Event Spill (Magda Mayas and Tony Buck) and Vanessa Tomlinson

Spill (Magda Mayas and Tony Buck) and Vanessa Tomlinson


27 June 2023

MONO heads offsite to the Queensland Conservatorium in South Bank to team up with CARI (Creative Arts Research Institute) for a special evening of outer-orbit rhythm and prepared-piano exploration.

As Spill, German pianist Magda Mayas and Australian drummer Tony Buck have created a dynamic and freely experimental platform for improvisation. Mayas’ work inside the piano is equal parts exploratory and reflexive. Her approaches, both in solo and group situations, suggest an unerring sense of curiosity that results in a profoundly personal approach to her chosen instrument. The same can be said of Tony Buck, who many will recognise for his longstanding work with the iconic trio The Necks. As a soloist, Buck creates rhythmic environments that shatter notions of tempo, instead favouring a multifarious sense of time and repetition.

Joining them is Vanessa Tomlinson, whose work as a composer and percussionist needs little introduction. On her album The Space Between, she collected her work for concert bass drum and gong, showcasing her capacity for a complex sense of pulse and rhythmic deepening. For MONO she pushes further into these terrains, drawing on an expanded palette of sounds to create a divergent examination of pulse, timbre, and temporality.


This event is held offsite at the Queensland Conservatorium – South Bank at 140 Grey St, South Brisbane.

The Queensland Conservatorium’s venues are fully accessible for mobility, vision, or hearing impaired patrons.

For wheelchair access and assistance, contact the Queensland Conservatorium Monday–Friday, 9.00am–5.00pm on (07) 3735 6241 or via email at concerts@griffith.edu.au.

  • Partner:

    MONO is a program of experimental sound curated by Lawrence English of Room40.


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