Totally Huge New Music Festival

Totally Huge New Music Festival 2009

Artists 2009

Pimmon (Sydney)

During the past decade, Pimmon (Paul Gough) has forged an international reputation for creating dense, challenging and engaging electronic music. Pimmon has collaborated with other celebrated artists of his field including Fennesz, Oren Ambarchi and Keith Rowe.

Paul currently presents The Quiet Space on ABC Radio National, a programme incorporating 20th century composition, blissful pop and ethereal drones.


Camilla Hannan, Thembi Soddell & TARAB

This collective of sound artists from Melbourne present performances, workshops and installations.

Camilla Hannan is a sound artist working exclusively with field recordings. She processes the recordings into abstract representations of time and place.

Thembi Soddell’s volatile sonic worlds morph, shift, rupture and dis-rupture into filmic atmospheres with a distinctly disquieting edge.

TARAB (Eamon Sprod) has been examining the interplay of field recordings and sounds generated from found objects. His work explores the possibilities of personal chartings and reactions to the urban environment, revelling in the decay and detritus to be found.



Ensemble Offspring (Sydney)

Sydney-based, Ensemble Offspring, is committed to a living classical music tradition combining the music of today with iconic works of the 20th and 21st centuries. The ensemble embraces a wide variety of progressive repertoire from wild improvisation to meticulous complexity and has a particular focus on experimental and interdisciplinary presentations. Ensemble Offspring is the voice of new music in Sydney, and over its 12-year history has emerged as one of the most successful contemporary music groups in Australia. The ensemble has developed a reputation for its original programming, quality of performance and successful audience engagement.

Damien Ricketson (artistic director/composer) Claire Edwardes (artistic director/percussion) Jason Noble (clarinet)James Cuddeford (violin) Bernadette Balkus (piano/piano accordion)

This residency is supported by the Australia Council, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body.