11 January 2008
The NOW now Festival of Spontaneous Music
18-20 January 2008
In less than a week, community members of the Blue Mountains (just west of Sydney) will have a chance to celebrate experimental music in all its guises as creative sound makers gather from across Australia and the world to participate in the NOW now Festival of Spontaneous Music.
Having relocated from its usual polluted, confined spaces of Sydney’s experimental music ghettoes to Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains, the Festival, this year, will include outdoor concerts and soundwalks through the bush, along with 3 days and nights of music-making, instrument building workshops (for kids and families), installations, and post-gig jams. With such a diverse program of soundscapes, audiovisual work, noise, electronic sound, and acoustic explorations, the Festival is a great place to glimpse Australia’s vibrant scene of spontaneous music makers.
For many of Australia's exploratory sound artists, the Blue Mountains is where they call home. And the Festival will celebrate this remarkable community with performances by Jon Rose, Joyce Hinterding, Adam Sussman and Matt Earle, who are all known around the world for their innovative work. Local emerging artists will also feature throughout the festival, along with a performance by local ensemble Son of the Seventh Sister.
Other Artists include: Phil Samartzis (VIC), Marcia Jane (VIC), Paul Winstanley (NZ), Amanda Stewart (NSW), Greg Kingston (TAS), Caroyln Connors (VIC), Rosalind Hall (VIC), Taste of Teeth (QLD), Passenger of Shit (NSW), Ross Bolleter (WA), Clare Cooper (NSW), Thomas Meadowcroft (NSW), Dan Whiting (NSW), Rory Brown (NSW), Matt Earle (NSW), Adam Sussman (NSW), Rivka Schembri (NSW), Louise Dibben (NSW), Xavier Charles (France), Emmanuel Pellegrini (France), Brendan Walls (NSW), Splinter Orchestra, Mathieu Werchowski (France), Jim Denley (NSW), Natasha Anderson (VIC), Ben Byrne (NSW), Dale Gorfinkel (NSW), Sam Dobson (NSW), Alex Masso (NSW), Monika Brooks (NSW), Simon Ferenci (NSW), Yusuke Akai (QLD), Daiji Igarashi (QLD), Nik Mayer-Miller (QLD), Sam Mitchell (QLD), JoJo Dogshit (QLD)... plus more.
For full program and information on accomodation, tickets, and transport visit the Festival website: www.thenownow.net
The 7th NOW now Festival of Spontaneous Music
18 - 20 January 2008
Wentworth Falls School of Arts,
Blue Mountains NSW
The NOW now Festival of Spontaneous Music (www.thenownow.net)
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