Ears Have Ears Live #4: Alaska Orchestra (Live) & Rainbow Chan (Q&A)


30 June 2016




Free by RSVP


FBi Radio, 44-54 Botany Rd, Alexandria

Join us for the final instalment of Ears Have Ears Live, featuring Alaska Orchestra performing an original composition live and a Q&A led by Rainbow Chan.

Alaska Orchestra is an eclectic, ever­-evolving ensemble, inspired by the avant ­garde music of downtown New York during the late 60’s/early 70’s and driven by musician, composer and artist Megan Alice Clune.

The unique orchestra formed in 2013 as part of the monthly Musical Alaska nights at innovative Kings Cross carpark gallery, Alaska Projects. Since its inception, the orchestra has featured a long list of popular Sydney experimental musicians, including Tom Smith (T.Morimoto, Thomas William), Jonathan Baker (Anatole) and Corin Ileto (Corin). Alaska Orchestra’s current line up is Megan Alice Clune (clarinet, organ), Adam Guzowski ​(guitar) and Hugh Deacon (​drums, laptop).

Alaska Orchestra will be performing a soundtrack called The Oloid​, created exclusively for Ears Have Ears Live. Inspired by the shape discovered by Paul Schatz in 1929, the orchestra will use drone-­like textures and live audio­ processing to create an omnipresent soundscape. Brace yourself for a unique sound experience!

Sydney’s multidisciplinary artist Rainbow Chan ​will also lead an in­-depth discussion with Alaska Orchestra, delving into their composition, creative process and the broader experimental arts scene in this city. Originally from Hong Kong, Rainbow Chan is an experimental pop singer, producer and regular collaborator with Alaska Orchestra. She won FBi’s Northern Lights competition in 2011, giving her the chance to play at Iceland Airwaves Festival, and has since spoken at Music Open Day and EMC, and has contributed to our arts program, Canvas. Chan teaches contemporary music practice and casually lectures at the University of Sydney.



This event is free to attend, but RSVP is essential. Email your full name to live@fbiradio.com with the subject header ‘EHE LIVE – Alaska Orchestra’ by 5pm Wednesday 29 June.

You can also listen to the show as it is broadcast live on FBi 94.5FM between 9­-10 pm, Thursday 30th June.