ECSTATIC: SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, STUDIO THEATRE

 

ECSTATIC: SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

14 AUGUST /// 7:30PM, Wednesday

 

TARLOCHAN (BOBBY) SINGH

HULLICK & THE BOLT ENSEMBLE

BOLT: Belinda Woods (flute), Zac Johnston (violin), Gideon Brazil (sax/woods), Mary Doumany (harp), Karl Willebrant (bass), Hamish Upton (drums)
GUEST ARTIST: Shannon Bourne (guitar)

THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS

Teagan Connor, Jay Euesden, Steven Hagliassis, Robyn McGrath, Daniel Munnery, Esther Tuddenham, Natalie Walters

w/ video by AKIKO NAKAYAMA (JPN)

 

TIX: $40 FULL PRICE /// PLUS OTHER DISCOUNTED TICKETS. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Companion Cards: Free entry for a carer.

 

ABOUT ECSTATIC

JOLT Arts will showcase three ecstatic and legendary in-house acts. Prepare to levitate upon audio waves of delight and heightened awareness.

Mesmerising and technically bedazzling, Tarlochan Bobby Singh is Australia’s master of the tabla and Indian Classical rhythmic flows.

In a reimagining of what it means to be avant-garde, award-winning interabilities act The Amplified Elephants (Teagan Connor, Jay Euesden, Steven Hagiliassis, Robyn McGrath, Daniel Munnery, Esther Tuddenham, Natalie Walters) with leading chamber ensemble/band BOLT Ensemble (Belinda Woods (flute), Gideon Brazil (woods), Zac Johnston (violin), Mary Doumany (harp), Karl Willebrant (bass), Hamish Upton (drums) and guest artist Shannon Bourne (guitar)) and Australia’s recalcitrant sound artist James Hullick in a night of multicultural, electric and expansive sonic offerings.

Each act is to be presented in 3D multichannel surround sound delivered by Michael Hewes, Australia’s leading sound diffusion engineer and artist. Hullick and the BOLT Ensemble will perform alongside projections by Japanese video master Akiko Nakayama.

“This show was a masterpiece. This was fantastic. The fusion of old and new in such an original way. Bobby Singh is such an extraordinary tabla player, beyond belief.”  www.theprogram.net.au

 

ALBUMS BY OUR ARTISTS

     

 

SUPPORTED BY:

JOLT Arts is assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

FEATURED ARTISTS

KARL WILLEBRANT

KARL WILLEBRANT

KARL WILLEBRANT ​bass   Karl Willebrant is a Naarm/Melbourne bassist and producer. In 2020, Willebrant entered the home studio and delved into his love of ambient, emerging with a myriad of releases to critical acclaim, featuring collaborations with artists from...

SHANNON BOURNE

SHANNON BOURNE

SHANNON BOURNE GUITARIST / SINGER / SONGWRITER Shannon Bourne is a critically-acclaimed blues-and-roots-founded guitarist, singer and songwriter with a strong following of discerning fans and the power to sway audiences with the naked emotion and sheer virtuosic power...

Steven Hagiliassis

Steven Hagiliassis

STEVEN HAGILIASSIS Sound Artist / Media Artist   Steven Hagiliassis has been involved with JOLT for the last 6 months as part of the Sonic Adventurers Collective, but has been producing grand musical explorations for many years under his performance names,...

Teagan Connor

Teagan Connor

TEAGAN CONNOR voice / kaossillator / synthesisers / electronics / percussion author / visual artist   Having joined The Amplified Elephants in 2013 and the Sonic Adventurers in 2023, Connor has rapidly developed her sonic talents locally and abroad. Connor’s work...

Jay Euesden

Jay Euesden

JAY EUESDEN synthesisers / electronics / percussion   Along with Robyn McGrath and Kathryn Sutherland, Euesden is a founding member of The Amplified Elephants (2006-). Euesden’s practice is focused on minimalist sonic patterns, usually realising these ideas through...

Robyn McGrath

Robyn McGrath

ROBYN MCGRATH synthesizers / electronics   A founding member of The Amplified Elephants – a sound art ensemble – it was McGrath who originally thought of the name for the group. McGrath joined the Sonic Adventurers Collective in 2020. Sonically, McGrath primarily...

Daniel Munnery

Daniel Munnery

DANIEL MUNNERY computer-based sound maker Joining The Amplified Elephants in 2012, Daniel has quickly developed an oeuvre as an electronic laptop-based sound artist. Mentored by JOLT director James Hullick and sound artist Steve Richards (aka Cleaning Lady), Daniel...

Kathryn Sutherland

Kathryn Sutherland

KATHRYN SUTHERLAND voice / kaossillator / synthesisers / electronics / percussion   A founding member of The Amplified Elephants (founded 2006), Kathryn explores the physicality of making creative sound. Kathryn is also a founding member of Sonic Adventurers...

Esther Tuddenham

Esther Tuddenham

ESTHER TUDDENHAM voice / synthesizers / electronic music / photography / poetry   Esther is a sound artist, poet, photographer and intermedia creative mind. Esther explores human emotions and their utterance in her work. In 2021 Esther completed her book of...

Natalie Walters

Natalie Walters

NATALIE WALTERS sound artist Natalie Walters is an electronic music sound artist. Her practise is focused on computer-based creation, with a unique voice featuring luscious soundscapes and long-form ambient textures with pointillistic percussion. Walters released her...

Tarlochan Bobby Singh

Tarlochan Bobby Singh

Tarlochan Bobby Singh Tabla Master Tabla player Tarlochan Bobby Singh, a disciple of the great maestro Aneesh Pradhan, is one of the most sought-after musicians on the Australian world music circuit and is the first choice for musicians from India touring Australia...

James Hullick

James Hullick

JAMES HULLICK JOLT Director & CEO / Composer / Musician   HULLICKSTUDIOS.COM   James Hullick is an auditory creator like no other in Australia. Recently James’ artistic identity has been shifting from cutting-edge composer to that of an all out iconic...

Belinda Woods

Belinda Woods

BELINDA WOODS musician / composer Belinda is an improvising musician/composer living in Melbourne, Australia. Predominantly a flautist, Belinda performs as a soloist and appears in many ensembles including her own groups Lo-Res (six piece chamber jazz) and Saveja...

Mary Doumany

Mary Doumany

MARY DOUMANY harp / voice Mary Doumany is an Australian harpist, singer and composer. Classically trained, she is fluent across multiple genres including jazz, contemporary, folk and experimental, and is known also for creating ground breaking works for harp and other...

Gideon Brazil

Gideon Brazil

GIDEON BRAZIL saxes / woodwinds Gideon Brazil plays saxophones, flutes and clarinets, and specialises in jazz, improvised and contemporary music styles. Gideon has performed and recorded with some of Australia’s finest artists including: Gotye, Orchestra Victoria,...

Zac Johnston

Zac Johnston

ZAC JOHNSTON violin Australian contemporary violinist, string educator and random mandolinist, Zachary Johnston is a member of several new music ensembles, including Arcko Symphonic Project, 3 Shades Black, 6 degrees ensemble and BOLT Ensemble, and was a founding...