Vivid 2019

•November 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment

We will be returning to Vivid Sydney: Festival of Music Light and Ideas in May 2019 to accompany the visual projections of J D Young, hosted by Brand X, Darlinghurst.

Deprogram @ Vivid

Deprogram at Vivid Sydney. Photo by Rhiannon Hopley at 107 Projects, Redfern

 

Soma Sonic at Bondi Feast

•July 20, 2018 • Comments Off on Soma Sonic at Bondi Feast

Soma Sonic @ Bondi Feast

26 July 2018

8:30pm

Bondi Cultural Pavilion

We look forward to performing next week at Bondi Feast, a 10-day winter festival. Curated by Donna Hewitt, Soma Sonic will host new works by Donna, Alon Ilsar and myself. Improvised visuals and rhythms by J D Young, Meeghan Oliver and Robbie Mudrazija will feature in a new work for gestural instrument, the Etherstring.

Gestural performances

New Line-up

•May 20, 2018 • Comments Off on New Line-up

Meeghan Oliver, bass player from bands such as R K Alley and Hoax Trinket, will be joining Deprogram at our Vivid show – Intangible Instruments – on Friday June 8. Her gritty, multifaceted bass sounds complement Robbie Mudrazija’s electronic percussion to form a solid rhythm section. Together they ground the ethereal and abstract textures of the new instrument we’ve been developing, the Etherstring. The show opens at 8:45pm with a set by Deprogram and is followed by collaborative and solo performances by electronic music composer, vocalist and instrument designer, Donna Hewitt and composer, Julian Knowles.

Here is an excerpt from our rehearsal:

 

Intangible Instruments

•April 21, 2018 • Comments Off on Intangible Instruments

Donna Hewitt & Mary Mainsbridge

Intangible Instruments, kindly hosted by 107 Projects as part of the larger event In Frequency, showcases our latest developments in gestural instruments and explorations between voice and movement. As well as presenting a new work, Intangible Spaces, I am excited to be working on a collaborative piece with Donna Hewitt. We will combining our gestural systems to process and accompany each other’s voices. The work investigates links between voice, physical gestures and personal empowerment.

More information can be found here:

107 Presents: In Frequency

Intangible Instruments Program info

FB Event page

Tickets can be purchased here.

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VIVID 2018

•February 7, 2018 • Comments Off on VIVID 2018

We are returning to 107 Projects, Redfern, for a night of interactive performance as part of Sydney’s 2018 VIVID Festival of Light, Music and Ideas on Friday, June 8. The event will explore the intersection between movement and the voice, featuring solo and collaborative audiovisual pieces by Deprogram, Donna Hewitt and Julian Knowles. I will post more details as our ideas, interfaces and works develop.

Deprogram @ Electrofringe

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EF17 Art+Tech Showcase

•October 17, 2017 • Comments Off on EF17 Art+Tech Showcase

After a long hiatus, we are playing at the 2017 Electrofringe Showcase, presenting some new compositions with the telechord, the polyphonic theremin we’ve been developing and refining over the last 3 years. The show will be on at 107 Projects, Redfern on Saturday, November 4.

Electrofringe 2015

•November 25, 2015 • Comments Off on Electrofringe 2015

Electrofringe 2015 showcase

We’re preparing for a show at 107 Projects, Redfern, as part of the Electrofringe Festival showcase. We’ll be performing at 5.15pm with Telechord, bass, drums, interactive and live visuals. I will speaking beforehand about the process of creating the work and designing the main movement-controlled instrument, a type of polyphonic theremin. This is the first time Electrofringe has left Newcastle, so it’ll be interesting to see how the event transforms in this new exhibition-style environment.

Entry is by donation and you can find more details at electrofringe.net.

Bodyscapes at Wollemi forest NYE14

•April 8, 2015 • Comments Off on Bodyscapes at Wollemi forest NYE14

Here are some photos from the chill dome at New Psycle, where we presented the first outdoor new version of Bodyscapes – improvised vocal and gestural performance with J D Young’s video art.

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Deprogram - New Psycle

Deprogram NYE14

NYE 14 Bodyscapes

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(Photos courtesy of J D Young)

 

Bodyscapes videos

•April 8, 2015 • Comments Off on Bodyscapes videos

 

‘Steamfields’ – Bodyscapes performance at the Sydney Fringe Festival, 27 September 2014 (excerpt)

 

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Bodyscapes excerpts I (8:28)

 

 


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Bodyscapes solo section (2:42)

 

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Bodyscapes – Cracea (0:56)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bodyscapes excerpts II (8:41)

 

 

Video excerpt from Bodyscapes

•November 27, 2014 • Comments Off on Video excerpt from Bodyscapes

I’m in the process of editing videos of the Bodyscapes Sydney Fringe Festival season. Here is the latest video, where I play a customised gestural instrument, the Telechord with Robbie Mudrazija on electronic drums.