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Forest Collective: fluttering hearts // thinking machines

27 May 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 31 May 2018 @ 8:00 pm AEST

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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until 27 May 2018

$15 – $35

“When we pause to listen, the overriding emotion of the internet of things is a melancholy that rolls off of it in waves and sheets” – Adam Greenfield

Forest Collective, in collaboration with queer artist Addison present a reflection on technology and emotion.
Sparking life and movement, or suffusing inertia, technology increasingly works upon us as we work with it. These friction points will be explored by songs by Addison from the past and the future. Ballads about artificial intelligence and baroque hymns for counter-tenor will come together to answer questions about how to cope with love and loss in a world where we are coerced into watching screens saturated with melancholy.

Featuring Addison’s synthesiser-heavy electronic works tempered with organic arrangements by Evan Lawson, Alex Turley, and William Elm, for Forest Collective, the conflicts of heart and machine will play out before you in this exciting work.


  • Addison – Singer-Songwriter
  • Evan Lawson – Conductor
  • Kim Tan – Flutes
  • Vilan Mai – Clarinets
  • Sarah Coghlan – Violin
  • Nikki Edgar – Cello
  • Bec Scully – Double Bass
  • William Cooper – Accordion
  • Trea Hindley – Trombone
  • Ryan Williams – Recorders
  • Nick Yates – Saxophones
  • VLAD – DJ

Join us post show for DJ set by VLAD and a drink!


  • Thursday May 24 7pm (PREVIEW)
  • Friday May 25 7:30pm
  • Saturday May 26 7:30pm
  • Sunday May 27 5pm

Doors open 20 minutes before show

Event ticketing info:

First Release (March)
Full Price $28/ Seniors $20/ Concession & U18 $18

Second Release (April)
Full Price $32/ Seniors $25/ Concession & U18 $22

Final Release (May)
Full Price $35/ Seniors $30/ Concession & U18 $25

PREVIEW $15 cash at the door only



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