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Sound Stories is a two-part concert series presented by Sydney-based new music collective Konzertprojekt in collaboration with St Stephen’s Uniting Church and the City of Sydney. Showcasing a diverse range of Australian music, Sound Stories presents the stories of rising Sydney musicians, expressed through new and experimental sounds.

The series, curated by Gabrielle Cadenhead and Madison Briggs, will present commissioned and pre-existing works, from solo performances to chamber ensembles and audio-visual works. The audience is also able to submit their own stories to be improvised upon live!

Located just seconds from Martin Place, St Stephen’s Uniting Church is a stunning venue who have consistently partnered with musicians to provide opportunities for musical performances in their space, and Sound Stories builds on that history.

These concerts are FREE and appropriate for all ages.

Part 1 features Michael Burden as a vocal soloist, actor and violinist Hannah Buckley, and chamber group Ensemble Terra, who immerse their listeners in the diverse Australian musical landscape.

Part 1 Program

Conversation Starters | Ariel Bonnell *^

Kyrie eleison | Aija Draguns *

Live.zip | Liam Mulligan *

Rain Dance | Gabrielle Cadenhead *

Collective Narratives | Rosa Clifford *^

Increasingly Long Stories | Rhys Little *^

Velásquez in a room of fire | Victoria Pham

Gulaga | Deborah Cheetham

Intimacy ii | James Hazel


Part 2 includes two newly-commissioned audio-visual collaborations alongside other electroacoustic works, as well as Ensemble MUSE, an all-female modern music ensemble based in Sydney.

Part 2 Program

New Work | Maddy Briggs & Keesha Field *^

Time Capsule | Christine Pan & Bea Brabante *^

Paranoia in the Bush | Alexis Weaver

I’ve Never Been So Old and Inside This House

at the Same Time | Siân & Kara Lindsay

Razors | Gabrielle Cadenhead *^

sorrow passes and we remain | Sophie Van Dijk *^

Drum Dreamer | Rhyan Clapham

Light for the First Time | Bree Van Reyk

* premiere performance

^ commissioned for Sound Stories