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[Past Event] Ritual Community Music: Adam Gołębiewski (PL) + Eva Birch with J + Alexandra Spence

When

24 July
7pm - 9.30pm

Where

The Oratory

Cost

$30

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When

24 July
7pm - 9.30pm

Where

The Oratory

Cost

$30

Follow

InstagramFacebook

Website

liquidarchitecture.org.au/

Contact Details

Email

Book Now

Convent Live x Liquid Architecture present this special concert series.

How can radical music help us manifest new possibilities for thinking and imagine new ways of organising community through ritual behaviours, actions and languages? Music as a model for civil society—decoding metaphorical power structures, violence, empathy, ecstasy and cooperation.

Liquid Architecture invites Adam Gołębiewski (PL), composer and percussionist on drums and self-made objects, he has performed with everyone including Yoko Ono. Poet Eva Birch and musician J (picnic, etc.) premiere their new collaboration. And, Alexandra Spence communes between the listener, the object and the surrounding environment.

Ritual Community Music also features concerts by  Lyra Pramuk (USA/DE) with Fabulous Diamonds 17 July and YL Hooi + Bhairavi Raman and Nanthesh Sivarajah on 7 August. These are licensed events, under 18s must be supervised by an adult.

We thank the Victorian Government and the City of Yarra for support through the On the Road Program.

About

Adam Gołębiewski is an experimental musician, composer and musicologist who uses drums and self-made objects to explore the basic characteristics of sound: volume, timbre, register and time, as well as their relationship to the performer’s body. He has performed and recorded with many artists, such as Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, Kevin Drumm, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, John Edwards, Sharif Sehnaoui, Mazen Kerbaj, Pierre Jodlowski among many others.

Eva Birch is a poet living in Melbourne on Woiwurrung country. She has published her work in Cordite Poetry Review, Sick Leave, and Un. Magazine, among others, and is the author of three chapbooks: Megalodon (SoD press, 2019), We Eat Out Together: My Heart Cam (WEOT collective, 2020), and Sun’s Window (Eva Birch and Kieren Seymour, 2021). She also runs the Melbourne School of Literature (MSL). J (picnic, etc.) is a dj, musician and founder of the record label and publishing platform daisart. They are currently recording their first EP.

Alexandra Spence reimagines the intricate relationships between the listener, the object, and the surrounding environment as a kind of communion or conversation. Favouring field recordings, analog technologies and object interventions, she holds the belief that electricity might actually be magic.

Access

The Oratory is wheelchair accessible.

Gender-neutral and accessible toilets are available close to the venue.

Please also see the Convent’s COVID Safe Plan here.