Soft Power / Ambedo at Halfback Books & Records Sydney
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Soft Power / Ambedo at Halfback Books & Records Sydney

On tour in Sydney, Melbourne based post-rock instrumental jazz outfit Soft Power celebrate the launch of their new album 'Easy Listening' with an intimate performance at Halfback Books & Records. 

With support by local new improv group Ambedo:
Sam Gill - saxophones, Phillippa Murphy-Haste - clarinets, Freya Schack-Arnott - cello, Bonnie Stewart - percussion, Noam Yaffe - violin

Donation entry.

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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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Garageworks #3 featuring Cutlery, Low Flung, Nick Wishart & Gillian Kayrooz
Aug
31
to Sep 1

Garageworks #3 featuring Cutlery, Low Flung, Nick Wishart & Gillian Kayrooz

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.

Cutlery 
Low Flung
Nick Wishart 
Gillian Kayrooz

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The Sounds Unsound Presents #19
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

The Sounds Unsound Presents #19

Number 19 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 Ensombl Onsembel (Enzszszszszszszomnble Onsombl)
8.00pm The little hand of the faithful (duo)
9.00pm Scattered (Sam Gill Music)
10.00pm raven
Visuals by LIVING SCIENCE Dept. (Colum Skeleton)
Soundscape interludes by Matthew Syres

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Future Archaeology: Musical Impetuses from Future Timelines
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Future Archaeology: Musical Impetuses from Future Timelines

Last year I, Solomon Frank of the year 2018, began receiving emails from people and beings at different points in the future. 

They instructed me to complete various artistic and musical acts. These acts are, in our present time, useless if not entertaining but their value to my emailers from the future is immense. I am beholden to these haunting communiques that warn of a grim future and these inter-temporal messengers' desperation has inspired action in the present day. 

This event is a collection of these musical acts. Come to experience cautionary music from the future.

This event will feature Ensemmble Onsombl, Will Hansen, Noam Yaffe, Angus Davison, Niki Johnson and Josephine Macken.

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Instrument Building using Found Objects
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Instrument Building using Found Objects

INSTRUMENT BUILDING WORKSHOP USING FOUND OBJECTS
DATE: SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
TUTOR: Solly Frank
VENUE: Sydney Art Space
TIME: 10am-12pm
COST: $45
AGES: 8-13
What kind of music can you make from PVC pipes, rubber bands and a bucket of water?
In this workshop, participants will get a crash course in instrument building using found objects. You will learn about different and creative ways to make sound with their newly made instruments! 
All materials will be provided but if students play an instrument, please bring mouthpieces or mallets.

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Soft Centre 2018
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Soft Centre 2018

  • Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SOFT CENTRE returns to the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on the 22nd September. A one day festival of radical performance art, sound and visual design. 

Presale tickets on sale now at: https://bit.ly/2w5OjAR
*Payment plans available via link above.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which this event is held, the Cabrogal Clan of the Darug Nation.

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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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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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Upstairs @AYH: two
Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

Upstairs @AYH: two

join the music box project and friends for an array of sonic couples. 
featuring:
Jack Stoneham & Tina Stefanou
Holly Conner & Elizabeth Jigalin
Sam Gill & Joseph Franklin
Jacques Emery & Naomi Johnson
Novak Manojlovic & Joseph Lisk

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Osmic Resonance - Sound and Aroma Tuning Workshop
Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Osmic Resonance - Sound and Aroma Tuning Workshop

Sound and Aroma Tuning Workshop: 11 August, 2-4pm 
https://www.scienceweek.net.au/osmic-resonance-workshop/
Osmic Resonance is an exploratory audio-olfactory installation that harnesses sympathetic vibrations between sounds and aromas. Created during a one-month Culture at Work Art-Science Residency, the multimedia artist, Jo Burzynska has created a multisensory chamber, in which the aesthetic, scientific and therapeutic potential of sensory interactions are explored and experienced through intensifying and shifting entwined sound- and aroma-scapes.

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