Underneath the electric clouds where chariots collide and filthy unknowable characters of the good book tangle hopelessly and mesh in the overlap; while stout, rawl doctors sharpen their instruments, their drawn shadows climbing the walls.
Alex & Yell
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.
Outcome Unknown is a monthly night of improvised and experimental performance at Spectrum Project Space
Hi. Ok. Sorry, Zoe Kilbourn, Vetch, Nate Wood, Ana Musić, Procession (outdoor performance)
Artwork: 'Opaque' by Gabby Loo
BYO, $5-$15 (pay what you want)
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.
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
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.
Shoshana Rosenberg [SA] (clarinets)
Dan O'Connor (trumpet)
More Options - Zane Wayman (text), Robin Woodward (instruments & electronics)
$5—$15 at the door (pay-what-you-want)
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
"Our annual spook-fest! Terrifying tones and timbres, forbidden frequencies, raw arhythmics and scary synthesis. Invoke the Elder Gods with a tritone or two (or three).
Also fun times with your weird-music appreciating friends!
Guest curator: Crow Jones."
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.
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
Stephen de Filippo new work for percussion, harp, double bass
Pedro Alvarez Silente for cello
Dominik Karski motion+form for percussion, harp, double bass
#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.
#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.
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
Join Adam Pinto and special guest artists in performances, and detailed discussion of performance practice and rehearsal techniques. The afternoon will be focussed on performances and arrangements related to Roger Smalley's award winning composition, his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.
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.
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.
Perth composer Mace Francis, a long-time advocate for big band composition and contributor to WA’s jazz scene, has been named the inaugural Western Australian 2017 Prelude Composer-in-Residence for Gallop House by the National Trust of Western Australia.
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.
7pm Thursday 31st August 2017
Highgate Continental, 479 Beaufort St, Highgate.
Cat Hope - Tone Being (2016) for amplified tam-tam & subwoofer
Improvisation for electric guitar
ALEXANDER GARSDEN [VIC]
New works for guitar & computer
Josten Myburgh & Michael McNab - Composition (2017) for percussion & two speakers
Flier artwork: Hanna Chetwin
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.
Outcome Unknown is a monthly night of improvised and experimental performance at Spectrum Project Space
Dan O'Connor / BeHn Greene / Eduardo Cossio
Artwork: 'Heavy II' by Gabby Loo
$5 - $15 (pay what you want)
Dunes (2017) by Kate Milligan — World premiere
Midpoint (2017) by Nate Wood — World premiere
Terra Incognita (2017) by Holly Broadbent — World premiere
Two Pieces (2017) by Stephen de Filippo — World premiere
Outcome Unknown is a monthly night of improvised and experimental performance at Spectrum Project Space.
Noemie Huttner-Koros / Shanae Campbell
James Bradbury / Jameson Feakes / Dan O'Connor
Jess Porter-Langson / Wayan Dana / Gabbi Fusco / Stephanie Jefferies
Germaine Png / Dan O'Connor / Eduardo Cossio / Beth Gosper
Eljo Agenbach / Kate Milligan
Artwork: 'To Love you and Leave you ' by Gabby Loo
$5-$15 (pay what you want)
Church Series is a concert series for experimental chamber music hosted in the intimate surrounds of St Paul's in Menora, presented by Tura New Music.
This daytime concert will be presented by James Bradbury & Dan O'Connor, performing a new 40-minute collaborative work for trumpet & 4-channel surround sound. Bradbury will also perform a work for this 4-speaker array by Kerry Hagan.
Residence #3 brings you four nights of TCHAKE, Michael McNab [VIC] and Josten Myburgh's [WA] duo of electro-acoustic improvisation. In their three year collaboration TCHAKE have toured Europe and Australia and now come to rest in Perth to develop new composed works and make recordings of improvisations.
This project features an array of local Perth artists from improvised, jazz and new music contexts performing with and around TCHAKE. More experimental music than you can TCHAKE a stick at.
Held in a private location in Wembley Downs, the address will be sent prior to the concert to guests who click 'attending' on this event.
Friday JULY 14
— Behn GREENE + TBA
— Wayan BILLIONDANA + Lenny JACOBS + Claire KEET
Saturday JULY 15
— Jürg Frey - Circular Music No. 2
(performed by Eljo AGENBACH, Mae ANTHONY, Jameson FEAKES, Jessica PORTER-LANGSON, Michael MCNAB, Josten MYBURGH, Dan O'CONNOR)
— Eljo AGENBACH - solo performance
Sunday JULY 16
— Michael Pisaro - fields have ears (1) for piano & 4 speakers (performed by Josten MYBURGH)
— Annika MOSES - new spatial work
— TCHAKE - new spatial work
Monday JULY 17
— TCHAKE + Sage PBBBT
— TCHAKE + Dan O'CONNOR
— TCHAKE + Djuna LEE
FELICIA ATKINSON [FR]
More details TBA.
Young composer and singer Annika Moses and visual artist Shannon Lyonscreate an installation that explores manipulation and engagement with sound in a tangible way. By responding first to the architectural environment of the MAC gallery space Moses and Lyons produce new site-specific works that straddle the interstice between sculpture and sound.
Exhibition opening 7PM on July 7th.
Join installation artists Steve Paraskos, Stephen Brameld and Dan Spriggs in the Scarasson space in the enex building for an artist talk, 4pm, Thursday 6 July. This will be followed by a Q & A and a real-time performance.
More information here: www.tura.com.au/winter-arts-season-sound-installation-artist-talk/