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.

Adrian Sherriff (multi-instrumental solo):

MUSICAL LABYRINTHS: A polyglottal exploration of multi-layered musical challenges from across time and space. The performance draws from the works of J.S. Bach interspersed with traditional repertoire from Bali, Cuba, India and Japan.

Instrumentation will include virtual pipe organ (Europe), bass trombone (Europe), shakuhachi (Japan), mridangam (India), bata (Cuba),  and gender wayang (Bali) in duo with virtual gender wayang.

Image by Tobias Titz






Mon 7.30pm


La Mama Courthouse 349 Drummond st Carlton


Tickets Info/

$15 Full $10 Concession


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