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Nights at Tempe #18

  • Tempe Jets Holbeach Avenue Tempe, NSW, 2044 Australia (map)

Alterity:
Philippa Murphy-Haste & Paul Cutlan

Josephine Macken & Niki Johnson

Low Flung

Doors 7pm / Music 7.30pm
$15 adult $10 concession

Alterity…. 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 create 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.

Josephine Macken & Niki Johnson. Jim Denley writes: "On a beach near Taronga Zoo last year I saw Nicki in a magic duo with Josephine. The listening/sounding that night interlaced with the world in a most touching way. The percussion and flute became a frame for the gentle waves lapping on the beach. The words that came to my mind as I listened to that music were from Eduardo Kohn “The goal here is neither to do away with the human nor to reinscribe it but to open it.” It was the best concert I saw last year." We're interested to see what they would do inside.

Low Flung is the long-standing project of Sydney based visual artist Danny Wild. Equally influenced by dub’s sense of space and the rolling expanse of the Australian landscape, Danny fuses field recordings and organic instruments with synthesized soundscapes and buoyant digi basslines to create music that offers an uncanny evocation of place and a keen spatial awareness.