Monday, 28 April 2008

10.05.08: Sabbatical Presents the third in our monthly series at The Afterdark (565 High Street Northcote, Victoria). Appearing on this occasion are Absoluten Calfeutrail, Juarez, Oranj Punjabi, Screwtape and Marco Fusinato. Five bones in, Nine post meridiem beginning.

Monday, 21 April 2008

SVEN KÖNIG (Berlin) *LIVE* at FootscrayArts

Sven König: Music to Observe Electronic Sheep
Live A/V presentation and Q+A

Tuesday 22 April 6-8pm
Pit Theatre, Footscray Arts

] Free entry _ & refreshments & a bite [

Dis-pose-contemporary in collaboration with FAVSC
is hyped to announce 'Music to Observe Electronic
Sheep', the Australian tour by Berlin-based media
artist Sven König.

A fusion of beat boxing, open source programming,
musical virtuosity and radical plagiarism is
engaged in the pop-mutations of Sven König. This
performer and founder of the radical
Mind-Music-Machine remixes 80's and 90's MTV
aesthetics in a Linux A/V mash-maelstrom. Sven has
performed across a diverse range of institutions,
contemporary music, sound art and new media
festivals throughout Europe and North America.
This is his first trip down under - after knockout
shows in Sydney it’s sure to excite the nerves and
ear hairs of FAV heads in Footscray.

FAVSC is a meeting place for artists,
noise makers, sound-designers, electronics
boffins, installation artists, film freaks, VHS
geeks, performers, programmers, DIYers,
phonographers, photographers, holographers,
circuit benders, laptop musicians, curators,
producers and anyone with an interest in lo/hi-fi
new/old-media art.

Take Williamstown/Werribee/Sydenham train from
city, alight at Footscray, turn away from the
shopping centre on your right, go left over the
rail bridge, down Bunbury street until you hit
Moreland st, look for the white shipping container

Footscray Arts is located on the Maribyrnong river
bicycle path, which crosses the Footscray Road
bicycle path from the Melbourne city.

Limited on-site parking available

FAVSC is produced by Emile Zile and co-curated by
Tim Webster and Lindsay Cox.


Thursday, 17 April 2008

Sat 19 April at Forepaw: Khuruksetra, Spit , Krystoffkrvstoffiston

Khuruksetra (Indonesia)

Saturday April 19, 8.30pm, $cheap
Forepaw, 275 High st Northcote

Khuruksetra is an Indonesian experimental noise group influenced by Javanese performing arts and the Bharatayudha War. A collaboration between the members of Kalimayat, Whisperdesire, Hypervillain & a Poet. Now based in Sydney. This is a rare opportunity to see em do their thing in Melbourne.

Spit is the performing title of Ryan Cockburn, a New Zealander who is a sometime/past member of EYE along with Peter Stapleton, Nathan Thompson and Peter Porteous, among other things. He's in Melbourne now and we're not sure what to expect: Cheap toy guitars, mixers, microphones, turntables with busted records and computers are all part of his kit, and his recorded output seems pretty varied... Best to just come along for a look yourself.

Krystoffkrvstoffiston: Two guys who're involved in a swag of skewed local musical projects (MOFFARFARRAH, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, White Horse, Paeces... ) do this great bleak/black ("bleack"?) metal / doom / drone + scree thing. And they're doing it with the best bandname in town.

More at

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Screwtape - Silenzio Sepulcrale

New three track album hosted new Noise site Fingerbib.
Described as "Completely in-your-face harsh noise. Sometimes the harshness stops to become harsh ambient sounds that will haunt you forever. Not recommended for the weak and sick." Thank you.

Please consider.

Monday, 14 April 2008

PlugNPlay Presents 8Bit Movie + Afterparty Apr 24

6pm - 8.30pm ACMI : Australian premiere of 8Bit the movie, a documentary about art and video games.
Rockumentary / art exposé examining early hacker culture and interviews contemporary musicians, artists, and programmers who repurpose game hardware, modify existing games, and create original games. Featuring Cory Arcangel, Isabelle Arvers, Bit Shifter, Bodenstandig 2000, Bubblyfish, Mary Flanagan, Gameboyz Orchestra, Glomag, Rachel Green, Ed Halter, Paul Johnson, John Klima, Joe McKay, Tom Moody, Christiane Paul, Akiko Sakaizumi, Eddo Stern, teamtendo, Treewave and more! Director Marcin Ramocki, will answer questions after the film, and Adelaide’s DJ Tr!P will perform.
“Clearly the best movie about video games that’s ever been made” VH1

see and

8.30 - 9 : Stumble along to Horse Bazaar ( ) grabbing some food on the way.

9-10 : OffBeat DJs ( Residents Lephrenic & Sea : idm, downtempo, trip-hop, hip-hop, ambient, space rock, jazzy breaks, orchestral scores and the occasional live act & VJ. )

10 - 11 : Plug N Play Presents : 8 Bit Interstate Medley
Maddest Kings Alive ( MELB, ex-Perth )

11 - 11.45 : Make It Up Club Party ( YES - 3 Events in One!! ) DJs

11.45- 12.15 - DJ Tr!P Live ( Adel ) + ‘SID Vicious ) album launch

12.45 - 1am : Make It Up Club Party DJs

This Wednesday the 16th of April @ Stutter:

nimbledoe - dub/minimalist/techno

two4k - corporate ambience technical

Kristi Monfries
- "This performance is an extension of a video piece I made based on field recordings of a Kuda Lemping trance dance from Java, Indonesia. This particular trance dance ends up with bloody faces, animal possession and general anarchic chaos. With an electric guitar and some pedals I intend to change these field recordings into my own kind of australian/indo mess..."

Steve Law
- chaotic noise scapes

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
8:30 PM
$5 on the door

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Tonight @ Stutter - Horse Bazaar - Wednesday 9/4/08

ii - "...experimental guitar tactics and largely improvised, dismantled pop..."

Jezzat - Edryan Hakim - objects, captured noise

The Good Doctor
- Anthony Pateras' solo electronics project

Anthea Caddy - cello solo for the 1st time in Melbourne for ages!!

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
8:30 PM
$5 on the door.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Sabbatical Presents: SCUM NIGHT

12.04.08: Sabbatical Presents the second in our monthly series at the Afterdark: SCUM NIGHT. On this occasion we have sought to bring together a pungent crew of Melbourne’s finest direct from the sewer. Krystkrvstoffiston (depressive BM inspired ambient filth duo), Pissbolt (members of Dad They Broke Me thrash unit), Collapsed Toilet Vietnam (improvised scum-wall quartet), Pathetic Human (Siege-mold ultra-youth HC), and Odiusembowel (Gross-out grind trio, known to play a fucking Terrorizer cover live!) will all offer uniquely diseased takes on genre moves resulting in unparalleled filth. Good times are assured, and will begin at 8:30 PM. Five bones in at 565 High Street Northcote.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Gig opportunity - Mitcham - 3 May 2008

Forwarded from Peter Nelson:

I am putting on an art exhibition in Mitcham the proposed date is the 3rd of May, venue is a council building at Yarran Dheran nature reserve, their will be 4 artists displaying paintings and photography, and I am also looking for an experimental act possibly something subdued and atmospheric, if you could direct to any local artists who may be willing to play this invite only art exhibition please let me know.

The only payment offered is petrol money, free food and refreshments and the oppurtunity to sell some of the acts merchandise as we will have a stand at the entrance.

If you're interested contact