Friday, 31 October 2008

Make It Up Club - Bar Open - 25 Nov 2008

forwarded from Ross Healy:

*Make It Up Club 25 November will be a full night of live modular synthesis*

VICMOD members will start the night performing a 5 piece modular session

*1st act: Vicmod

Ross - Buchla 200e

Scott - euromodular

Jed - thingamakit etc

Anthony - Soundlab

Simon - Euro/Blacet modular*

2nd act: Steve Williams & Steve Law

3rd act: Ross Healy & Abre Ojos

The night usually kicks off somewhere around 9 pm and finishes before midnight.

It's at Bar Open, which is at 317 Brunswick St. Fitzroy.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

New arrivals at Sunshine & Grease and a special instore....

Recieved yesterday in the mail was a box of very beautifully packaged releases from Japan. The label is Black Petal, run by a bloke named Anthony Guerra, Australian ex-pat, living in Japan for the last few years. If you don’t already know about Anthony and his music, you should. An unique and inventive and adaptable improviser and all round good guy.

Anthony has played with all manner of people over the last 10 years or so, including Dean Roberts, Joel Stern, Oren Ambarchi, Rob Mayson (Grey Daturas), Antony Milton, Peter Blamey, Matt Earle, Adam Sussman. and is going to be in Melbourne later in the year. Look out for a show at the Toff in December.

He started Black Petal 3 or 4 years ago just before he moved to Japan and has released nearly 20 deeply beautiful, heavy, and often demanding releases since. Now at Sunshine & Grease. Please note that all releases are very limited. Visit for more info on these fine releases and others you may have missed. Also instore: Trapdoor Tapes, Venting Gallery, Naturestrip, Breakdance the Dawn and Musicyourmindwillloveyou, Sabattical and Sweatlung releases.

Instore 8/11/08

Joel Stern, Rosalind Hall, Dale Gorfinkel and Ian Wadley carnival band spectacular. Gig starts at 2 pm. Come early for some cheap refreshments.

Radio - Melbourne Out/Impro Jazzcore on this Sunday night's Night Air from 9:05pm

forwarded from John Jacobs:


This Sunday night The Night Air features guest selector DJ Paul Kidney and his selection of the best of Melbourne's out-jazz-impro music.
We'll hear from:

Bucketrider, The Grey Daturas, Wanders, Henderson, O'Dwyer, Bauer, Moore, Pateras & Thomas, Bone Sheriff, Chris Smith & Justin Fuller, Tom Fryer & Cat Hope, Embers, Front of Van, Candlesnuffer, Rod Cooper, Pateras, Baxter & Brown and Bowl of Dick.

Climb into the improvised world of sonic imagination.

If you're in Melbourne tune in to 621 kilohertz on the Amplitude Modulation band from 9:05 PM on ABC Radio National.

Friday, 24 October 2008

This Wednesday 29/10/08 @ Horse Bazaar...Heathen Skulls/Stutter - Pig Destroyer (US) Party!!!

Scott Hull + Blake Harrison are 2 members of Virginia's wildest and most brutal death grind band. They're called Pig Destroyer are they're utterly awesome. In a very rare and quite possibly their first performance together, Scott and Blake are going to do delve into the world of improvised trickery and perform as a duo. Using guitar, sampler and pedals, what ever it ends up being it'll be brutal!

Breathing Shrine is Bonnie Mercer and Robert Mayson of Grey Daturas. Reflecting on their musical adventures together circa 2005 - 2006 when they toured the US a few times as a duo. BS is an improvised, art noise, rock project that features guitar, bass, drums + tons of sweet pedals and other stuff.

Black Widow is the solo project of Robert MacManus of Grey Daturas. He plays improvised avant-garde guitar, junk with a loop pedal and a few other toys.

Scratchplate + Robin Fox in their first ever duo performance together, will be manipulating various devices, intrumentation and vocals. Expect a glorious, noisy surprise!!

Absoluten Calfeutrail is the solo project of one Mark Groves. He projects his mind over matter onto the audience via the use of a microphone and a million tools of the trade, those being various pedals, contact mics and other forms of sound related devices.

dj The Crusher of Catacomb Carousel fame ''...will be rockin kraut/psych/prog/space/freak folk/Jap Rock/cosmic Jazz/exotica/Outsider and any other way out tunes from other times and places...'' before, between and maybe even after the sets.

@ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

8:30 PM
$10 on the door

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Institute of Sound - Horse Bazaar - 27 Oct 2008

Electronic arts collective Clan Analogue presents Institute of Sound, a new series of monthly electronic music production workshops, on Monday the 27th of October, 7pm, at Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale St in the city.

Each month a guest presenter examines an aspect of electronic music performance and production, including live demonstrations and a Q&A session, followed by a live performance and opportunity for members of the audience to take part in hands-on jamming.

The discovery of electricity during the 19th century introduced the world to lighting, telegraph, radio and telephone. It was also to have a profound influence on the sounds of music to come. In October Institute of Sound examines Techniques & Technologies from Electronic Music History, presented by Robert Boehm and Jeremy Smith of Winduptoys, exploring important stepping stones in the 100 year evolution of electronic music. They will use their vast experience as sound engineers and musicians to trace a journey through the early innovations and processes that have led us to the music-making of today and the future, including the history of turntables, early electronic instruments such as the theremin, use of noise and randomness, the seeds of sampling, early recording and the use of effects. There will also a discussion on how these techniques and ideas can be utilised in music today.

A live performance by Winduptoys will follow the workshop, along with a special DJ set showcasing classic selections from electronic music history. Audience members can have a hands-on play with equipment such as the theremin, syndrums and analogue FX units.

Entry to the workshop is free.

The Institute of Sound continues on the last Monday of each month, with a session on Audio Mastering presented by Martin Koszolko (Koshowko) on the 24th of November.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Next Wednesday the 22nd of October @ Stutter...

Ben Byrne is a Melbourne based musician, writer and curator. He has just begun work towards a doctorate addressing the history of research into the nature of sound as an attempt to ontologise sound and seeking to understand sound instead as fundamentally potential and unknowable. In solo performances he uses a reel-to-reel tape recorder, mixer and effects to construct a visceral, improvised music from the barest of elements, relying only the potential of a limited palette of incidental sounds, tape noise and feedback.

Galactagogue - "Cumscum for the disgruntled or otherwise nonplussed. Galactagogue supports open air lactation and yaks rights. Come pet at the standard stream''

Molten Metal vs The Department of Fabriculture
Raw & Data.
A Primary Production write off Aural/Visual/Kinetic aktion.
A Royal Australian Mint $0 coin manufacturing process.
The economic downturn churns cyber space.
Look up between my legs. Watch me shake my money makers.
Aluminium. Lead. Tin. Wood. Wheat. Wool. Fat. Fur. Fuck.

All physical processes augmented by a chaotic network of 16 x thermodynamic meTal processors. Introducing, and inviting speculation upon, three elements imported from the Ludean micronation :- [Nm] : [Pt] : [Sy]]

DJ It's Is, playing inappropriately smooth and abrasive music before, between and after sets.

@ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
8:30 PM
$7(Full) + $5(Conc) on the door

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Vijay Thiliamuthu instore at Sunshine + Grease FRiDaY 17/10/08

Vijay Thillamuthu is doing an instore at S+G on Friday at 6pm> > Vijay Thillaimuthu is an experimental musician/filmmaker that has his> roots in free jazz improvisation and esoteric analogue electronics. He> creates a situation whereby anarchic and defunct technologies> democratically combines analogue debris and signal feedback. The> result is an extreme environment of heavy voltage sensory stimulation.> >> > Sunshine+Grease is at Bus Gallery which is at Lvl 1 of 117 Little> Lonsdale st Melbourne.> Open 12-6 Thu – 12- 8 Fri – 12 – 6 Sat.>

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Sabbatical Presents 23.10.08

Following the recent closure of the Afterdark in Northcote, Sabbatical is proud to announce that our monthly shows have now relocated to the Old Bar (74-76 Johnston Street Fitzroy). The first of these new series of shows falls on Thursday 23 October 2008, and features a couple of largely dormant gems from the early Sabbatical catalogue. Bone Sheriff (a duo consisting of active local heads Rob Mayson and Simon Taylor) makes a welcome return to live performance after a lengthy hiatus, as does the almighty Aux Assembly duo of Dimitra and Elise Bishop. Also appearing is the fascinating Oranj Punjabi project of Fjorn Butler and Dead Boomers, a duo consisting of 2/3 of the Sabbatical crew, Mark Groves and Leith Thomas. Entry for this show is $6, and the door shall open at 8:30pm. The Sabbatical catalogue (including our releases from Bone Sheriff and Aux Assembly) along with a number of related works will be available for sale on the evening.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Next Wednesday the 15th of October @ Stutter...

  • Collaborative Sphinx (Sophie Brous/Alex Vivian/James Rushford) - The first-time paradigm of Collaborative Sphinx - comprising Sophie Brous, Alex Vivian (Always) and James Rushford - doom soothsayers and cantorial offerings. This will be the 1st set before Sophie rushes off to do her radio show for the evening so they will be staring at 9pm sharp!
  • Horse Mania Live DVD Launch - Touted to be ''the worst band from Tasmania,'' Horse Mania will perform their final 15 minutes of fame (or notoriety!). ''Genius''? You be the judge! This will be their swansong performance as well as the launch of their Live DVD.
  • dj Kreme Extreme (Bum Creek) will be playing an exotic array of left of centre music from all corners of the world.....before and between the acts!

@ Horse Bazaar - 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
8:30 PM
$7(Full) + $5(Conc) on the door

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Coming up:
22/10/08 - Ben Byrne + Dale Nason/Troy Innocent + Galactagogue + dj Its Is

29/10/08 - Stutter / Heathen Skulls - Pig Destroyer (US) Party featuring: Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer) + Blake Harrison (Pig Destroyer) + Breathing Shrine + Black Widow + Absoluten Calfeutrail + dj The Crusher (Catacomb Carousel) + one more act TBC

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Tony Buck Solo instore at Sunshine & Grease Saturday at 2!

Hi folks,
Very special instore performance by Tony Buck of the Necks this Saturday at Sunshine and Grease! Kicks off at 2 pm. And we usually run these things pretty close to time, so don’t be late. The Necks are in town to do live sound-tracking for a sold out theatre season as part of the Melbourne Festival, and about to head off to Europe with Pateras Baxter Brown.
Sunshine & Grease now has it’s own Myface site. Find me at

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Spend an evening with Matt 'Skitz' Sanders at the Toff this Sunday!

Sun Oct 12
The Toff 252 Swanston St Melbourne

Maximum Arousal presents:

Featuring: Oren Ambarchi, Rob Mayson, Anthony Pateras, Marco Fusinato, Sean Baxter

Matt 'Skitz' Sanders is an acknowledged extreme Metal drumming legend! He currently works in Terrorust and Gravetemple and has played in renowned outfits such as Damaged, Sadistik Execution, Blood Duster, Noir Macabre, Atomizer, Destroyer 666, Abramelin and many more.
This special show will feature Skitz' blistering brutality in 3 extremely different sets featuring members of Australia's experimental elite:
Set #1: Skitz vs. Baxter - Double whammy drum attack from Skitz and local free improv legend Sean Baxter on percussion & junk!
Set #2: Skitz vs. Poletopra - Skitz' blast beats collide with Anthony Pateras and Marco Fusinato's electronic shitstorm!
Set #3: Skitz vs. Ambarchi/Mayson - Ferocious brutal drumming from the metal dynamo juxtaposed with super heavy low end psychedelics from members of Sunn 0))) and Grey Daturas!


Monday, 6 October 2008

Collapsed Toilet Vietnam + Embers 10.10.08

Collaborative Performance Between Two Of Melbourne’s Genre-defying Noise Groups: 10.10.08 / Pony 68 Little Collins St Melbourne / 9.30pm / $8 / Collapsed Toilet Vietnam is a quartet comprised of local volume dealers Robert Mayson, Simon Taylor, Mark Groves and Pete Hyde. The group deals in ultra-primitive scum rock moves, improvisation utilising low-life Saturday night clich├ęs, and decaying equipment held together with swathes of gaffa tape. A reconfigured drum kit, willing throat abuse and a severe general reduction in approach have all figured heavily in past live performances. Embers is a brutal free-jazz/grind-noise quartet. The group is made up of Bucketrider members, Adam Simmons (various saxophones), Dave Brown (electric microtonal bass) and Sean Baxter (drum kit and junk) with Globe Unity Orchestra alumni, Kris Wanders (tenor saxophone). This collaborative performance is the kind of hell that induces a heavy panic attack. Supporting is Poletopra (Marco Fusinato/Anthony Pateras duo).

Next Wednesday the 8th of October @ Stutter...

  • Gid
  • Abre Ojos
  • SxSxSx
  • Robin Fox Laser Show

Gid - A video-performance where perception is challenged. By intentionally deconstructing media and performance space, the work tries to enhance the media that constitutes a live performance and explores the boundaries between the real and the hyper real of our media saturated society.

Abre Ojos is improvised sound and vision for dystopian meditation created using analogue modular synthesis, temporally shifted video and death metal vocals. Abre ojos is a Portuguese sailing term when moving through dangerous waters meaning ''watch out'' or ''open your eyes''.

SxSxSx - Stephen Richards, Steve Law and Sean Baxter - synth, laptop, sax, percussion - fractured, blasting noise!

Robin Fox will turn Horse Bazaar into an intersecting maelstrom of light and sound wielding two lasers and the in-house surround system.

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street,
6PM start
$5 on the door

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Friday, 3 October 2008

SINGING SADIE @ Stutter - Horse Bazaar - Sunday 5/10/08

Stutter will be presenting 2 special Sunday shows involving touring artists from the Melbourne Fringe Festival & Electrofringe.
The first of these shows will be this Sunday the 5th of October:

Singing Sadie (Dualplover/Sydney) If you have not yet seen her renditions of some of your old favourite dance band tunes, you can expect to be delighted with some very tuneful singing and high skill tap dance.If you are lucky she will dance with you, the luckier still get to ring her bells.
She has a few new songs to bring along on this trip to Stutter, people will no doubt be lining up to hear ''My gangrenous guy'' and ''Are you going my way? (I'll pay)''

The Charles Ives Singers are...David Palliser....alto saxophone, vocals; Alexis Ensor....multihorns, vocals, garden hose & can of peaches; Victor Meertens....lambophone, goataphone, vocals & baguetteoboe. The Charles Ives Singers take their cue from natural selection, mostly the history of the vinyl record & a wondering albatross.The theatre of war has also proved fruitful for sound bites.

Paul Kidney & Guests - Paul Kidney (Psychedelic man about town) will be growling & groaning to the sounds of? A glorious noisy surprise!

Easter Island - Emanating from the mists comes a sound... what is that? drums? voices?The silent monoliths have their own music and this may be it. Like a paralytic Martin Denny and a hallucinating King Tubby jamming on a moonlit volcano....

Xian of Crimestoppers fame aka dj Sintoon will be playing Greasy R'n'B, Showtunes, Flamboyant 70's Classical Barbarian Film Themes & Various Exotica between the acts

@ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
6PM start
$7 on the door

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Sabbatical Presents 04.10.08

From 7pm Saturday 4 October Sabbatical presents a special evening show at Catfood Press (289 Lygon St East Brunswick) featuring Sound Dweller (a trio from the Sunshine Coast associated with the Trapdoor Tapes label), Neckhold (a Brisbane based noise duo), Sean Baxter & Rod Cooper in a rare handmade instruments/junk percussion duo performance, Absoluten Calfeutrail (Mark Groves in solo mode) and Wasted Truth (a new duo featuring Sean Bailey (Lakes/Paeces) and Harriet Morgan (Downtown)). $8 Entry from 6pm // ALL AGES

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Anthony Pateras - various October shows

21:100:100 - Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces

100 sound works by 100 artists from the 21st Century

OPENING: 11 OCTOBER 2008, 6-9.30pm
EXHIBITION DATES: 11 October – 8 November 2008

Presented by Melbourne International Arts Festival and Gertrude Contemporary Arts Spaces

Curated by Alexie Glass, Emily Cormack,
Marco Fusinato, Oren Ambarchi

“When we separate music from life we get art.” John Cage

Presented as part of the 2008 Melbourne International Arts Festival , 21:100:100 features 100 works by 100 sound artists produced in the 21st Century. This exhibition is the first significant survey to explore and chronicle the extraordinary developments that have occurred in contemporary sound art this century.

21:100:100 was developed by Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces in collaboration with internationally acclaimed Australian artists Oren Ambarchi and Marco Fusinato. It includes work made in the last eight years - with some works made especially for the exhibition - chronicling new directions and innovations in sound art. These works will be played on 100 headphones suspended within the gallery, creating a space for the visitor to pick their way through sound art’s many and varied aural and conceptual evolutions.

The exhibition spans a range of threads and styles within the art form, featuring work by a diverse selection of the worlds leading practitioners with artists including: Phill Niblock (USA); SUNN O))) (USA); Fennesz (Austria); Steve Roden (USA); Otomo Yoshihide (Japan); Sonic Youth (USA); Jandek (USA); Sun City Girls (USA); Dead C (NZ); Jim O’Rourke (USA) with many more artists to come.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a full-colour 250 page publication designed by Fabio Ongarato Design that will be launched in November.

This exhibition has been made possible with help from MONA and the Besen Family Foundation.

21:100:100 EVENT
A once-only sound event has been scheduled in conjunction with this exhibition. This exclusive 21:100:100 event features a live collaboration between Oren Ambarchi, Marco Fusinato, Robin Fox, James Rushford and Brendan Walls. Sunday 19 October, 9-10pm. BMW The Edge, Federation Square.

Tue – Fri. 11am – 5.30pm Sat. 1 – 5.30pm Sun. 12 Oct and Sun. 19 Oct. 1-5.30pm

AT or 03-94193406