2019 Annual Program

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2019 PROGRAM REPORT Tura New Music

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Tura acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to their Elders past, present and emerging. In 2019 over 15,000 people experienced or participated in some part of Tura New Music’s program. Our Broadcast reach was to over 450,000. We produced 62 performances and presented 235 works of which 149 were world premieres and 117 were new Australian works. Tura premiered a full-scale opera, produced 3 regional WA tours travelling to 11 regional and remote communities in the Kimberley, and 2 national tours to 10 towns and cities around Australia. Over the year Tura engaged 352 artists of which 44 were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and 136 were women or non-binary composers and artists. There were 3 regional and remote residencies and 35 school presentations/ workshops with over 4,000 participants, 80% being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. Internationally, one major cross-cultural exchange between Kimberley and Indonesian artists in Yogyakarta and Jakarta. Tura partnered with 78 organisations across the year, maintaining relationships with communities around regional and remote Australia, while creating new connections nationally and internationally. We completed the Tura Tracks research project spanning 2017–2019 that created a unique evaluation framework around Tura’s programs in regional and remote Australia concluded. 2

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Tura, 2019 CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019 was indeed an extraordinarily full and successful year for Tura, exceeding the artistic, geographic and audience reach that we set for ourselves. Under the vision of founder Tos Mahoney, Tura’s national role in the curation, creation, production and presentation of new music and sonic artworks, continued to expand and grow. I congratulate the whole Tura Team who made it possible to achieve Tura’s extensive program of activities in 2019. Most importantly of all, I would like to thank the many artists and arts workers whose creativity, thinking and rigour is the life-blood of the work we do. We are inspired daily by you all and look forward to supporting you and your work well into the future. On behalf of Tura’s Board of Directors, I thank everyone who has helped to make 2019 the success it has been. Gavin Ryan Chair, Tura New Music

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR With a long-term collaborative project featuring Kimberley and Indonesian artists taking solid hold, the “at last” moment of the much-heralded eastern states tour of our Kimberley Echoes production, the world premiere of Cat Hope’s stunning Speechless opera at Perth Festival, diverse performance programs around Australia, our ongoing community programs in the Kimberley and the start of a new one in the East Pilbara, organisational partnerships producing projects like Sunset with Strut Dance at Perth Festival, the completion of the Tura Tracks regional evaluation framework research by Griffith University, the continued work on a feature length documentary film, an ocean of community partnerships enabling so much in the city and regions… all across just one year, 2019, and the depth of Tura’s program or perhaps better put, the depth of Tura starts to become apparent. Of course one paragraph cannot really describe all of what has happened in one year nor does what happens in one year describe all of the narratives, many going back decades, that have led to the event or project happening, coming to public fruition. However, that one paragraph does paint the picture of the powerful threads of connection and enabling. It’s our role to make possible what otherwise wouldn’t be, to allow creativity and cultural adventure to flourish along the paths less trodden and then engage as much of the world as possible with the process and the outcomes. Each year we aspire to doing that more and more, and 2019 certainly saw an ocean of cultural connection and simply inspiring artistic practice. I hope you enjoy reading and viewing the summary report about all of that. Tos Mahoney Founder and Artistic Director, Tura New Music


Speechless World Premiere Opera by Cat Hope Produced by Tura New Music as part of the 2019 Perth Festival 26 February – 3 March | Sunset Heritage Precinct Composer & Director Cat Hope Musical Director Aaron Wyatt

Five years in the making including a full development workshop at Vitalstatistix in Adelaide in 2017, the world premiere of Speechless burst onto the stage of the Perth Festival with all the rigour, gravitas, groundbreaking provocation it had displayed hitherto and more. Speechless is a response to the 2014 Human Rights Commission report ‘The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention’. Through a vocal language beyond words, Speechless is Hope’s musical exploration of the impact on those rendered speechless through political means. Soloists Judith Dodsworth Karina Utomo Caitlin Cassidy Sage Pbbbt The Australian Bass Orchestra & Decibel New Music Ensemble The Speechless Choir made up of members of Indie Mix Pop Choir St John of God Community Choir Voyces WASO Chorus Working Voices Assistant Director: Rakini Devi Sound Designer: Guy Smith Lighting Designer Scenography: Matthew Adey Presentation Partners Perth Festival Monash University Development Partner Vitalstatistix (2017)


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Production Partners Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at ECU Conservatorium of Music, UWA CCA Productions, Audio Technik Philanthropic Partners The Bux Foundation Melissa Parke Warwick Hemsley Tura’s At the Heart donors

“As an evocation of humanitarian crises, it was brutal, fascinating and emotionally gruelling. As it should be.” The Australian

“Power in silent plight… amazingly effective and potent.” The West Australian

Soloist Judith Dodsworth, Speechless | Photographer: Frances Andrijich

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Kimberley Echoes National Tour The Narli Ensemble and Guests 20 November – 3 December | Darwin, Sydney, Bermagui, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Bendigo, Melbourne, Canberra Produced by Tura New Music

The result of five years of musical collaboration, Kimberley Echoes is a powerful cross-cultural celebration of Kimberley country and its people. The powerful cross-cultural celebration of Kimberley country and its people is a richly varied sonic and visual experience. Footage of Kimberley landscape and work of artists from Art Centre partners are projected, immersing audiences in the spirit of the Kimberley. Concerts Darwin Entertainment Centre Sydney Opera House Windsong Pavilion (Bermagui) Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre Albury Entertainment Centre Ulumbarra Theatre (Bendigo) Melbourne Recital Centre Canberra Theatre Centre Program Wide Brown Land by Mark Atkins Mimi by Stephen Pigram* Dead Ringers by Erkki Veltheim Raindance by Stephen Pigram* Various by Stephen Magnusson Wind of Freedom by Stephen Pigram* The Warmun Story by Gabriel Nodea* Larrgardi by Mark Atkins and Tos Mahoney Martuwarra by Tristen Parr, Concerto for Didgeridoo and Didgeridoo by Mark Atkins and William Barton Yawuru Song by Jimmy Edgar* Aboriginal Reggae by Bart Willoughby*

Performers – Narli Ensemble Mark Atkins: guitar, didgeridoo, vocals Stephen Pigram: vocals, guitar, ukulele Erkki Veltheim: violin Stephen Magnusson: guitar Tos Mahoney: flute Tristen Parr: cello Joe Talia: percussion Guests Jimmy Edgar: voice, boomerangs Bart Willoughby: percussion, vocals, guitar William Barton: didgeridoo, voice Gabriel Nodea: voice Partners Playing Australia Australia Council Ian Potter Foundation Rowley Foundation

*arranged by Narli Ensemble

Kimberley Echoes at the Melbourne Recital Centre | Photographer: Tiff Garvie

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Kimberley Indonesia Project Yogyakarta Residency Jakarta Performance

The second year of the Kimberley Indonesia Project saw the ongoing collaboration in residence in Yogyakarta. In late 2018, Indonesian artist ethnomusicologist Nyak Ina Raseuki (Ubiet), was Artist in Residence in Kimberley communities, collaborating with Aboriginal artists and experiencing traditional Aboriginal culture. The process was then reciprocated with Kimberley artists participating in collaboration Residencies in Indonesia. As well as facilitating the creation of new music works and performances, the Kimberley Indonesia Project aimed to develop a greater cross-cultural understanding and assisted in the support the development of individual and institutional relationships ensuring the work from this project will grow across time and regions. The Kimberley Indonesia Project will continue to foster collaboration between Kimberley Aboriginal musicians and Indonesian music practitioners and academics to build a strong foundation for long-term cultural exchange programs between Indonesian and northern Australian artists. Program Kemarau Barrgana by Mark Atkins, Dimawan Krisnowo Adji, Shafur Bachtiar, Walganyagarra by Stephen Pigram* Fishing by Mick Manolis* Segara Nagula Indonesia trad* Raindancing by Stephen Pigram*

Partners The Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade The Australian Embassy, Jakarta Art Centre Yogyakarta

*Arranged by the Kimberley Indonesia Project artists Collaborators/Performers Nyak Ina Raseuki (Ubiet): vocals Dimawan Krisnowo Adji: cello Shafur Bachtiar: Malay gendang Stephen Pigram: guitar, vocals Mark Atkins: didgeridoo, vocals Mick Manolis: guitar, vocals Tos Mahoney: flute

Stephen Pigram and and Nyak Ina Raseuki


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Mark Atkins and Nyak Ina Raseuki

Nyak Ina Raseuki

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Regional Programs FITZROY VALLEY NEW MUSIC PROJECT Gillian Howell 29 April–17 May & 2–20 September | Fitzroy Valley District High School

2019 saw the third and final year of phase 1 (2017–19) of the Fitzroy Valley New Music Project facilitated by music educator/ composer/performer Gillian Howell. The project is based in Fitzroy Crossing, Western Kimberley, as part of Tura’s Regional Residency program. A series of residencies have built and are building collaborative foundations and relationships developing music projects through the exchange of ideas: mapping interests; exploring possibilities; assessing skills and developing creative languages for shared art-making. Participants have learnt to explore music-making together and are devising and performing their own music compositions. From 2017-2019, the Fitzroy Valley New Music Project has produced: 13 weeks of residencies with Gillian Howell (150 active participants each residency; 10% of the town population) 12 original songs featuring local history, issues, and languages 10 community concerts (in partnership with local service agencies; audiences of 15–80 people; 4% of the town population); 4 instrumental pieces; 4 musical healing circles; 3 student-initiated songs; 1 sound-art work; 1 musical ‘camping journey’ for early years featuring five local languages; 1 ‘singing on country’ performance where children performed their Fitzroy River-inspired compositions to the river.


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Partners Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message Ian Potter Foundation Rowley Foundation Local Partners Fitzroy Valley District High School Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency Mara Wora Wora Aboriginal Corporation Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Cultural Centre Nindilingarri Cultural Health Service

Fitzroy Valley New Music Project

WILD VIOLINS OF WARMUN Hollis Taylor and Noam Yaffe July 2019 | Ngalangangpum School, Warmun

Hollis Taylor returned to Warmun community in the East Kimberley to continue the schoolsbased project “Wild Violins” that she started in 2018 with Jon Rose. The 2019 Warmun Artist in Residence project expanded an existing 11-year partnership between Warmun community and Tura and built on the successful 2011 residency with soundrecording artist Philip Samartzis, the 2017 Wreck residency with Jon Rose and Hollis’ 2018 residency. Partners The 2019 Regional Residency Program was supported by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message Ian Potter Foundation Rowley Foundation

Local Partners Ngalangangpum School Warmun Art Centre and Warmun Community Inc The community of Warmun

Wild Violins of Warmun

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THE SONUS TOUR Mark Atkins, Naomi Pigram, Judith Hamann, Aviva Endean, Annika Moses, Tos Mahoney 21 June – 9 July | Kununurra, Wyndham, Warmun, Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing, Derby, Beagle Bay, Djarindjin, One Arm Point, Lombadina, Broome , Fremantle

The Sonus Tour brought together two of Australia’s leading Aboriginal performers with some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists creating a vibrant and uniquely Australian sound. The Tour Ensemble also collaborated with musicians across the Kimberley. Full of celebration alongside powerful histories, this meeting of cultural forces brought together a unique ensemble of artists, songs of outback Australia, and newly commissioned music for the tour. Tura’s Regional Projects promote collaboration and direct involvement with the musicians by participants and audiences. Through the music outreach programs, the touring artists engage directly with individuals and groups in the communities, encouraging direct interaction with the musicians and provides access, involvement and active participation with music. As well as public concerts, The Regional Tour’s community engagement includes school and community workshops and presentations. The Program makes a significant contribution to the social, cultural, educational and community lives of people living in regional centres and remote communities of northern Australia. Concerts Waringarri Aboriginal Arts and Culture Centre (Kununurra) Wyndham Town Oval Warmun Art Centre Halls Creek Shire Park Fitzroy Valley Men’s Shed Mowanjum Arts Centre (Derby) Beagle Bay School One Arm Point School Lombadina Festival Grounds Astro Tours Dark Site (Broome) Freo.Social (Fremantle) Program Closed Doors by Naomi Pigram* Kicking Back by Mark Atkins* Let’s Dance by Mark Atkins/ Tos Mahoney* Shine a Light by Naomi Pigram* Shanghai’s in the Kitchen by Naomi Pigram* Shaking Studies by Judith Hamann Still Spoken by Mark Atkins, Judith Hamann, Aviva Endean Flewdj by Tos Mahoney, Mark Atkins, Aviva Endean, Judith Hamann Zuben Elgenubi by Tos Mahoney, Mark Atkins Flow Song by Gillian Howell and the Fitzroy Valley District High School students * Arranged by Sonus artists


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Performers Naomi Pigram: vocals, guitar Mark Atkins: vocals, didgeridoo, guitar Judith Hamann: cello Aviva Endean: clarinets Annika Moses: vocals Tos Mahoney: flute Guests Waringarri Dancers ( Kununurra) Gija Dancers (Warmun) Fitzroy Valley District High School Singers (Fitzroy Crossing) Bardi Dancers (Lombadina, One Arm Point) Susie Quicke: guitar, vocals (Broome) Jacob Pigram: Vocals (Lombadina, Broome) Kallum Mungulu: guitar/vocals (Derby) Stephen Nguit: guitar, vocals (Derby) Lucky Oceans: pedal steel guitar (Perth) Tristen Parr: cello (Perth) Taj Jamieson: vocals/guitar (Perth) Partners Government of WA Creative Regions Program Contemporary Music Touring Fund of the Australia Council Healthway through the Act-BelongCommit Program Ian Potter Foundation Rowley Foundation Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Warmun Art Centre Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre Lombadina Aboriginal Corporation Astro Tours (Broome) Freo.Social Scoop Luna Palace

The Sonus Tour

The Sonus Tour

TURA TRACKS Tura Tracks was a research project spanning 2017–2019 that investigated Tura’s touring and residency programs in regional and remote Australia. Research partner Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University (with investigators Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet and Dr Gillian Howell) sought to develop a bespoke framework and monitoring tools for capturing and articulating the impact that Tura’s programs have and the cultural difference they make to Kimberley communities.

The evaluation framework and monitoring tools have been designed to track the ways that capacities, resources, and connections for music and creativity evolve over time in tandem with (and therefore indirectly or directly connected to) Tura’s inputs. Tura’s flexibility of approach, engagement with local strengths and aspirations, and commitment to relationship building were found to be important factors in its capacity to catalyse increased music provision, capacities, and resources for music in remote and regional communities. Partners The study was made possible through the generous support of the Ian Potter Foundation.

Monitoring tools were then developed and implemented in the field during the final fieldwork engagement (June 2019), using indicators drawn directly from the qualitative data. Across its three stages, the research incorporated mixed methods, including in-depth interviews, focus groups, participant observation, and surveys. Tura New Music | 2019 Program Report


National Programs THE VIOLIN GENERATOR – EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCES Jon Rose 4–13 April | The Substation, Melbourne

Sourced from Australia’s most unusual collection, The Rosenberg Museum is the brainchild of violinist, composer, and artist Jon Rose. Presented as a Dada-esque cabinet of curiosities including over 700 violin artefacts, iconography, and improbable instruments, audiences experienced these improbable instruments in action as performances with musicians Ernie Althof, Robbie Avenaim, Biddy Connor, Jozef Cseres, Judith Hamann, Rainer Linz, Michael McNab, Maria Moles, Chloe Smith, Rachael Kim, Erkki Veltheim, Lizzy Welsh and Brigid Burke. The Violin Generator

Program Alternative Violin Pedagogy by Rainer Linz, The Leichhardt Violin by Ernie Althoff 2 String Drone Instrument with DC Motors by Ernie Althoff Cigar Box Monochord Played by 16 RPM Turntable MK 2 by Ernie Althoff SARPS String Quartet by Robbie Avenaim I Can Shake a Chicken in the Middle of the Room by Robbie Avenaim & Ernie Althoff The Musical Coffin by Maria Moles & Ernie Althoff Single-String Corrugated Violano by Maria Moles & Ernie Althoff Organ on Timer by Jon Rose The Angst of the String at Tilde by Burke & Maria Moles Music in a Time of Dysfunction by Erkki Veltheim, Rachael Kim, Lizzy Welsh, Judith Hamann, Biddy Connor, Chloë Smith, Maria Moles, Robbie Avenaim, Michael McNab Presentation Partner The Substation

Decibel National Tour


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Decibel and Lionel Marchetti

Decibel and Intercurrent

23–31 August | Perth, Melbourne and Sydney

31 August | City Recital Hall, Sydney

French Musique Concrète artist Lionel Marchetti returned to Australia for a series of concerts and residencies.

Western Australian ensembles Decibel and Intercurrent presented concerts as part of Extended Play a Sydney based celebration of new music from around Australia and the world.

Lionel worked with composition students from WAAPA in a week-long composition residency before working with long time collaborators Decibel New Music Ensemble on a new collaborative work. Lionel and Decibel presented three different concert programs in WA, VIC and NSW in late prior to Lionel embarking on a week-long residency as composer in residence at The Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music at Monash University. Artists Decibel Lionel Marchetti (France)

Decibel were joined by musique concrete composer Lionel Marchetti (France) to present works for the Decibel ScorePlayer as well as a new collaborative work between the ensemble and Marchetti. Intercurrent presented a program which premiered in Perth in 2018 entitled Simulacra for their first interstate performance. 1. The Talking Board Program Fire Atlas World Premiere by Leah Barclay Transect World Premiere by Loren Holmes and Rosie Holsmith Meteorite Landscape by Kevin Robertson Inland Lake by Lionel Marchetti Performers Decibel with Lionel Marchetti (France)

2. Simulacra Program This Window Makes Me Feel by John Supko C by Hannah Lash Intimate Distance by Olivia Davies Intercurrent by Lachlan Skipworth Performers Intercurrent

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Polar Force



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Tura Perth POLAR FORCE Speak Percussion 21–24 January | Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts With the performance space transformed into an ice cave, Perth audiences encountered a multi-sensorial world through sound, wind and light, with pristine Antarctic field recordings and bespoke ice instruments, which melted and fractured to render the ice and ‘weather’ into audible phenomena. Program Concept, Co-Director, Composer and Instrument Design: Eugene Ughetti Co-Director Clare Britton, Sound Artist & Field Recordings: Dr Philip Samartzis

Performers Matthias Shack-Arnott Eugene Ughetti Presentation Partners Speak Percussion Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

SUNSET Maxine Doyle and Rachael Dease 7–17 February | Sunset Heritage Precinct Renowned UK director-choreographer Maxine Doyle and collaborators created a visceral dance-theatre performance that was epic in reach but intimate in experience. Inspired by the riverside precinct’s rich and unique history and the bushland that surrounds it, a stunning team of Australian creatives, including the indomitable Racheal Dease, transformed the former Sunset Old Men’s Home into a waiting room between worlds, where classical myth collides with WA stories and local heroes can waltz with gods. Program Sunset Score by Rachael Dease Performers Rachael Dease: vocals Rachael Aquilina: violin Brian Kruger: violin Kathy Potter: viola Tristen Parr: cello Presentation Partners STRUT Dance Perth Festival

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Peter Pichler Trautonium


9–12 April | Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, ECU Tura and WAAPA joined forces to bring Trautonium player Peter Pichler to Perth from Munich for a series of workshops and events. For the first time in its 90-year history, Peter travelled the Trautonium through the country for his first Australian national tour.

PETER PICHLER IN CONCERT 10 April | Richard Gill Auditorium, WAAPA Program Concerto for Trautonium and Orchester (1931) by Paul Hindemith* Suite de Danses pour Instruments Electroniques (1958) by Harald Genzmer* Bass Solo in F (1938) by Harald Genzmer*, Sonate for Mixture Trautonium and Piano (1949) by Harald Genzmer* A Voyage to the Moon (1975) by Manfred Durniok with Live Trautonium Score* *Australian Premieres

Performers Peter Pichler: mixture trautonium WAAPA String Camerata under the leadership of Paul Wright Stewart Smith: piano Presentation Partners Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, ECU

Zubin Kanga 24 April | State Theatre Centre of WA Following his critically acclaimed tours of Dark Twin (2015) and Cyborg Pianist (2016,), Kanga returned to Perth performing seven ground-breaking works for piano and multimedia. Video games, 80s cinema, sci-fi and internet culture and Artificial Intelligence took centre stage in an entertaining program of works from some of today’s most pioneering composers in music and multimedia. Carey Transplant the Movie 2!: Operation ‘Re-Rise’ Dark Return by Adam De La Cour (UK) Performers Zubin Kanga: piano Benjamin Carey: electronics

THE AUGMENTED PIANO Eve Egoyan 15 May | Subiaco Arts Centre Renowned Canadian pianist Eve Egoyan presented an immersive, multi-layered program combining music, film, and electronics. Breathtaking explorations of the inside and outside of the piano, overtone resonances, and the melding and bending of electronic tones coaxed the instrument into a new realm, inviting an entirely new perspective on sound and listening. Program Constellations I-III for piano and sinetones (2011) by Chiyoko Szlavnics Voices Emerging along High Tension Wires from Piano Mechanics (1981) by Gordon Monahan David Lynch Etudes for piano and video (2015) by Nicole Lizée


Artists in residence at UWA, Intercurrent presented Walkman Antiquarian, challenging our concept of obsolescence and exploring creative possibilities in the intersection of new and old. Program Beata Viscera (after Perotin) World Premiere by Lachlan Skipworth, Credo in Us by John Cage, Intimate Distance World Premiere by Olivia Davies, Walkman Antiquarian by Thomas Meadowcroft, Soft 1 and Soft 2 by Franco Donatoni, Sing sing sing by Matthias Kaum

Performers Lachlan Skipworth: composer and conductor, Louise Devenish: percussion, Ashley Smith: bass clarinet, Emily Green-Armytage: piano, guest artist Jackson Vickery: percussion Presentation Partners Conservatorium of Music, UWA

SHEETS OF SOUND Louise Devenish 28–29 June | Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts


Program WIKI-PIANO.NET by Alexander Schubert (GER) Novel Piano by Kate Neal Transformations by Zubin Kanga Rhythm City by Tristan Coelho Ballast by Jon Rose Taking the Auspices by Benjamin

27 May | Conservatorium of Music at the University of Western Australia

Selections from Simple Lines of Enquiry (2007) Ann Southam with the video Machine for Taking Time by David Rokeby (2006–2007) Performers Eve Egoyan: piano Tristen Parr: electronics

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Developed in the performance space over 2 weeks, awardwinning percussionist Louise Devenish performed two new commissions composed especially for Devenish by Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh and Matthias Schack-Arnott. Diversifying the sonic possibilities of metal, paper, plastic and skin and electronics, Sheets of Sound was a curious exploration of the intersection between sound, performance and installation. Program Percipience World Premiere by Louise Devenish and Stuart James Catacomb Body Double World Premiere by Matthias Schack-Arnott Permeating Through the Pores of Shifting Planes World Premiere by Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh

Performers Louise Devenish: percussion Tristen Parr: electronics Presentation Partners Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

JUDITH HAMANN AND AVIVA ENDEAN 10 July | Bar 459 Two of Australia’s most versatile instrumentalists joined forces in the exploration of rich landscapes of unexpected sonorities and timbres. Drawing upon their backgrounds in improvisation, contemporary classical music, and experimental practice each performer created lush hybrid sound worlds, full of contrast and camouflage. Program burst in black: under by Aviva Endean distant song: afar by Aviva Endean smoulder: beneath by Aviva Endean Shaking Studies by Judith Hamann After Sonus by Judith Hamann, Aviva Endean

Performers Judith Hamann: cello Aviva Endean: clarinets

Louise Devenish

Zubin Kanga

Peter Pichler

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Robyn Schulkowsky, Vanessa Tomlinson and Louise Devenish

Decibel and Lionel Marchetti

16 July | Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music

Decibel (AUS) and Lionel Marchetti (FR) took over Sewing Room to present a selection of collaborative spatial works created over a period of 8 years. Entitled Partition Concrète, the program explores the combination of the music concrète approach to composition with live instrumental performance, resulting in a range of works that feature what Marchetti calls a ‘Partition Concrète’, a fixed media part that is diffused in the space in interesting ways, seeking to make the mechanism of the speaker invisible and the sounds they produce indiscernible from live instruments.

Presented as part of Gender Diversity in Music and Art Conference, percussionists Robyn Schulkowsky, Vanessa Tomlinson and Louise Devenish performed the Australian premiere of Schulkowsky’s masterwork Armadillo, immersing the audience in the swirling rhythmic sonority of drums. Program Armadillo by Robyn Schulkowsky

Presentation Partner Conservatorium of Music, UWA

Performers Robyn Schulkowsky Vanessa Tomlinson Louise Devenish

DECIBEL 10 AT 10: WA WOMEN OF NEW MUSIC Decibel New Music Ensemble and Guests

25 August | The Sewing Room

Program Le Cerveau by Lionel Marchetti and Cat Hope Inland Lake by Lionel Marchetti and Cat Hope The Last Days of Reality by Lionel Marchetti and Cat Hope The Earth Defeats Me by Lionel Marchetti and Cat Hope

18 July | Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music


Presented as part of the 2019 Gender Diversity in Music and Art conference at the University of Western Australia. Decibel presented a selection of Western Australian works previously commissioned by the ensemble including a world premiere commission from WA composer Kate Milligan made possible through Tura’s Young and Emerging Composer Commissioning Program.

Various artists

Program Torndirrup (2012) by Amber Fresh The Pact (2017) by Erin Coates The Perils of Obedience (2016) by Rachael Dease If I Told Him (2019) World Premiere by Kate Milligan 2019 Tura Young & Emerging Composer Commission V.K.W 96.1FM’ (2018) by Annika Moses Concerto Games (2017) by Catherine Ashley The Shape of Breath (2018) by Olivia Davies The Light That is Waiting (2015) by Cissi Tsang

SOUP NIGHTS 1 Dance and Music Combine | Annika Moses Curates Performers Hi.Ok.Sorry Lana Rothnie Ben Aguero Great Statue

Performers Cat Hope: artistic director, flutes, bass Lindsay Vickery: reeds Stuart James: electronics, keyboards Aaron Wyatt: viola Tristen Parr: cello Louise Devenish: percussion Guest Artist – Catherine Ashley: harp Presentation Partners Conservatorium of Music, UWA

MAHAGONNY Revealing Sonic Places Development Residency 9–16 August | Subiaco Arts centre A week-long improvised music and visual art explorative project between visual artist Lena Czerniawska and musicians Emilio Gordoa, Michael McNab and Josten Myburgh. The artists invited audiences into the gallery for daily showings as well as improvised performance workshops. At the conclusion of the project, the quartet embarked on an extensive national tour. Program Revealing Sonic Places by Lena Czerniawska Emilio Gordoa, Michael McNab, Josten Myburgh Collaborators

Lena Czerniawska (Pol): drawings Emilio Gordoa (Mex): vibraphone, percussion, electronics Michael McNab (Aus): percussion Josten Myburgh (Aus): electronics, woodwinds

Performers Decibel Lionel Marchetti (France)

August – December | The Sewing Room, Perth A monthly serving of new sounds, Soup Nights is the home of new sounds from sonic artists from both near and far, providing a platform for curators and cross-disciplinary collaborations.

SOUP NIGHTS 2 Collaborations old and New Beyond The Bounds 30 Years of Difficult Listening (RTR) Performers Nathan Thompson Jonathan Mustard Djuna Lee Jameson Feakes Stuart James Chris Cobilis Annika Moses Lenny Jacobs Lindsay Vickery Eduardo Cossio Michael Caratti

SOUP NIGHTS 4 Electronic Sounds Performers Sophia Lewis Soph Kruze Fizzy Sounds Michael Terren Soup Nights 5 Here / There Performers Shoshana Rosenberg Louise Devenish Josten Myburgh Elsewhere/Rebecca (Rebecca Riggs-Bennett)

SOUP NIGHTS 3 [text] by Greywing Performers GreyWing Ensemble – Lindsay Vickery: clarinet Jameson Feakes: guitar Catherine Ashley: harp Kirsten Smith: flute Special guest – Ben Stacy: percussion

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STANDING WAVE Lawrence English 1–24 November | HMAS Ovens Oberon Class Submarine, WA Maritime Museum, as part of the Fremantle Biennale A sound work echoing from within the submerged politics of the cold war; exploring variable pressure, material acoustics and the intensities of resonance. Lawrence English is a composer, artist and curator living in Brisbane, Australia. His work is broadly concerned with the politics of perception, specifically, he is interested in the nature of listening and sounds’ capability to occupy the body. He is the Director of the label and multi-arts organisation Room40. Presentation Partners The Fremantle Biennale

IN SITU Serena Chalker and Geordie Crawley 7–9 November | ArtsHouse @ Cyril Jackson Senior Campus In SITU is an annual dance/music/sound collaboration showcasing a season of site-specific works by a range of emerging and experienced independent WA composers, performers, choreographers and dance artists. In partnership with Strut Dance, In SITU was staged in the hidden corners of ArtsHouse at the Cyril Jackson Senior Campus. A blend of sound, dance & architecture, the selected artists collaborated to create four new performances on-site, drawing from local history, memory and folklore. Artists Choreographers: Joshua Pether Scott Galbraith Michelle Aitken Ivan Karlsson Composers Dane Yates Alexander Turner Rebecca Riggs-Bennett Tao Issaro

Program Roam by Scott Galbraith, Alexander Turner, Rerail by Alexander Turner, All Hit Radio FM by Joshua Pether, Dane Yates, Preparations for the Future and Other Catastrophic Events by Michelle Aitken, Rebecca RiggsBennett, Fired But Not Yet Glazed by Yvan Karlsson, Tao Issaro Presentation Partners In SITU STRUT Dance

2019 CURATORIAL INTERN Annika Moses Composer and performer Annika Moses was Tura’s 2019 curatorial intern. This opportunity embedded Annika in all aspects of the Tura program. A graduate of Composition from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Annika continued her interests as both an artist and curator by joining the Sonus Tour through the Kimberley and the Kimberley Indonesia Project through Indonesia. She was also a curator and performer as part of the Soup Nights series. During the Sonus Tour Annika made a strong impact towards the creative output of a number of works and seamlessly switching from performer to facilitator during the community engagement programs.

Standing Wave


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In Situ

In Situ

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2019 In development THE FILM Tura has been in production on a documentary feature film that will tell the complex and nuanced story of the musicians and artists that work with Tura New Music and the deep connections that have been made through Tura’s Regional Program. The film presents a rare opportunity to preserve and present a slice of Australia’s cultural history to Australian and international audiences. The documentary will be akin to a musical composition in stringing together the story strands of the unique sonic artists’ experiences, the creative process of highly skilled musicians and the success of collaboration with Indigenous people in remote and regional Western Australian communities, with respect and collaboration at the fore.

TOPOGRAPHY OF DREAMS Curator Kelly Fliedner led the reshaping and development of Topography of Dreams, the immersive sound and video works that documented the landscape and community by artists Philip Samartzis and Madelynne Cornish. They visited the Kimbereley region between 2010 and 2012 as part of Tura’s Regional Residency Program, and worked with Aboriginal custodians and language groups of Yawaru, Bardi, Jawi, Gija, and Mirrawong people from the communities of Djarindjin, Lombadina, One Arm Point, Warmun and the regional town of Kununurra to produce the works. A flexible exhibition program has been developed for roll out in 2020.


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Various Artists

Subiaco Arts Centre, PICA, Denmark Arts, Vancouver Arts

27–31 January | PICA, Old Customs House, Vancouver Arts, Denmark Arts Perth’s new music label Tone List partnership continued through the support of a four-day exploratory music festival, Audible Edge. Curated by Tone List, local and visiting artists collaborated across workshops, masterclasses and performances in Peth and South-West WA. Featured artists Ben Greene Matthias Muller [Ger] Kirsten Symczycz Laura Altman [NSW] Ryan Burge Christian Marien [Ger] France Jobin [Can] Éric Normand [Can] Jim Denley [NSW] Andy Butler [Fr/Vic]

Djuna Lee Jameson Feakes Josten Myburgh Annika Moses Djuna Lee Daisy Sanders Dharma Shan [Sg] Presentation Partners Tone List

OUTCOME UNKNOWN Monthly series Paper Mountain, North Perth Town Hall, Denmark Arts, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Vancouver Arts Centre

Monthly workshops

Tura’s ongoing workshop series with visiting and Perth based mentors, coordinated by Josten Myburgh, act as a vibrant incubator of new music thought and practice. Guest mentors Matthias Müler Christian Marien Lena Czerniawska Emilio Gordoa Michael McNab

Josten Myburgh Dale Gorfinkel Jim Denley Éric Normand Kok-Siew Wai Yong Yandsen

IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP WITH ROBYN SCHULKOWSKY Robyn Schulkowsky (USA) Moon Project (WA) 20–21 July | UWA Conservatorium of Music Artist in residence – as part of the Gender Diversity in Music and Art Conference 2019, Robyn Schulkovsky led an improvisation workshop for women and non-binary improvisers facilitated by Moon Project (Catherine Ashley and Kirsten Smith). The workshop aimed to develop new musical relationships amongst for musicians looking to further their skills as improvisers.

Curated and produced by Eduardo Cossio, Tura’s ongoing partnership with experimental music series Outcomes Unknown supported monthly concerts and workshops in Perth along with regional tours and residencies through the South West and North East of Western Australia. Featured artists Joshua Cusack Tu Hus Shoshana Rosenberg Ben Greene Annastasia Julien-Martial Alexander Turner Joshua Pether Furchick Eljo Agenbach Eduardo Cossio

Annette Carmichael Annika Moses Evelyn Snook Kok Si-Wai Dan O’Connor Miranda Murray-Yong

Tura New Music | 2019 Program Report


2019 TURA PEOPLE PATRON Wayne Martin AC QC BOARD OF DIRECTORS Gavin Ryan – Chair Rod Campbell Simon Dawkins Robyn Johnston Dominique Monteleone Helen Symon Julian Tompkin Heather Zampatti TURA TEAM Tos Mahoney – Artistic Director Annalisa Oxenburgh – Executive Director Tristen Parr – Artistic Program Manager Anna Sparkes – Marketing, Development and Communications Stefan Szo – Marketing and Communications Liesbeth Goedhart – Development Jameson Feakes – Archive CONSULTANTS John Patterson – ICT Chil3 – Design Richards and Co – Accounting Rachel Davison – Social Media Tracy Routledge – Media Guy Smith – Regional and Touring Production


Tura New Music | 2019 Program Report



TURA NEW MUSIC PARTNERS Tura New Music’s ongoing program of projects and events and its support and advocacy role for New Music in Western Australia is made possible by generous Government, Corporate, Business and private individuals’ support.

LEADERSHIP Irene Lawson and Brendan Kissane Rowley Foundation

GOVERNMENT FUNDING PARTNERS Tura New Music’s annual program is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, in association with Lotterywest, and The Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding advisory body. MAJOR PARTNERS Healthway Ian Potter Foundation Rowley Foundation GOVERNMENT PROJECT PARTNERS Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development SUPPORTING SPONSORS Allens Cullen Wines Scoop NATIONAL PRESENTING PARTNERS Airnorth Albury Entertainment Centre Canberra Theatre Centre City of Greater Bendigo City Recital Hall Dance-Rites Darwin Entertainment Centre Four Winds Lyle Chan Melbourne Recital Centre Monash University National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music Sydney Opera House The SUBSTATION The University of Adelaide Ulumbarra Theatre Vexations840

METROPOLITAN PROJECT PARTNERS Conservatorium of Music University of Western Australia Cyril Jackson ArtsHouse Flock Fremantle Ports Freo.Social Outcome Unknown Perth Festival Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts RTRFM 92.1 In Situ STRUT Dance The Moon Project The Perth Artifactory The Sewing Room Tone List WA Maritime Museum Western Australian Museum Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Edith Cowan University

VISIONARIES Bux Foundation Helen Symon and Ian Lulham CHAMPIONS Katrina Chisholm Carl Erbrich Feilman Foundation Debra Knight Joan Spiller and Philip Yetton Anonymous (2) PIONEER Zelinda Bafile Rod and Kay Campbell Warwick Hemsley Darryl Mack and Helen Taylor Mark and Rose Okeby Stuart Reid Gavin and Kate Ryan Heather Zampatti INNOVATOR Michael Beder Norman Dennis Liesbeth Goedhart Robyn Johnston David Roach Helen Rusak Anonymous (4) CONNECTOR Emily Green-Armytage Gerald Philips Susan Peters Anonymous (5)

REGIONAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS Ardyaloon Inc Baya Giwiy Bayulu Remote Community School Beagle Bay Community Inc Christ the King Catholic School Derby District High School Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation Fitzroy Valley District High School Greg Quicke Astro Tours Gurama Yani U Fitzroy Valley Halls Creek Visitor Centre Jungarni-Jutiya Indigenous Corporation Kununurra District High School Lombadina Aboriginal Corporation Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency Men’s Shed Fitzroy Crossing Mowanjum Art and Cultural Centre Ngalangangpum School Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd One Arm Point Remote Community School Sacred Heart School Shire of Halls Creek Shire of Wagga Wagga Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley St Joseph’s School Wangki Radio Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Warmun Art Centre, Wyndham District High School Tura New Music | 2019 Program Report


Tura New Music Ltd. 180 Hamersley Road Subiaco Western Australia 6008 E: info@tura.com.au www.tura.com.au ABN: 25 009 362 225 Published July 2020X 

Tura New Music | 2019 Program Report

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