It's years since we've welcomed Australia's premier experimental drummer/percussionist to the People's Republic, so we're thrilled to welcome him back in a duo with perhaps the most popular performer we have in our schedule; don't miss two stars of the Australian new music firmament in a unique winter showcase!!!
[Drums, Robotic & Kinetic Devices]
[Piano and Electronics]
FRIDAY 23rd JUNE
COMMENCING AT 7.30 P.M. [doors at 7 p.m.]
Robbie Avenaim is an innovative Australian musician and sound artist with an international reputation for bold, sonic exploration. Focussed primarily on percussion and instrument building, his practice spans the domains of free improvisation and avant garde composition. For over 25 years, he has been at the forefront of the Australian experimental music scene both as a performer and a curator. He has developed a unique approach to percussive performance which draws from a range of traditions, utilising both extended and traditional techniques, and percussive automation. He is the co-founder and director of the legendary Australian experimental music festival, What Is Music? which began in 1994, and has since organised many significant sound-based exhibitions, performances and festivals regionally and overseas, which have been essential for the local growth and international prestige of Australia's avant garde musical reputation. John Zorn, Oren Ambarchi, Jon Rose, Otomo Yoshihide and Keith Rowe are among those who are champions and collaborators.
Chris Abrahams is one of Australia’s premier musicians, widely recognized for his wide-ranging keyboard skills. Perhaps best known for his long term, mesmeric playing in cult band The Necks, Chris has appeared with the Benders, the Sparklers, Peter Blakeley, the Necks, Jackie Orszaczky, and Ed Kuepper since the 1980s and performs regularly in the jazz and improvising music scenes both in Australia and Europe.
Chris has, amongst a wide array of other projects, released several solo piano and electro acoustic albums (most recently the acclaimed Fluid to The Influence) and toured constantly throughout the world with The Necks, releasing numerous albums with them.
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EVENT IS BYO and we now enjoy the generous support of Camperdown Cellars who are offering our patrons 20% off all wine. ask for a voucher on arrival !