This calendar attempts to cover any gigs that relate to exploratory sound and music in Perth. It includes but is not limited to Tone List events. Please submit details of experimental shows to us via info [at] tonelist [dot] com [dot] au. We'd appreciate it if you used this template for your submission. 
See the Friends page for more info on regular series' and festivals in Perth.

November 11-November 22

WAAPA Composition Recitals
Various venues

Recitals by composers including Ryan Burge, Annika Moses, Rodrigo Kendrick and more.
November 14, 7:30pm.

Ex Machina: GreyWing
Old Customs House, Fremantle

Russolo’s The Art of Noises (1913) proclaimed “we get infinitely more pleasure imagining combinations of the sounds of trolleys, autos and other vehicles, and loud crowds, than listening once more, for instance, to the heroic or pastoral symphonies”. Ex Machina explores music made from, and inspired by, machines and the mechanical. Works include pioneer in the field Robert Erickson, contemporary Europeans, James Saunders, Peter Ablinger, Joanna Bailie and new works by Camilla Hannan, Lindsay Vickery and Dane Yates. Ex Machina deals with juxtapositions and parallels between the musically organic and assertive electronic gestures; creating something with an importance on focus dealing with ethereal yet organic sound.

Presented by Tura New Music
November 19, 7:00pm.

Outcome Unknown #21
Cool Change Contemporary

Alexander Turner
David Kent
Evelyn Snook
Pedro Alvarez / Djuna Lee / Dan O'Connor / Eduardo Cossio
November 21, 7:00pm.

Donation (suggested $10)

The Moon Project w/ Caitlin Cassidy / Djuna Lee & Josten Myburgh
St Paul's Church, Menora

The Moon Project are a collective centring around Catherine Ashley (harp) & Kirsten Smith (flute), joined in this iteration by Caitlin Cassidy (voice), realising graphic scores derived from the works of their visual collaborator Natalia Fidyka.

Djuna Lee (double bass) and Josten Myburgh (surface transducers, drums) explore quietude, stillness and drone.

Two extended sets in the pin-drop acoustic of St Paul's Church, Mt Lawley.

Presented by Tone List
November 22-25 (opening 6:00pm, November 22).

Free entry

Hyperreal 2.0
Packenham Street Arts Space, Fremantle

In an ever increasing digital landscape of artificiality and simulation, can the use of technology paradoxically draw us closer to nature?
Taking inspiration from philosopher Jean Baudrillard's notion of 'hyperreal', a world where real and fake are frequently blurred, the exhibition questions notions of authenticity by creating acoustic environments of real and synthesised sounds, leaving the listener to decide for themselves.
The exhibition opens with a performance of what we might call hyperreal music. An ensemble will perform alongside real and synthesised field recordings to mimic and harmonise the sounds of nature.
Featuring Lindsay Vickery, Djuna Lee, Ryan Burge and Ben Greene.

Opening Thursday 22 November
Music from 6.30pm
Ends Sunday 25th at 5.00pm
November 26, 7:00pm.


Sounding Together Concert/Experiment
ArtSource Old Custom's House (Fremantle)

In the wake of a weekend away as part of the Sounding Together residency, our mentor, leading Australian sound artist Jim Denley, and the whole residency team present some things that revealed themselves throughout their time together. It might be a concert, it might be storytelling, it might be a listening session, it might be one huge set, it might be loads of tiny ones, it might be something else entirely...anticipate a welcoming atmosphere, an extraordinary acoustic and new friends and see what happens from there.

Nick Ashwood [TAS]
Leah Blankendaal [SA]
Eduardo Cossio
Jim Denley [NSW]
Jameson Feakes
Be Gosper
Lenny Jacobs
Josten Myburgh
Dan O'Connor
Stuart Orchard
Steve Paraskos
Evelyn Snook

Presented by Tone List.
November 27, 7:30pm.

NoizeMaschin!! #89
The Artifactory

Lineup TBC
November 28, 29 & December 1, 6:00pm, 7:15pm & 8:30pm.

In Situ
East Perth Girls School

In SITU is an annual collaboration showcasing a season of exciting new, site-specific short dance works by a range of emerging and experienced independent WA choreographers, dance artists and composer/perfomers.

Choreographers: May Greenberg, Natalie Allen, Sarah Chaffey and Dean-Ryan Lincoln with Tahlia Russell.
Composers: Rebecca Riggs-Bennett, Ryan Burge, Steve Paraskos and Dane Yates
Installation piece by Serena Chalker
November 29, 6:30pm

Peggy Glanville Hicks Address: Cat Hope
State Library of WA Theatre

The annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address is a forum for discussion around the current state of new and experimental music. 2018's address will be presented by Cat Hope (Head of the Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music, Monash University), who will examine the current situation for music creators in Australia by bringing together some current debates and proposing appropriate actions to improve inclusion and opportunity for all people. It will also feature the premiere of a new work by Dobromila Jaskot and Cat Hope, performed by Karina Utomo.
December 1, 5:00pm.

Tchake: Both and Net Listening Party
Private location - RSVP to

A listening session for the new Tone List release, plus a live performance of Michael Pisaro's 'Augen Zu' by Josten Myburgh, Jameson Feakes and Djuna Lee.
December 3, 7:30pm.

Tickets TBC
Revolution by Decibel
Subiaco Arts Centre

Revolution is a concert dedicated to the vinyl record – as a sound source, musical instrument and score. The program features three new world premieres as well as established works. A new ‘Difficult Commission’ by Annika Moses will be featured, alongside works by Milan Knížák, Chris De Groot, Cat Hope, Lindsay Vickery, The Velvet Underground and Ryan Ross Smith.

Presented by Tura New Music
December 13, 7:30pm.

Outcome Unknown #22
Paper Mountain

Lucan Lono
Djuna Lee, Eduardo Cossio & Michael Caratti
Sophia Lewis
February 10, 5:00-8:00pm.

Marco Fusinato: Spectral Arrows
Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Fusinato is a post-conceptual artist and an experimental musician, who employs a multidisciplinary approach in his practice that crosses through a variety of media and genres. Apart from exhibiting in gallery and museum contexts he also performs regularly on the experimental music scene, frequently releasing music-related artefacts on international labels. To coincide with the exhibition Lower Power Fusinato also presents Spectral Arrows, an improvised durational performance for guitar and mass amplification on Sun 10 Feb.
February 26-March 3, 8:00pm.

80 Birdwood Parade, Dalkeith

New opera by Cat Hope, featuring the Australian Bass Orchestra, Sage Pbbbt, Karina Utomo, Judith Dodsworth and Tara Tiba.