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The Things We Do: Clocked Out

Presented by Clocked Out in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Experience the surprising and dreamy soundscapes of these exceptional musical pioneers.

Expect percussion, prepared piano and toys, deep grooves, dreamy soundscapes, surprising and subversive interjections.  Clocked Out – not quite in time, but not exactly out.

In Melbourne, 2000, Clocked Out presented their first concert with a unique mix of improvisation, jazz, new music and performance that has become their signature. 15 years, 8 albums, and 20 international tours later, Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson lead one of Australia’s most diverse and intriguing groups, here in Brisbane.

Over two jam-packed nights, Clocked Out takes you on a tour of their strange and wonderful musical world. Their trademark percussion and prepared piano sound is augmented by strings, flutes, trombones, voices, and more, with a host of special guests!

Part One: From Small Things Grow
Fri 25 September, 7pm
Featuring Topology, Flutes of the Forest, Trombones in Tinnies, Clocked Out Duo, images by Sharka Bosakova

Part Two: Dada Cabaret
Sat 26 September, 7pm
Featuring Early Warning System, The Wild, Felaminikuti, Balloon Music, Jan Baker-Finch and Clocked Out Duo

Inspired by
Aphex Twin / Radio Head / Dada / John Cage / Pauline Oliveros / Fluxus
Known for
Lots of percussion / Prepared piano / Unique combination of the known and the unknown / Changing the way you listen / Opening your ears to new sound possibilities


The perfect blend of the known and the unknown.

Chengdu Commercial Daily

Clocked Out Duo are ready and willing to expand your musical horizons.

Splendid Magazine

This is tonal, listener-friendly and almost foot-tapping music. It smiles, cajoles and teases, revealing the Californian origins of the duo. It’s part Henry Cowell, part John Adams minimalism, part Dave Brubeck jazz and part Beach Boys lyrical harmony.

The Australian


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

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