SoundOut Festival #10

Dates & times

Sat 2 February — Sun 3 February 2019, 13:00–23:30


Drill Hall Gallery

Image: SoundOut 2019



International Festival of Improvised & Experimental Music


This is the 10th year of the annual SoundOut festival, and in 2019 we will bring to you the continuation of the incredible bristling explorative sonic arts event. This is the International Improvisation and Experimental Music festival to will uplift tired ears, explore the unknown, see within the fabric of sound, unravel the threads of normative musical praxis, and question sonic hegemonies. Listen to music with an unforced organic quality that will grow on you…It will replenish your ears and mind! It is an unbridled mix of micromodular, minimalism, desynchronized repetition, fractional maximalism, melodic deconstruction, variable repetition, and semi-thematic repetition and extrapolation: that can be moody, atmospheric, unsettling, good-humoured, menacing, ominous, jovial, and above all, original. With artists from Australia, Austria, Germany, Quebec, Spain, and Sweden that will combine, mix, cross-fertilize, and move sound mountains to inspire inquiring ears.

This coming years festival 2019 sees extraordinary artists such as the brilliant SUPERIMPOSE duo: (Germany) [including trombonist Matthias Muller, and Drummer Christian Marien]; also astounding German trumpeter Birgit Ulher and Austrian pianist Elisabeth Harnik [tbc]; brilliant Spanish pianist Irene Aranda in duo with Swedish/Spanish bassist Johannes Nastesjo [tbc]; astonishing viola de gamba player from Quebec Pierre-Yves Martel; innovative legendary Australian improviser Jim Denley; amazing electronic artist Pia Van Gelder from Sydney; as well as equally astounding clarinetist Laura Altman and accordion player Monika Brooks from Sydney; Wonderfully inventive duo from Brisbane flautist Hannah Reardon-Smith and trombonist Brodie McAllister; eclectic Melbourne based duo, drummer Maria Moles and guitarist Adam Helliwell; Canberra’s electronic instrument builder/performer Brian McNamarra; the EMSC trio (pianist Millie Watson, wind instrumentalist Richard Johnson and alto saxophonist Rhys Butler); and brilliant young clarinetist Marlene Radice plus more.


SoundOut is an independently funded non-profit organisation

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Saturday 2 Feb

Session 1. 13:00 – 17:00 pm
Session 2. 19:00 – 23:30pm

Sunday 3 Feb

Session 3. 13:00 – 17:00 pm
Session 4. 19:00 – 23:30pm



ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Kingsley St. Acton



Tickets available on online or at the door.

Single 4hr session ticket $30 / $20 concession

Season ticket for all sessions $100 / $60 concession



Adam Halliwell: guitar, Melbourne

Birgit Uhler: trumpet, Germany

Brian McNamara: electronic Sound art, Canberra

Brodie McAllister: Trombonist, Brisbane

Christian Marien: drums, SUPERIMPOSE, Germany

Elisabeth Harnik: piano Austria

Hannah Reardon-Smith: Flautist, Brisbane

Irene Aranda: piano, Spain

Jim Denley: wind instruments Sydney

Johannes Nästesjö: double bass, Sweden

Laura Altman: clarinet, Australia

Maria Moles: Drums, Melbourne

Marlene Radice: clarinet, Canberra

Matthias Müller: trombone SUPERIMPOSE, Germany

Millie Watson: piano, organ, sound objects, Canberra

Monica Brooks: accordion, Sydney

Pia Van Gelder: electronics Sydney

Pierre-Yves Martel: viola da gamba / objects , Quebec

Rhys Butler: alto sax – Canberra

Richard Johnson: wind instruments – Canberra


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Updated:  23 January 2019/ Responsible Officer:  DHG Director/ Page Contact:  Drill Hall Gallery