The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

“This isn’t background music, for it will alter the room and your consciousness, as it was designed to. Open your mind and step in.”

We’re so excited to present The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (USA). One of the most respected and venerated musicians of the 20th century, Alice Coltrane was a pianist, composer, spiritual leader, and the wife of equally legendary John Coltrane, saxophonist and jazz icon.

Read the full article on The Monthly.

2017 program announced

After wowing audiences in 2015 with its hypnotically ecstatic program, Supersense is finally back this year.

Created and presented by Arts Centre Melbourne in association with peripatetic curator and performer Sophia Brous, Supersense presents a 3-day durational ‘festival-as-theatre’ where an immersive labyrinth of Arts Centre Melbourne’s underground walkways, venues and performance spaces is transformed, creating an experience of wonder, excitement, curiosity and entranced surrender.

Festival passes now available

SPIRITUALIZED (UK)
World Premiere

THE ECSTATIC MUSIC OF ALICE COLTRANE TURIYASANGITANANDA (USA)

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PUSSY RIOT THEATRE – RIOT DAYS (RUS)

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LULLABY MOVEMENT: A SONG CYCLE
By Sophia Brous with Leo Abrahams and David Coulter (AUS/UK/USA)

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NAZORANAI (JAPAN/USA/AUS)

BLONDE REDHEAD (USA)

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO UFO (JAPAN)

THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA LED BY BACHIR ATTAR (MOROCCO)

MEMORY FIELD: WAANGENGO BLANCO + LAURENCE PIKE (AUS)

WORLD PREMIERE SUPERSENSE COMMISSION

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ZEENA PARKINS (USA)

STEPHEN O’MALLEY (USA)

DAVE HARRINGTON GROUP (USA)

EXO-TECH (AUS / USA)

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THE DREAM MACHINE (USA / AUS / MOROCCO)

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THE MASTER YOIKER OF NORWAY: ÁNDE SOMBY (NORWAY)

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ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO (USA)

KEIJI HAINO (JAPAN)

JG THIRLWELL- CHOLERA NOCEBO (USA)

CLEEK SCHREY – MOUNTAIN VERSES: HARDANGER D’AMORE OF THE APPALACHIANS (USA)

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THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA LED BY BACHIR ATTAR (MOROCCO)

OVERGROUND: A FESTIVAL WITHIN A FESTIVAL

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OVERGROUND will feature: Oren Ambarchi (AUS), Zeena Parkins (USA), Felicia Atkinson (FRANCE), Fujui Wang (Taiwan), Carolyn Connors (AUS), Oliver Coates (UK), Matthias Schack-Arnott (AUS), Jim Denley (AUS), James Rushford (AUS/USA), Leo Abrahams (UK), Acid Mothers Temple (JAP), Rainbow Chan (AUS), Judith Hamann (AUS/USA), Kane Ikin (AUS), Deborah Kayser (AUS), Tarquin Manek (AUS), Robbie Avenaim (AUS), Clayton Thomas (AUS), Jannah Quill (AUS), Nick Tsiavos (AUS), Marcus Whale (Collarbones, AUS), Rohan Ribiero (My Disco, AUS), Erkki Veltheim (AUS), Scott McConnachie (AUS) and many more!

Our top tips for festival survival

It’s here! Supersense kicks off with a spectacular burst tonight!

1. Arrive early – you don’t want to miss any of the fun!
2. Feel free to move in and out of performances, just be mindful of others.
3. Keep an ear out for a sound installation by internationally renowned sound artist Lawrence English (Room40) throughout the festival.
4. Follow the lights – check the Timetable for guides.
5. Enjoy!

Four Stars For TAO Dance Theater

If you haven’t already flagged this performance, you may want to add it to your list… TAO Dance Theater 陶身体剧场 4,5 has received ★★★★ from The Age!

“The textures that choreographer Tao Ye creates through movements of the torso are fascinating, requiring extreme flexibility and peppered with surprising dynamic changes.”

Read the whole article here.

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Even More Supersense Programming to Love!

Throughout the Supersense‬ weekend, a group of some of Australia’s most gifted and fearless vocal performers will come together to form a chorus led by Supersense’s own curator Sophia Brous. You’ll have to be there not to miss this roaming chorus!

Also keep your ear out for specially crafted sound installation by internationally renowned sound artist Lawrence English (Room40). Bring on the weekend! More info on the website.

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Supersense Festival Timetable!

The weekend is almost here, have you downloaded your timetable yet? Here’s one!  And just in case you were wondering, we’d love for you to explore as much of the festival and spaces as you can.

That’s why your Full Festival, Friday and Saturday Festival Passes will allow you to freely move in and out of performances (with the exception of Saturday night Featured Acts and single ticket holders). We just ask that you’re mindful of other patrons. Enjoy the weekend! View more info here.

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