This is the 6th year of the annual SoundOut festival, and in 2015 we will bring to you the continuation of the incredible bristling explorative sonic arts event. This is the 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. Listen to music with an unforced organic quality that will grow on you...It will replenish your ears and mind!
With artists from Australia, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland that will combine, mix, cross-fertilize, and move sound mountains to inspire inquiring ears.
This coming years festival 2015 sees extraordinary artists such as the brilliant Free Jazz trio the Frode Gjerstad trio: (Nor/USA) [including drumming luminary Paal Nilssen-Love, extraordinary bassist Jon Rune Strom]; Swiss saxophonist Christian Kobi challenges our preconceptions of music; Klaus Filip from Austria dissects the inner working of minimalist electro-acoustics; the Australian wind trio Psithurism (John Porter, Richard Johnson and Rhys Butler) forge new sonic pathways for wind instruments; New Zealand avant-garde pianist Hermione Johnson adds new dimensions to extended improvisations; while jazz trumpeter Miroslav Bukovsky (Aust) brings his exquisite tonal sonority along with many more fine artists such the subtle evocations of minimalists the Great Waitress trio (Meredith Maloney, piano; Laura Altman, clarinet; Monika Brooks, accordion form Germany/Aust); extraordinary bassists Clayton Thomas (Aust); brilliant vocalists of sonic sophistication Carolyn Connors (Aust) ; while Swiss electronic Artist Jason Kahn, Melbourne based guitarist Sam McAuliffe (Aust), extraordinary drummer Evan Dorrian (Aust) and electronic artist Paul Heslin (Aust) continue their exploration of their evolving pallets of sound.
The 2015 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 2015 is very grateful for the continued generous support from the ACT Government, SoundOut, the Drill Hall Gallery at ANU and the volunteers that help with the festival. The Artists would like to thank their respective governments for support: The Norwegian Government, The Swiss Government; and the Austrian Embassy.