2018 HATCHED SUMMER SCHOOL CONCERTS
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

2018 HATCHED SUMMER SCHOOL CONCERTS

Held in the inner city suburb of Glebe from 10-14 December 2018 our first ever summer school is a new five-day intensive program. The 6 composers selected from a large pool of applicants from around the country will partake in instrumental workshops with core Ensemble Offspring members, one-on-one mentoring with the three composition mentors, Matthew Shlomowitz, Cathy Milliken and Amanda Cole, as well as peer sessions, group improvisations, round table discussions and a public evening concert which you are invited to attend!
PERFORMANCE: 14th December, 5pm, Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Rd, Glebe
5PM - OPENING MUSIC
Cathy Milliken –Memorial (free instrumentation) 15′
Andrew Ford – Jezebel for soprano & percussion 13′
James Saunders – Everybody Do This (free instrumentation) 14′
Amanda Cole – Orbital Resonance for flute, clarinet, violin, piano, percussion 8’
7pm – CLOSING MUSIC
Cathy Milliken – Objects for voice & piano 14′
Matthew Shlomowitz – Lecture About Bad Music for violin, clarinet, keyboard, electric guitar & narrator 40′

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Suddenly you are there by Kate Brown
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Suddenly you are there by Kate Brown

Suddenly you are there is a performance exhibition by Kate Brown that incorporates graphic notation, text, installation and a vocal performance placing the sounding body across Parramatta rd. Being informed/ Being in formation: a conversation across traffic. When there is no sound there are places in the imagination that fill it up. Like a highway landscape roaring with the volume turned down. 

Herds along a highway, an interaction across a table of unrelenting flow, what's the connection? Speaking above a crowd and weaving between a sonic cacophony. The ricochet effects of these happenings is documented, processed and turned right back up. 

15th Dec- 1-4pm 
Closing: Panel with Joyce Hinterding and David Haines discussing distance/time and mapping space. 
Kate Brown vocal performance with accompaniment by Romy Caen and Solly Frank ‘Performing the graphic notation’ in the gallery.

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the NOW now 2019 program launch
Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

the NOW now 2019 program launch

Our final concert of the year won't just feature three remarkable sets of creative music, but will act as the big reveal for 2019. 

Ironically, we also find out on December 18 whether we get funding for the festival or not. So, hang onto your seats... it's going to be a big night either way. 

We're giving the drummers some. 

7:30 Niki Johnson will present her one-person Windchime Orchestra. 

8:30 Darren Moore, Chris Abrahams and Clayton Thomas present a set of trio music for Dx7, percussion and bass. 

9:30 Hani Abdile and Claire Edwardes will perform something of a world premiere for spontaneously selected percussion and heart rendering poetry. 

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Adrian Lim Klumpes: New Project
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Adrian Lim Klumpes: New Project

New music from one of Australia's leading improvisers, Adrian Lim-Klumpes (Tangents, Triosk, 3ofmillions). Ideas of concurrent and sympathetic improvisation with a new assembly of outstanding improvisers. Interesting instrumentation inhabits astral, jazz-like sonic spheres with uncharted trajectories and orbits. 
Following on from a huge 2018 with Tangents and a recent solo album which received 4.5 stars from Sydney Morning Herald, Adrian is displaying fully focussed playing that draws on years of experience in new music

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Baptism: Summer Solstice Bacchanal
Dec
21
6:30 PM18:30

Baptism: Summer Solstice Bacchanal

  • Bradleys Head Rd Mosman, NSW, 2088 Australia (map)
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We are intoxicated by the summer sunshine, drunk on its rays, gluttonously feasting on summer fruits and wines.

This is Baptism's orgiastic celebratory ritual to beckon the summer sea spirits to continue providing for us in this season of plenty. After the sombre spring summoning sacrament on 1st September, the Solstice Bacchanal will be a jubilant feast featuring some of Baptism's most revered musical clergywomen and clergymen.

The Bacchanal will host performances by The Splinter Orchestra, 💧💧💧🌊🌊🌊 Devotees of the Sea and Niki Johnson and Josephine Macken as well as Baptism, who will perform their obligatory seasonal sacrament.

BYO drinks, picnics and rosary beads

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ROIL (Chris Abrahams / Mike Majkowski / James Waples)
Jan
3
8:00 PM20:00

ROIL (Chris Abrahams / Mike Majkowski / James Waples)

The band I once described as "maybe the most creative improvising trio in Sydney" is ten years old. Chris Abrahams, James Waples, will once again join Mike Majkowski (home from Berlin for a couple of weeks). It's hard to say how the music will sound, because like Chris's band The Necks and Mike's work with Jim Denley and The Splinter Orchestra, they don't have compositions or plans. But we know it will be beautiful, subtle, long-form improvisation by three absolute masters.

“In this regard jazz is dead. But when I play with a trio like Roil I feel I am really playing jazz. In our rehearsals we just play. There’s no verbal dialogue, or very little. There’s no leader. No one is worried about playing over anyone else. We are solving the musical problems in the moment. We got together in 2007 and we weren’t talking about playing gigs. We just enjoyed playing together. Playing no one else’s music."
[mike majkowski]

BYO beer, wine, snacks, anything you like
children and dogs welcome

One 60min set followed by Free For All, an open improvisation concept which after listening to these guys for an hour should be amaaaaazing.

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The Necks | 17 - 20 Jan
Jan
17
to Jan 20

The Necks | 17 - 20 Jan

The Necks | 17 - 20 Jan | Utzon Room

“The greatest trio on earth” The New York Times

Innovative, unpredictable and never the same performance twice - lauded Australian trio The Necks return to take on a four-night residency, for the first time in the Opera House’s most intimate venue. Tickets on sale 9am Friday. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2OaqYlL

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Instrument Building Workshop
Jan
23
1:00 PM13:00

Instrument Building Workshop

INSTRUMENT BUILDING WORKSHOP USING FOUND OBJECTS
23 January 2019
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 your newly made instruments! 

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The Necks - Wollongong
Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

The Necks - Wollongong

Revered instrumental trio The Necks return to Wollongong following a sell-out UK and European tour and the release of their 20th album ‘Body’.
Featuring pieces which slowly unravel in the most mesmerising fashion and frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, every show is a unique performance. The deceptive simplicity of their music throws forth new charms on each hearing. Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, the music of The Necks is possibly unique in the world today.

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