• April 1, 2023 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Powerhouse Theatre - Brisbane Powerhouse

    119 Lamington Street
    New Farm, Queensland 4005
Ticket Price (AUD) Free This event is now over

Please note, unfortunately, Kate Carr will no longer be able to perform tomorrow night at Traces. Please see updated set list below.

From dreamy soundscapes to avant-garde sound collages, join us for the final night of ΩHM with a free concert from David Grubbs (US), Mike Cooper (UK), Kate Carr (UK), Madeleine Cocolas (AUS), and JW Paton (AUS).

Traces explores immaterial sketches in sound, bringing together all the ways sound consumes us. Journey through Grubbs' avant-garde rock to Cooper's blues-inspired folk, then be swept away with Carr's immersive field recordings, Cocolas' electronic-acoustic fusion and Paton's atmospheric soundscapes.



7pm: Doors

7.30pm: Madeleine Cocolas

8pm: JWPaton

8.30pm: Interval

9pm: Mike Cooper

9.30pm: David Grubbs



The legacy of David Grubbs is the stuff of legend. From his earliest days as a founding member of Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait. Grubbs is an important figure in the post-rock and experimental music communities. He works in a wide range of avant-rock musical forms and frequently collaborates with other artists on multimedia projects.


For the past 40 years Mike Cooper has been an international musical explorer, performing and recording, solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres. Initially a folk-blues guitarist and singer songwriter his work has diversified to include improvised and electronic music, live music for silent films, radio art and sound installations.


Kate Carr has been investigating the intersections between sound, place, and emotionality both as an artist and a curator since 2010. Her work has taken her from the Arctic circle to the borderlands of South Africa, with stops in rural Thailand, fishing villages in Iceland, and rainforests in Mexico, along with extensive explorations of western Europe, Ireland and the British Isles.


Madeleine Cocolas is an Australian composer and producer who creates predominantly post classical and ambient instrumental music. Her work moves between lush soundscapes to experimental electronics, field recordings and solo piano. She will be performing with live visuals by Unregistered Master Builder.


JWPaton is a Yuin musician based in Western Sydney. He uses electronics and field recordings from both the natural and the human-made worlds to create time-stretched padded ambience.


This is a “Pay What You Wish” performance.


Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Supported by Live Music Australia - an Australian Government initiative. 

Date & Time

Sat, Apr 1, 2023 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Venue Details

Powerhouse Theatre - Brisbane Powerhouse

119 Lamington Street
New Farm, Queensland 4005 Powerhouse Theatre - Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse is Queensland’s home for contemporary culture, a magnificent power station of the 1920s reborn as an arts centre on the Brisbane River.


As Brisbane City Council’s premier arts venue, the much-loved building stages more than 1250 performances a year including a program of festivals, as well as hundreds of events and functions from weddings to conferences, all the while housing heritage-listed graffiti, riverside bars and restaurants, visual arts exhibitions and of course the stories of all who have ventured, laughed and shared memories within its living walls.