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From 8 to 24 January, Hobart is packed with Mona Foma contemporary art festival events, artists-in-residence including Cat Hope, Jim Denley and John Cale (US). There is an impressive amount of completely free performances - for information, times and registrations, please see the event website.
Cat Hope will present the world premiere of Wolf at Harp (15 January, free), a culmination of her recent focus on low-frequency sound. She will will also present a work from the series Abe Sada Songbook Volume 1 (2OO5-2OO9) (16 & January, free)
Master improvisors Jim Denley (woodwinds) and Kim Myhr (guitar, Norway) will present several free performances (8, 13 & 14 January) and two workshops.
Internationally acclaimed composer & violinist Jon Rose, sound artist Robin Fox and instrument builders Rod Cooper and Paul Byrant present their conceptually ambitious work Pursuit (9 January, free). It is designed to challenge our ideas about music and its performance and how sound exists and moves in space...but more importantly, it’s hugely entertaining.
Anthony Pateras, Marco Fusinato, Robin Fox and Oren Ambarchi take sound beyond the limits of musical language, forging a mode of communication that is simultaneously audible, visible and physical. Through the manipulation of electrical signal, sound is transformed into a phenomenological sculptural experience (10 January, free).
Performers also include Paul Grabowsky and Gabriella Smart (22 January), Michael Kieran Harvey (his homage to Frank Zappa 13-17 January), the Melbourne-based the Raah Project, Tom Vincent Trio, and many many others. For all details, see the event website.
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
Featured Australian Works
|Abe Sada song book: volume 1 : electronics (2009) by Cat Hope|
|Pursuit (found/unconventional instruments) (2009) by Jon Rose|
|Wolf at Harp : for four drum kits (jazz, indie rock, percussionist, metal) (2010) by Cat Hope — World premiere|
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