How does space move you?
Performing at Phoenix was very inspiring for our music, which is semi-improvised. The way sound moves around the space shifts the nature of our performance and creates a unique and powerful sense of connection to the room.
Party Dozen is a sonic partnership loosely based on improvisation between saxophonist Kirsty Tickle and percussionist Jonathan Boulet. Their debut LP The Living Man earned critical acclaim in 2017, including ‘Album of The Week’ honours at Sydney’s FBi Radio amidst heavy national airplay (Triple J, Double J, RRR, 4ZZZ, 2SER).
They’ve toured relentlessly ever since – each performance a trial of physicality and an expression of maximalism. Like the legendary Dirty Three, the members seem to meld into one mind, oblivious to the viewer. Tickle effortlessly navigates Boulet’s ever-shortening attention span and wild tempo changes; form gradually materialises from chaos.
In 2020, they released their sophomore LP Pray for Party Dozen, which has received nominations for the AMP award, and FBi radio's SMAC award for Album of the Year.
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