Robbie Avenaim

For over 30 years, Avenaim has been at the forefront of the Australian experimental music both as an installation artist, performer and a curator. Avenaim’s primary focus is on percussion and instrument building. 

Avenaim’s practice spans the domains of experimental improvisation and avant-garde composition. After returning from studies in New York with renowned composer John Zorn in the 90's and observing the vibrant new music N.Y has to offer, Avenaim was inspired to foster a varied experimental music ecosystem in Australia by co-founding and organising the legendary WHAT IS MUSIC? Festival, Australia’s premier annual touring showcase of local and international experimental music from 1994-2012, which have been essential for the local growth and international prestige of Australia’s avant-garde musical reputation. Since 2017, Avenaim has developed an experimental music concert series specifically for housebound people with disabilities, called “Safe in Sound”. and is currently in the band AAA featuring pianist Chris Abrahams of the NECKS and guitarist Oren Ambarchi.

After Dark will feature Robbie Avenaim's semi-robotic percussion system (SARPS) and the 360° KMS device as installations. Avenaim will also be performing alongside pianist Chris Abrahams that evening.

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Robbie Avenaim

Robbie Avenaim. Photo courtesy the artist.