Overground: A Festival within a Festival (1/2)

Supersense is proud to present the return of Overground, the legendary ‘festival-within-a-festival’ of improvised music; featuring a mind-blowing line-up of international and Australian contemporary music prodigies. Experience world first collaborations between over 50 leading international forces of sound experimentation as you roam the subterranean labyrinth of foyer spaces beneath Arts Centre Melbourne.

From 2pm – 6pm on Sunday 20 August.

Meet some of the artists in the featured collaborations:



Zeena Parkins (harp) & Oren Ambarchi (guitar)

Two internationally celebrated luminaries of improvisation and sound disruption come together to explore thresholds of dynamic, density and spectral beauty.



JG Thirlwell (laptop), Lucy Cliche (drum machines) and Jonnine Standish (voice, electronics),

Three unique voices in the world of visceral, heady electronic music. The trio will navigate the overwhelming possibilities and construct a deeply complex, immersive experience spanning the musicality of 40 years or so of electronic invention.



Jon Hunter (guitar), Kusum Normoyle (voice), Makoto Kawabata (voice and guitar) & Rohan Rebeiro (drums)

A quartet that combines ecstatic vocals, free noise and a visceral, broken rhythmic backbone. Anticipate the apocalypse.



Felicia Atkinson (electronics and poetry), Autumn Royal (poetry and voice), Lisa Lerkenfeldt (electronics)

Experimental meeting of three brilliant and perfectly matched artists operating at the intersection of poetry, voice and electronic sound. FĂ©licia Atkinson is an acclaimed and multi-talented French artist who recently released the rapturously received album, Hand in Hand, through her Shelter Press imprint. Autumn Royal is a poet, performer, and researcher based in Narrm/Melbourne whose work examines feminist elegiac expression. Lisa Lerkenfeldt is an artist, musician and DJ who works with with tapes, electronics, voice, percussion and field recordings to create ambient, minimal noise equal parts beauty and cruelty.



Oliver Coates (cello), Sophia Brous (voice), Zeena Parkins (harp) & Clayton Thomas (double bass)

The resonant vibrations of diversely played strings and voice interweave within sublime matrimony in this quartet of internationally lauded creative musicians, each restless explorers of their instrument, working across musical discipline and genre.



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