The NOW now
The NOW now Festival 2018 - Day Ticket (Fri 26th Jan) Tickets
7:00pm, Fri 26 January, 2018
107 Projects, NSW
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The 17th edition of the NOW now festival is going to be incredible - packed with artists from around the city, the country and the planet. Over three days and five nights at 107 projects in Redfern, 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.
The NOW now Festival 2018
FRI 26th JANUARY 2018
107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW 2016
Over three days and five nights at 107 Projects in Redfern, 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.
A festival curated by the artists. This is what we're here for!
$20 + Fees - Per Night
$80 + Fees - Festival Pass
WEDNESDAY 24 JANUARY 2018
MIRROR UNIT: Georg Wissel (Germany), alto saxophone ' Timothy O'Dwyer (Singapore), alto saxophone
Enjoy a video teaser
NORTH OF NORTH: Erkki Veltheim, violins ' Anthony Pateras, piano ' Scott Tinkler, trumpet
THURSDAY 25 JANUARY 2018
BREADWOMAN: Anna Holmer (AKA Breadwoman), voice & video ' w/ Meg Clune, electronics ' WITH THANKS TO LIQUID ARCHITECTURE
Jerrah Patston ' with Sam Worrad & Jerry Kahale
Sten Sandell (Sweden), solo piano
Jon Rose, violins ' Steve Heather, drums ' Julia Reidy, guitar
Sabine Masselli, electronics and projections
PROPAN (Norway): Natali Abrahamsen Garner, vocals & effects ' Ina Sagstuen, vocals & effects
Mette Rasmussen (Denmark), alto saxophone ' Paal Nilssen-Love (Norway), drums
FRIDAY 26 JANUARY 2018
PLAYING IN A WARZONE
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.
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 27 JANUARY 2018
Joseph Tabua, solo guzheng
BATTLE AX: Beatrix urran (Austria), viola
BLEURGH: Sam Barr, drums I Melanie Louise Eden, voice I Scott Gillespie, guitar I Clement Girault, guitar I Daniel Jacobson, bass I Miguel Valenzuela, electronics and voice I Jax Wechsler, visuals
SATURDAY EVENING PROGRAM
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.
Kynan Tan, Solo electronics
Sten Sandell (Sweden), piano Paal-Nilssen Love, (Norway), drums
JONO MILO: Jonathan Lockhart (US), electronics
SUNDAY 28 JANUARY 2018
ALL VENUE PERFORMANCE
Sam Longmore (NZ), electronics
Jo Burzynska, electronics and olfactory experiences
Alexandra Spence, tapes, electronics & clarinet
Goh Lee Kwang, (Malaysia), electronics ' Amanda Stewart, voice ' Andrew Fedorovitch, saxophones ' Peter Farrar, saxophones
IM/MODESTY: s.i.a. instruments, manipulation ' Kate Ahmad, Hannah de Feyter, Irfan Master - voices
NADIR: Alex White, electronics Ben Byrne, electronics
PROGRAM MAY CHANGE.
PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATES
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.
Updates will be posted each day.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.