The Nexus Live performance series is a future-facing program of contemporary music by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) artists from across Australia, delivered annually in Nexus Arts’ purpose-built music venue. Nexus Live champions intercultural collaborative music practice, both within individual performances and across the program. Presenting musicians who work across diverse genres, our artists create and perform works which contribute to an ongoing dialogue of cultural interconnectivity. Annually, we present programs of 8 to 10 performances featuring 15 to 20 ensembles and 60 to 80 individual artists, bringing a thriving and dynamic intercultural musical environment to Adelaide audiences year-round.
Commissioning work is fundamental to Nexus’ programs. Through annual Nexus Live commissions, Nexus invests in artists and in arts creation by providing supported development opportunities for artists to make new work, and by presenting a program of these and other premieres across our venues. Commissioning new work for interested audiences who embrace diverse experiences encourages artistic risk-taking, which is a key precursor to growth and development. Nexus fosters a culture of openness to experimentation in its audiences, allowing artists to embrace risk in a supportive environment.
You can see what we presented in 2019 by viewing our brochure (click on the top right button).
Stay tuned to our What’s On page for upcoming 2020 performances as they are announced.