v_2: Thea Rossen / Sleep D (LIVE)

Thea Rossen (Percussion) / Sleep D (LIVE)

Series Six : v_2

Friday 15 March 2019 / 8pm // Collingwood Underground Car Park

44 Harmsworth Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

Thea Rossen

Set One — Thea Rossen + Ad Lib Collective ft. Ben Opie

In a first for Play On, classical percussionist Thea Rossen, collaborator Ben Opie, and her ensemble, the Ad Lib Collective, join forces with Melbourne dance music royalty Sleep D for a world premiere live improvised collaboration.


To begin, Rossen and her group present a program for mixed ensemble specially curated to take advantage of the unique concrete resonance and long natural reverb of the underground car park. Featuring works by Andy Akiho and the breathtaking ‘Ming Qi’ by beloved Melbourne composer Liza Lim, the program is unified by the haunting and fragile ‘Postludes’ for bowed vibraphone by contemporary American composer Elliot Cole.


Following this program, Sleep D join the group on stage for a 15-minute live improvised collaboration before taking over and going on a deep electronic journey, performing a 1.5hr dance set using sounds and ideas developed in and departed from the collaboration.


Thea Rossen  |   Ad Lib Collectibe


Elliot Cole // 'Postludes' Nos 5, 6, 7, and 8
Hildegard von Bingen // 'O Viridissima Virga'
Elliot Cole // 'Flowerpot music'
Liza Lim // 'Ming Qi'
Andy Akiho // 'Karakurenai'

Ad Lib Collective

Thea Rossen // Percussion and leader
Hamish Upton // Percussion
Jesse Deane // Saxophone/Percussion
Ben Opie (Guest) // Oboe/Percussion
Zela Papageorgiou (Guest) // Percussion

Sleep D

Set Two – Sleep D (LIVE)

From the southern fringe of Melbourne, Sleep D are quickly establishing themselves as the axis of the Australian electronic subterranean. The duo send dancers around the bend with their weekly DJ sets and compelling live performances that have transposed riverside amphitheatres, Boiler Room, Berlin Atonal, Panorama Bar, Inner Varnika and Golden Plains Festival. Founding the coveted Butter Sessions imprint, the best bits of these cerebral showcases have been soldered down into multiple EPs, as well as an ambient album on Analogue Attic.


Not only a vehicle for their DIY productions, Sleep D also use the Butter Sessions platform to prop up their peers, releasing all quality tangents of outsider house, squelching funk, hard techno and smoked out dub from locals including Tuff Sherm, Booshank, Dan White and Cale Sexton. Teaming up with Sex Tags co-creator DJ Fett Burger and Vancouver’s Jayda G on the Velvet Vortex release, the label crew now extends continents. Always at the coalface of discovery, they’ve recently launched Domestic Documents in collaboration with Noise In My Head – a series of compilations surveying independent artists who are living and producing electronic abstractions in Australia



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This event is 18+

Collingwood Underground Car Park is fully accessible. If you have an access enquiry or requirement please get in touch with Play On directly – info@playonmusic.com.au