the NOW now Festival 2018

TYPE: FESTIVAL, MUSIC

SPACE: MULTIPLE SPACES

WHEN: 24 Jan 2018 – 28 Jan 2018

COST: $20/night; $80 festival pass

TICKETS: Moshtix

Over three days and five nights, close to 100 musicians, performers, sound artists and installation builders will dig into the sonic architecture of the moment.

Let's start the year amazed.

In the gallery and performance room, a scheduled program of events will form the backbone of the festival. Upstairs in the rooftop gallery, The Splinter Orchestra will host an evolving installation and collaborative space for the duration of the festival.

This is what we're here for.

Welcome to the NOW now 2018: A festival curated by the artists.

 

$20 + booking fees per night
$80 + booking fees festival pass

Wednesday January 24, 2018

7:00
Simon Barker, drums
Claire Edwardes, percussion
Bree van Reyk, drums
Nat Grant, percussion

7:45
MIRROR UNIT
Georg Wissel (Germany), alto saxophone
& Timothy O'Dwyer (Singapore), alto saxophone

8:30
Ned Collette voice and guitar
Steve Heather, drums
Judith Hamann, cello
With special guests

Enjoy a video teaser

9:30
NORTH OF NORTH
Erkki Veltheim, violins
Anthony Pateras, piano
Scott Tinkler, trumpet

10:15
Mette Rasmussen (Denmark), alto saxophone
Clayton Thomas, double bass
Chris Abrahams, piano
Sofia Jernberg (Sweden), voice

11:00
Del Lumanta, keyboards, electronics
Lucy Claire, drum machines, electronics

Thursday January 25, 2018

7:00
BREADWOMAN
Anna Homler (AKA Breadwoman), voice & video
w/ Meg Clune, electronics
WITH THANKS TO LIQUID ARCHITECTURE

7:30
Jerrah Patston
with Sam Worrad & Jerry Kahale

8:15
Sten Sandell (Sweden), solo piano

9:00
Jon Rose, violins
Steve Heather, drums
Julia Reidy, guitar

9:45
Sabina Masselli, electronics and projections

10:15
PROPAN (Norway)
Natali Abrahamsen Garner, vocals & effects,
Ina Sagstuen, vocals & effects

A sample

11:00
Mette Rasmussen (Denmark), alto saxophone
Paal Nilssen-Love (Norway), drums

Friday January 26, 2018

PLAYING IN A WARZONE.
Invasion Day.
Curated by Sass Hound

Come shuffle and dance around the poisoned water hole that has been refurbished to form the “new” Redfern. Come on the day of grieving, the day of survival and mourning that is Invasion Day….that the invaders and press call “Australia Day”

Expect a combination of music that shakes the earth, performance and spoken word that rattles the cages, video, installation and art that is mashed over and under the history of the Block. The music will not fit into a genre but will be performed by both Aboriginal and non Aboriginal Artists who make work that wants to change things.

The artworks and installations will not make you feel like your on a holiday and the images will surround you and reflect the blood-soaked truths that define this date on the calendar. Them same ones that speak to the reality of the place we share.
featuring
Sass Hound, Divide and Dissolve, and many others.

Doors at 7pm.

Announcements of acts and artists will come closer to the event though nothing will be predicted or promised only reclaimed, reminded and resounding…like an echo that is so loud you feel the impact in your sternum.. then in your skull then eventually your heart and guts.

Updates will be posted at thenownow2018.net

Saturday January 27, 2018

Afternoon Concerts

3:00
Joseph Tabua, solo guzheng

BATTLE AX
Beatrix Čurran (Austria), viola

IGNITE (Sweden)
Casey Moir, voice
& Johan Moir, double bass

BLEURGH!
Sam Barr, drums
Melanie Louise Eden, voice
Scott Gillespie, guitar
Clement Girault, guitar
Daniel Jacobson, bass
Miguel Valenzuela, electronics and voice
Jax Wechsler, visuals

Saturday Evening Program

6:00
SO PREDICTABLE?!
THE FUTILE RESEARCH LAB
Ollie Bown, electronics and programming
Lian Loke Kirsten Packham, Sam Ferguson, Liam Bray, Angelo Fraietta, Andrew Simpson and Nila Rezaei, movement.

6:45
Bonnie Lander (US), voice
Cor Fuhler electronics
Judith Hamann, cello

7:30
Kynan Tan, Solo electronics

8:00
Sten Sandell (Sweden), piano
Paal-Nilssen Love, (Norway), drums

8:45
REBEL SCUM
Bonnie Stewart percussion
Rhys Mottley, guitar

9:30
Sofia Jernberg (Sweden), voice
Sonya Holowell, voice
Freya Schack-Arnott, cello

10:15
Alon Ilsar, live processing
Adam Pultz Melbye, double bass
Scott McConnachie, alto saxophone (Melb)

11:00
JONO MILO
Jonathan Lockhart (US), electronics

Sunday January 28, 2018

3:00 SPLINTER ORCHESTRA
ALL VENUE PERFORMANCE

4:00:
Sam Longmore (NZ), electronics

4:30
Jo Burzynska, electronics and olfactory experiences

5:15
Alexandra Spence, tapes, electronics & clarinet

6:00,
Goh Lee Kwang, (Malaysia), electronics
Amanda Stewart, voice
Andrew Fedorovitch, saxophones
Peter Farrar, saxophones

6:45
CLUB SOUND WITCHES
Matt Earle, electronics
Nicola Morton, electronics

7:30
IM/MODESTY
s.i.a. instruments, manipulation
Kate Ahmad, Hannah de Feyter, Irfan Master - voices

9:00
NADIR
Alex White, electronics
Ben Byrne, electronics

Program may change. Please check the NOW now website for details.

The Splinterverse
Upstairs Rooftop Gallery
Jan 24, 25, 27 & 28, 2018 from 7PM

Is it a Multiverse? Is it a parallel world? Is it a Hologram? No - it’s Splinterverse.

An installation/happening/durational-performance taking place upstairs at 107 over the 4 days of the festival.

No pieces, no movements, no showcase, no program - just a commitment to explore an ongoing socio/musical experiment that no one person can perceive in it’s entirety.

Danger, when you enter the Splinterverse a different cosmological constant means the normal laws of art don’t apply.

Kid friendly!

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body