A Strange Invitation to Combat :: Events held in February, April, June, December, 2015.

A regular, if not common forum for solo and group improvisations, A Strange Invitation to Combat features many of Sydney’s most eclectic, open and brilliant sound-makers and movers. Curated by Clayton Thomas.

February 12, 2015 :: A Strange Invitation to Combat III.
Brianne Curran, violin
Mary-Christina Rapp, cello & bass
Julia Reidy, guitar
Clayton Thomas, double bass

April 9, 2015 :: A Strange Invitation to Combat IV.
A night of creative collaborations between the incredible, never to be defeated power house that is Kusum Normoyle and your friendly neighbourhood kinetic sound sculpturalist Clayton Thomas on double bass.
Kusum Normoyle, sound sculpturalist
Clayton Thomas, double bass

June 11, 2015 :: A Strange Invitiation to Combat V: Germ Studies and Creoles.
Exploring friendship through sonic engagement, both Creoles and Germ Studies have collaborated for over 10 years. The primary focus for both groups has been the development of a unique language base; allowing the dismantling of traditional structure and emotive / narrative frameworks, while keeping the essential lines of clear communication open.
Germ Studies: Clare Cooper & Chris Abrahams
Creoles: Jim Denley & Clayton Thomas

December 3, 2015 :: A Strange Invitation to Compassion.
All proceeds go to the Asylum Seeker Centre, Newtown.
The last of our regular improvised music evenings A Strange Invitation to Combat – this edition was a fundraiser for Asylum Seeker Centre in Newtown.
Julia Reidy solo guitar
Shota Matsumura, trumpet
Clayton Thomas, double bass
Evan Dorrian, drums