ARTISTIC SUPPORT MATERIAL
2021 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS - 3 mins
A SNAPSHOT OF NEW NORTH'S 2022 PROGRAM - 7 mins
Artistic support material is included in the two video/audio compilations below; a compilation of performances presented in 2021, and a compilation of work by artists in our 2022 program.
Matthias Schack-Arnott /Kim Myhr (Norway)
Intercontinental collaboration using JackTrip audio networking technology - percussion, guitar, electronics
Flora Carbo / Eitan Ritz
Saxophone, tape and video art incorporating sounds of the body
New ensemble work for three performers by one of Australia's most celebrated composers
WORKSHOP 1: Improvising Across Boundaries
Percussionist and electro-acoustic artist Michael McNab will direct an inclusive workshop, curating improvisations that embrace the contributions of participants with a range of skill levels and backgrounds. The workshop will create a safe space to explore risk and discover new musical possibilities, guided by strategies that allow the individual's unique perspective to be balanced by the collective goals of an improvising ensemble.
Ensemble work playing with sound and perception - conceiving the ensemble as hybrid instrument
Reimagining the baroque violin - experimenting with details of timbre and nuance.
Music of extremes in a solo format - influences from metal, noise, free jazz and gamelan
WORKSHOP 2: Composing Beyond Notation
Celebrated clarinettist and performance maker Aviva Endean will guide a deep dive into the many ways musical ideas are constructed and communicated without using traditional musical notation. Drawing on her background as an improviser, composer and installation artist, she will unravel how a musical concept evolves into a fully formed work, touching on such topics as form, audience interaction and designing unique ways to extend the possibilities of acoustic instruments.
COVERT FREQUENCIES 1:
Brass Commons Performs Olivia Davies
Extended brass quintet, electronics and mutant samples
Tone List Collaboration
A new interstate collaboration with Tone List artists ( Perth/Boorloo based record label, community organisation, and presenter of Audible Edge Festival) - enabled by JackTrip audio networking software.
Clarinet refracted through an electroacoustic lens.
Drums, Revox tape machine, electronics - a new performance from one of Australia's leading lights in experimental music, recently returned after creatively prolific periods in Tokyo and Berlin.
COVERT FREQUENCIES 2:
The audience moves between two spaces in a two-hour immersive installation by Andy Butler and Annelise Roberts. A chamber ensemble intones clandestine harmonies of Thelonious Monk - stretched and distilled to their subtlest, most understated essence - intermingled with a live literary performance on typewriter.
WORKSHOP 3: Going Live with Electronics
Reuben Lewis will provide an introduction to the countless ways that electronics can enhance live performance, drawing on his expertise melding acoustic trumpet with digital effects processing and synthesizers. This workshop will be designed for early career artists and established musicians looking for new artistic possibilities in electro-acoustic performance and live electronics.
A new multifaceted work for percussion and electronics by a pioneer of Australian percussive arts
New North Emerging Artist Commission
Premiere of new work developed by our the recipient of the 2022 commission - open to applications from artists 24yo or younger.
Jenny Barnes & Collaborators
A new ensemble work with extended vocals at its core - intimate, visceral, primal.