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Cleveland Contemporary Music Event (CCME) - Bringing the new music world to Cleveland
Redland Performing Arts Centre


See Topology and the Kransky Sisters, Kupka’s Piano, David Bridie, Lawrence English and ELISION at the CCME

Over five nights some of Australia’s very best musicians perform music from the present time, live in the best acoustic environment in South East Queensland – the RPAC Concert Hall. 

The diversity and quality of works presented in the program is outstanding and covers music and sound from across the world and from much closer to home. The event will put the familiar next to the experimental, the simple next to the complex, and the dissonant next to the harmonious.

The CCME offers a rare snap-shot opportunity to focus in on the excellence, inspiration and imagination driving contemporary music composition and performance.



Tunes from the Tube
Saturday 28 October, 7pm
ARIA-nominated quintet Topology joins the quirky Kransky Sisters to create hilarious and unique musical mash-ups of your favourite TV and movie themes. A rehearsal weekend-stay at the Kransky Sisters’ house brings unexpected distractions when acclaimed local band Topology bring along their TV set … breaking life-long Kransky family rules and resulting in much musical mayhem. More info>


Erased Songs
Friday 3 November, 7.30pm
Kupka’s Piano is a collective of Australia’s brightest emerging musicians and composers. Through innovative and engaging programming, the Brisbane-based ensemble celebrates the latest classical music from Australia and around the world. Erased Songs features hidden melodies, incantations, a singing clarinet and a building intensity that unfolds into a truly engaging performance. More info>

The Wreck of Former Boundaries
Saturday 4 November, 7.30pm
ELISION is Australia’s premier new music ensemble. Formed in Melbourne in 1986, ELISION’s work has focused increasingly on pushing physical boundaries in search of certain kinds of visceral expressive experiences. Their work is driven by the desire to explore long-term co-creative processes with composers; to imagine, develop and build new technical and expressive means. The scores they have commissioned propose new forms of musical thinking and also reflect the energies of ELISION musicians. More info>

Cruel Optimism
Friday 10 November, 7pm
Lawrence English’s concerts have been described by Pitchfork ‘as a porous-but-crushing ambient set that felt a little like being flattened by a stack of hay bales’. His latest full length work has been inspired by the text titled Cruel Optimism by American theorist Lauren Berlant. Drawing together his interests in the activation of the body through sound, the sonic characteristics of protest and unique approaches to harmonic distortion, he delivers his latest innately synaesthetic concert. More info>

Saturday 11 November, 7pm
David Bridie is one of Australia’s most prolific and innovative contemporary musicians. He rose to prominence in the critically acclaimed band Not Drowning, Waving and later formed the ARIA award-winning musical outfit, My Friend the Chocolate Cake. His performance will feature songs spanning his career, with a preview of new tracks from his forthcoming new solo release.
More info>

Performance Times:
Saturday 28 October – Saturday 11 November
RPAC Concert Hall
See individual performance pages for running times
Price per concert:
Early Bird Adults: *$40
Early Bird Seniors/Pensioners: *$35
Children/Students: $20
Groups 10+: $30
*Early Bird expires Friday 22 September, after this date:
Adults $45, Seniors/Pensioners $40

Book for 3 or more concerts:
Tickets $35 each
Suit Children:
Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child
Booking Information:
You can book your tickets:
  • in person at RPAC Box Office, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
  • by phone - 3829 8131 (a $4.10 booking fee per transaction applies)
  • online 24/7 using the Buy Now link below (a $5 booking fee per transaction applies)

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre Box Office so that we can accommodate your needs.

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