVING SCIENCE Dept. (Colum Skeleton)
Soundscape interludes by Matthew Syres

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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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Hatched Open Mic 2018
Jul
7
5:00 PM17:00

Hatched Open Mic 2018

For Hatched Open Mic 2018 we have chosen a bunch of awesome emerging Sydney artists who we think you need to know about. Come along to 107 Projects on July 7 to experience Freya Schack-Arnott and friends, Sho Prince Henry Liang in partnership with flute genius Naomi Johnson, and a crazy improvisatory set from Ensemble Onsombl.

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Avant Whatever at UNSW
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Avant Whatever at UNSW

SEE has paired up with Avant Whatever to present three performances in the Blackbox (UNSW Art&Design) on Wednesday 11 July. Expect audio filled with broken electronics, error, accident and some occult.

Stephen Cornford (UK), Laura Hunt (Syd) and Richard Kamerman (USA)

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Deep Listening with Uncle Wes Marne // as part of Common Knowledge and Learning Curves
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Deep Listening with Uncle Wes Marne // as part of Common Knowledge and Learning Curves

Deep Listening with Uncle Wes Marne
When | Saturday 14 July, 1pm
Where | Artspace Gallery
Uncle Wes Marne is a 96-year-old Bigambul Elder and descendant of a long line of storytellers with a deep knowledge of Aboriginal culture. This storytelling event invites participants to engage in a deep listening exercise about place, land and Country.

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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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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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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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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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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