19 Jan 2024
120 Minutes

Simmer: Emily Morandini & MP Hopkins

New Movements in Music and Art

Simmer is an evening program of experimental music and art at Penrith Regional Gallery this Summer. Rich with sensorial encounters, Simmer awakens the senses as the sun sets over the gardens and galleries at Emu Plains. Simmer includes a program of music and sound art, curated by acclaimed Blue Mountains composer Monica Brooks, and a series of workshops facilitated by guest artists. CLICK HERE to view the full Simmer program.

Emily Morandini’s performance will involve DIY electronics and an exploration of electrical signal as sound.

MP Hopkins’ electroacoustic performance responds to his recent release, Misting, with an experimental approach to instrumentation. The performance will be sometimes quiet, sometimes loud, moving through acoustic and amplified sound spread throughout the space. Instruments include a tape recorder and digital four track, bowed brass goblets, a pitch pipe, an ocarina, a little wind-up music box, voice, feedback, a radio, a lyre harp, and acoustic guitar.

Doors open at 6pm, with performances starting at 7pm.

Please note Café at Lewers will be closed. Light refreshments available.


Emily Morandini is an artist, arts facilitator, and researcher living on Dharawal country (Wollongong). Her sound practice uses DIY electronics, textiles, and sculpture to explore materials that underpin electrical signal. She has performed and exhibited at various arts festivals and galleries over the past decade.

MP Hopkins is a sound artist, musician, and radio maker working on Gadigal and Wangal land in the Inner West of Sydney, Australia. His work is characterised by the use of voice, feedback, recording/playback devices, as well as text scores within different acoustic environments. His work is then deconstructed and presented to the listener in delicate and degraded ways. Hopkins has released recordings with Penultimate Press, Canti Magnetici, Tahalamos, Mappa Editions, Regional Bears, and Nice Music. He has performed locally at events organised by the NOW now, Liquid Architecture, Avantwhatever, The Make it Up Club, Sydney Festival, and Performance Space. International appearances include Café Oto, UK; LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore; Les Ateliers Claus, Belgium; TUSK Festival, UK; Colour Out of Space Festival, UK; and Radiophrenia, UK. Hopkins collaborates with Italian artist Renato Grieco on radiophonic works and installations, is part of electroacoustic duo Banana with Alexandra Spence, and plays in the band Warm Currency with Mary MacDougall. He co-presents the weekly radio program Listening Space with Alexandra Spence and Laura Altman on community station Eastside Radio (89.7FM).


This initiative is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Culture Up Late Western Sydney program.

19 Jan 2024 7:00 pm

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