PLANT: iMprov Workshop

January 30, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Denmark Arts


Join us for a participatory workshop featuring duo Plant (Jim Denley and Éric Normand) as guest directors. Bring your instrument and collaborate with Plant and a host of local improvisers on developing skills for creating music spontaneously together. The duo will also discuss skills for improvising outdoors with the sounds of the environment, and exploring new sounds on instruments.

All ages, levels of experience and degrees of involvement in experimental music are welcome. This is a place to meet others who are enthusiastic about exploring and creating spontaneously with sound.

Attendance is free and open but please RSVP to if you intend to be there or to make any enquiries.

Co-presented by Tura New Music and Tone List as part of Tura New Music's iMprov program within Audible Edge. See for more details on the full program.


Plant are the duo of the Sydney-based Jim Denley (saxophone, flute and electromechanical devices) and Èric Normand (bass guitar) from Canada. Their musical language employs electro-acoustic noise and highly unconventional means of sound production through their respective instruments towards fragmented and surreal sound worlds. As both musical and community leaders in each of their respective cities and nations, this duo presents not only a sophisticated and highly specific sound world, but also an embodiment of caring and generative ethics of experimental music-making.

Tone List is a Perth-based label for exploratory music.

Tura New Music is a not for profit music organisation based in Perth, Western Australia. Tura is a producer as well as resource centre and advocate for New Music.

We wish to acknowledge and thank the supporters of the 2019 festival: the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries, Tura New Music, the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Vancouver Arts Centre, Denmark Arts, and Artsource.

We wish to acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of this country. We recognise the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation as the traditional custodians of the land where we live (Perth, Western Australia), and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.