Offbeat: Pressurised Whisper Orchestra

Special Event
September 29 2022
Digital illustrations of inflatable monsters and animals, over a pink background.
Digital illustrations of inflatable monsters and animals, over a pink background.

Offbeat: A new series of live events at ACE curated by local contemporary artists.


Adelaide Contemporary Experimental

September 29 2022

6pm to 9pm


Curated by Kaspar Schmidt Mumm, Pressurised Whisper Orchestra is an event involving two visual artists – John Davis and Evelyn Roth – and two music collectives – The Quirkestra and Zemzemeh زمزمه. Combined, the event will traverse illustration, orchestral jams, whispered bellows of sound and vibrant inflatable sculptures.

Offbeat is a series of live events curated by local contemporary artists who share an interest in performance, community, music, comedy and dance. Presented across the year in ACE’s front room, each artist-as-curator brings their own model for engaging with liveness and togetherness.

Feature Image: Offbeat: 'Pressurised Whisper Orchestra' (2022), graphic event header featuring illustrations by John Davis & Evelyn Roth.


Kaspar Schmidt Mumm


Evelyn Roth & John Davis,
The Quirkestra,
Zemzemeh زمزمه

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