Join the extended Spirit Level record label family (Gotye and Tim Shiel) for a night of carefully curated atmospheric sounds. After a sell-out showcase in 2017, one of Melbourne’s most exciting creative communities returns to the historic venue for intimate performances from two fearless sonic explorers: Tilman Robinson and Happy Axe.
Audiences can expect a carefully curated night of atmospheric sounds while some of the most compelling emerging voices in Australian music perform in a uniquely intimate space.
Tilman Robinson (pictured right) is a Melbourne composer and sound designer whose diverse output focuses on the psychological impact of sound. He builds immersive sound worlds out of a combination of organic and electronic source material. He has received major work commissions from the likes of Arts Centre Melbourne, PBS FM and APRA, and has worked with luminaries globally, including Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigurosson, Ben Frost and more.
Happy Axe (pictured below) is Canberra-based musician Emma Kelly, who crafts richly textured and dreamlike ambient songs out of layers of vocals, violin and musical saw. Happy Axe will be showcasing songs from her forthcoming debut album Dream Punching, which merges David Lynch-like moods and exquisite musicality into a hypnotic blend of light and shade.
Spirit Level is an artist-run music label devoted to developing unique creative voices. The label was co-founded by two friends, Double J radio presenter and musician Tim Shiel and Grammy award-winning artist Gotye, who have long been passionate champions of innovative local music.
“Mesmerising – music that is at once soothing and avant-garde, but never anything other than warmly human” – The Guardian on Tilman Robinson
The Kew Court House is a small performing arts venue presenting some of Australia’s most exciting artists. A former courthouse and police station, the heritage listed building presents one- of-a-kind experiences that music lovers won’t get anywhere else in Melbourne.
Spirit Level Presents Kindred: Autumn
8pm, Saturday 14 April
$29 or $25 concessions
Kew Court House,
188 High Street, Kew, 3101