Totally Huge New Music Festival 2015

Totally Huge New Music Festival 2015

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Friday 15 May - Sunday 24 May

Various Venues

Totally Huge New Music Festival Symposium

9 – 5pm, Thursday 21 May, State Library of WA.
Looking at Western Australian Art Music Activity: 1970 – 2014, the symposium will feature keynote speakers Stephen Adams (ABC Classic FM) and Cat Hope (Composer / Musician / Associate Professor, ECU) along with a panel on the Sustainability of Art Music Practice in Changing Funding Landscape headed by Paul Mason, the Director of Music at Australia Council for the Arts and a further 16 presentations from well-respected WA musicians, composers, academics and PhD students.
Symposium delegates will receive free admission to Club Huge at Jimmy’s Den, 9pm and are invited to the free Premiere Screening of Invitation to Ruin: a documentary on renowned Ruined Piano artist Ross Bolleter immediately following the symposium at the State Library, 7pm.
Registrations are now open – Full $100 / Concession $80 / Student $50

More info here.

Tura New Music, Totally Huge New Music Festival – WA artist events

8pm, Friday 15 May, PS Art Space
Decibel kick off the 12th Totally Huge New Music Festival by performing two compositions by visiting German sound artist, Johannes S Sistermanns, and a piece by local composers Cate Hope and Lindsay Vickery, amongst the eery beauty of Sistermanns’ sound art and cling wrap installation, SpaceFolding, at the PS Art Space in Fremantle.
Free event, please RSVP here.

8pm, Saturday 16 May, WA Museum
An immense and immersive spatial art music installation with a multi-storey thirty-two piece loudspeaker orchestra. Featuring local artists Chris Cobilis, Cat Hope, Stuart James, Dobromila Jaskot, Steve Paraskos and Kynan Tan.
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Magnolia’s Totally Huge Late Night Live
7pm, Sunday 17 May, The Bird
Hosted by the ever-affable Mr Tristan Fidler, Magnolia’s have invited a line-up of Perth’s most interesting experimental musicians and sound artists taking part in the 12th Totally Huge New Music Festival to this special edition of the local, DIY talk show. A night of conversation, live music and of course, audience favourites Amber’s Love Seat and Jimmy’s Choice.
Tickets on the door – $5

Breaking Out
8pm, Wednesday 20 May, PICA
Breaking Out is a Totally Huge tradition, a celebration of young and emerging Western Australian composers. Featuring Sally Banyard, Sean Bernard, James Bradbury, Ben Christiansen, Olivia Davies, Laura Halligan, Josten Myburgh, Josiah Padmanabham, John Pax, Elise Reitze and Drew Woolley.
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An Invitation to Ruin
7pm, Thursday 21 May, State Library
Filmmaker Robert Castiglione has been documenting the work of renowned Ruined Piano artist Ross Bolleter for over 10 years traveling with Ross in his search for ruin across Australia from Tasmania to remote Western Australia country towns. The resulting film, An Invitation to Ruin, gives a wonderful insight into this unique artist, his work and the extraordinary environments in which the work is created!
Free event, please RSVP here.

Club Huge 1: Tchake, Cat Hope, Fatin/Reid/Winton Trio
9pm, Thursday 21 May, Jimmy’s Den
Tchake, a cross-continental collaboration between Michael McNab & Josten Myburgh, merge full-spectrum electronic processing with detailed exploration of objects interacting with surfaces; Cat Hope unleashes her signature low frequency noise upon the audience through droning bass guitar feedback; The bass-less free jazz interactions of Gabriel Fatin (piano)/Alex Reid (drums)/Harry Winton (guitar) inspire improvisational fury.
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Club Huge 2: MotEt, Predrag Delibasich, Craig McElhinney
9pm, Friday 22 May, Jimmy’s Den
MotET play electronic music with a dash of industrial vibe, big percussion and built instruments. Predrag Delibasich started his solo career with Bassta! Pex/Guutter Guitar project. He will re-visit those golden olden days and spice it up with some new works. Craig McElhinney works primarily via electronic means. He has released numerous recordings on variety of experimental labels and performs regularly in Perth, in different settings including clubs, houses and galleries.
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A Backwards Glance
15 – 24 May, State Library of WA
In celebration of the launch of the Western Australian New Music Archive (WANMA) the State Library are present an exhibition of musical artifacts spanning the past 45 years of New Music in WA. The exhibition will include graphic scores, historical posters, a listening station featuring key WA new musical works and a collection of Ross Bolleter’s Ruined Pianos.
Free event

Sonic BollART
15 -24 May, Perth Cultural Centre
Reclaiming urban infrastructure, the Sonic BollART is a vessel where artists can develop a range of experiences and realise their digital ideas; it provides a method to share artworks and experiences with a local audience. The smart-bollard, appearing in random spots around the Perth Cultural Centre, features a theremin and a wi-fi music deaddrop containing artists from the Festival. A team of local musicians collectively known as Team Artifactory devised this extraordinary technology, which won the this year’s Perth Festival event, #HacktheFestival.
Free event


Tura New Music’s 12th Totally Huge New Music Festival presents an exciting landscape of new music and sound art from around the world, Australia and WA. Each THNMF event offers audiences a kaleidoscope of new and different sounds, all expansive, ear opening and enriching. We’ve got a mega double pass to giveaway that includes entry for you and a friend to:

Acousmatikoi, an immerseive spatial sound art installation with a ‘multi-storey thirty-two piece loudspeaker orchestra

Club Huge 1 featuring Tchake, Cat Hope and the Fatin/Reid/Winton Trio

Club Huge 2 featuring MotEt, Predrag Delibasich and Craig McElhinney

To WIN, simply email with the subject line “THNMF” and tell us in one sentence what excites you about ‘new music’!