Vespertine Hours
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Vespertine Hours

Free Party to cellebrate Swerves Birthday
featuring:
Browning Mummery (trapdoor tapes / iceage productions)
Rand Holland (room 40)
Singing Sadie (dual Plover)
Justice Yeldham
Evil Hearts. (chemical imbalance)
Video by Living Science Dept.
more to be announced

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Chris Abrahams SOLO/DUO PERFORMANCE & BOOK LAUNCH
Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Abrahams SOLO/DUO PERFORMANCE & BOOK LAUNCH

The People's Republic is incredibly proud to have been asked by one of Australia's finest and most popular musicians to host the launch of his first novel and a performance to celebrate its publication,
so we encourage our friends not to miss...

CHRIS ABRAHAM [Piano] with special guest JIM DENLEY

SUNDAY 21st APRIL Commencing at 7.30 p.m. [doors at 7]

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Open Frequencies #4 - Electronic Music Open Mic night
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Open Frequencies #4 - 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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Narrative Generator (for Living Machine): Leichardt Remixed
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

Narrative Generator (for Living Machine): Leichardt Remixed

A narrator, a sound artist, and three instrumentalists combine to form the Living Machine; an assemblage of humans and sound-making technology that turn the audience’s suggestions into wholly immersive stories. Nothing here is pre-planned, and all of the components of the machine work together to generate an audience-designed, unified narrative and soundtrack. In this special variation of the performance, not only will the audience be inputting information into the narrative generating machine, but the performance space will be too!

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Alterity : Paul Cutlan & Phillippa Murphy-Haste
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

Alterity : Paul Cutlan & Phillippa Murphy-Haste

Phillippa Murphy-Haste and Paul Cutlan - clarinets and a few other things
"We come together to play the same instruments, but we are also bringing our own voices, so there is the encounter with the 'other'. We take each other out of ourselves and create a new understanding, collectively. The contrasts between our voices creates interest, and new meaning. The musical boundaries between ourselves become less well-defined. This is a nice way to think about our improvisation. We define ourselves in opposition to each other, but also learn from each other’s musical ideas."

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Sizzle
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Sizzle

From art music to pop music and everything in between, Sizzle returns to the Petersham Bowling Club for another year of free, family-friendly aural delights. 2019 will see Ensemble Offspring joined by a local school concert band, a remount of some of the songs of Seven Stories featuring Jodi Phillis of The Clouds, our Hatched Academy Associate Artist Henry Justo on viola, and much more musical goodness. Bring the family and revel in the fun and raucous variety show that is Ensemble Offspring’s annual Sizzle.

Sets from Ensemble Offspring, 2044 Band, Jodi Phillis, Henry Justo and more.

PERFORMANCE
Sunday 28 April, 3pm
Petersham Bowling Club
FREE

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Making Space III: Launching the Ocean
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Making Space III: Launching the Ocean

Join us for final event in the Making Space series as we ‘Launch the Ocean’ with the release of two new books: Coral Empire: Underwater Oceans, Colonial Tropics, Visual Modernity by Ann Elias and The Aesthetics of the Undersea, coedited by Killian Quigley and Margaret Cohen. The conversation between the authors, hosted by Professor Maria Byrne, will be captured live and reinterpreted into a unique sound experience that will transform the gardens of 107 into imaginings of the undersea.

This bespoke sound experience will be performed by Gail Priest & Baptism, curated by E M U S (Exploratory Music Sydney) an organisation promoting improvised, exploratory, experimental music and sound art in Sydney and its surrounds.

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SICKOrchestra
May
2
8:00 PM20:00

SICKOrchestra

Trevor Brown conducts a ever moving feast of musicians.
Handpicked by Trevor "Sicko" contains a different line up each time they perform. The line up is yet to be announced.
Sicko stands for Sydney improvised collective orchestra.
Trevor conducts with hand gestures & word associations.

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MLDVR, Allison Gallagher, Dualism, My Dad is Car at the PBC
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

MLDVR, Allison Gallagher, Dualism, My Dad is Car at the PBC

[May 5th at the Petersham Bowling Club, $10 suggested donation (nobody turned away for lack of funds)

Urban Cowboy Records presents the first in (hopefully) many electronic evenings with Techno Unchained #1, taking place on Gadigal Land. This event will be raising money for Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), which has benefited the Western Sydney area with cultural, art and community programs since 1984.

MLDVR, Allison Gallagher, Dualism, My Dad is Car

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An Evening of Duets
May
9
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening of Duets

First Set- Hannah Kim (Korean drums) and Sam Gill (Saxophone) is an improvising duo. Their music interweaves between Korean and jazz-influenced improvisational rhythms.

Second Set - Yulugi is a fresh contemporary collaboration between Gumaroy Newman, an indigenous didgeridoo player and Keyna Wilkins, a composer-musician; a dialogue across cultures, a melting pot of indigenous and western sounds and textures.

Followed by a short Free for All- where audience & musicains improvise in random bands together.

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Laurence Pike / 'Holy Spring' Album Launch / Free Entry
May
18
10:00 PM22:00

Laurence Pike / 'Holy Spring' Album Launch / Free Entry

Prolific Australian percussionist and composer Laurence Pike returns with 'Holy Spring', his second solo album for The Leaf Label in as many years, following on from 2018’s techno-spiritual jazz suite 'Distant Early Warning'. Pike has been operating at the cutting edge of the electronic, rock and jazz music worlds for the better part of two decades with a slew of critically acclaimed releases to his name as part of forward-thinking groups such as PVT, Triosk and Szun Waves (with their acclaimed 2018 release New Hymn To Freedom).

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505 Sunday Sessions: Czarektrio
May
19
6:30 PM18:30

505 Sunday Sessions: Czarektrio

‘New’ Jazz is not a predictable beast, it doesn’t always resonate sonically like the ‘old’ yet still holds the deepest essence of the musical form. 505 in conjunction with The City Of Sydney and KAWAI presents some of the most exciting sounds in our city boasting the freshest talent reinvigorating the genre.

Czarektrio create long-form improvisations grounded in groove and deep textures. Their pieces slowly unravel to reveal dense builds that showcase minimalism with a rock sensibility.

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Pop+Up II 2019
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Pop+Up II 2019

On May 25th we're hosting a very special edition of our pop+up series in the Archies space at Jubilee Park.
We are extremely proud of this curation, and we invite you to join us for what will be an exciting, entertaining and informative night of music in a brand new space.

DNKA + ZIL
HANNAH KIM AND OSCAR SMITH
EMMA HARLOCK
The Listening Tent - Alexis Weaver

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Konzertprojekt presents: Saturation
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Konzertprojekt presents: Saturation

The first concert, ‘Saturation’ (which refers to the intensity of a colour in an image) will start the mini-festival with a bang – immersing the audience in music that has just been developed. The concert will showcase a diverse range of pieces written by and performed by Konzertprojekt musicians. From improvised music to accompany visuals and poetry by Gabrielle Cadenhead and Liam Mulligan, to a haunting solo euphonium and tape piece by Rhys Little, there is something for everyone.

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Sydney Con International Jazz Festival 2019
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Sydney Con International Jazz Festival 2019

International stars and Australian jazz heavyweights descend upon Sydney for our third annual International Jazz Festival on Sunday 2 June.

Presented by our Open Academy in association with SIMA, we are thrilled to present legendary US guitarist Bill Frisell, the Billy Childs Quartet and Italian pianist Vittorio Mezza in a unique collaboration with the Mark Ginsberg Ensemble. Some of the best Australian bands are also appearing including the Australian National Jazz Orchestra with Judy Bailey, the Jamie Oehlers Quintet, the Hannah James Trio and Marc Issacs with Loretta Palmeiro. The program ranges from the trad jazz of the Craig Scott Quintet or Hammerhead to free improvisation from Laura Altman and Melanie Herbert and the quirky modern takes from Ben Vanderwal’s Riffzs 2000.

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Konzertprojekt presents: Contrast
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Konzertprojekt presents: Contrast

The third concert, ‘Contrast’ (the difference between the lightest and darkest tones) will take listeners into the realm of solo, electroacoustic and improvised music. There will be a variety of works written and performed by members of the Konzertprojekt collective, as well as guest composers Ben Robinson and Maddy Briggs. The concert, consisting of saxophones, euphoniums, poetry, live electroacoustic sounds and audiovisual works, will provide an exciting and varied program for audiences to enjoy.

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Marginal Consort
Jun
14
7:00 AM07:00

Marginal Consort

Marginal Consort is a legendary Japanese free music quartet. Building on the experimental music traditions of Japan, they create enormous and evolving musical environments during three-hour performances. Their concerts are entirely site specific and happen just once a year.

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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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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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