This is the 7th year of the annual SoundOut festival, and in 2016 we will bring to you the continuation of the incredible bristling explorative sonic arts event. This is the International Free Improvisational, Free Jazz 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! With artists from Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the USA that will combine, mix, cross-fertilize, and move sound mountains to inspire inquiring ears.
This coming years festival 2016 sees extraordinary artists such as the brilliant vocalist from France Guylaine Cosseron in a trio with dutch/Australian pianist Cor Fuhler and up and coming cellist Mary Rapp; also astounding Austrian vocalist Fanziska Baumann; brilliant Swiss bass clarinetist Hans Koch in duo with electronic artist Thomas Peter; astonishing trombonist from Norway Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø; innovative German guitarist Hannes Buder; renowned Dutch tenor saxophonist/electronic artist Luc Hotukamp; Melbourne’s exciting 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 ; and guests such as the USA drummer/tenor sax instrumentalist Stephen Roach and electronic Artists Michael Norris and Reuben Ingall from Canberra.
The 2016 group of Artists has never gathered before and never will again in the same configuration, but they are all involved in an international dialogue that is essential to the unfolding of new music structures and what it means to be human in the 21st Century. Come, see and hear the new music evolve.
SoundOut 2016 is very grateful for the continued generous support from SoundOut and its friends, and the volunteers that help with the festival, as well as to Better Music in Canberra for the help with equipment. The Artists would like to thank their respective governments for support: The Norwegian Government, The Swiss Government; the Austrian Embassy; The French Embassy; Maltese and Netherlands Governments; and the German Governments
It will be held this year 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.
Due to unforseen cicumstances the RHRR trio could not make it for this festival and are determined to be here in 2017 for SoundOut.