SONIC STATE

Legends of Queensland’s underground music scenes descend on Metro Arts.

SONIC STATE brings together nationally significant musicians who have each been leaders in their field, setting up spaces and contexts for audiences to connect to the latest work by experimental music makers. Lawrence English, Nicola Morton, Andrew Gibbs and Chris Perren, along with invited guests, and curated by sound artist Luke Jaaniste, invigorate multiple spaces across Metro Arts with powerful sounds and incredible visuals.

A celebration of spatial and sonic experimental music-making in Brisbane, SONIC STATE is an all-ages event that includes music performances, free workshops, artist talks and an opening night celebration.

Metro Arts will be transformed with electronica, post-rock, contemporary classical, sound art installation and synths – a rich field of sound spilling from the venue.

Curator
Luke Jaaniste

Producer
Kieran Swann

Artists
Lawrence English
Nicola Morton
Chris Perren
Andrew Gibbs
Primitive Motion (Sandra Selig, Leighton Craig)
Heinz Riegler
Paul W Rankin
Kieran Welch
Zinia Chan
The Meraki Quartet
Nonsemble
Matthew Prain
Lindsay Crawford
Kit Mason
Shooga
The Perfect Lovers
Club Sound Witches
DJ White Pimpernell
Melody Woodnutt
Burke Jam
Zoe Knight
Caitlin Franzmann
Louise Bennett

More information

SONIC STATE Festival Booklet

SONIC STATE was produced by Metro Arts and was an official part of the Queensland Government’s Queensland Week 2016 celebrations.

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photography by Bryan Spencer