Mahamudra 14
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Mahamudra 14

This edition of Mahamudra is curated by/ featuring artists by New Sound Waves Records

Allinaire (labstract, experimental)
echo.8OT (dub, techno)
Hunter (idm, techno)
Post Global Disorder (techno, industrial)
Slit Sensilla (harsh noise)
Virus Installer (idm, abstract)
Vitals (experimental, abstract)

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Experimental music & poetry night feat: Jennifer Compton + Clocks & Clouds
Jul
20
4:30 PM16:30

Experimental music & poetry night feat: Jennifer Compton + Clocks & Clouds

Come to Garden Lounge for an evening of highly polished poetry and entrancing microtonal music.

The night kicks off with a reading from celebrated NZ/Melbourne poet Jennnifer Compton, author of seven books of poetry and numerous plays.

Jennifer will be followed by Wollongong-based experimental musicians Clocks and Clouds.

$7 entry also comes with a free vegan chai or coffee. Cash and cards accepted on the night, or prebook now to avoid disappointment.

Doors open 430pm.

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Rural Resonances: Sound, Wine and Rural Futurism
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Rural Resonances: Sound, Wine and Rural Futurism

Italian theorist and curator Leandro Pisano and Sydney-based multisensory artist and wine writer Jo Burzynska explore the rural resonances of their intersecting sound-based projects in remote southern Italian communities. In this lecture, creative presentation and book launch, Leandro Pisano discusses a radical reimagining of “rurality” through The Manifesto of Rural Futurism, while Jo Burzynska presents wine and sound works created during a Risonanze di Vino residency curated by Pisano in Campania last year. The event is also the launch of Pisano and Burzynska’s Risonanze di Vino book.

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THIRD SPACE 002 /// Kilimi, Jhassic & Cilla
Jul
25
9:00 PM21:00

THIRD SPACE 002 /// Kilimi, Jhassic & Cilla

Third Space is an experimental sound project and sonic disruption. Three artists -- Shareeka (akka), Krishtie (index), and Cilla -- who are bound by a desire to explore the dissonance of forming a sense of self amidst dislocation from culture and lineages. A yearning to carve a space that unapologetically centres the experiences, voices and music of marginalised peoples.

Third Space is about making room ambivalence, to question, to challenge. An invitation for people to honor their own sound, context and background and push the edges of genre and sound. A call to expand and challenge creative capacities alongside social consciousness. Each event we invite artists to delve into sounds they haven’t explored previously, to hold space to experiment with process, themselves.

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Yulugi
Jul
30
8:00 PM20:00

Yulugi

Yulugi is a fresh collaboration between Gumaroy Newman, an Indigenous song man and didjeridu player descending from the Gamilaroi and Wakka Wakka nations, and Keyna Wilkins, a NSW-based composer and musician (piano, flute). Yulugi is a dialogue across cultures, inspired by the Australian landscape and animals, and accompanied by stunning projected Australian landscape images of indigenous photographer Wayne Quillam. 'Yulugi' means play, dance or have fun in Gamilaroi, one of the Northern NSW Indigenous languages. The sonic scapes created are a melting pot of indigenous and western sounds and textures, and inspired by the Australian landscape and animals, this duo explores spiritual awakening through improvised music.

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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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EPHEMERA QUARTET + POLYMORPHIC ORKESTRA
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

EPHEMERA QUARTET + POLYMORPHIC ORKESTRA

8pm The Polymorphic Orkestra is an electro acoustic art music ensemble that produces improvised music using a mix of traditional instruments, media technology, audio FX and pre recorded audio stem data.

9pm Ephemera: a musical exploration of celestial landscapes such as pulsars, craters, planetary atmospheres, stars, sun and void. Merging the sound worlds of jazz and contemporary classical, and set to real space sounds, it is a unique sonic experience.

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Soft Centre | 2019
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Soft Centre | 2019

  • Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (map)
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SOFT CENTRE is a one-day festival of dark abstraction. Experimental electronic music, radical performance art, large-scale light installations and new media works intersect to create an unforgettable day at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in South West Sydney. Awarded ‘Music Event of the Year’ at FBi Radio’s 2017 and 2018 Sydney Music, Arts & Culture Awards.

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Ephemera Quartet
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Ephemera Quartet

Ephemera Quartet is led by Keyna Wilkins (piano/flute/compositions) with Elsen Price (double bass/loop pedal), Will Gilbert (trumpet) and Carl St Jacques (viola) and includes freely improvised pieces. The quartet is accompanied by a soundtrack of outer-space electromagnetic waves recorded by NASA and complied by astronomer Professor Paul Francis. The music is complimented by projections of space probe footage. Each member brings their own unique voice to the ensemble drawing from a multitude of musical backgrounds, combining to create a distinctive soundscape that organically reacts to stellar concepts. Universe and Universality.

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