After staging its inaugural event in 2023, ΩHM Festival of Other Music returns to Brisbane Powerhouse for another season in 2024.Set to present a 'provocative programme of cutting-edge music, boundary-pushing performances and pioneering art' from late February through to April, ΩHM Festival is curated by Brisbane Powerhouse Arts Program Director Brad Spolding and celebrated electronic composer Lawrence English.
Iconic Indigenous act Yothu Yindi will perform an exclusive set at ΩHM Festival, while electronic Krautrock luminary Michael Rother will open the festival celebrating 50 years of his seminal band NEU! with long-time collaborators Hans Lampe, Franz Bargmann, and Vittoria Maccabruni.
Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon will present two visual art exhibitions; Objective Projection showcases a fusion of 2D works titled 'Picture-Window' and video installations of her work 'Los-Angeles-June-6-2019'.
Gordon's Proposal For A Dance is an elevated and disorienting video work featuring two female rockers wielding electric guitars and wearing Rodarte dresses, creating sound through their movements.
Darkwave, dream pop act Drab Majesty will bring the soundtrack to 1980 science fiction film 'The Arrival', morphing post-punk with sci-fi elements. While experimental rock, drone metal band Boris celebrate 30 years together with a performance incorporating their recent releases, 'Klatter' and '04092001'.
Canadian electronic producer Tim Hecker will takes audiences on an improvisational journey, manipulating organ sounds to create dramatic shifts in volume and texture, with Australian avant-garde jazz trio The Necks to deliver one of their fame improvised shows.
British-NZ indie darlings The Veils will arrive in support of their latest double album 'And Out Of The Void Came Love'. While two of New York's most notorious performers, Lydia Lunch and Joseph Keckler, come together for the Tales of Lust and Madness, an intimate evening of provocative musical poetry.
"From Japanese metal gods BORIS to electronic Krautrock luminary Michael Rother (NEU!) and legendary Australian First Nations collective Yothu Yindi, OHM 2024 presents the most influential artists in contemporary art today," Brad Spolding says.
"After a massive first edition, we are excited for OHM's return with a bigger free programme, inviting locals to catch artists like WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc), Penelope Trappes, The Wilds and Chunky Move at no cost.
"For our second festival, we have also added an extensive programme of new contemporary dance soundtracked by composers like Anna Whitaker and Robin Fox, featuring local company ADC alongside the stunning Stephanie Lake Company.
"Rounding out the multi-art form celebration, Sonic Youth founder Kim Gordon presents her first-ever exhibition in Australia."
Tickets on sale from 10am EST on 10 November.
ΩHM Festival of Other Music takes place at Brisbane Powerhouse between 28 February and 20 April.
ΩHM Festival of Other Music 2024 Line-up
Michael Rother + Friends
Lydia Lunch & Joseph Keckler
Erin Fitzsimon & Matt Hsu's Obscure Orchestra
MOVEMENTColossus by Stephanie Lake Company
THREE by Australasian Dance Collective
Universal Estate by Chunky Move
VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONSKim Gordon's Objective Projection
Kim Gordon's Proposal For A Dance