SoundOut #10 2019


International Festival of Improvised & Experimental Music

Crowd funding appeal


This is the 10th year of the annual SoundOut festival, and in 2019 we will bring to you the continuation of the incredible bristling explorative sonic arts event. This is the International Improvisation 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.

Listen to music with an unforced organic quality that will grow on you…It will replenish your ears and mind! It is an unbridled mix of micromodular, minimalism, desynchronized repetition, fractional maximalism, melodic deconstruction, variable repetition, and semi-thematic repetition and extrapolation: that can be moody, atmospheric, unsettling, good-humoured, menacing, ominous, jovial, and above all, original. With artists from Australia, Austria, Germany, Quebec, Spain, and Sweden that will combine, mix, cross-fertilize, and move sound mountains to inspire inquiring ears.

This coming years festival 2019 sees extraordinary artists such as the brilliant SUPERIMPOSE duo: (Germany) [including trombonist Matthias Muller, and Drummer Christian Marien]; also astounding German trumpeter Birgit Ulher and Austrian pianist Elisabeth Harnik [tbc]; brilliant Spanish pianist Irene Aranda in duo with Swedish/Spanish bassist Johannes Nastesjo [tbc]; astonishing viola de gamba player from Quebec Pierre-Yves Martel; innovative legendary Australian improviser Jim Denley; amazing electronic artist Pia Van Gelder from Sydney; as well as equally astounding clarinetist Laura Altman and accordion player Monika Brooks from Sydney; Wonderfully inventive duo from Brisbane flautist Hannah Reardon-Smith and trombonist Brodie McAllister; eclectic Melbourne based duo, drummer Maria Moles and guitarist Adam Helliwell; Canberra’s electronic instrument builder/performer Brian McNamarra; the EMSC trio (pianist Millie Watson, wind instrumentalist Richard Johnson and alto saxophonist Rhys Butler); and brilliant young clarinetist Marlene Radice plus more.


SoundOut is an independently funded non-profit organisation. It heavily relies on funding from grants. This year there has been an unexpected shortfall in funding. SoundOut is appealing to the local artistic community for patronage and support.

Your generous support will mean the difference between survival and closure of the festival and cannot be underestimated. It would help us through another year as we try to ensure greater sustainability. It also means that artists have the opportunity to be heard and supported in a positive fruitful artistic environment, to showcase their skill and innovation to the broader community and be heard by their peers from around the world.


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Updated:  8 December 2018/ Responsible Officer:  DHG Director/ Page Contact:  Drill Hall Gallery