An international musical dialogue that is essential to the unfolding of new music structures and what it means to be human in the 21st Century.

This is the 7th year of the annual SoundOut festival. 2016 continues this bristling explorative sonic arts event of International Free Improvisational, Free Jazz and Experimental Music which aims to uplift tired ears, explore the unknown, see within the fabric of sound, unravel the threads of normative musical praxis, and question sonic hegemonies.

This coming years festival 2016 sees artists such as the RHRR trio: (France) [including clarinetist Xavier Charles, vocalist Guylaine Cosseron; and pianist Frederic Blondy ]; also Austrian vocalist Fanziska Baumann and violinist Mia Zabelka; Swiss bass clarinetist Hans Koch in duo with electronic artist Thomas Peter; trombonist from Norway Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø; innovative German guitarist Hannes Buder; Dutch tenor saxophonist/electronic artist Luc Hotukamp; Melbourne’s clarinetist Aviva Endean ; the wind trio Psithurism (John Porter, Richard Johnson and Rhys Butler) (Aust); Trumpet tone master Miroslav Bukovsky; versatile bassist extraordinaire Simon Milman ; USA drummer/tenor sax instrumentalist Stephen Roach; and electronic local artists Michael Norris and Reuben Ingalls and more.

SoundOut creates experiences where one can 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.

Ainslie Arts Centre in Canberra on the Saturday 30th January 1-5pm and 7 – 11:30pm and Sunday 31st January 1-5pm and 7 – 11:30pm. 19hrs: over 4 sessions of extraordinary music.

SoundOut was another victim of arts funding cuts and has been left with a miniscule budget to present an internationally renowned Award winning festival. Its possible to help through their crowd funding campaign on Pozible

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