APRIL 24 at La Mama Theatre
MAKE SOUND GRATE Gary Butler (guitar, objects), Warren Burt (electronics), Vincent Giles (electronics), Robbie Avenaim (drums), Houston Dunleavy (clarinet), Ernie Althoff (whatever he brings along), Tim Hilton (trombone), Rafal Kaczmarek (drums), Nadia Knight (vocals) and Adam Simmons (shakuhachi, tenor sax)

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MAY 29 at La Mama Courthouse

AD HOC String Collective for this performance are:
Andrea Keeble & Kylie Morrigan – violins
Ceridwen Davies – viola
Helen Mountfort – ‘cello
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.


7.30pm, Mon 29th May 2017, at

La Mama Courthouse

349 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC


Box office and Bar open from 6.30pm for 7.30pm concert.
Tickets $15 Full and $10 concession (includes hot drinks and nibbly treats)

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

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JUNE 26 at La Mama Courthouse


“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.


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.

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La Mama Musica largely showcases fine improvising musicians and sound-artists. Curated by Annabel Warmington with Adrian Sherriff, the series encourages collaboration, and the exploration and development of new work and production values in the fabulous spaces of La Mama Theatre and La Mama Courthouse.




Mon 7.30pm


Tickets Info/

Full $15
Concession $10

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6142