Kinds of Light 7


Kinds of Light is a concert series for creative music at PS in Walyalup/Fremantle. Curated by composer and improvising musician Josten Myburgh, Kinds of Light celebrates ambitious experimentation, careful musicianship, and sounds that are relevant to this place and time. It is programmed across style and genre, excited by the love and rigour that goes into music that defies categories.

SIMON CHARLES - new electro-acoustic compositions

LARA POLLARD - solo for guitar and electronics

Kinds of Light 7 sees York-based composer Simon Charles present new works emerging from his committed and enigmatic practice. Often using Nagra analogue tape machines and digital delays to process delicate field recordings, alto and soprano saxophones, harmonium and other instruments in his studio, the soundworld of Simon's work recalls multiple eras of experimental music simultaneously, attentively revisiting lost avenues and recombining what's found into something entirely new. Simon has performed internationally, often as part of the award-winning experimental ensemble Phonetic Orchestra, including in festivals and concerts in Oslo, Porto, Los Angeles, Berlin, Marseille and throughout Australia. He works regularly with visual artist Katie West, poet Jessica Wilkinson, and many musicians including Callum G'Froerer, Jameson Feakes, Djuna Lee, Josten Myburgh, Jim Denley and Rebecca Lane.

Young composer Lara Pollard is best known for their thoughtfully ramshackle indie folk project under the name Lara Fay, writing gorgeous and atmospheric songs that convey effortless talent. In their solo electro-acoustic performances they combine looped guitar, no-input mixer and effects processing, bringing the effortlessness of their songwriting into delicately lush improvisations. Lara has worked in a variety of projects in town, including writing new choral music for the Vanguard Consort, and performing in bands Ocean Cosmonaut, Vacuum Dreamer and Honour Culture.

Doors and bar open from 7:30pm, with live music starting a little after.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can, with a suggested price of $25 or $15 depending on your means. Free tickets are available for First Nations people, companion card holders, and those experiencing financial hardship

Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible, with accessible bathrooms. There is ample seating available and the venue is very spacious. The music will at times be very quiet.

Kinds of Light is presented by Tone List and PS. Tone List and PS operate on the lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation. We pay our respects to custodians and elders of this boodja past, present and future.