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Vivid New Music at the Con: Ben Carey, Comp Ensemble, Spiral

  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music 1 Conservatorium Road Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)


Vivid New Music at the Con 2017 is a festival of genre-bending new music produced by the best of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s home-grown and guest composers, jazz and contemporary musicians over the three weeks of Vivid Sydney 2017.

8pm Conservatorium Music Cafe

Part 1: Sydney Conservatorium Composers' Ensemble

Improvisatory and exploratory sounds characterise a set from the Con's freshest composers' collective. Featuring: Naomi Dodd, Solomon Frank, Joshua Winestock, Lewis Mosley & Angus Davison.

Part 2: Benjamin Carey

networks_articulated - an audio-visual performance for modular synthesisers and computer by saxophonist, composer and technologist Benjamin Carey. In this semi-improvised work, human and machine, digital and analog, and sight and sound are combined to arrange, navigate and articulate a shared audio-visual feedback network.

Part 3: Spiral

Spiral is a young contemporary music group playing amplified instruments with a minimalist focus. Their collaborator, multimedia artist Harry Klein, has created a visual counterpoint to their dizzying program featuring new works by Josephine Macken and Joshua Winestock.

Performers: William Hansen, Rory Knott, Johannes Macdonald, Josephine Macken, Oscar Smith, Sarah Thompson & Joshua Winestock. Video projections: Harry Klein

Vivid Sydney is a festival of light, music and ideas – the largest of its kind in the world. From 26 May to 17 June 2017, the event will transform the Harbour City into a colourful creative canvas.

Now in its ninth year, Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, and features large-scale light installations and projections (Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas); all celebrating Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific region. For more information visit