Supersense Festival Reveals Inaugural Program

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Supersense Festival Reveals Inaugural Program


Curated by Sophia Brous, the festival will transform Arts Centre Melbourne’s stages, back rooms and hidden spaces into zones of rapture and collective experience.

Featuring a range of international and local artists, today is had been revealed that LA’s Ariel Pink, legendary German electronic artist Ash Ra Tempel/Manuel Gottsching and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will all take part in the festival. 

Furthermore, the festival will also showcase the premiere of Gurrumul’s radiant new concert Gospel Songs;  commissioned works by John Cale featuring Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance) and Michigan electronic artist Laurel Halo; Discreet+Oblique: The Music of Brian Eno, featuring a cast of acclaimed artists including Australia’s ethereal improvised trio The Necks; immersive film installation Hypnosis Display by cult American songwriter Grouper and filmmaker Paul Clipson; and a collaboration between industrial electronic duo HTRK and Chunky Move.

Other artists to feature in the unique programme include Lydia Lunch’s Retrovirus, Marc Ribot, Tao Dance Thea and Kuda Lumping, alongside an extended ritual trance music and dance ceremony performed by the people of Mount Ukir, Indonesia, under the direction of Gideon Obarzanek (founding director, Chunky Move).