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You’re invited to a free 2-hour workshop with Melbourne based artist Kay Abude at Mood Studios, where we’ll gather for an afternoon of food and conversation to discuss sustainability in art practice.
This event is part of Making it in Moreland by Arts Moreland, a free series of workshops, gatherings and talks presented by Next Wave in partnership with Moreland City Council
Desire is a form of possession, commanding the body from within. Do we resist its embrace, or allow it to compel us wherever it must? Drawing on film tropes of the monster queer, this electronic opera for one is a magical summoning – a longing for communion with the invisible, where the performer’s body moves, and is moved by sound.
Possession celebrates the high drama and craft of opera via a solo performer inhabited by forces beyond human control.
How do we see the world around us, when the dominant contemporary visual language is determined by colonial histories and capital?
In The Revolution Will Not Be Aestheticised artist Warraba Weatherall considers the way that scientific and cultural perspectives inform contemporary cultural knowledge systems and forms of representation. Researched through archival materials, Australian politics, and Indigenous knowledges, the exhibition encourages a deeper insight into the construction and transmission of Indigenous knowledge systems and its direct influence in shaping social, political and cultural futures. In assessing how cultural archetypes are maintained throughout society, Weatherall builds on an existing dialogue of contemporary cultural identity to consider what encourages a healthy cultural continuum.
Next Wave welcomes back friends and experimental music collective, New North for their fifth concert, Veils.
Behind the veil is a silhouette, a landscape obscured, a hidden truth, a silent presence. New North presents an evening of exploratory music that revels in mysterious processes beneath the surface. Experience the pulsating delays of Reuben Lewis’s solo electroacoustic, the visceral depths of Jenny Barnes’s extended vocality, and two responses to Cat Hope’s unique graphic scores that communicate with an abstract visual language.
New North offer complimentary tickets to those who can’t afford entry. To arrange a complimentary ticket, please send an email with your name and the phrase ‘COMP’ to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARIA nominated improviser/composer/producer Rueben Lewis performs music from his debut solo record, ‘The House is Empty’. Using a deceptive mix of trumpet, electronics, field recordings and synthesisers to create “a vivid listening experience that gleams with sinister detail ”(The Wire), Reuben plays on our expectations and unravels all semblance of familiar form to deliver a moving sonic experience that “is beyond category” (The Australian).
Cat Hope is a composer and performer who creates music that is conceptually driven, in animated graphic scores formats for acoustic / electronic combinations and improvisations. Her music is characterised by aleatoric elements, drone, noise and glissandi as well as an ongoing fascination with low frequency sound that threads through all her creative work.
“one of Australia’s most exciting and individual creative voices…a remarkable composer.” — Gramaphone Magazine UK, 2017.
Jenny Barnes is a vocalist dedicated to improvisation. Her practice had been an inquiry driven by extricating vocal sounds from linguistic meaning. Examining and mimicking recordings of mammals, domestic pets and birds to achieve an extensive and diverse vocal capacity. She’d then study the rhythmic cadences and pitch modulations of language and apply her findings to musical contexts.
For the past 7 years Jenny has been practicing listening for what and who she cannot hear and why? She explores the subjectivity of power through her improvisatory practice as she deeply believes playing improvised music equips her with the skills and insight to respond well, with integrity, strength and care in critical situations.
About New North
New North is Melbourne’s newest platform for local musicians who push boundaries in their areas of practice. We empower artists and audiences to try the untried, experience the new, and expand conceptions of the possibilities of sound. New North is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the City of Moreland.
Brunswick Mechanics is a wheelchair accessible venue.
We are able to assist with any access requests you may have ahead of this event. For further enquiries about how Next Wave can support your access requirements, please contact our team on (03) 9387 3376 or email us at email@example.com
Please contact Stacy Jewell for assistance buying tickets via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also welcome suggestions for how we can continue to improve our experience for people with disability.