Programmes: Playfreely

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A music initiative by The Observatory focusing on cross-genre, cross-cultural, and unfettered music creation plus collective improvisation that emboldens spontaneous, inventive musical collaboration between musicians from diverse musical backgrounds.

12 - 21 Mar 2021
Nervous Systems
Nervous Systems is an exhibition that assembles artists working with an expanded exploration of sound, with works that are informed by the spatial, site specificity and temporal nature of our environments and common life. Activating, dissipating and evolving in relation to the space we share, we attempt to seek equilibrium with what surrounds. We now pause and allow time to experience us.
28 - 29 Nov 2019
The Transparency of Turbulence
The Transparency of Turbulence is an alternative to how we coalesce and navigate a region that is continuously torn apart by words, egos, greed and ideologies. What makes us normal, is knowing that we are not normal. What we lack in reality, we seek in sound and music.
12 - 14 Dec 2018
Invisible Bodies
Invisible Bodies is a miasmic surge of rhythms, trance and the unseen, an undertow of currents within fermented identities. Featuring a robust lineup across 3 nights of genre pushing, discipline-bending musicians, Invisible Bodies will tease, interrogate and conjure the diabolical, pushing to a point where boundaries coalesce and the present itself, becomes the invisible.
13 - 14 Dec 2017
No Man's Land
No Man’s Land explores electro-acoustic inventiveness, pushing pace and space into electrifying terrains that defy boundaries and definition. Playfreely exhorts fearlessness. In this special edition, we celebrate musicians who super-charge their verve to galvanize change in today’s world.
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