• Saturday, 30 Apr 2022

  • Belconnen Arts Centre

    118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617

  • In Association with

  • With Support From

CIMF returns to Belconnen with a world of music for all tastes: anything from Balinese gamelan to Persian music or the contemporary riffs of Ike (from) Pluto.  Local groups mingle with visiting artists from across Australia. First Nations artists set the tone, including the extraordinary Māori performer Horomona Horo.


1pm – 5pm Johnny Huckle

Children’s entertainer, aka Mr Wombat Wobbles

Theatre Foyer


1pm Louise Devenish, vibraphone

‘Coral Speak’ –  an audio-visual performance

Rehearsal Room


1.30pm Ruben Palma, cello

Classic solo cello

Dance Studio


1.30pm Sekar Langit

Balinese gamelan 

Belco Theatre


2pm  Louise Devenish, vibraphone

‘Coral Speak’ – an audio-visual performance

Rehearsal Room


2.30pm Sekar Langit 

Balinese gamelan

Belco Theatre


2.30pm Māori Welcome

Tumanako Māori Cultural Group led by Isaac and Trish Cotter

Generator Gallery


3pm Ruben Palma, cello

Classic solo cello

Dance Studio


3pm Theo Carbo, electric guitar

Cutting edge contemporary jazz

Rehearsal room


3.30pm Horomona Horo, taonga pūoro 

Celebrated proponent of Māori music

Belco Theatre


4pm Eric Avery, violin/voice

Eric Kabi Marrawuy Mumbulla plays and sings in Ngiyampaa language

Generator Gallery


4.30pm Anna McDonald, kamancheh

Classic Persian music

Dance Studio


5pm Jeremy Sun, piano

Young piano virtuoso

Generator Gallery


5pm Ike (from) Pluto

Local hip-hop artist

Belco Theatre


5.30pm Luminescence Children’s Choir

Canberra’s finest treble choir led by AJ America

Generator Gallery


6pm  Ike (from) Pluto

Local hip-hop artist and rising star

Belco Theatre



Horomona Horo appears with the support of the High Commission of New Zealand.


Sekar Langit appears courtesy of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and in association with the ANU School of Music.


Anna McDonald appears courtesy of the ANU School of Music.


Louise Devenish appears courtesy of Monash University.


Jeremy Sun appears courtesy of the Theme&Variations Foundation.


ARTIST Learn more about the artist

Artist Theo Carbo


Theo Carbo (b. 1999, Melbourne, Australia) is a guitarist, composer, electronic musician, producer and sound engineer. Growing up as an astute student of jazz, Theo’s proficiency as a guitarist has seen him working in groups of Australia’s most important improvising musicians including Barney Mcall, Andrea Keller, Sam Anning, Nadje Noordhuis, Joseph O’Connor and Paul Williamson. A keen philosopher of music and a student of composition at the Victorian College of the Arts, Theo has recently been developing a broader practise which involves elements of experimental composition, electronic processes, solo and ensemble improvisation and studio engineering.

“Theo is a naturally gifted artist with a unique and refined take on things. His musical maturity is a great argument for the collective unconscious” – Barney Mcall

Artist Gelareh Pour


Gelareh Pour is an Iranian born classically trained multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and music instructor, largely performing on the Kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle). Currently based in Ballarat, Australia, Gelareh leads two experimental groups, Gelareh Pour’s Garden and ZÖJ, and regularly collaborates with artists from all walks of life. Gelareh’s music explores the duality of multiculturalism and true cross-cultural experimentation. Since her arrival in Australia she has produced six independent albums, composed music for various ABC Radio programs and has appeared in some of the most respected Australian and international music festivals and venues. She has become a finalist for Art 2020 Music Awards for Excellence in Experimental Music and nominated for industry voted Music Victoria Awards 2020 & 2021 for the Best Intercultural Music Act.

Artist Louise Devenish


Dr Louise Devenish is a percussionist whose creative practice blends performance, collaboration and artistic research. As a soloist and with ensembles Decibel, The Sound Collectors Lab and Intercurrent, she develops new works exploring performance, notation and collaborative creativity, performing around Australasia, Europe, North America and UK. She has collaborated on solo and ensemble recordings released on HatArt, Listen/Hear, Immediata, Innova, Tall Poppies and room40, and her work has been recognised by numerous awards and grants including a Churchill Fellowship. Louise is Percussion Coordinator at Monash University, where she is undertaking an Australian Research Council Fellowship (DECRA) in artistic research, creating new works with artistic teams of collaborators working across music, visual arts, digital arts and spatial design. 

Artist Eric Avery


Eric Avery is a Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist. As part of his practice Eric plays the violin, dances and composes music. Working with his family’s custodial songs he seeks to revive and continue on an age-old legacy – continuing the tradition of singing in his tribe – utilising his talents to combine and create an experience of his peoples culture.

Artist Horomona Horo


Horomona Horo is a New Zealand Māori musician and composer. He is a practitioner of taonga pūoro, the collective term for the traditional musical instruments of the Māori, which include an array of flutes, trumpets and percussive instruments.

He has represented New Zealand music in Europe, Asia, South America and Oceania including engagements with the Weimaraer Staatskapelle Orchestra, touring Italy with Canti Maori opera and performing as a guest artist at the Battle of Passchendaele 90th Commemorations in Belgium. In 2009 Horo was described as the “master of his generation” by Maori cultural magazine, Mana and has collaborated with New Zealand composers such as Gareth Farr for the Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir and Victoria Kelly for the NZTrio. In 2010 Horo collaborated with UK film and concert composer, Paul Lewis (composer) on the Legends of Rotorua project for chamber ensemble, story teller and taonga pūoro. The forty-five-minute composition tells two of the great legends of the Te Arawa people and was premiered at the Rotorua Festival of the Arts in February 2011. Horo is the Maori consultant to Choirs NZ and taonga puoro musician.