Concert guide: 5–11 June

A curated list of upcoming concerts. See also the Australian Music Centre concert calendar and the New Music Network concert series.

Wednesday 5 June: “Wind Energy,” a concert featuring new compositions by Kristofer Spike for World Environment Day. The Independent, North Sydney, 7pm. Proceeds go to the Nature Conservation Council.

Thursday 6 June: The Hobart Wind Symphony perform works by Tasmanian composers including Karlin Greenstreet Love, Russell Gilmour, Don Kay and Simon Reade. The Tasmanian Conservatorium, 7pm.

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra premieres Stanhope’s piccolo concerto alongside works by Stravinsky and Copland. Hamer Hall, 6pm. Also Friday, 6pm.

Friday 7 June: Cormac McCarthy’s novels are given a musical tribute by composer Kynan Robinson at the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon at 6pm.

Anthony Pateras, Natasha Anderson and Erkki Veltheim perform composed and improvised electro-acoustic music in Abstraction and Pathology at 8:30pm at the Seymour Theatre Centre, NSW, as part of Vivid’s New Wave: Sound series.

I am as curious as anyone to know What’s Hot in contemporary music. Find out from a panel of people who know at the Seymour Theatre Centre, NSW, at 6pm.

Get along to Nonsemble‘s album launch for “Practical Mechanics” at 7:30pm at The Box Art Space, QLD. Nonsemble deploy post-rock aesthetics within a contemporary classical frame.

The International Symposium on Electronic Art begins and runs until the 16th June! Many events, see here.

Saturday 8 June: A whole day of events at the Seymour Theatre Centre, NSW as part of Vivid’s New Wave: Sound series. Performers include Anthony Pateras, Natasha Anderson and Erkki Veltheim; Alicia Crossley presenting new works for bass recorder and electronics; saxophone, guitar and electronics duo Covalent; the Ampere Quartet premiering new works by Julian Day and Malin Bang; Sydney and Adelaide electronic duo Collarbones collaborating with Paris-based artist Michael Salerno; amplified string ensemble The Noise; electro-acoustic works by Daniel Blinkhorn and Julian Day’s An Infinity Room.

The Phonetic Ensemble, Melbourne’s newest New Music ensemble, perform at BUS Projects, Collingwood, VIC, 6pm.

Ensemble Offspring perform their programme of works for unique handmade instruments in Between the Keys at the Street Theatre, ACT, 7:30pm.

Tuesday 11 June: Marshall McGuire curates works by Gordon Kerry as part of ANAM’s Australian Voices series at 6pm at the South Melbourne Town Hall.

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