Sydney record label World’s Only celebrates the release of Megan Alice Clune's composition for 'We Make Each Other Up’, the recently premiered dance work of choreographer Rhiannon Newton. Envisioning a world that is deeply and sensitively networked, We Make Each Other Up conjures a "vespertine biosphere" where care, multi-species cooperation and alternative speeds for living saturate the fibres of being. This one-off event features Clune's "powerfully earthy and enveloping" score, performed live with uniquely vegetal collaborators and video from the original performance.
~- We are now at Hideaway Bar on last Wednesdays of the month -~
Based on the EMOM nights in the UK started by Martin Christie, 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. It's also a forum to meet and share with others how you do what you do.
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, trance...! As long as it's your sounds.
A collective of installation art practitioners, sound and performing artists will explore ways of extending the visual and performance boundaries spatially.
In this process we also consider reformulating the language/vocabulary that has been built up around their practices over time. It will begin with play with the (made-up) concept of “performature and performateur”, investigating how those terms could shift their approach towards performance-devising.
'Specks' kicks off SPIRAL's new concert season, and highlights both solo and small ensemble written especially for the ensemble. The concert will feature the premiere of Rory Knott's new piece 'The Lyre', as well as Angus Davison's 'Odd Logic', commissioned by SPIRAL in 2018. Join us for a great night of new music!
Opal Beau (Melb via Taiwan)
This conversation brings together milliner Rosie Boylan and drummer Simon Barker with museum curator Jude Philp to discuss the art of translating knowledge and experiences into creative outlets and social enterprise. Rosie and Simon work within their own fields making space for global thinking through skill sharing and cross-cultural collaborations to amplify marginalised voices and draw focus to the unobserved.
Post conversation, there will be a bespoke experimental music performance by Kraig Grady curated by E M U S (Exploratory Music Sydney) an organisation promoting improvised, exploratory, experimental music and sound art in Sydney and its surrounds.
1st set - Band of Five Names
Five names, three undisputed legends of the local scene. Their three albums cover a wide array of improvised music drawing on diverse influences from Asian musics to contemporary improvisation and beyond. Poignant, intense, mournful and joyful; get ready for one of the most beautiful sonic experiences you could possibly hope for.
2nd set - Microfiche
Microfiche are an improvising ensemble whose music explores the meeting points of improvisation and composition, through miniatures less than a minute long to durational works of up to thirty minutes.
It's 4 years since Colin Bright brought his tremendous Sp-A-C--E project to our venue so we're thrilled to welcome back one of Australia's finest improvisers and experimental composers with his star-studded ensemble ...
COLIN BRIGHT'S Syzygy Band
On SATURDAY 6th APRIL and SUNDAY 7th APRIL
Commencing at 7.30 p.m. [doors at 7]
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!
Coursed Waters is an improvising quartet led by saxophonist & composer Sam Gill. A cross-city collaboration, the band features Melbourne-based drummer James McLean alongside Sydney’s Novak Manojlovic on piano and Jacques Emery on bass.
In conjunction with the ANEWHAI South East Asian DIY Music Festival, EVIL brings you:
Nik Nak (Toydeath)
The Dirk Kruithof Trio
Taraven (Taras Jones vs Josh Shipton)
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.
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.