La Mama Musica is one of Melbourne’s longest running music nights, in operation since 1969?   These days it is a curated monthly concert series showcasing creative music, improvising musicians and sound-artists at La Mama’s Theatre and Courthouse venues. The intimate settings and fabulous acoustics of La Mama’s two historic theatres allows fine musicians to perform in a very special environment, amidst the set of the current theatre production – so improvisation and flexibility of presentation is also part of our process.   The series has been organised by the curatorial team of Annabel Warmington and Adrian Sherriff for more than a dozen years, who like to encourage unusual collaborations and value the history of the Musica and are thrilled to offer participating artists opportunities often unavailable in conventional music venues: for musical artists of all genres (and ages) to explore and develop new work and production values with an audience appreciative of these aspects.

Curated by Annabel Warmington, Adrian Sherriff and Anthony Schulz, all submission to participate are welcome.



7.30pm, Monday 29th May 2017

La Mama Courthouse
349 Drummond Street CARLTON
In keeping with the traditional focus of MUSICA, the concert will feature new and improvised original works by the ensemble plus a few quartets from the soon to be released “Congratulations” album by the Ad Hoc Collective.
Helen is extending her Miniatures movements for the quartet (from the 3 mvts recently performed at Melbourne Polytechnic lunchtime concert), Andrea is compiling a collage of styles inspired by serialism, minimalism and avant-garde improvisation, and Kylie is presenting her first composition to the group!
You may know the ensemble members from some of their other projects: Cosmo Cosmolino, My Friend The Chocolate Cake, Fine Blue Thread, Silo String Quartet, Walkabout Waterbottle, Not Drowning Waving, and as regular members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.


Box office and Bar open from 6.30pm with complimentary hot drinks and nibbly treats
Tickets $15 Full | $10 concession


Bookings (03) 9347 6142 or online:
or try your luck at the door on the night.