Future/Ancient,Adelaide, Australia



The Yellow Peril Symphony

The Yellow Peril Symphony is a collaborative project between Francesca Mountfort (cello), Mindy Wang (guzheng – Chinese harp) and Joel Ma (synthesizers, samplers and drum machines). TYPS paint a slow-moving, hypnotic audio portrait of stillness and chaos. Described by critics as a ‘future/ancient soundtrack of multicultural Australia’, TYPS incorporates ambient textures, hiphop beats, music concrète, experimental improvisation and traditional Chinese music.

TYPS bridge the worlds of contemporary electronic musical styles, traditional acoustic instrumentation, carefully composed melodies, freeform improvisation and textural impressionistic narrative elements.

Creative Cohesion Ensemble

A supergroup of international artists from Nexus Arts’ Creative Cohesion development program, this performance is sure to stir, delight, energise and inspire. Now all based in Adelaide, the ensemble features Pakistani singer Farhan Shah, Cuban trumpet player Lazaro Numa, Indian vocalist Sabika Jasmine, Singaporean guzheng player Zhao Liang, Ghanaian molo player and vocalist Manadi Lopa, Syrian violinist Abdul Nanou, Brazilian vocalist and guitarist Anna Gabriela, flamenco guitarist Alain Vãlodze and members of the Persian ensemble Kashkul. Expect truly worldly sounds from this remarkable group of artists representing a culturally diverse Australia.

NOW Orchestra: Braxton75, Vancouver, Canada

NOW Orchestra: Braxton75


This event is part of Braxton75, an initiative of the Tri-Centric Foundation leading up to the composer’s 75th birthday in 2020. Braxton75 features leading ensembles and educators/schools all over the world developing and performing his music – with direct guidance from the Tri-Centric Foundation and long-time Braxton collaborators. The NOW Society is incredibly pleased to feature Composer/Instrumentalists Ingrid Laubrock and Kamala Sankaram, in the NOW Orchestra performance of works by Anthony Braxton, Ingrid Laubrock, Kamala Sankaram and Lisa Cay Miller.


Ingrid Laubrock – Saxophone (NYC)

Kamala Sankaram – Voice, Accordian (NYC)

Russell Wallace – Voice (Vancouver)

James Falzone – Clarinet (Seattle)

NOW Orchestra:

Lan Tung – Erhu

Bill Clark – Trumpet

Joshua Zubot – Violin

James Meger – Bass

Skye Brooks – Drums

Geling Jiang – Zheng

Ron Samworth – Guitar

Graham Ord – Saxophone

Marina Hasselberg – Cello

Roxanne Nesbitt – Electronics

Lisa Cay Miller – Piano, Director

tickets $15 at the door and at www.nowsociety.org

Ingrid Laubrock – Saxophones/ Composition

Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock is a saxophonist and composer based in Brooklyn since 2009. Laubrock is interested in exploring the borders between musical realms and creating multi-layered, dense and often evocative sound worlds. She has worked with: Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richards Abrams, Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, Jason Moran, Tim Berne, William Parker, Tom Rainey, Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, Craig Taborn, Luc Ex, Django Bates’ Human Chain, The Continuum Ensemble, Wet Ink and many others.

Laubrock’s main projects as a leader are Anti-House, Sleepthief, Ingrid Laubrock Septet and Ubatuba. Collaborations include Paradoxical Frog, Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey Duo and Crump/Smythe/Laubrock. She is a member of Anthony Braxton’s Falling River Music Quartet, Nonet and 12+1tet, Tom Rainey Trio and Obbligato, Mary Halvorson Septet, Kris’ Davis Quintet, Nate Wooley’s Battle Pieces and Luc Ex’ Assemblée. She was one of the featured soloists in Anthony Braxton’s opera Trillium J.

Kamala Sankaram

Praised as “strikingly original” (NY Times), and a “new voice from whom we will surely be hearing more” (LA Times), Kamala Sankaram has received commissions from Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Beth Morrison Projects, the PROTOTYPE Festival, Opera on Tap, Opera Memphis, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, among others. She is the recipient of a Jonathan Larson Award from the American Theater Wing, and has received grants from Opera America, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kevin Spacey Foundation, and the MAP Fund. Residencies and fellowships include the MacDowell Colony, the Watermill Center, the Civilians, HERE Arts Center, CAP21, Con Edison/Exploring the Metropolis, the Hermitage, and American Lyric Theater. As a resident artist at HERE Arts Center, Kamala created MIRANDA, which was the winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical. THUMBPRINT, her second opera (written in collaboration with librettist Susan Yankowitz), premiered in the 2014 PROTOTYPE Festival, and was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Agence French Presse, and over 25 media outlets around the world. THUMBPRINT has since received productions at LA Opera and Opera Ithaca. She is currently working with Opera on Tap and librettist Jerre Dye on THE PARKSVILLE MURDERS, the first opera written for virtual reality. Episode 1 is now available on SamsungVR.

As a performer, Kamala Sankaram has been hailed as “an impassioned soprano with blazing high notes” (Wall Street Journal). She has performed and premiered pieces with Beth Morrison Projects, Anthony Braxton, and the Wooster Group, among others, and is the leader of Bombay Rickey, an operatic Bollywood surf ensemble whose debut was named Best Eclectic Album by the Independent Music Awards Vox Pop. Bombay Rickey’s opera-cabaret on the life of Yma Sumac premiered in the 2016 PROTOTYPE Festival and was most recently presented in London at Tête-à-Tête Opera’s Cubitt Sessions. Bombay Rickey has been selected for the 2017/18 season’s Mid-Atlantic Arts touring roster, and will release their sophomore album in the spring of 2018.

Dr. Sankaram holds a PhD from the New School and is currently a member of the composition faculty at SUNY Purchase.

This event is funded in part by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.

We gratefully acknowledge that we are making music on traditional and unceded Indigenous lands, uninvited guests of the the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

The NOW Society is committed to creating equitable and safe(r) workplaces within the performing arts. We support and adopt the We Have a Voice Collective Code of Conduct. For more information, visit www.wehaveavoice.org.

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Lori Goldston (USA) w/ Evelyn Ida Morris, Aarti Jadu,Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lori Goldston (USA) w/ Evelyn Ida Morris, Aarti Jadu


In Australia for Sydney Festival, the legendary Lori Goldston plays an intimate Melbourne show at Eastmint, with support from the wonderful Evelyn Ida Morris (playing with cellist Bridget Chappell) and Aarti Jadu.


Seattle cellist Lori Goldston plays songs, improvisations and compositions, exploring the far reaches of the instrument. Classically-trained and ‘rigorously detrained’, Goldston dwells in the liminal spaces between idioms and eras.

A veteran improvisor – steeped in classical music but with an intense interest in rock, jazz, folk and music from around the world – Goldston is co-founder of the Black Cat Orchestra and was famously a touring member of Nirvana (Goldston’s cello features on the MTV Unplugged in New York session). She has worked with Terry Riley, David Byrne, Cat Power, Marisa Anderson and Earth, and frequently performs live scores for silent films.

Goldston’s solo work speaks across genre, from minimalism to Americana-tinged folk to psychedelic distortion, always with her trademark intensity and boundless talent for improvisation.

EVELYN IDA MORRIS, with cellist Bridget Chappell

Evelyn Ida Morris is a prolific artist and multi-instrumentalist celebrated for their experimental approach to pop music (as Pikelet), structurally adventurous compositions, and recently for their soundtrack work.

Having already received ‘The Age’ Music Victoria Award for Best Experimental Musician and being shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize multiple times, 2018 also saw Evelyn receive an ARIA nomination for their soundtrack of film Acute Misfortune.

The 2018 release of their self titled piano album marked a significant departure from the looping pop of Pikelet, for which Evelyn is best known. Focusing wholly on piano – huge, wild, racing, dexterous piano, these new works are lush, postclassical compositions, frequently referencing Debussy and Ravel. Thematically, they deal with the experience of being non-binary and making sense of that experience.


Aarti Jadu is a vocalist, composer and producer. Influenced by alternative electronica, world folk and cinematic music, she delves into dark ambience via deep sub bass and ethereal harmonies. Her performance pays respect to her many practices, searching for authenticity with a wild and thorough vocal expression ranging from Indian, choral and RnB styles.

In the last 6 months Aarti has shared the stage with Allysha Joy, Amin Payne, Hyclass and Mei Saraswati. Her collaborators include world class artists Vinod Prasanna, Kaya Project, Tigermoth and Matt Coldrick who produced their collaborative album Quiet Earth (released 2016), making waves throughout the ambient/new age music scene world wide. This sentiment and love for devotional music remains prevalent in her work as she challenges and fearlessly experiments, bringing opposing worlds together.

This event takes place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

*We regret to advise that this event is not wheelchair accessible.
*No strobe lights will be in use at this event.