Opening Night 16 June 6-8pm
Opening Night 16 June 6-8pm
Tura New Music in association with City of Perth and enex present an evolving spatial sound art-music, video projection mapping and sculptural installation by sound artist Steve Paraskos and visual artist Stephen Brameld as part of the City of Perth Winter Arts Season.
Entitled Scarasson the immersive work will be presented as an ever-evolving installation breathing new life into a enex building shopfront, near the Hay Street Mall entrance, from June 19 to August 1. Self-generating, ever-changing, enveloping clouds of swarming rich sound particles softly whir about the space over a multi-speaker array. Every week, new themes, sound and visual material shift and evolve the work.
The finale of Scarasson is a large-scale spatial art music live performance in the State Building’s foyer, with surreal, impossible geologies projection mapped on a haze cloud above. This season will see performances take place nightly from August 1-6.
Sheoaks, Shakuhachi and the Doctor is a sound sculpture of the lost biophony of the location the city now sits on. Where once the sheoaks used to stand now stands buildings, roads, cars and people moving through. The work brings the original acoustic ecology back to where it once belonged and played a ghostly song with the famous wind from the South-West we call the Doctor.
Exact start and end times for the sculpture's existence in Perth 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.
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.
- Intenso Band
- Eduardo Cossio & Dan O'Connor
- Matthew Moore (Physical Release/Enabler AD)
- Tactile AF
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)
Celebrated guitarist Karin Schaupp joins forces with percussionist extraordinaire Claire Edwardes in an all Australian program of enthralling musical landscapes.
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)
Japanese superstar Kuniko Kato is one of the world’s greatest percussionists, dazzling audiences with her superlative energy, power and poeticism. Experience her breathtaking virtuosity and extraordinary musicianship in this concert of masterworks by Johann Sebastian Bach, Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt
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.
Highlights from the Sound Spectrum festival presented in a free lunchtime concert.
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
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
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
A 30 minute piece for double bass and electronics.
Joan Wright, double bass
music by John Pax
A durational improvisation by Michael McNab, Sage Pbbbt, Josten Myburgh, Dan O'Connor, Djuna Lee & Jameson Feakes.
FELICIA ATKINSON [FR]
More details TBA.
Haydn: Symphony No.31 “Hornsignal”
Wood: Motes (Premiere)
Stannard-Brown: Sinfonietta (Premiere)
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/
Tura New Music presents a workshop with Melbourne-based clarinetist and performance-maker Aviva Endean.
The workshop will focus on collective improvisation, sonic meditation, approaching open-form scores and performance provocations, and discussion around these activities. Musicians from all backgrounds and levels of experience with experimental music and improvisation are encouraged to apply. Bring your instrument or any sound-producing means and join in on listening and playing excercises and group-led activities.
Perth-based label for exploratory music
TL008 / Quiver — Small Worlds album launch.
Record listening party, artist talk and sound installation from 6:30PM with Melbourne-based member of Quiver Ensemble, Aviva Endean. The artist talk will discuss Werner Dafeldecker's composition 'Small Worlds' and Quiver's interpretative strategies for the work.
Live music from 7:30PM with Aviva, supported by local electro-acoustic expert Stuart James.
Highgate Continental serving $5 drinks + books, LPs & curiosities.
Quiver is a new music collective that began work in 2009, based between Melbourne & Berlin. Quiver events use elements of installation, staging and lighting design to define the conceptual narrative and enhance the experience of musical events exploring the performance of new and obscure scores.
Quiver is Matthias Schack-Arnott, Aviva Endean, Jonathan Heilbron & Rebecca Lane, joined on this CD by Chris Heenan and Alexander Garsden. 'Small Worlds' is a 2004 composition by Werner Dafeldecker.
Experimental jazz outfit ßß (eszetts) will both challenge and push the boundaries.
Jameson Feakes - guitar
Josten Myburgh - laptop
Alana MacPherson - saxophone
Dan O'Connor - trumpet
Alex Reid - drums
ORPHANS is a free/noise trio featuring Dan O'Connor (trumpet), Dom Barrett (guitar) and Ben Greene (drums). Not quite free-jazz and not quite noise-rock, the group tugs on various musical threads in an exploration of the abstract aural landscape between.
David Braid, pianist/composer (CANADA)
with the Penderecki String Quartet:
Jerzy Kaplanek, violin (POLAND)
Jeremy Bell, violin (CANADA)
Christine Vlajk, viola (USA)
Katie Schlaikjer, cello (USA
Outcome Unknown is a monthly night of improvised and experimental performance at Spectrum Project Space
Fiz Eustance / Sammy Huxtable
Eduardo Cossio / BeHn Greene
The Sonic Manipulator
Artwork: 'Mass of recall' by Gabby Loo
$5 - $15 entry (pay what you want)
New works for chamber orchestra by Jet Kye Chong, Benjamin Christiansen, Cassie To and Dan Thorpe.
Yomi Ship, BOCKs, Giant Dwarf, Snake of the Year.
An annual season of original site-specific works from WA independent dance artists.
Initiated by Unkempt Dance in 2014, In SITU has become a unique opportunity for artists and producers to explore an exciting new model of presenting independent choreography in enticing and unexpected locations.
Hi. Ok, Sorry - Eva Bujalka & Phoebe Avenue (electronics)
Kirsten Smith (flute) & Catherine Ashley (harp & electronics)
Gabbi Fusco (violin), Aaron Wyatt (viola), Tristen Parr (cello), Joshua Cusack (double bass)
One of Australia’s most influential cult bands and experimental trios return to Perth to play the Rosemount Hotel in June 2017.
Presented by Tura New Music, the trio of Chris Abrahams (piano), Lloyd Swanton (double bass) and Tony Buck (drums) are globally renowned for their unique approach to creating spontaneous music of deceptive simplicity and shimmering beauty.
This work for solo hand drum requires the performer to undertake an unusual creative process in order to perform the work. In this lecture recital, I will be breaking down my approach to performing Love Letter and some of the questions it raises of the performer.
The Outlines series returns with brand new, spontaneous musical collaborations. Musicians from Perth's classical, jazz, new music and contemporary scenes come together to share musical ideas in real time.
Thom Freeman (guitar)
Beth Gosper (vox)
Harry Josland (tpt)
Germaine Png (drums)
Dan Harrison (drums)
Wayan Billiondana (bass)
Eljo Agenbach (bass clarinet)
Alana Macpherson (sax)
Claire Keet (sax)
David Kent (guitar)
Kate Pass (bass)
Jess Porter-Langson (viola)
Lenny Jacobs (drums)
$5—$15 entry (pay-what-you-want)
Tone List is a perth-based label for exploratory music.
Harman and Paraskos present a collaborative installation of sound and light projections to submerse in the atmosphere of relaxation, leisure, menace, desire and longing attached to the swimming pool in Australia. Drawing from personal fascinations and shared experiences, The Pool elevates moments of calm floating, tranquil lapping, playful splashing, even ticking kreepy-krawlies. The surreal sounds and reflections opens attention to the deluge of thoughts, feelings and associations that happen around the pool as a place of multiple experiences, both shallow and deep.
Rio 1917 is a celebration of Latin American Modernist and new music and its local connections. The concert feature recent and new works by Contemporary Brazilian composer Felipe Lara, Chilean/Australian Pedro Alvarez and Peruvian/Australian Eduardo Cossio and four responses to Villa-Lobos’ seminal Sexteto Mistico by West Australian composers Ellie Cumming, Sam Gillies, Alexander Turley and Lindsay Vickery.
ON THE SIDE is the monthly experimental music night south of the Derbarl Yerrigan.
We look to invite the artist to step outside of their familiar set structures to reveal some of the new and improvised experimental faces of their music production.
The May episode will look at genres of Folk, Classical, Bass, EDM ,RnB and Blues with an all time line up once again of some of Perths most honestly talented and naturally brilliant auditory entertainers.
All Modular, All of the Time!
Patch yourself into an extravaganza of WA's finest homegrown electronics. Amazing, original, never-to-be-repeated performances!!*
Guest Curator Rich White
- NonLinear Circuits
- Phoebe Avenue
- Dimity Magnus
- Subconscious Inclination
- Jayden Ward
- Eurocrack Heavy Industry
- Meg Travers
- Never Forgive/Never Forget
- Rich White
And visuals created from a modular video-synthesiser by Nathan Thompson
$5 entry, $5 drinks. Far more than $10 value guaranteed - you're ahead already!
A special edition of Outcome Unknown with improvised and experimental performances at the CSIRO Lab in Scitech.
LittleBits Involuntary Orchestra
Zoe Kilbourne / Sage Pbbbt / Eduardo Cossio / Dan O'Connor
Live visuals by Nathan Thompson
$5 - $15 entry (pay what you want)