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.

January 8-19, 7:30pm.

$20-$22
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Our Sandman
Cool Change Contemporary

Our Sandman is an intimate, immersive and multi-sensorial sound work about our dreams and the presence of the Sandman in both our dream-driven and dream-deprived lives.

Compositions, soundscapes, audio recordings and live vocals are augmented by EEG headgear (data collected from brainwaves) throughout the performance.
January 16, 8:00pm

$45.50+bf
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Julia Holter
Rosemount Hotel

Los Angeles-based composer, experimental musician and songwriter Julia Holter heads to the Rosemount Hotel on January 16 to celebrate the release of her new record, 'Aviary'. Holter brings a highly exploratory sensibility to refined avant-garde pop compositions, investigating the collision between ancient tales and "the cacophony of the mind in a melting world."

Julia Holter
Felicity Groom
Jacob Diamond
January 21-24, 7:30pm.

$32
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Speak Percussion: Polar Force
Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Imagine being on the Antarctic ice shelf, housed inside a temporary shelter on the coldest, windiest, and driest continent on earth. Polar Force is a hyper-realistic sound adventure to the Antarctic hidden in an inflatable performance installation.

Encounter a multi-sensorial world through sound, wind and light, with pristine Antarctic field recordings and bespoke ice instruments, which melt and fracture to render the ice and ‘weather’ into audible phenomena.
January 27 & 28, 10am-1pm

Free
Full Program
AUDIBLE EDGE: France Jobin Masterclass
PICA / Old Customs House

Facilitated by renowned minimalist composer and sound artist France Jobin, this two-day workshop will immerse participants in the composition of music using field recordings and different sound processing techniques.

Requirements: Please bring your best pair of headphones, a recording device (lo-fi gear is fine!) and a laptop. Participation cost: Free, but EOIs to info@tonelist.com.au are essential.

Day 1: Listening & recording
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 10am

Participants will explore the urban environment through sound walks and recording. Recording techniques both conventional and unconventional will be used in order to facilitate new ways of listening to the environment and considering how and why to capture sounds for use in composition. Jobin will also discuss how the recording process itself can facilitate a deeper connection to place, self and others.

Day 2: Processing & composing
Artsource Old Customs House, 10am

Jobin will discuss her own process of manipulating and assembling sounds into compositions. Both technical and conceptual aspects of the processing and composition stage will be discussed, and participants will work on generating short studies to share and discuss with the group.
January 27, 1:30pm

Free
Full Program
AUDIBLE EDGE: Superimpose iMprov Workshop
PICA Studio 1

Join us for a participatory workshop featuring the German-based duo Superimpose (Matthias Müller and Christian Marien) as guest directors. Bring your instrument and collaborate with Superimpose and a host of local improvisers on developing skills for creating music spontaneously together.

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 josten@tura.com.au if you intend to be there or to make any enquiries. Co-presented by Tura New Music and Tone List.

January 27, 6:30pm-9:30pm

$20
Full Program
AUDIBLE EDGE: Performances Night 1
PICA Performance Space

Ben Greene (drums), Matthias Müller [GER] (trombone) & Kirsten Symczycz (organ)

Laura Altman [NSW] (clarinet, electronics)

Ryan Burge (electronics) & Christian Marien [GER] (drums)

France Jobin [CAN] (electronics)

Plant – Éric Normand [CAN] (bass guitar) & Jim Denley [NSW] (wind instruments)
January 28, 6:30pm-9:30pm

$20
Full Program
AUDIBLE EDGE: Performances Night 2
Old Customs House

Éric Normand [CAN] (bass guitar) & Nathan Thompson (self-built devices)

Andy Butler [FR/VIC] (composition, harmonium) with Djuna Lee (double bass), Jameson Feakes (guitar), Josten Myburgh (saxophone, laptop) & Annika Moses (voice)

Laura Altman [NSW] (clarinet), Jim Denley [NSW] (wind instruments), Djuna Lee (double bass) & Daisy Sanders (dance)

Superimpose – Matthias Müller [GER] (trombone) & Christian Marien [GER] (drums)

Dharma Shan [SG] (guitar)
January 29, 7:30pm-9:30pm

$10
Full Program
AUDIBLE EDGE: Tone List Triple Launch
Old Customs House

Shoshana Rosenberg (clarinet, composition)

Original Past Life – Michael Caratti (drums, electronics), Warwick Hall (guitar, electronics), Adam Trainer (bass, keyboards, electronics)

Moon Project – Catherine Ashley (harp) & Kirsten Smith (flute) with Natalia Fidyka (visuals) and Annika Moses (voice)
January 30, 6:30pm

Free
Full Program
AUDIBLE EDGE: Plant iMprov Workshop
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 josten@tura.com.au if you intend to be there or to make any enquiries. Co-presented by Tura New Music and Tone List.

January 31, 6:30pm

$15
Full Program
AUDIBLE EDGE: Albany
Old Customs House

Plant - Jim Denley [Sydney] & Éric Normand [Quebec]
Laura Altman [Sydney]
Allison Labs
Nari Lees & Andy Butler [France] (plus more TBA)
February 10, 5:00-8:00pm.

Free
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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.

$25-$49
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Speechless
80 Birdwood Parade, Dalkeith

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