Concert guide: 2–8 October

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

Thursday 3 October. To celebrate the introduction of percussion studies at ANAM in 2013, Peter Neville curates New Beats, a showcase of compositions by a number of the country’s rising stars including Wilson, Hsieh, Pertout, Horsley, Bakrnčev and Healey. Melbourne Recital Centre, 6pm.

Chamber Made Opera’s Turbulence by Juliana Hodkinson takes off in a living room in Northcote at 7:30pm. Performances until 12 October.

West Space Art Gallery, Vic, hosts More Talk, Less Action, a series of panel discussions moderated by Clinton Green. This week: “Junk Music: redundant technology and detourned devices as instruments” featuring Ernie Althoff, Rod Cooper, Joanne Cannon and Bent Leather Band. 7:30pm.

Chronology Arts presents Vision of Sound, a concert of three new multi-media works for live electronic or acoustic instruments and projected visuals by Aaron Hull and Greg Hughes (aka Hü), Lani Weekley with Julian Day, and Scott Morrison with Monika Brooks. Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre, NSW, 7:30pm.

New York-based new music trio Dead Language presents a concert based on vinyl scratching including world premieres of works by David Bird, Gust Burns and Bernhard Lang with a support set by Michael Louttit. Apparently it’s BYO, which should be the case more often. THE BOX Art Space, QLD, 8pm.

Online. Lutoslawski at 100 on New Music up Late.

Friday 4 October. Imogen Manins and Tony Gould perform new Australian works and improvisations with David Griffiths at the Melbourne Recital Centre from 7pm.

Saturday 5 October. The Festival of Toy Music kicks off at the Brisbane Powerhouse, featuring New York’s “Queen of Toy Piano” Margaret Leng Tan, Adam Simmons’ Toy Band (Melbourne), Clocked Out and Matthew Horsley (Brisbane) and Toy Death (Sydney).

Tuesday 8 October. The Australia Ensemble perform works by Nigel Butterley amongst Britten and Bartok at Leighton Hall, Scientia Building, University of New South Wales, at 1:10pm.

6:30pm at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, a concert of new Australian music for solo violin performed by Ole Böhn. Featuring new works by Jonathan Mui, Daniel Riley, Alex Chilvers, Sophie Spargo, Harry Sdraulig, Sharon Calcraft and Daniel Manera.

String quartet The NOISE presents Composed NOISE, a concert of seven new works for string quartet by Australian composers Andrew Ford, Rosalind Page, Paul Cutlan, Lyle Chan, Andrew Batt-Rawden, Alex Pozniak and Amanda Cole at the Cell Block Theatre, NSW, 7pm.

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