Tura @ WA Museum Boola Bardip

Tura joins with WA Museum Boola Bardip in the Perth Cultural Centre to present three programs in the heritage-listed Hackett Hall and within the walls of the new museum in August 2021.


The Necks. Photo by Alan Murphy

WA Museum Boola Bardip in collaboration with Tura presents a special third edition of Aesoteric featuring acclaimed Australian icons, The Necks on August 21 & 22.

Take a seat under the soaring skeleton of Otto the blue whale and breathe deeply as The Necks perform two separate and completely original long-form improvisations over the course of one unforgettable night.

In a career spanning more than 30 years, The Necks have carved out a world-wide reputation as purveyors of an utterly transporting kind of improvised trance which leaves audiences simultaneously transfixed and rejuvenated.

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Gabriella Smart in Primordial. Photo by Ben D Woods

A soundscape that condenses several million years of shifting Tectonic forces as the first complex life form on earth emerged, PRIMORDIAL is a unique merging of science and sound – a visceral listening experience reflecting the immense landscape of the Ediacara Fossil field on the edge of the Australian desert.

Composer Constantine Koukias imagines the sound of shifting tectonic plates through manipulated piano preparations and electronics to create cascading waves of sound. Gabriella Smart pounds and caresses the piano, cajoling beautiful and extraordinary prepared sounds that are symbiotic with Koukias’ electronic score.

This 60-minute soundscape for piano, electronics with diverse media is happening on August 25 in Hackett Hall.

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Gabriella Smart in Inner Cities

Inner Cities is a five hour piano cycle for solo piano composed by Alvin Curran and performed by Gabriella Smart.

This free event, described by Alex Ross of the New Yorker as “vast and all-consuming”, takes place on August 21 & 22 from 10am to 4pm within the walls of the WA Museum Boola Bardip. You are invited to wander… absorbing the different architectural and acoustic perspectives of the space. Audiences have been known to meditate, bring their yoga mat, or simply sit or lie down.

Expectation of the formalised tradition of concert-going is suspended, with a five-hour celebration of space, light, meditation and transcendence of time beyond our normal conception.

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