SPACE IS THE PLACE
7.30pm Sat AUG 22 – 8.00am Sun AUG 23
Festival of Slow Music (FoSM) at the Ballarat Observatory.
First event for Festival of Slow Music 2015 will be an all-night event of music and star-gazing at the Ballarat Observatory.
Two particular events will be
– Space is the Place – a tribute to iconic jazz artist and interstellar traveller, Sun Ra – a 15 or so piece ensemble led by Adam Simmons in the style of his infamous Toy Band, strongly influenced by Sun Ra‘s music.
– The Quiddity Concert – featuring Steve Falk, Elissa Goodrich, Martin Martini and Adam Simmons, who were each commissioned in 2014 to compose a piece for the Federation Handbells (managed to Museum Victoria on behalf of Creative Victoria).
Then there will be numerous performances between dusk and dawn by Deborah Kayser, Amie Brûlée, Martin Martini, Hue Blanes, Diokno Pasilan, Leah Scholes, Miranda Hill, Jeremy Dullard, Samuel James Boon and more – including our mystery drummer! Elissa Goodrich and Caerwen Martin will introduce the dusk and then bring us into the dawn.
Tickets available from Majestix
$40 – one ticket price Space is the Place only http://www.hermaj.com/
$20 – 50% discount for Festival Ticket holders includes main weekend 28-30 Aug Early Bird Special http://www.hermaj.com/what-s-on/community/festival-of-slow-music/
$10 – Telescope viewing
$10 – Camping is available on the grounds and you will need to bring all your own gear, but breakfast can be supplied so make sure you book in for it. Camping is very basic and you need to expect bush conditions ie no showers, but there is hot water so bring your own bowl for washing. A camp fire will be provided.
$5 – Breakfast – includes bacon & eggs or cereal, and fruit, tea, coffee, milo.
Call 0429 199 312 for more information
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Also supporting this project are:
City of Ballarat – Community Impact Grant Program