This evening of new work from artists from Victoria and Tasmania spans music drawing from modular synthesis, drone, field recording and post-rock. The three artists will each play a solo set, concluding the night with an improvised collaborative piece.

Matt Warren is an Australian electronic media artist, musician, curator and writer, based in nipaluna/Hobart, lutruwita/Tasmania.

His music and sound practice have a basis in both composition and improvisation. He performs and records electro-acoustic and drone works, solo under his own name and collaborates with others under a number of monikers.

His work investigates memory, transcendence, liminal spaces and suspension of disbelief and is informed by psychedelia, digital abstraction and hauntology.

This performance will launch a new album called “Wait” which is based on field recordings from disused industrial sites and electronic drones and melodic textures created digitally and with electric guitar.

https://roomofsilencerecords.bandcamp.com

https://www.mattwarrenartist.com

Anthony Lyons is a composer, producer and musician whose practice is an interdisciplinary one exploring the intersections of music, art, technology and environment. His creative output includes works for orchestra, electronic performance, installation, planetarium domes and hybrid-arts projects.

Anthony has had compositions performed, recorded and broadcast in Australia and internationally. His compositional style pursues sonority and site-specific context, drawing from multiple traditions. Electronics, synthesis and sampled elements are a feature of many of his compositions and reveal an interest in timbral loop-based structures, drones and microsound elements. He embraces multiple modes of making and is drawn to the inner worlds of sound and connections to memory, sonority and place.

https://anthonylyons.bandcamp.com

Matthew Magnus is an Australian artist and composer based in nipaluna/Hobart, lutruwita/Tasmania, with a background in sculpture, experimental drawing, time-based media and electronic music. His practice at art school centred around ritualized cycles of mark-making activity. Since graduation, parenting and full-time work led to close to a decade’s hiatus from art-making. In the past 2 years, Matthew has reconnected with his love of analogue synthesizers and has been creating music that picks up where his visual practice left off.

Matthew has recently completed his debut album. This album represents a body of work that explores, through electronic music, the first three tones of the harmonic series (root, octave and perfect fifth) as the source of slowly evolving and repetitive music to create a hypnotic, deep listening experience. The album is influenced by Indian classical music (particularly the drone of the tambura), Alice and John Coltrane, the American Minimalist composers as well as contemporary artists Kali Malone, Caterina Barbieri and Sarah Davachi. The works are all composed using analogue synthesizer and tape echo using Just Intonation tuning.

https://matthewmagnus.bandcamp.com

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Friday 5 April 2024
Doors Open @ 8:00pm | Performance until 11:0pm (includes Interval)

The Tasmanian Rock Challenge & IO Performance present ‘Youth Week 2024’

Featuring (in alphabetical order) :

Conversationalists

Glass Media

The Pedestrians

The Sweeney Complex

Tickets :
General Admission $20

**This is al all ages event**

Sat 25th May 2024
7:30pm – 10:00pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Live @ The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
65b Woobys Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$27 +bf each
$50 +bf for 2 x tickets
$88 +bf for 4 x tickets

Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room on Woobys Lane, with 
the launch of ‘All Ears ‘, a new album by Jamie Pregnell.

Jamie Pregnell’s follow up to his 2020 album “Sleepy Town” sees him once again reunite with Australian jazz greats Julien Wilson, Sam Anning and Ben Vanderwall. All Ears, the title of the new album was recorded in Melbourne in January 2023 after performing a small tour around Australia including Sydney, Canberra, Hobart and Melbourne.

For this Hobart launch gig Jamie is joined by long time Hobart collaborators Dan Sulzberger on Piano, Hamish Houston on Bass, and Tom Robb on Drums.

The quartet focuses on delivering fresh interpretations of the new album material with emphasis on strong melodic themes, group improvisation, open textures and dynamic song forms.

There will be CDs of the new album to purchase on the night and you can listen to preview of Jamie’s new album All Ears here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4RwLs9c474

And his previous album “Sleepy Town” at https://jamiepregnell.bandcamp.com/album/sleepy-town

Jamie Pregnell – Guitar | Dan Sulzberger – Piano | Hamish Houston – Bass | Tom Robb – Drums

Doors & Bar open at 7pm

Tickets are only $27 ea +BF, or buy two tix for $50 +BF, or for buy four tix for only $88 +BF.

Music begins at 7.30pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
[ Enter via the stairs off Woobys lane}

Please note lift in currently undergoing repairs and is not available for use.


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Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room on Woobys Lane, with 
Vibración, the newest Latin Sextet, featuring Louise Denson + Kelly Ottaway + Tom Robb + Maggie Abraham + Elias Solis + Hamish Houston.

Ah, Salamanca Jazz in the Autumn.
Summer’s but a distant memory now, so all the more reason to chase away the chills with Vibración, Hobart’s hottest Latin jazz combo!

Louise Denson (piano), Kelly Ottaway (vibes), Hamish Houston (double bass) Tom Robb (drums), Maggie Abraham (congas) & Elias Solis (perc) pay tribute to the classic Cal Tjader recording Live at the Funky Quarters, and cook up some spicy original recipes on the side.

For your musical delectation – and dancing pleasure!
Multi-instrumentalist/composer/arranger Cal Tjader played a big part in the West Coast jazz scene of the 1950s and ‘60s, working with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Stan Getz and Vince Guarladi, among many others. His album ‘La Onda va Bien’ earned a 1980 Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording. His compositions form an important body of work in the vast cannon of ‘Latin jazz’ repertoire.

Doors & Bar open at 7pm

Tickets are only $27 ea +BF, or buy two tix for $50 +BF, or for buy four tix for only $88 +BF.

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Saturday 16 March 2024, 7:00pm – 10:30pm

‘The Eye Begins to See’ is the latest project by Daniel J Townsend. An exquisite and moving song cycle about grief and renewal, Townsend and his band will perform the cycle in full. Support by Ally Oliver.

‘The Eye Begins to See’ is the latest project by Daniel J Townsend. An exquisite and moving song cycle about grief and renewal, Townsend and his band will perform the cycle in full.

The songs were written in the same order they appear on the record. You can hear Townsend journeying from chaos and confusion to acceptance, creativity and connection.

“Back then, I could not have imagined sharing this stuff with anyone,” he says. “Now, I can see how these songs really capture how it feels to navigate grief. It’s deeply personal, but it’s also universal; it’s a path you walk alone, just like everyone.”

The Eye Begins to See will be released on vinyl, CD and online in 2024.

Saturday 6 April 2024
Doors Open @ 6:30pm | Performance from 7:00pm – 10:00pm (includes Interval)

In 2024, Singer-Songwriter Rowan Smith’s eighth album – in the key of kintsugi – glues all the pieces together.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Rowan & his band launch the celebrated new Vinyl LP – in the key of kintsugi

Rowan fronted Melbourne bands, Macguffins and later Barefoot – with songs that have appeared in the Triple J Hottest 100 and ARIA Top 20 airplay charts – before moving to Hobart where he has produced a further six solo albums.

In 2020, New York indie label Cloudberry Records produced the 23-track – Macguffins Retrospective – for release in the U.S.A and U.K. And earlier, Barefoot’s debut album – Long Time Strangers – was released in Canada through A&M Records.

Rowan’s brand new album – in the key of kintsugi – looks back and forwards – the 11-song album containing some reworks of past hits from both bands alongside 5 new titles, arguably some of Rowan’s finest songs. The newly-arrived album will be available for purchase on the night, too.

Rowan will play on the night with his Macguffins bandmate and bassplayer, Michael Paxton, local drumming legend, Casey Kostiuk, and multi-instrumentalist, William Graddon – playing the songs from in the key of kintsugi plus other audience favourites from this Australian songwriter’s acclaimed back-catalogue.

“Kintsugi is all about embracing imperfection. Rowan Smith’s new album might not be perfect but, gee, it’s good. Smith’s songs provide solace amidst the chaos of everyday life.” – Jeff Jenkins (ABC radio, Rhythms magazine)

Tickets :
Early Bird : $15 + bf ( Door price – $20 )
Concession Early Bird : $7 + bf ( Door price – $10 )


Presented by PROTEA Impro

DATES

7.30pm

February 23
March 22
April 26
May 31
June 21
July 26
August 30
September 27
October 25
November 29

Theatresports™️ returns for 2024! Join us at the Founders Room every month for Tasmania’s finest improvised hijinks.

Theatresports™️ is back for 2024! BUT NOW ON FRIDAYS. And this year we are back in The Founders Room in Salamanca. Join us every month as two teams lay it on the line to provide all the usual made up hijinks for your entertainment, and the right to hold aloft the As Yet Unnamed Perpetual Trophy.

PROTEA Impro’s 2024 season is supported by Salamanca Arts Centre

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 2 and 3 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.


Presented by PROTEA Impro

Dates and times

20 Feb – 6:30pm

27 Feb – 6:30pm

5 Mar – 6:30pm

12 Mar – 6:30pm

19 Mar – 6:30pm

All tickets $200 for five weeks. Weeks not sold separately.

A five week course in the fundamentals of improvised theatre.

You’ve been asking for it, so here it is:

YES we have classes now! A whole five week course INTRO TO IMPRO with Matt Wilson.

A course designed to give you a solid skill base in improvisation fundamentals and how to enjoy yourself while you are at it.

Starts Tuesday Feb 20 and runs weekly until Tuesday March 19.

Matt Wilson is the co-artistic director of PROTEA Impro. He is an improviser with years of experience and has performed and taught extensively in Tasmania as well as nationally and internationally.

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 2 and 3 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.

17th February 2024
7:30pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
65b Woobys Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

General Admission: $48 (+booking fee)

Nikki Nouveau presents a musical celebration of the Women of Paris, exploring the timeless allure of the “City of Light” in her enchanting biography.

Nikki Nouveau explores the timeless allure of the “City of Light” in her enchanting musical biography of Paris.

Meet the fascinating ladies of Paris who created an unequalled society of feminine charm, beauty, art, sensuality and love. From Colette to Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel to Napoleon’s Josephine.

Be seduced and inspired as Nouveau brings to life the bygone era of French jazz and intimate cabaret from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. With delicate vocals and classical overtones, Nikki presents an uplifting musical escapade singing a rich repertoire from artists such as Jane Birkin, Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Dalida, Eartha Kitt and Brigitte Bardot, along with her own original compositions and featuring piano accompaniment by acclaimed Hobart jazz aficionado, Matt Boden.

“Nouveau in full voice is mesmerising and her phrasing between singing and narrating is flawless.” – Theatre People

“Sexy, fun, a little decadent and nicely polished.” – Arts Hub

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 2 and 3 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.

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General Admission: $25 (+booking fee)
Concession: $20 (+ booking fee)

‘The Eye Begins to See’ is the latest project by Daniel J Townsend. An exquisite and moving song cycle about grief and renewal, Townsend and his band will perform the cycle in full. Support by Ally Oliver.

‘The Eye Begins to See’ is the latest project by Daniel J Townsend. An exquisite and moving song cycle about grief and renewal, Townsend and his band will perform the cycle in full.

The songs were written in the same order they appear on the record. You can hear Townsend journeying from chaos and confusion to acceptance, creativity and connection.

“Back then, I could not have imagined sharing this stuff with anyone,” he says. “Now, I can see how these songs really capture how it feels to navigate grief. It’s deeply personal, but it’s also universal; it’s a path you walk alone, just like everyone.”

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