Concert guide: 14–20 August

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

Thursday 15 August. The Totally Huge New Music Festival continues with the Percussion and Live Electronics concert at Hackett Hall at the West Australian Museum from 8pm. Masonik and Té perform at the festival club, The Bakery, from 10pm.

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.

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.

Friday 16 August. The International Computer Music Conference finale features WA’s new music ensemble Decibel and David Toop from 8pm at Hackett Hall, the West Australian Museum.

Saturday 17 August. The THNMF continues in Fremantle with Alvin Curran’s Maritime Rites at B Shed, Victoria Quay, at 3pm, then A Sonic Celebration with David Toop, Haco, Clocked out and Catherine Schieve at PSAS from 8pm. Back in Perth, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra perform their second Latitudes concert at 8pm, featuring works by Skipworth, Anderson, Muhly, Grime and Adès.

Students from the Queensland Conservatorium perform new works by Robert Davidson, Andrew Ford and Nicole Murphy alongside Takemitsu, von Bingen and Gabrieli at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, 8pm.

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. CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra, 7pm.

The Monash Art Ensemble perform works by George Lewis and Mary Finsterer at Monash University, Clayton, VIC, 7:30pm.

Sunday 18 August. Check out Alvin Curran’s BEAMS with massed ensemble at B Shed, Victoria Quay, Fremantle, from 3pm, as part of the THNMF.

Dale Hubbard‘s new CD/DVD A Sea of Faces will be launched in a concert setting at The Old Museum, Brisbane, at 7pm.

Tuesday 20 August. New works by Johanna Selleck will be performed by an all-star cast at the Melbourne Recital Centre from 6pm.


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