Aesoteric: Perth Festival

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Standard | $39
Concession | $37

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Dive deep into a night of radiance, ambience and electronica in this special Perth Festival edition of our acclaimed "gentle" music series, Aesoteric.

An eclectic adventure awaits under the floating skeleton of Otto the blue whale, with a stunning line-up of Perth's foremost electronic and ambient musicians performing with a host of special guest collaborators and spectacular audio-visual surprises. 

 

THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY

Andrew Sinclair (DJ)
Andrew Sinclair is one half of the Good Company Records team, one of Perth’s leading independent electronic music labels.

Rare Faction
The wonderfully warm and melodic modular synthesis excursion for local drummer and sound whiz, Chris Wright.

Luggs
The lo-fi and soulful folk moniker of long time Perth and sometimes Melbourne musician, Leonie "Lionheart" Brialey.

Mike Midnight, Lovefear & Michelle Smith
DJ and producer Mike Midnight joins with collaborator and producer Lovefear & harpist Michelle Smith to develop a brand new suite of epic, cinematic, pop-infused and futurist compositions premiering at Aesoteric on Thursday Feb 24.

Maitland Schnaars with James Webb & Belle Collie
Actor, Writer, Dramaturg and Poet Maitland Schnaars is performing a selection of his deeply emotional and moving spoken word pieces accompanied by James Webb a local master on the Didgeridoo and Cellist Belle Collie.
 

FRIDAY 25 FEBRUARY

Dave Clark (DJ)
Eclectic selector DJ Dave Clark is a veteran of the Perth dance and experimental music scenes. For this Aesoteric, Clark provides a wide selection of ambient soundscapes and electronic oddities.

Sofia Lewis
Stunning and soaring ambient electronica from Sofia Lewis mixed through with her signature wash of vocals and a brand-new set of cosmological compositions will transport her audience to another space and time.

Mike Midnight, Lovefear & Michelle Smith
DJ and producer Mike Midnight, Lovefear & harpist Michelle Smith return for night two of Aesoteric: Perth Festival.

Michael Terren
Sound artist and composer Michael Terren will perform his beautiful and experimental solo piano improvisations exploring repetition, harmony and space.

Maitland Schnaars with James Webb & Belle Collie
Maitland Schnaars, James Webb and Belle Collie return for night two of Aesoteric: Perth Festival.

 

Hosted in the heritage-listed Hackett Hall WITH projections by multimedia artist and creative coder Steve Berrick, and lighting by Beam Hacker, grab a drink, lay back and lean into the immersive and meditative dimensions of electronic and experimental music.


Aeosteric is WA Museum Boola Bardip’s music and projection program held in the heritage-listed Hackett Hall, Aesoteric is an evening of ambience, enchantment and live performance under the soaring skeleton of Otto the blue whale. Lay back and lean into the immersive and meditative dimensions of music, as you watch the space transform through lighting and multimedia artist projections.