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.

La Mama Musica APRIL 2019 Features:


No Man’s Land is a duo of Pippa Bainbridge (voice, prepared guitar, pedals, projections) and Swiss Van Kalken (electric bass, found percussion, pedals). Together they make atmospheric drone, drawing on influences such as Byzantine chant, industrial, found sound and minimalist music movements, to create live performance rituals and audioscapes rich in Australian folklore.

Image by Pippa Bainbridge


Naima Fine Fine with Debris Facility and Ensemble

Composer Naima Fine Fine presents a performance of her in-the-moment, live, real-time projected graphic scores for an acoustic chamber ensemble to play – musicians will be announced on the website.

Image by Debris Facility.



April 22



Mon 7.30pm


La Mama Courthouse 349 Drummond st Carlton


Tickets Info/

$15 Full $10 Concession


(03) 9347 6948