Tilde New Music Mini Festival - Testing Grounds - 26 Jan 2014

On January 26th, 2014, Tilde New Music and Sound Art present the Tilde New Music Mini Festival, celebrating the tradition of art music and sound art in Australia with performances by Melbourne-based and regional musicians and artists.

Beginning at midday, the Tilde New Music Mini Festival is an open social event rather than a concert, featuring performances by contrabassist Nick Tsiavos, whose recent work includes the album one hundred months, third of east and collaborations with Adam Simmons, Deborah Kayser and many others; flutist Belinda Woods, a current research candidate at the VCA whose practice spans new music, post-classical improvisation, jazz and pop; interdisciplinary artist Carmen Chan has recently returned to Melbourne and is promising a music and text-based reflection on Australia Day; composer Peter McIlwain performing with the CEMA-produced software Nodal, Peter recently exhibited Imaginary Ornithology at Burrinja Café, reflecting on bird life
in the Dandenong Ranges; percussionist and conductor Timothy Phillips, whose career has seen him perform with Klangforum Wien in Europe and who is now the artistic director and chief conductor of the Arcko Symphonic Ensemble; the ‘hurricane disguised as a flute player’, USA-born Peter Sheridan will be performing with his collection of monstrously large flutes, playing music recently composed from all around the world; sound artist Jacques Soddell, founder and director of Undue Noise and Cajid Media, experimental music organisation and record label based in central Victoria, and more!

The Mini Festival will include barbecue and other food available, there is a bar from which to refresh or caffeinate yourself and lots of people interested in or curious about new music and sound art. Tilde will also be demonstrating their new music and sound art roving gallery on the day, another  opportunity to engage with the work going on here in Australia.

When? Sunday the 26th of January, 2014. 12pm until 6pm.
Where? Testing Grounds (behind the Arts Centre), 1-23 City Rd, Southbank.
Cost? Nothing! It’s completely free, though we will accept donations for
further endeavours.


(forwarded from Vincent Giles)