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2012 Aurora Festival Events



Friday 4 May 2012
Super Critical Mass Super Critical Mass and Blacktown Community

Blacktown Arts Centre

6:30-9pm
The opening night of the Aurora 2012 Festival, a mass of local musicians come together to perform a "Mass" work specifically designed for the Blacktown Arts Centre space.

Free Event - RSVP essential

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   Saturday 5 May 2012
Forum Supporting Emerging Composers in Australia Industry Forum

"Supporting Emerging Composers in Australia"

Casula Powerhouse

5:30-6:30pm
Supporting Emerging Composers in Australia, a panel of experts in a discussion chaired by John Davis, CEO of the Australian Music Centre.

$15* full / $10* concession^ and student~

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Synergy Percussion Synergy Percussion

Casula Powerhouse

7-8:15pm
Premiereing 4 new works for the percussion ensemble, works by Amanda Cole, Alex Pozniak, Marcus Whale and James Rushford.

$25* full / $20* concession^ / $10* student~

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Clocks and Clouds

Casula Powerhouse

8:30-9:30pm
Pump-organ and custom-tuned metallic percussion instruments hand built by Kraig Grady for his original compositions.

$20* full / $15* concession^ / $10* student~

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   Sunday 6 May 2012
Marshall McGuire Marshall McGuire

St Finbar's Church, Glenbrook

2-3pm
Marshall McGuire (Melbourne), Australia's contemporary harpist, performs a series of 21st century works for solo harp in an afternoon concert in the Blue Mountains.

$30* full / $25* concession^ / $10* student~

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Alicia Crossley We Heart the Recorder
Alicia Crossley

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

3-4pm
Alicia Crossley, after conducting a series of workshops with local young people, performs solo contemporary compositions for different instruments of the recorder family and is joined by some of the workshop participants.

$12

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Wednesday 9 May 2012
Minotaur the Island Minotaur The Island
Chamber Made Opera

Lennox Theatre, Riverside

7.30-8.20pm
Chamber Made Opera (Melbourne) performs "Minotaur The Island", an out-landish experimental opera production conceived and directed by David Y oung and Margaret Cameron.

$40* full / $35* concession^ / $28* under 30# / $18* student~

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Thursday 10 May 2012
Amped
Chronology Arts

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

5:30-6:30pm
New/recent works for amplified guitar quartet including new works specifically commissioned for the event by Australian composers.

Free Event

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Oren Ambarchi

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

7-9pm
Oren Ambarchi is one of Australia's most respected impirovising guitarists. His style is an eclectic amalgamation of contemproary, jazz and electroacoustic.

$15/$10

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Minotaur the Island Minotaur The Island
Chamber Made Opera

Lennox Theatre, Riverside

7.30-8.20pm
Chamber Made Opera (Melbourne) performs "Minotaur The Island", an out-landish experimental opera production conceived and directed by David Y oung and Margaret Cameron.

$40* full / $35* concession^ / $28* under 30# / $18* student~

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Friday 11 May 2012
Merzbow

Riverside Theatre, Riverside

9-10pm
"The King of Noise", Japanese noise artist Merzbow defined this genre of music and is the world-leading figure of it. BYO earplugs.

$35* full / $30* concession^ / $28* under 30# / $10* student~

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Minotaur the Island Minotaur The Island
Chamber Made Opera

Lennox Theatre, Riverside

7.30-8.20pm
Chamber Made Opera (Melbourne) performs "Minotaur The Island", an out-landish experimental opera production conceived and directed by David Y oung and Margaret Cameron.

$40* full / $35* concession^ / $28* under 30# / $18* student~

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Saturday 12 May 2012
 Industry Forum Industry Forum

"Sustainable New Art Music Business"

Campbelltown Arts Centre

3-4pm
A forum about Sustainable New Music Business Practice featuring a panel of artists of varying career stages.

$15* full / $10* concession^ and student~
(or included in the full day Campbelltown pass $60 / $45)

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Zane Banks Ingwe
Zane Banks

Campbelltown Arts Centre

5-6pm
Guitartist Zane Banks worked with composer George Lentz (who also plays violin in SSO) on this massive solo electric guitar work (nearly an hour in length) that has received international critical acclaim.


$25* full / $18* concession^ and student~
(or included in the full day Campbelltown pass $60 / $45)

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Invisible Forces
 feat. "Quest" and Daniel Blinkhorn

Campbelltown Arts Centre

7:30-8:30pm
A double bill featuring "Quest" a dance work performed by Miranda Wheen choreographed by Martin del Amo and composed by Alex Pozniak followed by new/recent spatial electroacoustic works by composer Daniel Blinkhorn.

$45* full / $35* concession^ and student~
(or included in the full day Campbelltown pass $60 / $45)

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   Sunday 13 May 2012
Pocket Gamelan
Greg Schiemer

Campbelltown Arts Centre

4.30-5.30pm
The iphone is an instrument of sound and Greg Schiemer has composed his work utilising this multi-faceted technology to unexpected outcomes.

Free event

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Noise Duo
Merzbow and Oren Ambarchi

Campbelltown Arts Centre

Closing Festival Party from 6:30pm.
Performance from 7.30pm
The closing event of the festival is a noisy affiar with Merzbow and Oren Ambarchi taking centre stage.

$45* full / $35* concession^ and student~
includes performance and some catering

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*Booking and other fees may apply

^Concessions are seniors card holders, pension cards holders, health care card holders, centrelink card holders.

~Students must be studying at an accredited institution and in possession of a student card.

#Proof of age required