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This is the 13th year of the annual SoundOut festival, and in 2022 we will bring to you the continuation of this incredible explorative Sound, Film and Visual Art event. This is the Improvisational and Experimental Music + Film + Arts festival, that will uplift tired ears and eyes, explore the unknown, see within the fabric of sound, unravel the threads of normative musical praxis, and question sonic hegemonies. The artists will combine, mix, cross-fertilize, and move sound mountains to inspire inquiring ears and eyes.

SoundOut 2022 sees the extraordinary Artists: Vanessa Tomlinson ( vibraphone) in the duo Clocked Out with Erik Griswold (piano); Monika Brooks (piano and accordion); Clayton Thomas (double bass); Jim Denley (flute/saxophone); Sally Ann McIntyre (electronics/radio objects) in a duo with Campbell Walker (experimental film); Peter Knight (trumpet/ tape deck) Laura Altman (clarinet/objects); Julius Schwing (Guitar); Maria Moles (percussion/drums); Dave Brown (guitar); Nikki Johnson (percussion), Clara Pitt (flute); Bonnie Stewart (drums), Nick Ashwood (guitar); Tony Osborne (vocals/electronics); Brian McNamara (invented electronics instr.); Charles Martin (electronics); Siena Mitchell (keyboard/electronics); Louise Curham (experimental film); Rhys Butler (alto sax); Richard Johnson (wind instr.); + more.

Mark Cauvin (double bass) and Jody Graham (visual Artist) will be performing in a duo improvisations of sound drawings during the festival as well as running a Sound Drawing Workshop on the 28th January from 1 – 4pm @Drill Hall Gallery for those interested for a minor fee to cover costs of material $10.

The 2022 group of Artists are all involved in a 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.

The SoundOut 2022 Festival is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

We are also grateful to the friends of SoundOut, 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.

Essential COVID-19 information for visitors to the Drill Hall Gallery here

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.