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Experience Rouse Hill Psychedelia, a new experimental arts event transforming Rouse Hill Estate into a world of colour, light and sound.

This psychedelic adventure is inspired by the radical musical ideas and abstract art of Dr John Buchanan Rouse Terry, a descendant of the Rouse family, who created immersive performances in the mid-1960s.

Featuring an eclectic mix of electronic and experimental music acts, using both contemporary and retro technology (a nod to John Terry’s work), artists will respond creatively to the rural landscape of the property to create an unforgettable and sensory experience for all visitors. Plus, digitised sections of 16mm film hand-painted by Dr Terry will be projected throughout the site.

Over two nights, discover new experimental music and sound art, see Rouse Hill Estate illuminated by lights and projections, grab a bite to eat from the Agape food truck and enjoy drinks from the Archie Rose pop-up bar.

This exciting performance program has been crafted by:

  • Damian Barbeler, award-winning composer and multimedia artist, and lecturer of performance practice at Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Alexis Weaver, composer and sound artist, and lecturer of music technology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Artist line-up

Enjoy performances by experimental music and sound artists from Greater Sydney and beyond.

Listen to a selection of artist tracks on our SoundCloud playlist.

Friday 24 June, 6pm–10pm

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  • Thrum III
    Classical Experimental Art Music
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  • Jon Rose
    Experimental Violin and Film
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  • Jaslyn Robertson
    Industrial Analogue Synths
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  • Sumn Conduit
    Voice and Modular Synth
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  • Dahyo Lloyd & Emily Yali
    Choreography and Noise Music Installation
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  • Deepfake
    Industrial Jazz
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  • Tim Gruchy
    Merging music, installation & performance
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  • Shoeb Ahmad
    Electronic raga meditation drones
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  • Jonathan Watson
    Projection artist
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  • Damian Barbeler & Paul Mac
    Experimental Music Art Films

  • Synth Primitive
    Visual installation and performance
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  • Video artists
    Harry Burgess, Milan Monk, Emma Harlock, Robin Hearfield
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Saturday 25 June, 4pm–10pm

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  • Splinter Orchestra
    Spatial Improvising Orchestra
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  • Barricades
    Punk Minimalist Rock
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  • Megan Alice Clune
    Ambient Experimental
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  • flower boy 卓颖贤
    Alt Electronica
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  • dnka+zil
    Sounds with Everyday Objects
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  • Madame Lark with Trent Arkleysmith
    Comedy Performance Art
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  • Loose-y Crunché
    Industrial Electronica
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  • BRIA
    Broken beat, bass, experimental, electronic
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  • Jonathan Watson
    Projection artist
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  • Alon Ilsar

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  • Violin wrapped in blue string

    Damian Barbeler & Paul Mac
    Experimental Music Art Films

  • Synth Primitive
    Visual installation and performance
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  • Video artists
    Harry Burgess, Milan Monk, Emma Harlock, Robin Hearfield
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TICKETS

General: $20
Concession: $15
Member: $12-$16
Free for children 12 years and under

Members offer: Receive a mini-LED torch and a drink voucher with every ticket purchase (valued at $20). Plus, members enjoy 20% off tickets.

When & where

Friday 24 June, 6pm–10pm
Saturday 25 June, 4pm–10pm

Rouse Hill Estate

356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155
+612 9627 6777

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Important information

Getting there by shuttle bus

Free return shuttle buses will run every 15 minutes during the event from Tallawong Station and Rouse Hill Station to Rouse Hill Estate. Limited parking is available at each station.

From Tallawong Station:

  • Friday 24 June: First bus 5.45pm; Last bus 9.30pm
  • Saturday 25 June: First bus 3.45pm; Last bus 9.30pm

The bus stop is located on Themeda Avenue near the ‘kiss and ride’ zone.

From Rouse Hill Station:

  • Friday 24 June: First bus 5.45pm; Last bus 9.30pm
  • Saturday 25 June: First bus 3.45pm; Last bus 9.30pm

The bus stop is located in the Rouse Hill Station bus bays.

Returning from Rouse Hill Estate:

  • Friday 24 June: First bus 6.30pm; Last bus 10.15pm
  • Saturday 25 June: First bus 4.30pm; Last bus 10.15pm

The bus stop is located near the Visitor Centre.

There is no parking on site

Please note that the main entrance and car park located at 356 Annangrove Road will only be accessible to the free shuttle bus, visitors who require accessible parking or visitors who arrive on foot. 

If you are driving to the event, please park at either Tallawong Station or Rouse Hill Station and take the event shuttle bus.

More information

  • This is a licenced event. Drinks can be purchased at the pop-up bar. No outside alcohol is permitted.
  • Smoking and vaping is not allowed onsite, due to the heritage nature of the property.
  • There will be no access into the historic house during the event. 
  • This is an outdoor event and will proceed in wet weather, except in extreme conditions.
  • Rouse Hill Estate is a heritage site. Please be mindful of uneven surfaces and fragile structures when moving around the property, particularly at night. You may like to bring a small torch.
  • We recommend wearing weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable enclosed shoes suitable for a winter evening event, including rain cover if necessary.
  • Visitors with low mobility can take a ride in the people-mover from the visitor centre. There is wheelchair access to the visitor centre.
  • As this is a rural site with old farm buildings, dams and insects, children must be supervised at all times.
  • Please note that no pets, with the exception of special service dogs (i.e. guide dogs), are allowed on site at Rouse Hill Estate. 
     

New to experimental music?

Experimental music is about playing around with sound to find out what it can do. It’s about finding new sounds, interesting combinations of sounds, or new sound sources. Experimental musicians use these unusual sounds to create immersive atmospheres that are sometimes haunting, or surreal, mysterious or straight out bizarre.

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This event is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW