bigMama presentsThe Necks


Celebrating 30 years of improvising a new piece of music every time they step on stage

Forming in Sydney Australia in 1986, over the last 30 years The Necks have built an international reputation as masters of their own musical language of long-form improvisation. Each night they step onto the stage with no pre-conceived ideas of what they will play – they and the audience will go on a sonic journey that is created in the moment and in that room.

Over their years together, they have honed an assured process of building around repeated motifs through subtle shifts and layering, to produce an extraordinarily dense and hypnotic effect which builds in a mesmerising, epic fashion.  

2017 has been another stellar year for The Necks: in January they supported Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on their Australian tour, in February they released their 19th album Unfold, on Stephen O’Malley’s Ideologic Organ via Editions Mego, toured the US, and Australia again in June, and played 3 tours in Europe, including a collaboration with conductor Ilan Volkov leading the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – The Necks and 80 classical musicians in improvisation!

They have been touring Europe for over 20 years, with additional occasional special projects and collaborations with Brian Eno, Swans, Evan Parker, Karl Hyde, Leo Abrahams, amongst others.

Every Necks' performance is a singular event, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room. 

www.thenecks.com

The Necks



Celebrating 30 years of improvising a new piece of music every time they step on stage

Forming in Sydney Australia in 1986, over the last 30 years The Necks have built an international reputation as masters of their own musical language of long-form improvisation. Each night they step onto the stage with no pre-conceived ideas of what they will play – they and the audience will go on a sonic journey that is created in the moment and in that room.

Over their years together, they have honed an assured process of building around repeated motifs through subtle shifts and layering, to produce an extraordinarily dense and hypnotic effect which builds in a mesmerising, epic fashion.  

2017 has been another stellar year for The Necks: in January they supported Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on their Australian tour, in February they released their 19th album Unfold, on Stephen O’Malley’s Ideologic Organ via Editions Mego, toured the US, and Australia again in June, and played 3 tours in Europe, including a collaboration with conductor Ilan Volkov leading the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – The Necks and 80 classical musicians in improvisation!

They have been touring Europe for over 20 years, with additional occasional special projects and collaborations with Brian Eno, Swans, Evan Parker, Karl Hyde, Leo Abrahams, amongst others.

Every Necks' performance is a singular event, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room. 

www.thenecks.com