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.
TEN.THOUSAND.YEAR.ORBIT “We’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. We’ve watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in a ten thousand year orbit.” Two orbital bodies, face to face in gravitational rotation: Rising star, sound artist, and drummer Nat Grant teams up with the 10th planet James Hullick on abstract vocals and guitar in this new and mighty duo. And as you – dear interstellar voyager – join this elliptic procession, share in the wonder of previously unimaginable physics defying auditory alien realms: at once intimate, raw, and visceral flung out like heavenly lights against the great void of galactic unknowing. For we have seen things you people wouldn’t believe. TEN.THOUSAND.YEAR.ORBIT is: Nat Grant: Drums, Electronics James Hullick: Voice, Guitar Structured. Improvised. In between. Website is http://ttyoband.com Soundcloud is http://soundcloud.com/ttyoband Nat is a percussionist, composer, and sound artist. Her work focuses on the textural and on deep listening to sound and the spaces between. http://natgrantmusic.com
LA MAMA MUSICA 7.30pm, Monday 26th June 2017