Totally Huge New Music Festival
Oct
19
to Oct 29

Totally Huge New Music Festival

11 DAYS OF SONIC ADVENTURE

thnmf2017.tura.com.au

As Tura New Music celebrates the company’s 30th year of operation, the Totally Huge New Music Festival (THNMF) surprises yet again with its freshness and vitality. Across an exciting landscape of new music practice, this kaleidoscope of expression via the medium of sound will take audiences on a unique and captivating journey – one that is expansive, ear opening and enriching.

The 13th THNMF features internationally acclaimed artists Anne LeBaron(USA), Kouhei Harada (Japan) and Rick Snow (USA) alongside Australian new music leaders Speak Percussion (Melbourne), Ross Bolleter (Perth)DecibelNewMusic (Perth/Melb), Chris Tonkin (Perth), Lawrence English(Brisbane), Callum G'Froerer (Perth/Berlin) and Catherine Ashley - Harpist (Perth).

19 Oct | Festival Launch
20 Oct | Mississippi Swan – Daybew (20 - 29 Oct) | Anne LeBaron - iMprov Workshop
21 Oct | A wave and waves Workshops (21 & 22 Oct) | Club Huge 2017.1 - Schack-Arnott [VIC], LeBaron [USA] & more
22 Oct | DCC: Glitch Performed by KMS
23 Oct | Breaking Out - Young Composers Night
24 Oct | Electronic Concerto
25 Oct | Fluorophone
26 Oct | Aeon (26 - 29 Oct) | Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference | Quarry Music | Club Huge 2017.2 - Dan Thorpe [SA], Ben Carey [NSW] & more
27 Oct | Strung by Anne LeBaron
28 Oct | Phenomena by Callum G’Froerer | Club Huge 2017.3 - kiek [JPN], Erik Griswold [QLD] & more
29 Oct | A wave and waves 

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Trans-Tide
Oct
28
to Nov 12

Trans-Tide

https://www.facebook.com/events/132782294001951/

Johannes S. Sistermanns
TRANS–TIDE

Sat 28 Oct - Sun 12 Nov
10am - 10pm, Thur - Sun
FREE

Trans-Tide considers the tide below our feet. Developed for the five interconnected drains along the pedestrian High St Mall, this sound work will feature a recorded composition sampled from a wastewater treatment plant. Individual speakers will be concealed in the cavity of the drains and can be heard as pedestrians interact with the work.

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Tunnel Vision
Oct
28
to Nov 12

Tunnel Vision

Ned Beckley
TUNNEL VISION

Forming a sonic channel between the Whalers Tunnel, the ocean and its history, Tunnel Vision creates an underwater soundscape that engulfs the senses, taking you into the deep womb of the sea. Located beneath the Round House, the Whalers Tunnel connects High Street to the Indian Ocean. This multi-media installation is designed to disrupt and immerse your senses to make sound visible.

Whalers Tunnel | 9 Captain's Lane, Fremantle
Sat 28 Oct – Sun 12 Nov
2pm – 10pm, Thur – Sun
FREE

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High Tide 17 ≈ Sonnenmasse | Leon Ewing
Nov
2
to Nov 5

High Tide 17 ≈ Sonnenmasse | Leon Ewing

https://www.facebook.com/events/142626176327085/

Sonnenmasse is an ongoing project by vocalist and bass soloist Leon Ewing. Drawing upon doom metal, drone and shoe-gaze, he composes his music according to the acoustic and aesthetic quality of the spaces he performs in. Working around the resonant frequencies, reverberations and standing waves of the built environment of the Shipstores, Ewing’s site-specific sonic experience will shift and heighten your awareness of time and place. A deeply sensory experience for an audience of one.
 

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WAM Experimental Showcase
Nov
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

WAM Experimental Showcase

Nathan Thompson (analogue sounds and visuals)

Catherine Ashley (harp) & Matthew Lyall Cole (percussion)

Trio (ft. Annika Moses, B Gosper and Shanae Campbell)

Dane Yates (electronics) & Talitha Maslin (dance)

Sage Pbbbt (voice and drums) & Eduardo Cossio (guitar)

Dan O'Connor (trumpet) & Stuart James (electronics)

$10, BYO

Supported by
WAM: https://www.wamfest.com.au/friday-1/
Paper Mountain: https://papermountain.org.au/

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Sun Down Low
Nov
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sun Down Low

TINA HAVELOCK STEVENS
CAT HOPE

Sun Down Low is a 2 hour long drone duo for drum and bass that turns the listeners expectations of these instruments inside out. Usually linked together in a rhythm section of a band - here the bass and drums become durational soloists in an unusual, exciting and unexpected way - through long form structures, repetition, loops and long, warm drones that explore different textures and intersections. Now and then the two parts lock together, but only fleetingly. The work is at times intense, at other times undulating and punctured by the energy of drumming and the viscerality of bass tones. 

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Scale Variable 4: Motion By Soundstorm
Nov
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

Scale Variable 4: Motion By Soundstorm

  • State Theatre Centre Studio Underground (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dominik Karski             To Remain in Change for flutes and cello
Pedro Alvarez               Untitled on Earth for percussion, double bass
Kaija Saariaho              Laconisme de l’aile for flute and electronics

Interval

Stephen de Filippo       new work for percussion, harp, double bass
Pedro Alvarez               Silente for cello
Dominik Karski             motion+form for percussion, harp, double bass

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Outcome Unknown #13
Nov
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

Outcome Unknown #13

Outcome Unknown is a monthly night of improvised and experimental performance at Spectrum Project Space

Daisie's Net
Matthew De La Hunty / Dale Couper
Laura Margaret
Nathan Thompson / Eduardo Cossio / Ben Greene
Qui Kuh
Filth Goddess

Artwork: 'Hindsight' by Gabby Loo

BYO , $5 - $15 (pay what you want)

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Tilman Robinson
Oct
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

Tilman Robinson

Join Tilman Robinson, Sean O'Neill and Benjamin Witt for an epic triple bill at Late Night Valentine. Returning to Perth after a two year gap between shows, Tilman will perform music from his recent album Deer Heart as well as new music, joined by Anna Sarcich on cello. Sean O'Neill stretches the limits of ambience, joined by Callum G'froerer on trumpet and Matthias Schack-Arnott on percussion. Benjamin Witt presents a special mystery solo performance.

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American Legends: Piñata Percussion with ANAM & Jan Williams
Oct
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

American Legends: Piñata Percussion with ANAM & Jan Williams

Piñata Percussion, along with their mentor and UWA Head of Percussion Louise Devenish join forces with musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and percussion legend Jan Williams (USA) to perform a very special concert including works by Lou Harrison and John Cage. Tickets on sale 1 September from fac.org.au 

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The Harp Reimagined
Oct
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

The Harp Reimagined

In this recital, Catherine Ashley's work with contemporary harp music will be showcased, sharing the varied timbres of the instrument, and reimagining the harp as a brilliant sound machine. Featuring works by composers from the last 60 years, the concert will include works by three Australian composers, as well as the premiere of new works by Josten Myburgh and Alex Turley. Also performing will be Swedish musician Therese Lowdin, who together with Catherine, will share striking works for harp and flute.

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Human/Machine Interaction
Oct
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

Human/Machine Interaction

Fifty years ago Gordon Mumma's Hornpipe ushered in a new kind of music allowing human and machine interaction in the form of a ‘semi-automatic response to the sounds generated by the performer’. Today human/machine interaction from Siri to Google has become ubiquitous; in this concert WAAPA Composition and Music Technology students explore the implications and consequences of this new form of music.

$11 tickets from: http://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/performances-and-events/performances/2017/human-machine-interaction

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Sound Spectrum 2017.2
Oct
2
to Oct 6

Sound Spectrum 2017.2

  • Spectrum Project Space (ECU Campus) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fresh from the oven, a week of new music by WAAPA’s Composition and Music Technology students and staff at the Spectrum Project Space. New voices of the next generation of composers, sound artists and improvisers will perform over 10 hours of world premieres. The concerts feature Ecuatorial 2 and 4, Spatial Music, the Western Australian Laptop Orchestra and Shock of the New.

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Tura Echo Tour Closing Concert
Sep
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tura Echo Tour Closing Concert

http://echo.tura.com.au/

This year’s Echo Tour brings together three of Australia’s leading indigenous performers, Bart Willoughby, Mark Atkins and Stephen Pigram with an ensemble of some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists including Erkki Veltheim (violin), Stephen Magnusson (guitar) and Tristen Parr (cello) creating a vibrant and uniquely Australian sound.

The Tour, which collaborates with artists on the way, brings Gabriel Nodea from Warmun and Naomi Pigram from Broome to re-join the Tour in Perth for the finale celebration.

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Three (Sonic) Events #3
Sep
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Three (Sonic) Events #3

#1. Works exploring reading, text, the voice, speech and communication, by Nate Wood, Laura Steenberge, Sage Pbbbt, Robert Ashley and Samuel Vriezen. Performed by Alex Jones, Josten Myburgh, Jameson Feakes, Nate Wood, Sage Pbbbt, Annika Moses and more.

#2. Improvised performance TBA.

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Three (Sonic) Events #2
Sep
19
to Sep 20

Three (Sonic) Events #2

#1. Improvised duos between dancers and musicians with collaborations drawn out of a hat just before the set. Featuring Tim Green, Noemie Huttner-Koros, Laura Strøbech, Axel Carrington, Dan O’Connor and more.

#2. Free-form electronic music from Erasers.

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Three (Sonic) Events #1
Sep
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Three (Sonic) Events #1

#1. ‘Artist talk’ by Sage Pbbbt. May contain traces of facts.

#2. Performance by Breaking Waves. Manfred Werder's '2008 (1)', Rishin Singh's '(melody) Perth' and Sage Pbbbt's 'Variations without a theme (drones ongs)'.

#3. Performance of Michael Pisaro’s hour-long work ‘an unrhymed chord’ by an orchestra of over twenty musicians. A drone piece that can predict the future.

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Roger Smalley's Piano Concerto
Sep
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Roger Smalley's Piano Concerto

  • John Inverarity Music and Drama Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Roger Smalley has been described as one of the most distinctive composers of the post-second world war generation and was a well-loved faculty member of the UWA School of Music. In this special concert James Ledger steps in front of the UWA Symphony Orchestra to conduct Smalley’s Piano Concerto, alongside one of Mozart’s earlier intimate symphonies.

Williams: Escapades (soloist: Erin Royer) 
Smalley: Piano Concerto 1984-5 (soloist: Adam Pinto) 
Mozart: Symphony No. 29

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iMprov #12
Sep
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

iMprov #12

Ashes of Burnt Sage (percussion, drums, voices)

Lindsay Vickery (woodwinds, electronics) & Petro Vouris (electronics)

Alana MacPherson (alto saxophone) & Talya Valenti (drums)

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$5—$15 at the door (pay-what-you-want)

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Fluxus II
Sep
8
1:00pm 1:00pm

Fluxus II

Following the success of the 2015’s ‘In a state of flux’, Head of Contemporary Music Ashley Smith, and Head of Composition Chris Tonkin, inspire a community of young artists to discover new worlds and ideas in music. In Fluxus II they will explore the edge between noise and music, activity and performance in this not to be missed immersive experience.

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UWA MSS Pride Concert
Sep
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

UWA MSS Pride Concert

Breaking Waves will play a work by Sage Pbbbt at this concert.

Come celebrate the music of LGBTQIA+ composers with the MSS and the UWA Student Guild Pride Department. This concert will feature talented musicians performing the works of Sondheim, Poulenc, Bernstein and more, including some incredible living composers from our own UWA School of Music. There will be a rainbow bake sale during the interval, and all proceeds will go to Pride WA.

This is a FREE concert in celebration of Pride Week at UWA, and everyone is welcome to attend.

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Sounding Art Performance
Sep
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sounding Art Performance

Decibel New Music Ensemble have commissioned a number of Australian visual artists to create artworks designed to be read as scores for performance. The artists were chosen for their connection to music, rather than their abilities to ‘make scores’ - artists who play in bands, have featured musicians in their works, have worked with musicians on work, or have works that can be read as music. A range of media will feature in the exhibition, including sculpture, painting, video and drawing.

For one night only, Decibel New Music Ensemble will perform the works "composed" by the exhibiting artists in Sounding Art. This is a ticketed event. Bookings through EventBrite.
 

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Inland 17.B: A Life of Afterwords Begins
Aug
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

Inland 17.B: A Life of Afterwords Begins

INLAND 17.B: 
7pm Thursday 31st August 2017
Highgate Continental, 479 Beaufort St, Highgate.

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Performances by:

LOUISE DEVENISH
Cat Hope - Tone Being (2016) for amplified tam-tam & subwoofer

JAMESON FEAKES
Improvisation for electric guitar

ALEXANDER GARSDEN [VIC]
New works for guitar & computer

JOSTEN MYBURGH
Josten Myburgh & Michael McNab - Composition (2017) for percussion & two speakers

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Flier artwork: Hanna Chetwin

www.inlandconcertseries.net
www.tonelist.com.au

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Scale Variable 3: 'Simulacra' by Intercurrent
Aug
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

Scale Variable 3: 'Simulacra' by Intercurrent

  • State Theatre Centre: Studio Underground (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hannah Lash                          C
Chris Tonkin                            Bass Entr’acte (Premiere)
Phillip Glass                            Music in Similar Motion
Alex Turley                              New Commission (Premiere)
Julian Day                               Low Horizons (Premiere)

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Listening Lab
Aug
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Listening Lab

Local living legends Craig McElhinney, Chris Cobilis, Predrag Delibasic and Claire Pannell (Furchick) bring you a Sunday evening of deep listening in the CSIRO Lab at Scitech.

littleBits synths kits will also be available to guests on the night to explore your own creativity.

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Outcome Unknown #11
Aug
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Outcome Unknown #11

https://www.facebook.com/events/1709098959130621/

Outcome Unknown is a monthly night of improvised and experimental performance at Spectrum Project Space

Featuring:
Predrag Delibasich
Tamara Creasey
Dan O'Connor / BeHn Greene / Eduardo Cossio
Rebecca's World
Akioka
Nathan Thompson

Artwork: 'Heavy II' by Gabby Loo
www.gabbyloo.com

BYO, 
$5 - $15 (pay what you want)

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iMprov #11
Aug
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

iMprov #11

The Intensoband - Toby Anning (drums), Steve Elkins (Rhodes) and Adam Ismail (sampler)

Jessica Porter Langson (viola), Noemie Huttner-Koros (flute) & Jameson Feakes (guitar)

Pedro Alvarez (guitar) & Lenny Jacobs (drums)

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$5—$15 at the door (pay-what-you-want)

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