Score Club | Club Score
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Score Club | Club Score

Score Club is a group of artists, musicians and composers exploring text-based scores as a provocation for music making. This event is the first in a series of experiments that will present works by MP Hopkins, Alexandra Spence, Axel Powrie, Andrew Fedorovitch and Megan Alice Clune alongside realisations of historic scores performed by Score Club members.
Entry is by donation.

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What’s love got to do with it?
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

What’s love got to do with it?

 

WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
LOVE, LABOUR AND CONTEMPORARY ART
What’s love got to do with it? is the second in a three part multi-state lecture series organised by All Conference. A dominant attitude towards work is that enjoying what one does for a living should be payment enough. Indeed, this is often the justification for the relative low wage of arts workers. This leg of the All Conference lecture series brings together three arts workers who operate in very different ways within the not-for-profit sector in Australia and New Zealand. Through a series of short papers, speakers will bring their own perspective to the relationship between love and labour in the arts. Papers will be followed by a short Q and A chaired by Firstdraft Director Katie Winten. 
Event is free. All welcome. 

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Urge Presents: Bikini Cops (WA), Nasho, Quick Fix, Orphans
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Urge Presents: Bikini Cops (WA), Nasho, Quick Fix, Orphans

Bikini Cops heading over from Perth doing a run of shows down the east on the back of their most recent 7" release 'Three'. Bikini Cops play a classic style of punk reminiscent of the 77 - 82 era, in the vain of something you might hear on one of the KBD comps.

ALSO HELPING MAKE NEWTOWN WEIRD AGAIN:

Nasho
Quick Fix
Orphans

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The In-Between Program
Feb
24
to Feb 25

The In-Between Program

This February sees the start of the monthly In-Between Program initiated by the performance art platform base-metal and supported by AIRspace Projects. To kick off the first event, core artists from the collective will inhabit the space in a series of short and durational performances. The weekend will conclude with a led discussion on the Sunday afternoon 3-5pm.
Saturday 24 February 12noon-5pm : Julie Vulcan, WeiZen Ho and Alan Schacher
Sunday 25 February 12-5pm : Tom Isaacs, Katya Petetskaya, Stella Chen, Yiorgos Zafiriou

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PACT Salon: Desire Lines
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

PACT Salon: Desire Lines

The first Salon of the year, organised by Desire Lines takes as its inspiration the uncertain nature of performance itself, and the potential of this uncertainty to challenge the things we think we already know.

Featuring:
Aaron Chen
Al Joel and collaborators
Austin Buckett
Emily Parsons-Lord
Get To Work
Leila El Rayes
Luigi Vescio
Megan Hanson

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Secrets Through A Soundglass
Feb
24
7:30 PM19:30

Secrets Through A Soundglass

  • Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Exploring texture in sound and silence, this unique performance features the Sydney Art Quartet in its debut appearance at The Joan, presenting five new works in its playful style, deftly side-stepping cliché and orthodoxy.

Written for violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano by acclaimed composers Felicity Wilcox, Christina Green, Peggy Polias, Catherine Golden and Dan Thorpe; Secrets through a Soundglass takes its cues from experimental music of the 20th and 21st centuries, as researched by Sean Botha at Western Sydney University.

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The Necks - Camelot Lounge
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Necks - Camelot Lounge

3rd show added due to popular demand!!

After one of their busiest years yet in 2017 – which featured the release of their acclaimed double LP Unfold, opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on their Australian tour, a successful tour of the US, three European tours, and a huge feature article in the New York Times – The Necks, Australia’s legendary artists-in-resonance, return in February to perform a run of east coast dates and mix their new album which will be released later in the year.

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Trevor Brown - Quatuor a la fin du sens
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Trevor Brown - Quatuor a la fin du sens

Trevor Brown, composer, multi-instrumentalist and sound designer.
His work explores convergences of sound creation that emerge when composition and improvisation meet technology and traditions across the gamut of musical language from the very old, to the very new.

Trevor Brown - Saxes/flutes/clarinets
Stu Hunter - Piano
Veren Grigorov - Violin
Mary Rapp - Cello/Double Bass

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Lola stayed too long
Mar
1
to Mar 10

Lola stayed too long

Lola stayed too long is an experimental theatre production from Living Room Theatre that weaves two seemingly unconnected stories. One which occurs during the heatwave of January 2017 in a Sydney suburb and the other in a fictionally named rural community in Western Norway where the snow is two months late.

Told through portraits and sound recordings this work attempts to reconcile the personal with the epic. The fear, the guilt, the anxiety of an ageing mother with the unimaginable denial of a warming world.

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The Necks - Camelot Lounge
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Necks - Camelot Lounge

After one of their busiest years yet in 2017 – which featured the release of their acclaimed double LP Unfold, opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on their Australian tour, a successful tour of the US, three European tours, and a huge feature article in the New York Times – The Necks, Australia’s legendary artists-in-resonance, return in February to perform a run of east coast dates and mix their new album which will be released later in the year.

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The Sounds Unsound Presents #13
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

The Sounds Unsound Presents #13

Lucky number 13 in the resurrected series of improvised, experimental or just plain weird yet beautiful music nights. Still blending the acoustic with the electric, the subtle with the bombastic. Free!

6.30pm doors
7.00pm Klaus Bass
8.00pm Towel
9.00pm Nick Wishart (Nik Nak)
10.00pm Aqrn
Visuals by LIVING SCIENCE Dept.
Soundscape Interludes by Matthew Syres

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Sandy Evans Trio & Ensemble Onsombl
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Sandy Evans Trio & Ensemble Onsombl

Eupcaccia Live inc. and Halfback Books and Records presents The Sandy Evans Trio, featuring Sandy Evans (Saxophone), Brett Hirst (Bass) and Toby Hall (Drums). In a supporting role, we will have a set by experimental Sydney chamber group 'Ensemble Onsombl'. This should be an amazing breath of fresh air for the Northern Beaches live scene.

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Port in a Storm: Erica Freas MoE DEAD Babymachine Night Goat etc
Mar
11
3:00 PM15:00

Port in a Storm: Erica Freas MoE DEAD Babymachine Night Goat etc

Helter Smelter Headquarters, One Brick Today and We Empty Rooms - Record Label & Screen Printing presents Port in a Storm: a mixed-gender, mixed-genre event for humans of all ages and all identities. Featuring a mix of local, interstate and international acts that will challenge your mind and intrigue your ears, Port in a Storm will celebrate diversity and foster unity with music, performance and food.
Erica Freas Music (USA, rvivr)
MoE (NOR)
DEAD (Melb.)
Babymachine
Night Goat
Clocks & Clouds
Try the Pie (USA)
Jane Aubourg

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JACOB KIRKEGAARD + MERILYN FAIRSKYE
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

JACOB KIRKEGAARD + MERILYN FAIRSKYE

The People's Republic is very thrilled to begin our "International Series" for 2018 with one of the world's greatest sound artists and a guest of the 2018 Biennale of Sydney, all the way from Denmark... JACOB KIRKEGAARD
Jacob will be presenting his extraordinary audio visual work AION recorded in four abandoned rooms located around the abandoned nuclear reactor at Chernobyl. 

Joining him to present her own remarkable film about Chernobyl, PRECARIOUS, is one of Australia's most eminent photographers and filmmakers... MERILYN FAIRSKYE

MONDAY 12th March
COMMENCING AT 7 P.M. [doors at 6.30 p.m.]

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Opus Now #9
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

Opus Now #9

Featuring Bukhchuluun "Bukhu" Ganburged, one of the world's finest Mongolian throat singers, we then move into Beethoven'sRazumovsky String Quartet no.1, with an all-star cast from the SSO led by Andrew Haveron, and finally featuring a new work by percussionist Timothy Constable, who has written for the ACO and Synergy.

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Improper Citation
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Improper Citation

"Improper Citation" features Charlie Sundborn (Saxophone), Miles Rooney (Trumpet), Matt Harris (Piano), Oscar Peterson (Bass) and Chloe Kim (Drums). 
Formed in 2016 after discovering the common interest in jazz-influenced experimental improvisations, as well as the sounds and textures from diverse musical traditions and rhythms, ‘Improper Citation’ has been an emerging ensemble in Sydney, performed at Hibernian House and ConVerge (with a featured artist, bassist/improviser, Clayton Thomas) in 2017. 
Improper Citation is honored to present their music on 15th March 2018, at Johnson Street Jazz.

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Far Cry: The Music of Eric Dolphy
Mar
21
8:30 PM20:30

Far Cry: The Music of Eric Dolphy

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.

Tonight sees an all-star local band explore this unprecedented music and celebrate this unique musician. Bass clarinet specialist Paul Cutlan and formidable alto saxophonist Peter Farrar are joined by a dream team rhythm section, with Steve Elphick on double bass, James Waples on drums and Luke Sweeting on piano.

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