Totally Huge New Music Festival

Totally Huge New Music Festival 2009

10 September – 20 September

Totally Huge returns to open a window into a fascinating sonic world. Across an exciting landscape of new music practice, this kaleidoscope of expression via the medium of sound will take audiences on a unique and captivating journey – one that is expansive, ear opening and enriching. Tura honours the composers, creators and performers who, even in these times of contraction, continue to push the boundaries of the known. We look forward to you joining us across this ten day sonic feast.

Featured Artists/Events

Ensemble Offspring

3 programs including Stockhausens’ Kontakte

Damien Ricketson (artistic director/composer), Claire Edwardes (associate artistic director/percussion), Bree van Reyk (percussion). Jason Noble (clarinet), Diana Springford (clarinet), Veronique Serret (violin), James Cuddeford (violin), Bernadette Balkus (piano) 


Collaborations with Ensemble Offspring and solo performances 

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Premieres new work by Jim Ledger

Artefact Tour

featuring Camilla Hannan, Thembi Soddel and Tarab



Performing works by Ligeti, Anthony Pateras, Van Der Aa, Wesley Smith, Mustard and Dan Thorne

Antoine Chessex and Gilles Aubry

Sound Art Exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle Symphony Orchestra and Defying Gravity

premiere new work by David Pye

Young Composers Concert

Grigoryan Brothers

Works by Westlake, Rigney, Len Grigoryan, Eduard Grigoryan, Alsop, Muthspiel Towner and Bellinati


Ruined Piano Sanctuary Tour

with Ross Bolleter


Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Kahn


WAAPA@ECU and School of Music UWA Student Symposium