West Head Project and Out Hear in Brisbane

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West Head Project and Out Hear at Brisbane Forest Park, QLD

1pm, Saturday 28th September 2013

 For this event we will take a soundwalk led by Anthony Magen from the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology. Embedded at points along the route will be the musicians of the West Head Project – Monika Brooks (accordion), Dale Gorfinkel (modified trumpets and sonic contraptions) and Jim Denley (wind instruments).

For over a decade, the musicians of West Head Project have been encouraging a culture of listening and making music outdoors. These events help to raise awareness of different acoustic ecologies and provide a relaxed context for enjoying music.

The group takes it’s name from West Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Sydney, where their initial events took place. Since then they have presented events around the country including on top of Mt Wellington for Mona Foma in Hobart, and at the recent Balance-Unbalance and Floating Lands festival in Noosa. Their CD, A Closely Woven Fabrik, documents an event on Maria Island off the east coast of Tasmania where they were artists-in-residence for the Ten Days on the Island Festival in 2009.

Meet: 1pm at Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre, 60 Mount Nebo Rd, The Gap, QLD

Duration: approx 1.5 hours

Bring: ears, water, hat, walking shoes

Cost: $15

more info and updates: www.outhear.com

This project has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

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