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 Soundcloud is Nat is a percussionist, composer, and sound artist. Her work focuses on the textural and on deep listening to sound and the spaces between. 

James Hullick is a sound artist, composer, vocalist, guitarist, pianist, one half of The Duckworth Hullick Duo, Aus Co Fellow 2015, Michael K Harvey Scholar 2015/16, director of JOLT Arts and the BOLT Ensemble, Ensemble Manager for The Amplified Elephants.

LA MAMA MUSICA 7.30pm, Monday 26th June 2017

La Mama Courthouse
349 Drummond Street CARLTON
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: HERE 
or try your luck at the door on the night.


Annabel Warmington

Coming Soon

APRIL 24 at La Mama Theatre MAKE SOUND GRATE More Info MAY 29 at La Mama Courthouse ANDREA KEEBLE WITH AD HOC STING ENSEMBLE More Info JUNE 26 at La Mama Courthouse TEN THOUSAND YEAR ORBIT More Info