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. They encourage unusual collaborations, and ask the programmed artists to explore or develop something new in their work – giving each event a special air of excitement for both the artists and audience alike.

 Michiko Morita piano with special guest     

After moving from Japan to Australia many years ago, Michiko discovered the joy of composition. People, places and feelings inspire her to paint with sound. 

Nikki Edgar electric & acoustic ‘cellos, graphic scores, with guest improvisers: 

PERCEIVE:  A work exploring how we can view one idea from multiple perspectives. Bringing together improvising musicians, this work centres on interpreting a large, brightly coloured, physical graphic score with no set instrumentation. The score will be displayed and performed in front of the audience making it a very inclusive and immersive experience. 




AUG 27



Mon 7.30pm


La Mama Courthouse 349 Drummond st Carlton


Tickets Info/

$15 Full $10 Concession