21 June – 7 July 2024 View Events View map
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Using a harmonious blend of music and sound, The Tides Advance transports you to a future where rising sea levels lap at the edges of Australia Fair and the labyrinth of lanes that surround it. Amidst the streets of Southport, waves crash, pulse and surge, the rhythmic cadence transformed into dream-like chords and melodies. With each rise and fall, the music synchronises with the real-time waves at nearby Southport Spit, evoking both the thrill and awe of the ocean. Wander through Southport’s CBD and become enveloped in this sonic embrace.



Erik Griswold is a composer, pianist and sound artist working in contemporary classical, improvised, and experimental forms. For over twenty-five years he has explored the outer limits of the piano, in projects such as Ecstatic Descent (“powerful music that connects with both the natural with the spiritual,” Sequenza 21), The Piano Mill (“densely layered shimmering sonority,” Australian Stage), and 84 Pianos (“joyous and brilliant,” Limelight). Originally from San Diego, and now living in Brisbane, Griswold performs as a soloist and collaborates with diverse musicians, artists, and scientists. He has received the Australia Council Fellowship in Music and several APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards, including “Work of the year: Dramatic (2022).” His music can be heard on record labels ABC Classic, Room40, Mode Records, Cold Blue, Innova, Neuma, Move, Immediata and others. Together with Vanessa Tomlinson, Griswold forms the duo Clocked Out, who create original music for prepared piano, percussion, found objects, and toys.

PHOTOClaudio Kirac – Art-Work Agency

Free Event

Various locations throughoutSouthport CBD QLD 4215

Friday 21 Jun6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM
Saturday 22 Jun6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM
Sunday 23 Jun6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM
Friday 28 Jun6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM
Saturday 29 Jun6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM
Sunday 30 Jun6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM
Friday 05 Jul6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM
Saturday 06 Jul6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM
Sunday 07 Jul6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM
All times are QLD AEST

  • Free Event
  • Installation
  • Soundscape

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