Concert guide: 7–13 August

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

Thursday 8 August. Five composers (Michael Bakrncev, Tilman Robinson, Lisa Illean, Anni Hui-Hsin Hsieh and Travis John respond to five spaces at the Melbourne Arts Centre with five-minute compositions in 5x5x5. Bring your headphones and smartphone and see the front desk for a map. Runs during opening hours until 18 August.

The Tura Totally Huge New Music Festival (THNMF) launches at the Perth Museum, WA, at 6pm.

Friday 9 AugustTHNMF events include Haco and Barn Owl at The Bakery for the festival opening concert at 8pm.

Chronology Arts presents Vitality, a series of three collaborations between composers and choreographers at the Seymour Centre, NSW, at 7pm on 8, 9 and 10 August.

The Australian Art Orchestra present the second concert of their ElectroACOUSTIC AcousticELECTRO residency at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Vic, from 8:30pm. As part of the first Bennetts Lane residency under artistic director Peter Knight, the concert will feature an eclectic quintet drawn from improvisers from around Australia.

Italian pianist Antonietta Loffredo performs music for piano and toy piano about Antarctica composed by composers Paolo Longo, Gian Paolo Luppi, Stefano Procaccioli, Francesco Schweizer and Antonio Giacometti (Italy); Paul Smith, Diana Blom and Nathan Wilson (Australia); Chris Adams (New Zealand); Mercedes Zavala (Spain) and Sara Carvalho (Portugal) at Theme & Variations Showroom, Willoughby, NSW, from 6:30pm.

The Griffyn Ensemble perform earth-inspired music by Griffyn director Michael Sollis, Martin Wesley Smith, Cold Chisel, Juan Orrego-Salas, Ursula Mamlok, Henrik Strindberg, Jenny Hettne and Frederik Högberg. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, VIC, 7:30pm. Repeat performance at the Discovery Science and Technology Centre, Bendigo, VIC, on Saturday 10 August at 4:30pm.

Saturday 10 August. THNMF events include Speak Percussion and Robin Fox performing the new work Transducer and Stockhausen’s Mikrophonie I at the WA Museum, 8pm.

Duo Deconet premiere new music from Latin American and Australian composers including Miguel Bernal Jimenez, Alejandro Corona, Carlos Salomon, Paul Dessene, Eddie Mora, Daniel Rojas, Margaret Brandman and Elena Kats-Chernin at Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre, NSW, 6:30pm.

Sunday 11 August. THNMF events include Michael Kieran Harvey’s Psychosonata programme, the International Computer Music Conference keynote concert featuring Alvin Curran, Agostino Di Scipio, Warren Burt and Haco, and Club Huge featuring H+ and Chris Arnold.

Ali Fyffe and Matt Hinchliffe present The Modern Day Saxophone featuring works by Fuminori Tanada. JacobTV, Louis Andriessen, Giacinto Scelsi and Bruno Mantovani at The Gryphon Gallery at The University of Melbourne, 3pm. The concert will also be streamed live at

Topology perform Ten Hands, a continuous, one-hour work at Chapel off Chapel, Prahran, VIC, at 6:30pm.

Monday 12 August. THNMF events include Michael Kieran Harvey’s Piano and Live Electronics programme, the Perth Laptop Orchestra’s Guitar and Live Electronics performance and Club Huge featuring l.n0JaQ and Andrew Nonlinearcircuits.

Benjamin Martin performs Keith Humble’s Piano Sonata, amongst other works, at the Melbourne Recital Centre at 6pm.

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