Confluence feat. Austin Buckett

  • VENUE: Ainslie Arts Centre
  • COST: $15 full/$10 concession
  • BOOKINGS: Tickets available online or at the door.
  • PRESENTER: Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres with Shoeb Ahmad and Thomas Fell
  • WHEN: 6am to 8am
    11 March 2016
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Sydney based composer and sound artist Austin Buckett performs a set of solo piano improvisations followed by a performance of his Grain Loops piece, recently released as an LP on the esteemed Australian label Room40.

In his creative practice, Austin Buckett works in media that explores the perception of audible and visual materials through repetition, space, and durational frameworks. His practice includes works for concert settings, audio-visual installations, limited edition publications and conceptually focused studio albums.

Buckett’s work has been presented both nationally and internationally, including at the 2012 Vivid Festival in Sydney, the Perth Centre for Contemporary Arts and the Western Gallery in Washington, USA. Most recently, in February 2016, Buckett performed with the Australian Art Orchestra alongside acclaimed US composer, Alvin Lucier, in the Melbourne Town Hall. In 2013, with assistance from The Australia Council, Buckett undertook a mentorship in New York with renowned artist Marina Rosenfeld, and in the same year worked as a copyist and orchestrator for the Royal Ballet in London.

Praise for Austin Buckett:

‘Confusing the distinction between the organic and the mechanical’ —  Ad Hoc (US)

‘There is also something wildly original in the way that Buckett builds portentousness out of such sparsity … The effect is electrifying’John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.


con – flu – ence
noun | a place where two rivers or streams join to become one

With an emphasis on new and original music, Confluence creates possibilities for striking compositions, exciting collaborations and sonic delicacies as curators Shoeb Ahmad (hellosQuare) and Thomas Fell (Jazz at The Loft) break down the boundaries between jazz, contemporary classical, electronic and improvised music to showcase young talents, established artists and the new school in Australian and international art music once a month in the intimate settings of Ainslie Arts Centre.