Thursday, November 17, 2016

SoundOut 2017 #8th year of the Festival.

SoundOut 2017

This is the 8th year of the annual SoundOut festival, and in 2017 we will bring to you the continuation of the incredible explorative sonic arts event. This is the International Free Improvisational, Free Jazz and Experimental Music festival to will uplift tired ears, explore the unknown, see within the fabric of sound, unravel the threads of normative musical praxis, and question sonic hegemonies. With artists from Australia, Austria, Brazil, France, and Norway that will combine, mix, cross-fertilize, and move sound mountains to inspire inquiring ears.

SoundOut 2017 sees the extraordinary Artists: From France: RHRR trio: Guylaine Cosseron (vocals), Fredrik Blondy (piano), Xavier Charles (Clarinet); From New Zealand electronic-radio improvisor Sally-Anne McIntrye (Radio Cegeste); from Austria violinist Irene Kepl; From Norway free jazz bassist Christian Meass Svendsen; From Brazil, avant garde bassist Luiz Gabriel Gubeissi; From Sydney vocal artist Sonya Holowell,  drummer Bonnie Stewart and electronics artist Gail Priest; guitarist Rhys Mottley and Freya Schack-Arnott (cello); From CanberraAlexander Hunter (viola de gamba), Chloe Hobbs (toy piano/prepared piano); Psithurism trio (John Porter (tenor saxophone; Rhys Butler, alto saxophone; Richard Johnson, wind instruments) and  brilliant young composer/improviser Ben Drury on double bass + many more surprise Artists.

The 2017 group of Artists has never gathered before and never will again in the same configuration, but they are all involved in an international dialogue that is essential to the unfolding of new music structures and what it means to be human in the 21st Century. Come, see and hear the new music evolve.

SoundOut 2017 is very grateful for the continued generous support from SoundOut and its friends, and the volunteers that help with the festival. Special gratitude goes to the Drill Hall Gallery and Staff for their consistent friendship, generosity and support; as well as Better Music in Canberra for the generous help with equipment. The Artists would like to thank their respective governments for support: The Norwegian Government, the Austrian Embassy; and The French Government and Embassy. 

Due to unforseen circumstances Jess Green has had to cancel her participation in this years festival but we have replaced her with the fine young guitarist Rhys Mottley who continues his voyage into experimentation! Also alas very suddenly Mia Zabelka is unable to make it to SoundOut due to death in the family and we wish her well and our heartfelt condolences.

We are also very greatful to Herbal International records and Goh Lee Kwang for supporting SoundOut.
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