Soundstream is currently seeking a Marketing & Project Coordinator to work closely with the Artistic Director in order to grow the profile and scope of the organisation into its next exciting chapter.
Contract Term: 12 months which includes a 3 month probationary period, with the potential to extend pending funding outcomes
Salary: $58,000 – $63,000 p.a (pro-rata) plus 10% superannuation, commensurate with experience
 Hours: 1-2 days per week (0.2-0.4 FTE) flexible to meet the fluctuating workload demands of the Annual Program
 Role Reports To: Soundstream Board
 Directly Reports To: Artistic Director
About Soundstream
Creating new music in Adelaide for 29 years, Soundstream is a dynamic organisation with a big reach connecting musicians and composers to the wider community. Soundstream advocates to create a national and international profile for new music in South Australia. Key to its success is the ability to reflect and shape contemporary Australian culture through new music performance practice, composition and education. Our comprehensive annual program encompasses four strands: An annual performance program with a history of premiering major chamber works, with large and unusual instrumentation; a commissioning program that sees the development of new works for regional, national and international touring; an education program that supports the next generation of composers and performers; and Titjikala Music, an Arts for Health program in partnership with Titjikala Community (NT).
Our Mission
Soundstream: Shaping culture through new music.
About the Role
We seek an experienced and passionate arts administrator with a background in marketing, publicity and social media, and arts administration to support the Artistic Director in the successful promotion and delivery of Soundstream’s annual program of concerts and events.
With experience using key social media and communications platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Mailchimp the Coordinator will play a key role in growing the reach and engagement of the organisation and will have the ability to build positive working relationships with stakeholders and artists.
Key attributes include demonstrated high level communication skills, attention to detail and knowledge of project management.
There is flexibility within the position to grow the role within the organisation, with particular potential within the areas of fundraising, sponsorship and philanthropy. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to shape the role according to their own skill set, within the criteria set out below.
Essential Skills & Experience
  • Experience in marketing and communications for a small to medium organisation with demonstrated high level communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of digital communication strategies via social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Mailchimp.
  • Strong events/project management skills including contracting, scheduling and logistics, and the ability to manage competing priorities within designated timeframes and budgets.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with stakeholders and artists.
Desirable Skills & Experience
  • Knowledge of new music and/or experience in the music sector
  • Experience with Xero accounting software or equivalent
Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Update content on Soundstream website and social media
  • Actively seek promotional opportunities for Soundstream programs and activity in the wider community and media channels
  • Assist with the development of marketing collateral for Soundstream events and contribute to strategic marketing conversations
  • Coordinate the annual program of performances, with a focus on event scheduling, contracting and logistics
  • Work collaboratively with Soundstream artists, venues, VIPs and program partners
  • Ensure Soundstream’s compliance with the Rules of the Association and all relevant legislation
Position Outcomes
  • Development and implementation of an audience engagement strategy in line with organisational goals and objectives, effectively raising the profile of Soundstream on a state and national level
  • Increased visibility and audience engagement for Soundstream events
  • Successful coordination and delivery of Soundstream’s annual program of concerts & events
  • Effective administration of Soundstream’s programs and events in line with the strategic goals of the organisation
To Apply
Please send your current CV with a brief email outlining your suitability and interest in the position to:
 Gabriella Smart smartg@senet.com.au
For enquiries about the position, please ring 0409 673 585.
Applications close Sunday 23 January at 6pm.

PRIMORDIAL (50’) for piano and diverse media
A soundscape that condenses several million years of shifting Tectonic forces as the first complex life form on earth emerged. This is PRIMORDIAL, a unique merging of science and sound.
After a very successful regional tour (Burra, Melrose, Blinman, Warooka, Pt Augusta, Whyalla and Pt Lincoln in SA).PRIMORDIAL now comes to Illuminate Adelaide as part of MAAD (Music & Art After Dark) on July 31. For one night only, MAAD takes over favourite venues, galleries and laneways in the northwest corner of the CBD.
Piano: Gabriella Smart
Music: Constantine Koukias (AUS/NETH)
Tape Sound Design: Mischa Duncan te Pas
Saturday 31 July, 9.30pm at Nexus Arts, Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace
Special offer for Soundstream audiences:
Illuminate Adelaide is offering a 30% discount to Soundstream audiences to see Primordial. To access your 30% discount, select “General Admission tickets” and enter the discount code SOUNDSTREAM where prompted (just underneath where you select your ticket type) and the discount will be applied in the cart.
Bookings:  https://www.iwannaticket.com.au/event/maad-nexus-arts-MjQ4ODE
Further information:
Nexus Arts Primordial by Gabriella Smart | Illuminate Adelaide
Also at Illuminate Adelaide:
Square Circles is an immersive virtual reality work that draws upon William Barton’s Country, culture and dreaming. It uses emergent digital storytelling to create breathtaking visual landscapes, featuring Barton’s visceral music, along with friend and collaborator violist Stephen King and the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) and produced by Soundstream Executive Producer, Mark Patterson. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Soundstream’s Executive Producer Mark Patterson is producing a major VR work, having its World Premiere in a 360 degree projection dome at the historic Queens Theatre as part of Illuminate Adelaide.

Square Circles is an immersive virtual reality work that draws upon William Barton’s Country, culture and dreaming. It uses emergent digital storytelling to create breathtaking visual landscapes, featuring Barton’s visceral music, along with friend and collaborator violist Stephen King and the Australian String Quartet (ASQ).

Set to a score performed and recorded by Barton and the ASQ on Peramangk Country at Ukaria Cultural Centre, Square Circles is a stunning blend of music and visual artistry from Go Patterson Films and Jumpgate VR.
View the trailer here:  https://vimeo.com/571529787
Bookings here: https://www.illuminateadelaide.com/events/square-circles-vr

PRIMORDIAL” – For Piano and Diverse Media
Commissioned by the Hon. Christopher Schacht and Soundstream
A world premiere SA regional tour as part of South Australia’s History Festival in May 2021. BOOK TICKETS FOR:
BURRA Thursday 20th May 5.30pm
MELROSE Friday 21st May 5.30pM
BLINMAN Saturday 22nd May 5.30pm
WAROOKA Sunday 23rd May 5.30pm
PORT AUGUSTA Friday 28th May 5.30pm
WHYALLA Saturday 29th May 5.30pm
PORT LINCOLN Sunday 30 May 5.30pm
Piano: Gabriella Smart
Music: Constantine Koukias
Tape Sound Design: Mischa Duncan te Pas
Lighting Design: Jason James
Sound Technician: Daniel Pitman
Photography: Jack Tanner
A musical soundscape that condenses several million years of shifting Tectonic forces as the first complex life form on earth emerged. This is Primordial, a unique merging of science and sound.
A collaboration between composer Constantine Koukias (AUS/NETH) and pianist Gabriella Smart, Primordial conception is inspired by the discovery in Australia of one of the oldest life forms on the planet, the Ediacara, which lived over 550 million years ago.  Primordial is a visceral listening experience that can be performed indoors with staged lighting, or outdoors against chosen dramatic backdrops. The work commences with the the eruption of Tectonic plates that formed the Flinders Ranges and then travels through time to first appearance of the Ediacaran fossils, the first animals of life; when smothered by sand, they were fossilised as mineral ‘death-mask imprints’. The piano as we know it is reinvented, its resonance reflecting a haunting, fragile primal sound world over 50 minutes.
Koukias is critically acclaimed for his striking operatic visual design. His compositions have earned acclaim for their mesmerising, atmospheric qualities. The intimate sounds of the piano are juxtaposed against the re-imagined primordial Ediacara soundscape. This is visceral, immersive art.
Reviews of the Athens preview showing:
“Koukias’ sharp and at times fragile music miraculously reflected this vast landscape on the edge of the Australian desert” Thomas Tamvakos, ARCHIVE OF GREEK CLASSICAL COMPOSERS
“Gabriella Smart was ravishing and mystical… with a conquered technique”. Panagiotis Andriopoulos Athens 2020
“Ancient sounds stream from the piano and make us sit up and listen”. Sofia Theofanous, Association of theatrical and musical reviews – Estia Athens 2020

You can now watch and listen to Soundstreams hit of the 2020 RCC Festival.
A short film of the concert by Lilian Chau Sutherland and Anna Markou can be watched HERE.
And the full audio recording of the concert can be listened to HERE.
Steve Reich’s seminal work Music For 18 Musician was one of the standout concerts of the 2020 festival season. Performed on the 13 March to a sold out house in Adelaide’s Elder Hall, it was the last major event before COVID changed everything.
Producer: Gabriella Smart/Artistic director
Music Director: Vanessa Tomlinson
Performers:
Percussion
Vanessa Tomlinson: Xylophone 2
Amanda Grigg: Marimba 1
Peter Overall: Marimba 2
Ryan Grunwald: Maracas
Henry Millar: Marimba 3
Thomas Chalker: Vibraphone
Ciara Ferguson: Xylophone 1
Piano
Piano 1: Michael Ierace
Piano 2: Ting Yun
Piano 3: Yundi Yuan
Piano 4: Simon Pazos
Voice
Principal singers
Michelle Nicolle
Elizabeth McCall
Chelsea McGuiness
Caitlin Hearn
Clarinets
Samantha Webber
Bailey Coates
Strings
Violin: Simone Slattery
Cello: Anthony Albrecht
Associate Producer: Paris Williams
RCC Producer: Neil Jensen
Recording/Amplification: Daniel Pitman
Video editor/producers: Lilian Chau Sutherland Anna Markou

From isolation to inspiration, EMERGE is a concert featuring new works by South Australia’s exciting new generation of composers, curated by Dylan Crismani and presented by Soundstream.
Date: 1st November 2020
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Madley Rehearsal Studio, The University of Adelaide
Tickets: ($20 Adult | $15 Concession)
BOOK HERE
EMERGE combines acoustic instruments, electronics and live dance to create a unique artistic experience.
The composers are sound artist Jesse Budel, who has travelled the world working in the field of soundscape ecology; Dylan Crismani, whose musical style fuses American Minimalism with European Spectralism; Samantha Raftery, a passionate music educator whose music is inspired by Irish music and dance styles; and Iran Sanadzadeh, whose work explores our relationship with daily objects, actions and sound.
Soundstream Nov 1 Media Release

 

ACF Boost campaign: Soundstream’s donor dollar is now double the impact!
HOW TO DONATE
In 2019, you generously supported Soundstream through the ACF to create ‘Primordial’ by Constantine Koukias for piano and diverse media, inspired by one of the oldest life forms on the planet, the 550 million years old Ediacarans.

“Anyone who has seen these fossils can only be awestruck…. they are a thing of great beauty and have inspired internationally renowned musicians and artists.”
– Mary Lou Simpson, Chair, Flinders Ranges Ediacaran Foundation

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THESE FOSSILS

We acknowledge that this is a difficult time for many people in our community. If you’re in a position to contribute, we need your ongoing support more than ever.

Regional SA has been battered by drought and bushfire and is now experiencing increased isolation and economic hardship wrought by COVID-19. This tour is an opportunity to safely bring communities together, in artistic and educational activities, through the work’s unique crossover between music, science and geography.

‘Primordial’ was performed by pianist Gabriella Smart as a work-in-progress in the Athens Concert Hall in February 2020, and will feature as a world premiere in the Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth in April 2021.

Following its world premiere, we’re launching the SA tour of ‘Primordial’. Your donation to this tour is a precious contribution to Australia’s cultural legacy through education. Performances of the work in regional SA schools will use art to inform and connect children with South Australia’s unique geological and scientific context.

Reviews of the Athens work-in-progress:

“Koukias’ sharp and at times fragile music miraculously reflected this vast landscape on the edge of the Australian desert”
– Thomas Tamvakos, ARCHIVE OF GREEK CLASSICAL COMPOSERS

“Ancient sounds stream from the piano and make us sit up and listen”.
– Sofia Theofanous, Association of theatrical and musical reviews, Estia Athens 2020

Thanks to the generosity of Creative Partnerships Australia’s ACF Boost program, EVERY TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DOLLAR YOU CONTRIBUTE UNTIL MAY 31 WILL BE MATCHED up to our target of $4,600.
So your impact is doubled! Every dollar that you donate counts: $50 converts to $100, $200 to $400, $500 to $1000!
You will directly contribute to Australia’s artistic legacy, in locations where art is most needed.
Donations raised will be used to pay artists performance fees, travel and accommodation for the May 2021 tour, with no hidden administrative costs.

DONATE HERE

 

Soundstream’s Artistic Director Gabriella Smart is currently undertaking a residency in Paris until early March 2020.
Check out what Gabriella is up to.
Soundstream presents Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians, Elder Hall, March 13, 8pm, part of R.C.C.  2020. Presented by Soundstream in partnership with Recitals Australia. YOU CAN BOOK HERE.

In a South Australian first, Adelaide audiences will be able to hear Steve Reich’s minimalist masterpiece live in concert. Four pianists, seven percussionists and four singers feature in the line-up for this mesmerising work. Often regarded as Reich’s masterpiece, Music for 18 Musicians is generally regarded as one of the defining works of the 20th Century, and was included in David Bowie’s list of his 25 favourite albums of all time.
On release in 1978, the work’s impact on the new music scene was instant and overwhelming. Described by Alex Ross of The New Yorker as a ’40-year wonder’, Reich’s masterpiece continues to have an appeal and significance that transcends boundaries and defines timeless.
YOU CAN BOOK HERE.
 

FREE CONCERT BOOK HERE
From September 19-22, Soundstream will host the 4th edition of the Emerging Composers’ Forum (ECF), one of Australia’s most prestigious platforms for emerging Australian composers. The ECF provides emerging composers with professional mentorship, pubic performance, recording and audience exposure to their music. Five composers selected as finalists vie for three $4000 commissions.
This time we take our music to the Scrub. The 2019 ECF will focus on site-specific music making inspired by the unique surroundings of Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park, at Aldinga Beach in South Australia, and music making using found objects.
Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park, near Aldinga Beach, South Australia. Photo: Cathy White
Following a national call for entries, the five emerging composers are Olivia Davies (WA), Luke Cuerel (QLD), Bea Hanna (SA), Christopher Williams (SA) and Elizabeth Jigalin (NSW).
Don’t miss the final concert of the five finalists’ works, recorded by ABC Classic FM for a later broadcast.
When: Sunday 22 September, 2pm
Where: ABC Studio 520, 85 North East Road, Collinswood.
The five finalists are mentored across the four day forum by three composer performers of international renown: Erik Griswold (USA/AUS), Catherine Milliken (GER/AUS) and Vanessa Tomlinson (AUS). Catherine Milliken is resident composer with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra 2018-2020.
The 2019 Soundstream Emerging Composers’ Forum is presented by Soundstream in association with the Australian Music Centre, Chamber Music Adelaide, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, University of Adelaide, Simon Hackett Wines and our broadcast partner ABC Classic FM. A huge thank you to all supporters of the ECF who donated generously to ensure its legacy, and to Arts South Australia for their vital support.