Media release – Sound Travellers – First grant round announced

Media release – full copy available here in pdf

Musical points of departure, arrival and the spaces between.

From Karratha to Canberra – Darwin to Hobart, Sound Travellers is pleased to announce our first round of funding with tours that cover every state and territory of this wide brown land. Between June and November 2008, Australia will be treated to ome of the most exciting new sounds the artists of this country have to offer.

Sound Travellers is a new project funded by the Australia Council’s Music Board to support individuals and small to medium sized organizations in the promotion and national touring of sound art/electronica, improvised jazz and contemporary classical music.

The artists that will be touring through the second half of the year represent every state and will be travelling the length and breadth of the country, plus many of the places in between. A total of 13 tours, over 60 artists and more than a few roadtrips and flights with over 50,000 kilometres to be travelled, Sound Travellers is helping these musical journeys come to a place near you.

Artist/s

Metalog, – Jim Denley, Ben Byrne, Natasha Anderson, Amanda Stewart, Dale Gorfinkel, Robbie Avenaim (NSW)

Ensemble Offspring (NSW)

Liquid Architecture 9 (various)

Mace Francis Orchestra (WA)

Tom Hall (QLD)

IHOS (TAS)

Alex Masso & Peter Farrar (NSW)

Misinterprotato – Sean Foran, John Parker, Pat Marchisella (QLD)

Colin Offord (QLD) – presented by TURA

Jon Tjhia and Alex Nosek (VIC) ii

Greg Taw, Adam Trainer (WA) Ghost of 29 Megacycles

Room 40 – various artists (QLD) Open Frame

Way Out West – Peter Knight, Paul, Williamson, Dung Nguyen, Ray Pereira, Howard Cairns, Dave Beck (VIC)

Also coming to keep you up to date with the tours, is the Sound Travellers gig guide. Register at http://www.soundtravellers.com.au (bottom of the page) to stay in touch.

Media release available please email -jkee@soundtravellers.com.au-

Sound Travellers is a project initiated by the Australia Council and produced by a partnership between Performing Lines and Ceres Solutions.

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