Specially commissioned for New York's Perfoma Biennial (2015), Rhetorical Chorus is Agatha Gothe-Snape's largest and most ambitious performance work to date. Inspired by a chance encounter with the legendary American conceptual artist Lawrence Wiener, Rhetorical Chorus brings together a choir, PowerPoint projection, spoken text and choreography to subtly unravel the myths and methods of the 20th Century male artist.
Osaka-based artist Tetsuya Umeda creates dynamic environments with architectural structures, sound and light. His mesmerising and surprising performances produce intricate soundscapes and musical compositions through live experiments with everyday tools and scraps, re-purposed machines and electronics.
Eric Dolphy was a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist whose fertile imagination and boundless energy made him a uniquely dynamic and arresting performer and composer. Straddling the boundaries of bebop, the classical avant garde, bird song and free jazz, Dolphy’s music has had its share of critics as well as ardent fans.
Bass clarinet specialist Paul Cutlan and formidable alto saxophonist Peter Farar explore this unprecedented music with the dream team of Steve Elphick – double bass, James Waples – drums and Luke Sweeting – piano.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn about the use of sound as conceptual practice in the field of contemporary art, with Osaka-based artist Tetsuya Umeda. From capturing environments, architectural structures, sound, light and human behaviour, the source of Umeda's work pushes the boundaries of experimental sound and contemporary art. Join Umeda as he provides an insightful window into his artistic practice.
Come and join us for a day of gardening activities, music, food and specialty coffee and drinks. Hosted by Angel Street Permaculture Food Forest, the event will raise funds for future upkeep of this little piece of heaven, established since 1991.
9am: David Shrimpton of Koala Arbour will split our native stingless (Tetragonula carbonaria) beehive
9am: Mr Picky Boutique Coffee & Tea will brew up an exclusive selection of delicious specialty coffee & tea
11am: Regular community garden activities
12pm: The Splinter Orchestra: Splintstallation - hunt for sounds in the garden
Responding to Anri Sala's integration of music into his contemporary art practice, Resounding brings together artists and curators to discuss the role of sound and music within contemporary art. In this panel discussion, leading artists and curators explore the role of sound and music in their work, inside and outside the gallery space, and imagine future possibilities for the exhibition, perception and experience of sound in art.
Panellists include Anna Davis (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia), Anabelle Lacroix (Associate Curator, Liquid Architecture, Melbourne), artist Vicky Browne and artist/musician Tim Bruniges.
FREE – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Doors at 7pm, music starts at 7:30pm. $10 donation. BYO.
Simon Barker - drums
Carl Dewhurst - guitar
Scott McConnachie - saxophones
Number 9 in the resurrected Sounds Unsound series of improvised, experimental or just plain weird music nights. A mix of the acoustic with the electric, the subtle with the bombastic. We will be running these every month till the end of the year and beyond. It's free too!
7.00pm Swansea Hit and Run
Visuals by LIVING SCIENCE Dept.
Soundscapes by Matthew Syres
The Deep End emerges from the resonance of a Tibetan Gong I bought during my travels in Rishikesh. The internal soundwaves of the gong transform the ensemble through scordatura harp, prepared piano, and modular synthesiser, saxophone and drums. From epic soundscapes to extended climaxes and rhythmic twists and turns, this multimovement work uses the experience of surfing, the unpredictability the ocean brings to a surfer's manoeuvres, as a metaphor for improvisation negotiating the composed backgrounds.
Martin Kay: saxophone/clarinet, Emily Granger: Scordatura harp, Steve Barry: Prepared piano, Ben Carey: Modular sythesiser, Jamie Cameron: Drums
Clayton Thomas is a distinctive voice in Australia's cultural landscape not only for his creative musicianship on his instrument of choice, the prepared double bass, but also for the enthusiasm, energy and vulnerability of everything he does, bringing people together and inspiring the creative energy of others.
Line up : Clayton Thomas is joined with Chris Abraham's on piano and Miles Thomas on drums.
Nice Music & Double Vision present a triple cassette launch:
SIMON J. KARIS (Melb)
Electrofringe's annual flagship event is back at 107 Projects. #EF17 features a one-day showcase of experimental work, performances and workshops
Analog Cabin // Mongrel - Ensemble // LSDj & Renoise Workshop // ASTERISM // SEX DATA / LIPSTIK //
Hamish Dobinson // The Spectral Om Ensemble // Canberra Experimental Music Studio // Sean Botha // Andrea Guterres // MILF PLAZA // Antony Youssef // Peter Maple // Deprogram // Bernadette Smith // Aqrn // Virus Installer // ERA KIN // Circlepath // Jade Boyd // RUFFLES // John Carolan & Benjamin Drury // Light Show VR // Sam Price // Mothwolf & Disaster Girl// The Black Widow // ABHIRUCHI CHHIKARA
Obsidian is a scattershot of experimental electronics, with artists spanning the dissonant space between styles and process. Curated and presented via performances in Melbourne and Sydney, Obsidian seeks to present the ambiguous and transforming sounds of contemporary electronic music.
FEAT. chunyin | Bead | Malchance | Gas | Desert Peace | Laura Hunt
The Oloid is a shape generated around two identical circles which are interlocked perpendicular to one another and has formed the structure of Alaska Orchestra’s latest release on Sydney label World’s Only. Using drone-like textures and live audio-processing, the band creates an ambient, omnipresent sound that evolves slowly as it meanders through melodic material.
Megan Alice Clune will be in conversation with Women in The Arts about The Oloid. Alaska Orchestra will also perform.
Ta Go Lak’s high-energy percussive music explores improvisational areas that emerge in response to Korean folk and shamanic traditions and rhythmic textures found in the Pacific. Traversing the full sound and energy spectrum from meditative elements to resounding gongs and explosive climaxes, Ta Go Lak contrast traditional folk instruments with full modern drumkits. Recent performances include concerts at Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).
CHLOE KIM drumset
HANNAH KIM Korean traditional percussion, haegum
SIMON BARKER drumset
We return in November with a long-planned gathering of some of the most sublime improvisers in Australia together on the one night, featuring and arranged by the very extraordinary...
MARY RAPP [Cello and Bass]
with SHOWA 44 [Carl Dewhurst and Simon Barker]
and FOLX [Will Gilbert and Finn Ryan]
It's more than three years since the People's Republic was lucky enough to welcome one of Australia's most gifted and dynamic New Music practitioners, and we're thrilled to announce that once again our space will be inspired by the outstanding...
CLAIRE EDWARDES [Percussion]
with JAMES WANNAN [Viola]