Dear music lovers, the NOW now number 18 is on its way.
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Possibly due to the overwhelming generosity and support of the musicians involved, this years edition is relying on the support of caring audiences like you.
We need your ears and your care, the NOW now will provide the incredible and remarkable as thanks.
Festival passes $60
Tickets $20 per night
UPSTAIRS: long form performative installations:
7:00 – 9:00
Adam Pultz Melbye, solo piece, feedback bass with internal sound-reactive LED lights:
9:00 – 11:00
Sonya Holowell, voice
Ben Carey, modular synthesiser:
Gail Priest in the garden upstairs
FRIDAY 7pm, 7.30, 8pm, 8.30, 9pm, 9.30
SUNDAY 4pm, 4.30, 5pm, 5.30, 6pm. 6.30.
Tickets essential book through eventbright. (this is a one audience member per/session)
The Languages of Listening interviews have been developed as part of Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art, 2018-2020. www.experimenta.org/makesense.
The NOW now festival 2019.
7:00 Welcome to Country.
Éric Normand (Quebec), electric bass
Jim (Mij) Denley, woodwinds
8:15 Reuben Lewis, trumpet
Emily Bennett, voice
9:00 Pia Van Gelder, live electronic circuits
9:30 Birgit Ulher(Germany), solo piece 'Traces - for trumpet, radio, speaker, objects and tape'
10:30 Alister Spence, piano/rhodes solo
11:15 Knitted Abyss
Lucy Claire, guitar
Anna John, guitar
7:00 Jasmine Leung, Urhu
Pierre-Yves Martel, (Montreal), viola da gamba
7:45 Jefferson Mayday Mayday, electronics
8:30 THE ASTRONOMICAL UNIT
Matthias Müller (Berlin), trombone
Clayton Thomas, double bass
Christian Marian (Berlin), drums
9:15 Sage Pbbt, voice
Monika Brooks (Moniker Gronk), computer & accordion
10:00 Audrey Rose Burden, movement.
10:15 Jónó Mí Ló (Ohio / Syd), electronics
11:00 ASK THE AXES
David Watson, guitar & bagpipes
Tony Buck, drums & guitar
Start in Redfern Park
6.30-7pm Acknowledgement to Country, Smoking Ceremony. Smoking continues throughout following participatory exercise:
7- 7.30pm ’Acknowledging Country’ audio crawl for concert-goers in Redfern Park.
Track by Lizzie Thomson (Critical Path),
Sonya Holowell and Melanie Herbert
Facilitates connecting to country through sound and movement.
Move to 107
7.30-8pm Bass Tone Orchestra + Ben Ward composition
Maximillian Alduca, double bass,
Clayton Thomas, Double bass,
Mary Rapp, double bass
Dave Ellis, Double bass
Ben Ward, Double bass
8:00 – 9:00pm Melanie Louise Eden, performance
Charlie Sundborn, solo sax performance
9:00 Sy Browne, electronics
Bron Watkins, violin
Saar Amptmeijer, electronics
10:00pm Freya Schack-Arnott, cello
& Matthias Schack-Arnott, automated and played percussion
10.30-11.30pm The Splinter Orchestra
Text score ‘Dual Axis’ by Sonya Holowell with design by Elia Bosshard.
SUNDAY: Start at 4pm
4:00pm Joyce Hinterding, radio waves
Peter Blamey, energy systems
5:00pm Score Club
MP Hopkins, Megan Alice Clune, Andrew Fedorovich, Alexandra Spence, John Wilton + Guest: Caitlin Rowley
Break: Eat some food people.
Nicola Morton, electronics
Del Lumanta, electronics
8:00 Kevin Wolfox Sheehan, electronics
8:45 AIR FIELD
Petr Vrba, (Czech Republic), trumpet and electronics
Birgit Ulher(Germany), trumpet
Jack Stoneham, alto saxophone
Karen Uncanny Booth, baritone saxophone
9:30 Chris Abrahams, Piano
Robin Fox, analogue systems
Clare Cooper, ¾ concert harp
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