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Games + Actions (for a Quiet City)

By Super Critical Mass

Produced by the City of Sydney

Come and join GAMES + ACTIONS (FOR A QUIET CITY) this October as part of Art & About with three weekends of creative workshops and performances around the city.

Games + Actions (for a Quiet City) is a series of public performances featuring ambient masses of volunteers, performing a cascading symphony of identical, democratic instruments. And we want you to come be a part of it! This is an invitation to re-discover the city, through sound, space and social interaction.

Be part of a community that shares ideas and makes new sounds through simple everyday objects and patterns, culminating in the creation of immersive ‘surprise sound masses’ within three iconic Sydney locations: Mitchell Library, Hyde Park and Martin Place.

Super Critical Mass have created large-scale sound works across Australia and overseas. Each performance of Games + Actions (for a Quiet City) relies on community volunteers who have taken part in workshops with Super Critical Mass to deliver these arresting sonic situations.

Keen to take part? To register or find out more click here.

Performance dates and locations:

17 & 18 October: Hyde Park South
24 & 25 October: the Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW
31 October & 1 November: Martin Place

Part of Art & About’s new year-long calendar of creativity, Games + Actions (for a Quiet City) reflects on the social and acoustic specificities of city spaces to create a finely tuned mosaic of sound fields.

Not keen on participating? Come down and listen to your city in a different way from 5pm on each of the performance dates.

Visit the Super Critical Mass websiteSuper Critical Mass Facebook and Super Critical Mass Twitter.


About Art & About

Our city shines in every season, and now Art & About Sydney allows to you celebrate each one with our ongoing program.

After 13 years of a festival-style program that jam-packed one month with temporary public art, we’re committing to a yearlong calendar of creativity.

Explore the current program

Discover past Art & About works



Saturday 17 October 2015 from 5pm to 6pm
Sunday 18 October 2015 from 5pm to 6pm
Saturday 24 October 2015 from 5pm to 6pm
Sunday 25 October 2015 from 5pm to 6pm
Saturday 31 October 2015 from 5pm to 6pm
Sunday 1 November 2015 from 5pm to 6pm


Hyde Park South
Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Mitchell Library and Martin Place.



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