Presented by Rainbow Chan and Verge Gallery

+ Saturday 2 June
+ Saturday 29 September

Aftersound is a new performance program with a focus on sonic experiences, space and collaboration. Curated by Sydney-based artist Rainbow Chan, Aftersound asks its performers to create new works which consider the poetics of Verge Gallery’s space.

While the gallery’s concrete floors, tall windows and floating walls might present problems for a regular musical performance, Aftersound is interested in inviting performers to explore, play with and tease out these spatio-temporal peculiarities. How might one interact with the reverb or decay of the room? Or utilise the natural light refracted by the glass panels of the gallery? How can one push traditional boundaries of the white cube through various modes of performance?

Aftersound welcomes multi-disciplinary approaches to performance and contemporary music making which engage with sound, art, movement, improvisation and temporary installation. The program aims to also foster connections between emerging artists and more established practitioners by staging a collaborative component during each event.

A casual lecturer in Sydney Conservatorium’s Bachelor of Contemporary Music, Rainbow is committed to providing new opportunities for students to gain practical performance experience. What’s more, unlike other music venues, Verge Gallery’s space provides an ideal context for performers to test out strange, provocative and novel ideas.

If you are interested in applying for an upcoming event, please send your Expression of Interest to