Audible Edge

Audible Edge is back for its second edition with a dense program of radical underground music. Featuring visitors from Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden, Ethiopia, Germany and Austria, plus local and emerging musicians from avant-garde spaces, this festival presents some of the many cutting edges of the international improvised and experimental scene.

Tickets: $15 per night*, $30 festival pass. Workshops, exhibitions and library are free.

*$10/$7 standing and $15/$12 table tickets available for the concert at The Ellington.

Full Program:

Cullity Gallery tickets & Festival passes

Ellington Jazz Club tickets

JAN 28
2pm – iMprov Workshop
Cullity Design Gallery – Free entry

+ Directed by Mette Rasmussen [NOR] & Sofia Jernberg [SWE].
+ RSVP to

Bring an instrument, sonic device, or your voice. Learn to listen and sound collectively with locals and visitors.

5pm – Festival Launch Party
Cullity Design Gallery – Free entry

+ Annika Moses exhibition opening
+ Lenny Jacobs (DJ set)
+ Secret live set.

A relaxed celebration to mark the festival’s beginning.

JAN 29
2pm – Saxophone Masterclass
Cullity Design Gallery – $30 tickets (not included in festival pass)

+ Directed by Mette Rasmussen [NOR].
+ Inquiries to

8pm – Concert
The Ellington Jazz Club – $15/$12 table, $10/$7 standing

+ Sofia Jernberg [SWE] (voice) & Mette Rasmussen [NOR] (saxophone)
+ Paal Nilssen-Love [NOR] (drums) & Sten Sandell [SWE] (piano)

Scandinavian free jazz heavyweights play hard. Full of extraordinary energy, focus and intensity, at the peak of instrumental and vocal virtuosity of a very contemporary kind.

JAN 30
8pm – Concert
Cullity Gallery – $15 general admission

+ Breaking Waves & Olivia Davies (new composition)
+ Isabelle Duthoit [FR] (clarinet) & Franz Hautzinger [DE] (trumpet)
+ Eduardo Cossio (guitar)
+ Paal Nilssen-Love [NOR] (drums) & Adam Pultz-Melbye [DE] (double bass)

Experimental and open forms of large ensemble composition are juxtaposed against three distinct improvisational situations: the solo, the chance encounter, and the veteran duo.

JAN 31
8pm – Closing Concert
Cullity Gallery – $15 general admission

+ Alexander Turner (electronics)
+ Propan [NOR] (voice, electronics)
+ Adam Pultz-Melbye [DE] (amplified double bass)
+ Georg Wissel [DE] (saxophone, electroacoustics)

Electro-acoustic sounds emerge on the final festival day in local Alex Turner’s radiant soundscapes, the disrupted vocals of Propan and in Georg Wissel’s radical extensions of woodwind instruments. Adam Pultz-Melbye’s playing is so precise and decisive it may as well be made by a machine.

Ongoing events at Cullity Gallery:

+ Exhibition by Annika Moses
+ Tone List library
+ Merch and drinks for sale