SoundOut Festival 2019

$7,152 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 1 month
Created November 24, 2018
SoundOut is an annual International festival of Free improvisation, Free Jazz and Experimental Musics + held in Canberra. Due to a shortfall in funding from our local government we are running this campaign to ensure the festival continue to realise its vision of bringing innovative music to the South-East region of Australia. We are now coming to it’s 10th year as one of the gateway exploratory music-art events providing a much-needed avenue for brilliant musical endeavors from around the world and Australia. We see our role as fostering continued creative collaborations between some of the best Artists, the world has to offer, and our own brilliant Australian artists and showcasing these to the community. In 2019 we have over 20 Artists from Australia, Austria, Germany and Quebec that will combine, cross-fertilize, and move sound mountains to uplift your ears and replenish the mind during the 2 day event, which spans 18 hrs of music, over 22 sets. 

See link below to web blog for further info:

We need to remain strong in our resolve to continue the festival as it is vital part of of the Australian cultural landscape otherwise we face becoming an “endangered cultural species”.

We are running this Gofundme campaign to raise desperately needed funds to cover costs of Artist fees, some travel, accommodation, food, and production and advertising costs.

SoundOut will be hosted on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2019 and thus we are endeavoring to raise the funds by late January to be ensured of a successful festival.

Your generous support will mean the difference between survival and closure of the festival and cannot be underestimated. It would help us through another year as we try to ensure greater sustainability. It also means that artists have the opportunity to be heard and supported in a positive fruitful artistic environment, to showcase their skill and innovation to the broader community and be heard by their peers from around the world.

On a personal level this support would mean the absolute world to me. I have been director/producer/curator of this festival for going on 10 years and though we have occasionally been lucky with funding we have not been that fortunate this year. I would personally fund the festival but work part-time in two jobs that as an Artist just pays the bills and thus it would take a HUGE weight off my shoulders to be able to fund this festival without being put into huge debt.

Please support the SoundOut festival!

You can give as much or as little as you can afford, as all is much appreciated and will make a difference!

Simply Donate or choose a reward below

Rewards: [I will keep a note of the rewards you choose and please stipulate them in a note with your choice] Those that have already donated up till now can still choose rewards.

#1.  0 - $19 = our ever loving gratitude + name on our website if you so wish.

#2.  A$20+ = Early Bird Ticket [only available here] to one of the four, [4 - 5.5hr m] sessions at SoundOut:
Saturday 2nd Feb 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 2nd Feb 7pm - 11:30pm
Sunday 3rd Feb 1pm - 5pm
Sunday 3rd Feb 7pm - 11:30pm

#3.  A$50 + =Ticket to one (4 -5.5hrs of music) of the four sessions to choose from at the festival sessions at SoundOut:
Saturday 2nd Feb 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 2nd Feb 7pm - 11:30pm
Sunday 3rd Feb 1pm - 5pm
Sunday 3rd Feb 7pm - 11:30pm
+ one recording from 2 of the sets from the one of the sessions in choice of mp3/flac or wave format

#4.  A$100 + = Tickets to two sessions (8hrs of music)
Choose from:
Saturday 2nd Feb 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 2nd Feb 7pm - 11:30pm
Sunday 3rd Feb 1pm - 5pm
Sunday 3rd Feb 7pm - 11:30pm
+ recordings from 3 sets of music in mp3/flac or wave format.

#5.  A$250 + = Season ticket + 8 hrs of festival recordings with around approximately 19hrs of music to choose from + SoundOut teashirt

#6.  A$500 + = Season ticket + recordings of the entire festival (approximately 19hrs of music) + Soundout Tea shirt

#7.  A$1000 + = Season tickets + recordings of the entire festival (approximately 19hrs of music)
+ a personal drawing from Richard Johnson's pastel drawing based around the improvisations from music = 76cm x 56cm

SoundOut Program 2019

Saturday 2nd February
Afternoon:   Session 1  (1pm - 5pm)

Millie Watson: organ/piano/percussion, Canberra 
Rhys Butler: alto Sax
Richard Johnson: wind instruments

Solo: Monika Brooks: piano, Blue Mtns

Brodie McAlister: trombone, Brisbane
Hannah Reardon-Smith: flute Brisbane

Solo  Pierre-Yves Martel: viola da gamba / objects , Quebec 

Brian McNamarra: invented instruments/ Electronics, Canberra
Lenny Preston: percussion, Canberra
Marlene Radice: Clarinet/ Electronics, Canberra

Laura Altman: Clarinet, Sydney
Melanie Herbert: violin, Sydney

Saturday Evening:  
Session  2   (7pm - 11:30pm)

Cor Fuhler: piano, Sydney
Millie Watson Organ, Canberra
Monika Brooks: Accordion, Blue Mtn

Astronomical Unit:
Christian Marien: drums, Germany
Clayton Thomas: Bass, Sydney
Matthias Müller: trombone, Germany

Solo: Birgit Ulher: trumpet, radio, speaker, objects,  Germany 

Jim Denley: wind instruments Sydney
Melanie Herbert: violin Sydney
Pierre-Yves Martel: viola da gamba / objects , Quebec 

10: 20 
SoundOut Collective  of the day/nights performers

 Sunday 3rd February
Afternoon:  Session  3  (1pm - 5pm)

SoundOut brass and Wind octet: ( with conduction by Clayton Thomas)
Altman / Butler/ Denley / Johnson / McAllister / Muller / Reardon-Smith / Radice


Soloz: Pia Van Gelder: electronics

Brian McNamarra: invented instruments/electronics
Cor Fuhler: piano
Lenny Preston: drums
Melanie Herbert: violin

3:20   +
Jim Denley: wind instruments Sydney
Christian Marien: drums, Germany

Clayton Thomas bass solo

Rhys Butler: alto sax solo

Sunday Evening: 
Session 4    (7pm - 11:30pm)

7:00    +
Birgit Ulher: trumpet, radio, speaker, objects Germany
Millie Watson: piano, organ, sound objects, Canberra
Pierre-Yves Martel: viola da gamba / objects , Quebec 
Richard Johnson: wind instruments – Canberra

7:45 +    
Christian Marien: drums, Germany
Matthias Müller: trombone, Germany

8:35 +
Hannah Reardon-Smith: Flautist, Brisbane
Laura Altman: clarinet, Australia
Lenny Preston: drums, Canberra
Rhys Butler: Alto Sax, Canberra

9:10 +

Solo:  Jim Denley: wind instruments Sydney

9:40    +
Brodie McAllister: Trombonist, Brisbane
Marlene Radice: clarinet, Canberra
Monika Brooks: accordion/piano, Sydney

Collective Improvisation (all Performers from the two days)
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Raised by 60 people in 1 month
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