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Kontiki Racket 2019

  • Paddington Town Hall Oxford St Paddington, NSW, 2021 Australia (map)

A visceral world of living and breathing new sounds, sinuous, sculptural and sizzling, in the form of a two-day festival event at Paddington Town Hall. Kontiki Racket counterpoints Ensemble Offspring with Adelaide’s celebrated string ensemble Zephyr Quartet, and throws in Hatched Academy artists past and current as well as a live installation of our latest line up of Offspring Bites videos. An immersive event showcasing the latest new music from around the globe in an expedition of invention.

The Kontiki Bazaar & Artist Talks

Bringing the festival vibe will be Kontiki Bazaar, a market activating the giant Paddington Town Hall space by bringing together artist salon talks (featuring composers Christopher Fox (London), Cat Hope (Melbourne), Hilary Kleinig (Adelaide) and Nicole Murphy (Brisbane)), a Meet the Artist social corner, a weird and wonderful instrument corner, a music swap table for all your old sheet music, CDs and LPs, and local food and beverage providers and local artisans.

Offspring Bites Release

Finally as part of Kontiki Racket we will be launching our 2019 Offspring Bites release, featuring world premiere recordings by Cassie To, Holly Harrison, Bree van Reyk, Andrea Keller and Melody Eötvös – with screenings of the video art commissioned to complement these stunning new works written for and recorded by Ensemble Offspring by Peter Humble, Rowena Crowe, Cassie To and Su-An Ng.

You can pre-order your copy while purchasing tickets.

Festival Programme

Friday 21st
- 5-10pm Kontiki Bazaar
- 6:30pm CONCERT 1 – Ensemble Offspring #1 ‘Raining’
- 8:30pm CONCERT 2 – Hatched Academy Associate Artist - Henry Justo & Friends ‘Creating’

Saturday 22nd
-3-9pm Kontiki Bazaar
-4pm Offspring Bites 2 Launch
-5pm CONCERT 3 – Zephyr Quartet ‘Breathing’
-7pm CONCERT 4 – Ensemble Offspring #2 ‘Stealing’

Paddington Town Hall, 2021


Earlier Event: June 21
Baptism: Winter Solstice Eve
Later Event: June 22
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