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Presented across three nights, The Book of Daughters is a large-scale sonic media performance cycle comprising nine 20-40 min shows created by 29 maverick sound artists and musicians in various creative combinations. Featuring leading sound makers such as Yoshimi (aka Yoshimi P-We of the Boredoms and OOIOO) and Australia's own Carolyn Connors (acclaimed vocalist), The Book of Daughters is offered as a suite of sonic explorations by JOLT’s community of artists. The project features in-house JOLT ensembles presenting new works alongside internationally celebrated sound artists.
The way it works is you buy a pass for one night and check out the shows on for that night. You can come and go from the venue too. Three night passes are also available.
Doors open: 7 PM. Shows begin 7:30 PM
5 Blackwood St North Melbourne
CAROLYN CONNORS Photo: Rosa Gollan, ABC RN Soundproof.
Artists presenting across The Book of Daughters will perform short solos in an installation of 8 black tepees. Tepees fit one audience member and one performer, with a collective sonic experience being created for listeners outside tepees. Duration 30 mins.
Arts Access Artists & Jonathan Duckworth, performing on Duckworth's RESONANCE table instrument. Duration 15 mins.
A new work created by poet/orator berni.m.janssen and the BOLT Ensemble. Duration 25 mins.
A dynamic solo show by trailblazing vocalist Carolyn Connors. Duration 30 mins.
YUMIKO TANAKA, SHAMISEN MASTER Photo: SATOMI ITO, JOLT Festival Japan 2015
Geelong's Noise Scavengers join forces with Sarah Smith — feminist writer, orator and activist — and prepared guitar guru Dave Brown. Duration 20 mins.
TONE BEING, CORAL SPEAK:
Awarding winning Perth-based percussionist Louise Devenish performs new works by Cat Hope and Kate Moore, composers at the forefront of international sonic creation. Duration 35 mins.
TANAKA / DOUMANY / LYALL:
Presented originally at JOLT’s Tokyo Festival 2015, it seemed only fitting that this mesmerising trio should be shared with Australian audiences. Yumiko Tanaka — one of Japan’s revered shamisen masters — will share the stage with Canadian sound artist Cal Lyall on prepared-banjo, and Australia’s own harp master Mary Doumany. Duration 30 mins.
The women of The Amplified Elephants have created this show with percussionist and sound artist Nat Grant, produced in collaboration with the Footscray Community Arts Centre. Duration 20 mins.
A solo show by one of Japan's most dynamic sonic adventurers. In other incarnations, Yoshimi is a member of major bands — the Boredoms, OOIOO, Free Kittens — and has recorded with the Flaming Lips. Duration 30 mins.
SLOW RIVEN WHIRL:
Performed by poet berni.m.janssen and the BOLT Ensemble with a cameo by James Hullick, this show has been written from the perspective of a father seeking to understand womanhood so that he might better raise his daughters. Duration 30 mins.