2020

JAN 16

THE SOUND OF CERAMICS: EXPERIMENTAL APPROACHES TO CERAMIC INSTRUMENT DESIGN
The Pottery Shed, Surry Hills
A concert and workshop series at The Pottery Shed (SYD) will showcase the sounds and construction of ceramic percussion instruments. The instruments are crafted by Roxanne Nesbitt (CND) and Chayla Ueckert-Smith (AUS) and played by Nicole Johnson (AUS). These three women will create a workshop/concert series in an intimate, community space, bringing together the two communities of ceramicists and musicians in a fiercely unique take on contemporary art music and performance. The workshops will be educational, technical, hands-on, and the performances will be sonically ground-breaking, entertaining and accessible. This international collaboration will continue to create a community between ceramicists and musicians, art and art music, and Australia and Canada.

2019

AUG 17

ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING HATCHED ACADEMY OPEN MIC
107 Projects
Hear spanking new works by the cream of the crop of emerging Australian compositional talent, at the end of their intensive week of workshops, masterclasses and discussions with Ensemble Offspring and international mentor Yannis Kyriakides and Melbourne based Kate Neal.

AUG 31

SYNERGY PERCUSSION @ EXTENDED PLAY
City Recital Hall
The inaugural event last year was hailed as "the best new classical music initiative Sydney has seen in years" (The Australian), and an "exhilarating festival, wonderfully supportive of local artists and ensembles, emerging talent and an audience eager to engage." (Real Time).

OCT 17 - 27

LAUREN BRINCAT: OTHER TEMPO
Carriageworks
A dynamic performance installation of modified drum kits and visual scores within the industrial expanse of Carriageworks.

OCT 31
THU

WILLIAM BARTON AND VERONIQUE SERRET + EARLY CAREER ARTIST - NIKI JOHNSON
The Newsagency
Circles and Edges - the shapes of movement and sound. A music and dance performance exploring movement as expression of sound, and movement as expression in response to sound.