Tura New Music 2018 music for percussion and electronics Louise Devenish
The Summers Night Project Members of Decibel Ensemble and Soundstream
SymbioticA’s Unhallowed Arts Various artists
The delicate and the powerful collide when percussion meets experimental electronics for acclaimed WA percussionist Louise Devenish’s debut solo national tour. Featuring a collection of works by Andrián Pertout, Stuart James, Cat Hope and Kate Moore.
Four-month composer mentorship program in Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria.
Thurs 18 Oct – Wed 31 Oct Perth and Fremantle
Perth 7:30pm | Tues 15 May | The Sewing Room
Taking inspiration from Anne Summers’ Manifesto championing gender equality, The Summers Night Project is a national mentoring program for women composers growing the gender diversity of composers in music programs Australia-wide.
Timed to celebrate the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Unhallowed Arts explores the book’s influence on life and culture. Tura teams up with SymbioticA to present concerts in various locations around Perth and Fremantle.
Adelaide 5pm | Sun 20 May | Z Ward
Mentors: Cat Hope (VIC), Becky Llewellyn (SA), Rebecca Erin-Smith (WA).
Brisbane 7:30pm | Tues 22 May | Jugglers Art Space
Composers: Olivia Davies (WA), Carmen Chan Schoenborn (VIC), Rachel Bruerville (SA).
Melbourne 1pm | Thurs 24 May | Music Auditorium, Monash University
Development Workshops Sat 30 June – Mon 2 July WA Academy of Performing Arts
Regional Residency Gillian Howell
National Concert Tour Program of new works by The Summers Night Project composers and mentors.
Sun 20 May - Sat 2 June Fitzroy Crossing
Perth Concert 7pm | Mon 2 July | The Studio, Subiaco Arts Centre
Part of a three-year program of community residencies in Fitzroy Crossing by composer, educator and facilitator Gillian Howell.
Adelaide Concert 7pm | Wed 4 July | Elder Hall, Adelaide
Regional Residency Hollis Taylor & Jon Rose
Melbourne Concert 7:30pm | Fri 6 July | Music Auditorium, Monash University
Fri 1 June - Sun 24 June Warmun
Presented by Tura New Music, Monash University & Soundstream in association with APRA AMCOS, the Australian Music Centre and Decibel New Music Ensemble. The Adelaide concert is presented in association with the Helpmann Academy and the University of SA.
Taylor and Rose will work with community members, students, 20 violins and several pianos creating new soundworlds and storylines.
New Bodies Album Tour Tangents + special guests
The Narli Tour Mark Atkins, Judith Hamann, Joe Talia, Tos Mahoney Fri 15 June – Sat 30 June Kununurra, Warmun, Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing, Derby, Lombadina, Djarindjin, One Arm Point, Beagle Bay, Broome A cross-cultural music tour through the Kimberley with community performances and school workshops.
Sensory Horizons Intercurrent 7:30pm | Tues 19 June | Subiaco Arts Centre Intercurrent weaves the inspiring virtuosity of Ashley Smith, Emily Green-Armytage and Louise Devenish (with special guests) as they explore stunning new works by Julian Day, Lachlan Skipworth and others.
Of Broken Trees and Elephant Ivories Gabriella Smart 7:30pm | Fri 29 June | Callaway Auditorium, UWA Adelaide composer and pianist Gabriella Smart performs Two New Proposals…, a work for detuned colonial piano and electronics by Erkki Veltheim, plus Kaps Freed by Cat Hope, from the commissioned series, Of Broken Trees and Elephant Ivories.
A Small Prometheus Robin Fox + guests 7:30pm | Tues 3 Oct | The Sewing Room Robin Fox is one Australia’s most highly regarded Australian audio-visual artists. “Robin has single handedly instituted the uncontrollable urge to whoop and cheer into the forum of experimental music in Australia.” - Resonate Magazine
Inland Concert Series | Perth Erkki Veltheim, Rohan Drape, Alex Garsden + guests 4pm | Sun 21 Oct Fremantle The Inland Concert Series surveys multiple approaches and disciplines, creating concerts of exploratory and experimental music.
Disruptive Critters James Hullick, Jonathan Duckworth and Astrid Bolcskey-Hullick
7pm | Sun 22 July | Rosemount Hotel
Mon 29 Oct – Wed 31 Oct PS Art Space
Co-presented with Cool Perth Nights, Sydney-based quintet Tangents makes ‘furious mash-ups’ of electronic production, experimental rock and free improvisation and transforms them into “remarkable, transportive music.” - Sydney Scoop.
Disruptive Critters embraces visual and sonic programming in the conceptualisation of a technological creation myth with the artists as three omnipotent figures in a lonesome universe.
Regional Residency Gillian Howell
Ex Machina GreyWing
Sun 5 August – Sat 18 August Fitzroy Crossing
Light For the First Time – Concert One Ensemble Offspring 7.30pm | Tues 11 Sept | The Sewing Room Sydney-based Ensemble Oﬀspring, with their “uncompromising assertiveness” and “systematically undercutting of artistic pretension”, present works by Australian women composers Kate Moore, Bree van Reyk, Andrea Keller and Felicity Wilcox. Composer Workshop Ensemble Offspring Wed 12 Sept - Thurs 13 Sept Subiaco Arts Centre Composer Workshop Concert Ensemble Offspring 7pm | Thurs 13 Sept | Subiaco Arts Centre Studio Young and emerging composers workshop concert.
Light For The First Time – Concert Two Ensemble Offspring 5pm | Sat 15 Sept | Albany Entertainment Centre Performance Workshop Ensemble Offspring 10am | Sun 16 Sept | Albany Entertainment Centre
Choreography and Music Composition Workshop Robin Fox & Stephanie Lake Sat 29 Sept – Sun 7 Oct | Subiaco Arts Centre
7:30pm | Mon 12 Nov | Venue to be announced West Australian ensemble GreyWing present seven works where the machine is front and centre. Ex Machina (italics) explores music made from, and inspired by, machines and the mechanical.
In SITU Selected choreographers and composers Thurs 29 Nov – Sun 2 Dec Location to be confirmed In SITU is an annual collaboration between Tura and Strut Dance and showcases a season of exciting new, site-specific short dance works by a range of emerging and experienced independent WA choreographers, dance artists and composer/performers.
Decibel Revolution Decibel 7:30pm | Mon 3 Dec | Subiaco Arts Centre This concert focuses on works that feature the turntable: works by composers Maria Chavez, Chris De Groot, Milan Knížák, Luke Nickel, Cat Hope, Lindsay Vickery and Leah Blankendaal.
iMprov Workshops Various artists Subiaco Arts Centre Coordinated by Josten Myburgh these weekly workshops facilitated by guest artists are a vibrant incubator of new music thought and practice.
Tura will be providing scholarships for emerging sound artists to work with renowned audio/visual artist Robin Fox and dance maker Stephanie Lake as part of a sound/dance collaboration with Strut Dance. tura.com.au for program updates and details Tura New Music Annual Program 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.
Tura thanks all of our many project partners, sponsors, donors and patrons for their continued support.