Coming Home | Castlemaine

Coming Home is a community driven sound project supported by Phee Broadway Theatre At Home: a Mount Alexander Shire Council program.

A community driven sound project that documents and celebrates the sounds of the commute from the city to our home in the goldfields of Castlemaine and surrounds. The music of train and road trips, once so familiar made almost a memory in the events of 2020, will be brought back to life in a multitude of ways. 


There are easy to follow online and in-person support, step by step tuition and masterclasses to encourage all levels of experience to record and reimagine sounds. The project culminates in a concert featuring some incredible guest artists premiering a new musical work that celebrates these collective sounds, to take place at the Phee Broadway Theatre on February 27, 2021.

See below for ways to be directly involved or join the newsletter below to keep up to date with everything happening at Coming Home, we'd be happy to welcome you.

Record your own sounds and contribute to the Coming Home project.

We are inviting you to record the sounds that represent what coming home to Castlemaine & surrounds means to you using something as simple as your smart phone or as complex as your equipment allows.  

For those who have not made sound recordings before, there is an online simple to follow tutorial and PDF  to make recording sounds easily on your smartphone or ipad etc.  It an easy and exciting process we promise.

Your sounds will be added in the next step.

Record and contribute sounds HERE

Remix and Reimagine the Sounds

Enter Step 2 to listen and download sounds that have been submitted by the community.  You can then utilise the sounds and reimagine and remix them in anyway you can imagine.  

There is a tutorial and PDF on different ways of editing and playing with sound, plus see below for details on masterclasses with extraordinary artists from Castlemaine and beyond on how they approach remixing through to mastering music.  

You can then make and upload your finished musical piece and we will stream them on this site for everyone to hear and enjoy.

Remix and Reimagine sounds HERE

In Conversations with Industry Experts

Two incredible 'In Conversations' have just been announced.  In the first join world renowned record producers Anna Laverty and Casey Rice in an intimate Q&A session and gain insight into their careers, their extensive bodies of work and their creative process producing and engineering music by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Courtney Barnett, Amanda Palmer, Paul Dempsey, Florence and The Machine, Dirty Three, Grand Salvo, Teeth and Tongue, Liz Phair and Ben Lee to name but a few.

In the second event we will get under the creative hood of the work and careers of musicians, producers and remixers Robert Bell aka Rhythm Boy and Tom 'Soup' Campbell. Their individual acheivements include playing alongside Carl Cox,, Eric Powell, Joelistics and Devilfish. Remixing tracks for Philip Glass, Groove Armada, DJ Vadim, Bush records, Zomba records and gracing festival stages Internationally and here in Australia at the likes of Big Day Out, Meredith and MONA FOMA.

Attend In Conversations HERE

Coming Home in Concert

Following on from all of the incredible new soundscapes and music comes a very special event. The music of train and road trips, once so familiar yet made almost a memory in the events of 2020, will be brought back to life in a live performance of new music for piano, cello and electronics. Featuring pianist Josh Cohen who has garnered millions of YouTube views for his meditative and highly improvised approach to playing and gained approval from Radiohead to produce a songbook of his Radiohead improvisations for solo piano. Josh is joined in this special ensemble by Sydney/London based cellist Emily Williams and Newstead residents; electronic composers and sound producers Aimee Chapman and Anthony Lyons who have toured internationally, produced award winning compositions.  We welcome you to immerse yourself in a mesmerising musical observation of Coming Home.

Buy Tickets HERE

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