Ensemble Muse 'Anthropocene' presented by Bohemian Grove (Lamps)
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Ensemble Muse 'Anthropocene' presented by Bohemian Grove (Lamps)

Ensemble MUSE is a 7-piece, all-female modern music group based in Sydney. Known for their eclectic programs and exciting performances, the group leaves audiences in a stir. Striving to perform classically contemporary works of all kinds, the group challenges the gender norm through music and beyond.

Doors at 7pm, music starts at 7:30pm. $10 donation. BYO.

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Melanie Oxley and Chris Abraham
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Melanie Oxley and Chris Abraham

The music of Melanie Oxley and Chris Abrahams gently unfolds before you as classic. Lyrically thoughtful, playful and clever, musically deceptively simple.
Abrahams extraordinary talent reveals itself in every facet of every song while Oxley's voice continues to uplift and beguile. Extraordinary.
Mel and Chris are currently recording a new album to be released later this year….so be ready for lots of new music from these two amazing musicians.

$20 + booking online or $20 at the door

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Kontiki Racket 2019
Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

Kontiki Racket 2019

A visceral world of living and breathing new sounds, sinuous, sculptural and sizzling, in the form of a two-day festival event at Paddington Town Hall. Kontiki Racket counterpoints Ensemble Offspring with Adelaide’s celebrated string ensemble Zephyr Quartet, and throws in Hatched Academy artists past and current as well as a live installation of our latest line up of Offspring Bites videos. An immersive event showcasing the latest new music from around the globe in an expedition of invention.

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Kontiki Racket 2019
Jun
22
3:00 PM15:00

Kontiki Racket 2019

A visceral world of living and breathing new sounds, sinuous, sculptural and sizzling, in the form of a two-day festival event at Paddington Town Hall. Kontiki Racket counterpoints Ensemble Offspring with Adelaide’s celebrated string ensemble Zephyr Quartet, and throws in Hatched Academy artists past and current as well as a live installation of our latest line up of Offspring Bites videos. An immersive event showcasing the latest new music from around the globe in an expedition of invention.

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Signal to NOISE
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Signal to NOISE

SIGNAL TO NOISE - An evening of electronic espionage & darkwave chaos

THE END... <<Tone Generator - Defektro - Sys_frank>>
MENSCH.
PARTY OV ONE.
Living Science Dept.
more details to come - 8th house ghosts.

THE END
A collaboration between luminaries Tone Generator (SPK, Last Dominion Lost) , Sys Frank and Japanese machine noise unit and effects pedal designer DEFEKTRO.

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GABRIELLA SMART Plays the Epic INNER CITIES at the Republic
Jun
23
1:30 PM13:30

GABRIELLA SMART Plays the Epic INNER CITIES at the Republic

More than five years ago, the People's Republic was privileged to host what we often regard as the greatest performance seen at the house in nearly ten years of amazing events.  Now our wonderful performer is generous enough to offer one final opportunity for those unfortunate enough to miss out in 2013...

GABRIELLA SMART [Solo Piano] plays Alvin Curran's INNER CITIES

On SUNDAY 23rd June
Commencing at 2 p.m. [doors at 1.30]
NOTE AFTERNOON START TIME PERFORMANCE ENDS SOME TIME AFTER 7 P.M.

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Open Frequencies #6 - Electronic Music Open Mic night
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Open Frequencies #6 - Electronic Music Open Mic night

Seeking all forms of electronic music, including dance, ambient, noise, electro, techno, glitch, space rock, soundscape, modular, synth, electronica, chiptune, hip hop, loopers, improvised, live coding, experimental, breakcore, trance...!

This is a free night to turn up and show (or try out) your electronic creations in a 15-minute slot. Open to everyone of all ages, genders, and genres of electronic music - at any level of expertise. It's also a forum to meet and share with others how you do what you do.

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Room40: Open Frame 2019
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Room40: Open Frame 2019

An annual festival of transgressive sound, Open Frame 2019 is a project of contrast and aural spectra, explored by two lineups over two nights. This year features Merzbow (JPN) celebrating 40 years of transgressive noise, iconic experimental artist Stephen O’Malley (USA) and the Australian debut of Loscil (CAN). See the full lineup below. Tickets on sale Wed 17 Apr, 9am.

Fri 28 Jun
Stephen O'Malley (USA)
Eiko Ishibashi + Joe Talia (JPN)
Loscil (CAN)
Vanessa Tomlinson Performs Harold Budd's Lirio
Ears Have Ears DJs

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Room40: Open Frame 2019
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Room40: Open Frame 2019

An annual festival of transgressive sound, Open Frame 2019 is a project of contrast and aural spectra, explored by two lineups over two nights. This year features Merzbow (JPN) celebrating 40 years of transgressive noise, iconic experimental artist Stephen O’Malley (USA) and the Australian debut of Loscil (CAN). See the full lineup below. Tickets on sale Wed 17 Apr, 9am.

Sat 29 Jun
Merzbow (JPN)
Rafael Anton Irisarri(USA)
Fia Fiell
Sandra Selig
Ears Have Ears DJs

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EVIL #5 - Experimental Vs Improvised Live at MoshPit
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

EVIL #5 - Experimental Vs Improvised Live at MoshPit

and the irregular beat of sonic disfigurement rolls on with EVIL - Experimental Vs Improvised Live number five featuring:
Scruffamudda - in improvised instrumental mode
Sawfish 623 - in pole position
Hiske Music - the dreadlocked half of Fabels in experimental mode
Occupied France - a new improv trio project from Josh Shipton in memory of Marquis De Sound featuring Ian Pieterse, Eel Specimens Jar (aka Elsen Price) and Josh Shipton

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The Sounds Unsound Presents #28
Jul
3
6:30 PM18:30

The Sounds Unsound Presents #28

Number 28 in the improvised, experimental or just plain weird yet beautiful music series. Blending the acoustic with the electric, the subtle with the bombastic.
7.30pm Mike Nigro
8.30pm Silent Towns
9.30pm Mark Oliveiro
10.30pm Hitmonberg x Hitmonvan
Visuals by LIVING SCIENCE Dept. (Colum Skeleton)
Soundscape interludes by Matthew Syres

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Ascension The Coltrane Project
Jul
6
6:30 PM18:30

Ascension The Coltrane Project

This gig features a mighty ten – member version of the Coltrane Project to play John Coltrane’s rarely performed magnum opus Ascension. The original recording from 1965 lasts 40 minutes and is a work of intense energy. The Coltrane Project last played Ascension at the Side On Café in 2004 and was recorded by the ABC for Live on Stage. This version of the Coltrane Project band will include 2 basses and a talented array of improvisers with different approaches. Ascension features each soloist in turn alternating with barrages of horns and drums as the whole ensemble reaches for the stars!

The first half of the concert will feature arrangements of our favourite pieces from earlier periods in Coltrane’s development.

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The Beauty of Living Sound…
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Beauty of Living Sound…

Line up of Artists:Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet) & Simone de Haan (trombone)

…the beauty of living sound…
This night of spontaneous music making brings together two of Australia’s iconic Australian musicians and brass players, Miroslav Bukovsky and Simone de Haan. Both, through their individual creative work, have always demonstrated a love for sound itself, as it emerges from silence, and is actualised in the moment of performance. Inspired by each other’s playing for many years now, their mutual desire to explore and discover new and exquisite sound worlds together (as expressed over a coffee in Canberra 18 months ago) has led to the formation of this unique brass duo.

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Extended Play
Aug
31
12:00 PM12:00

Extended Play

Extended Play is back in 2019! The inaugural event last year was hailed as “the best new classical music initiative Sydney has seen in years” (The Australian), and an “exhilarating festival, wonderfully supportive of local artists and ensembles, emerging talent and an audience eager to engage.” (Real Time).

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