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The Splinter Orchestra


The Splinter Orchestra

  • Date: Sunday, 19 April 2009, 7:30pm
  • Venue: PACT Theatre — 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the NOWnow 2009 series
  • Tickets: $10/$8 (concession)

Event Details

Large-scale electro-acoustic improvising ensemble, The Splinter Orchestra, will be performing for the first time in sydney for many months! Sydney-based artist Mathew Rochford will also be presenting a new piece for 50 clocks on the night. The night is presented by Quarterbred.

The Splinter Orchestra are one of the few large-scale improvisational ensembles working in Australia, or anywhere else for that matter. Formed in 2003, the group has comprised of up to 50 members. Made up of individuals from the improvised music scene, electronic musicians, sound artists and those who are involved in environmental sound and field recording, the Splinter Orchestra create a stark minimalism despite their large number – without any leaders or conductors. The group aims for graceful tension, restraint and simplicity. They are intent on becoming one instrument…

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