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Soma Sonic is a collection of performances by artists at the forefront of new musical instrument design.

Featuring solo and collaborative performances from Mary Mainsbridge, Alon Ilsar and Donna Hewitt, three artists whose interactive works explore the intersection between sound, voice, movement and visuals.

Expect the unexpected with innovations in performer-led embodied interface design, augmented vocal applications, wearables and wireless interaction. The performers navigate the interface between humans and machines, from sensor based microphones and wearable performance interfaces to gesture controlled visual environments, embodied interfaces and off-the-shelf gaming controllers transformed into unique musical instruments.

Mary, Alon and Donna have performed and exhibited work internationally and bring together their unique approaches to working with sound and the human body.

“The inventive techno-percussion of live drummer Alon Ilsar – sound takes on a physicality as immediate and dramatic as the (visible) choreography” – Herald, Glasgow

“Hewitt’s morphed voice emerges into dreamy awareness. The aesthetic here is in the electronic orchestration of musical and non-musical fragments into a seductive song” – Realtime

Performers: Donna Hewitt, Alon Ilsar and Mary Mainsbridge

NB: Sold Out? A small allocation of tickets may be released at the Box Office each night. Try your luck!

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Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Dates: Thu 26, Past Events

Price: $30

Venue: Big Theatre

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Address: 1 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach 2026

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