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SIMA and Earshift Music are proud to present the fourth edition of the Earshift Music Festival, 1 – 10 of October. The ten night marathon online music festival will air at 8pm AEST each evening, streamed live on facebook, youtube and SIMA’s website. The festival is curated and hosted by Earshift Music artistic director, Jeremy Rose, who will do live artist chats with each performer following their set.

The Earshift Music Festival continues the evolution of online festivals spawned since the pandemic, delivering an array of exciting live streamed performances featuring artists from across Australia and abroad. The festival celebrates the resilience of musicians through these challenging times with performances from the intimacy of artists’ homes.

Festival highlights including Kristin Berardi, Scott Tinkler and Sean Foran showcase the diversity of musical practice amid varying geographic locations, from Brisbane, Bruny Island (TAS) and Lucerne Switzerland. Emerging talents such as drummer Chloe Kim, saxophonist Flora Carbo and guitarist Hilary Geddes highlight different perspectives on their solo performances and new concepts.Meatshell, a Melbourne duo featuring bassist Helen Svoboda and saxophonist Andrew Saragossi, represent a new wave of exciting improvisers, with their mix of folk, improvisation and jazz. BassistCameron Undy will also present his individual rhythmic concepts in a solo set. Trumpeter Reuben Lewis will explore an electronic sound world with his innovative use of effects and pedals. Jeremy Rose will launch his new video series Face to Face and chat to SIMA artistic director Zoe Hauptmann. Continue reading EARSHIFT MUSIC FESTIVAL : A TEN NIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL IN OCTOBER



Live music is back and that is a wonderful thing. I have been listening to jazz albums and the marvelous digital radio station ABC Jazz but hearing a band and a singer is a more visceral and engaging experience. That the talented Emma Pask and her excellent band happened to be the performers enhanced and enriched the experience. It was readily apparent that the musicians were enjoying a similar experience. As the initial cheers and clapping died down Emma asked the audience for another round of applause. The performers had been missing the essential element of what being a performing musician is. Continue reading EMMA PASK @ THE SIMA WOMEN’S JAZZ FESTIVAL