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Audible Edge Night School: Breathing, Rhythm, Sensitivity

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Sound Exploration Fremantle is a monthly community workshop series at Sullivan Hall in White Gum Valley. This month, we join them to co-present a workshop with Japanese improvising legend Shoji Hano. Born in 1955, Hano has played with historical titans in improvised music like Peter Brotzmann, Johannes Bauer & Kaoru Abe.

Participants will play duos with Shoji, and hear a lecture from him about core concepts in his work. We’ll share in a reflective group discussion, and finally play all together. So bring your instrument, or whatever you like to use that makes sound.

Snacks and tea available for the breaks.

About the Night School

The Night School is series of workshops and critical conversations in the lead-up to this year's Audible Edge Festival. The Night School is about the capacity of our scene: to write our own stories, build our own platforms, grow safer cultures, and to play and listen better. 

We want to get stuck into ideas and skills that are overlooked or under-explored in our community. We want anyone to feel able to contribute at these workshops, growing new thoughts together. We all participate as teachers, students and provocateurs alike.

The night school is not always at night. In fact, it usually isn’t. This is largely the result of us becoming attached to the name before various circumstances changed. But it also nods to the “post-event hang” as an important site of learning. A nocturnal space where learning is reflected on, critiqued and hashed out over eats and drinks. 


The Sullivan Hall is a wheelchair accessible venue, accessible via the footpath on inclined but smooth terrain. The music may be loud at times. It will be well-lit with natural light. There are two accessible all-gender bathrooms located outside the venue, connected via a footpath. The event is alcohol-free and all-ages. The venue is spacious and windows and doors can be kept open throughout the workshop for ventilation. There is no dedicated indoor check-out space, but you can go outside into the garden, or even across the road into the park.

Requests can be made for additional accessibility needs at Tone List have a small budget to facilitate services such as interpreting.


Audible Edge is proudly supported by the Western Australian government through the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries and the Australian Cultural Fund. Night School events are presented in partnership with the State Library of Western Australia, Sound Exploration Fremantle and AvantWhatever.

Audible Edge and Tone List operate in Boorloo and Walyalup, on Whadjuk Noongar boodja. We pay our respects to boodja and to its custodians and birdiya/Elders from all times.

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