Sunday, 30 November 2008

This Wednesday's Stutter @ Horse Bazaar

  • Paeces - "mind melting tribal ghost jams and full tilt punk skronk rock of the highest order.." from Bianca Hester, Sean Bailey and Christopher LG Hill
  • Pitbeat (IT) Raffaele Mastrovincenzo / JK Fuller - electronic noise duo. Pitbeat playing punk electronic music with attitude free jazz joins Justin Fuller on various electronics, objects, pedals, vocals...
  • Carsten Tabel (DE) / Ian Wadley / Tarquin Manek - Ian Wadley & Carsten Tabel, both veterans of minimal noise-melody accidental collaboration, will once again (last time was a year ago, in Leipzig) "see what happens". Both on guitars this time joinedwith percussive adhesive by Tarquin Manek of Bum Creek. 6 legs 6 eyes 6 hands 3 tongues 30 fingers cave palace dust welcome please relax spicy di.
  • James Rushford / Joe Talia - prepared viola and table-top percussion. "Sonic rubble burrowed out of strings, percussion, crystals and found objects. A meeting of concrete / decay: This is J-Ballin'."
  • dj Shits & Giggles - Neil Sweeney from Superstupid amongst other things, will be dj'ing before, after 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

Also coming up in December @ Stutter:

10/12/08 - Aktion Unit presents: Aktion Unit vs Hotel Wrecking City Traders + Pathetic Human + Default Jamerson vs Absoluten Calfeutrail + Sonand + dj Fastcanoe

17/12/08 - Stutter / Sabbatical / Sweat Lung Xmas Party - details TBA shortly

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

The Vessel Project - Guilford Lane Gallery - 17 Dec 2008


from Rod Cooper:
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The Vessel Project is a multi performer instrument which incorporates Film/Video into the instrument's structure.

Its been several years in the making and now we are ready to sail.

The project is a collaboration between artists from different backgrounds and experiences.

The first instalment on the 17th December is @ 7p.m. A 1 hour performance.

Featured Visual Artist: Dirk DeBruyn, Film and Light.

The Vessel Musicians and Builders;

Rod Cooper Metallic Construction and Percussion Anthony Magen Architectural intervention
Dale Chapman Electronic construction Alice Eldridge(UK guest) Bowed idiophones
Dale Gorfinkle Automated Sound and Percussion Ricky - Metise Merlow Automated Percussion
John Jacobs Aerial Construction and Pirate Radio

The project focusses on collaboration between musicians, instrument builders and Video artists.

http://www.pool.org.au/users/the_vessel_project

Daggers Midflight @ Noise Bar


Friday November 28th with:
Daggers Midflight / Radiant City / Zac Keiller / Little Killing
@ Noise Bar. $7.00. 291 Albert St. Brunswick. 93801493.
Music starts @ 8:30pm.

About the bands:

DAGGERS MIDFLIGHT features members of Spider Goat Canyon and fellow Melbourne bands Computer Dying and Hotel Wrecking City Traders. The ensemble was formed as an outlet for the friends to sink their collective fangs into stretched-out jams of all improvised ultra space-sludge-metal containing crunchy riffs that turn into heaving, repetitious trances of slow, intense drumming, hypnotic grinding drones, feedback solos, dissonant chiming rhythm guitars, and rumbling amplifier ambience.

RADIANT CITY are a Melbourne guitar and drums duo, they also aren't afraid to rock. With a sound both intimate and huge. the group features an innate sense of dynamics and melody to somehow create a cavalcade of sound with the capacity to both lull and shock the senses resulting in a delicious concoction of moody atmospherics and visceral, reverb-drenched fuzz.

ZAC KEILLER is a Melbourne musician of many persuasions, working mainly with the guitar for over ten years and over thirty recorded works. Relying on very few effects and a strong physicality with the guitar, his sound-scapes have run the gamut of solitary soundtrack music, dense ambient drones, and Neil Young inspired mountains of noise, sometimes all within the same song!

LITTLE KILLING are a Melbourne based two piece with tribal/rock drum beats and a guitar sound that can strip paint of the walls. Songs range from melodic tunes to up tempo big beat with a slight Asian flavour now and then.


http://www.myspace.com/daggersmidflight
http://www.myspace.com/radiantcity
http://www.myspace.com/littlekilling
http://www.myspace.com/zackeiller

Saturday, 22 November 2008

New Music Project - Iwaki Auditorium - 21 Dec 2008


from James Rushford:
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GOLDEN FUR ~ NEW MUSIC PROJECT

Sunday December 21, 8pm

Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, Southbank Blvd, Melbourne

$10 / $7 (on the door).

Helmut Lachenmann

ALLEGRO SOSTENUTO

Marco Fusinato

PARALLEL COLLISIONS

Morton Feldman

3 CLARINETS CELLO & PIANO

Robert Rooney

DUOS 1.2.3

Jaap Blonk

PLOPLAND

Performed by Sam Dunscombe, Judith Hamann & James Rushford

With Marco Fusinato, Sophie Brous, Aviva Endean, Donna Coleman, Alex Vivian, Neil Sweeney and other guests.

Website: www.goldenfur.com.au

Myspace: www.myspace.com/goldenfur

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Bus gets spaced by the Out of Space festival from the 4th of December



OUT OF SPACE Festival of Performances + Sound Installations 4-13 December 2008

BUS: 117 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne performances 8pm sharp, except sunday 3pm installations+constructions wed-sat 12-5pm
Performances $5/10 donation
thurs 4th
Ernie Althoff
wonderment+inventions
SSL: Robbie Avenaim/Dale Gorfinkel
prepared vibes+automated percussion
fri 5th
Chris Nylstoch
multiple TVs+electronics
Jezzatamplified
objects,captured noise
sat 6th
Ross Manning
lights+electronics+invented contraptions
The Donkey's Tale
experimental garage ensemble
sun 7th, 3pm
Ross Manning/Dale Gorfinkel/Robbie Avenaim
contraptions+automatons
Marco Fusinato/Oren Ambarchi
modified guitars+electronics
wed 10th
Robin Fox
laptop+lasers
Dylan Martorell
new selfmade instruments
thu 11th
Riki-Metisse Marlow
automated sound sculptures
Lachlan Conn/Michael Prior
light,dope+locked grooves
fri 12th
Philip Samartzis/Rosalind Hall/Arek Gulbenkoglu/Dale Gorfinkel/Natasha Anderson
multiple speakers,laptop,modified saxophone,electronics,objects,giant recorder,percussion
sat 13th
Natasha Anderson
latex sound sculptures+giant recorder
Helmet Head
live AV duo from outer space

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And something well worth heading north for:
Begins on the 26th of November. For more info, go to http://www.audiopollen.org/diaries/

Wednesday 26 November Justin Ashworth Band - mousetrapreplica - Xani Kolac @ Bar Open


Wednesday 26 November Justin Ashworth Band - mousetrapreplica - Xani Kolac @ Bar Open Free Entry. Doors @ 8pm

Justin Ashworth & Band 10:30pm - Glitched out ambient soundscapes mixed with surrealist pop songs.
Featuring Justin Ashworth(voice, guitar, processing, melodica, laptop, percussion), Nat Grant (drums, Glock, waterphone, vocals), Adam Rudegair(keys/synth, melodica) and Judith Hamann(cello, noises)

mousetrapreplica 9:30pm - Experimental Rock with live painting.
Featuring Ryan McRobb(Guitar, Guitar Synth, laptop, loops), Gareth Thomson(drumkit, chimebars) and Alice Palermo (live painting).

Xani and Meg 8:30pm

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Modular Synthesis night @ Make It Up Club

MAKE IT UP CLUB
25 NOVEMBER 2008
ALL MODULAR NIGHT.
Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065, Melbourne , Australia

A full night of nothing but MODULAR SYNTHESIZERS!!!

*1st act:
VICMOD ENSEMBLE
Ross Healy- Buchla 200e modular
Scott Baker- Euromodular
Jed - Chimera bc16
Brett Maddaford – Euro Homebrew modular
Simon Birds- Euro/Blacet modular

2ND act :
Steve Law – Roland System 100
Steve Williams – EMS VCS3

3rd act
CRAY VS ABRE OJOS
CRAY (Ross Healy) vs ABRE OJOS (Scott Baker)

Buchla Vs Euromodular battle.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Intwined - Guildford Lane Gallery - 26 Nov 2998

INTWINED - 1st of THE WEDNESDAY PROJECT Series
Curated by Tom Hall (Brisbane)

WHEN:
26th November
Doors open 6.30pm
Performance 7-9pm

WHERE:
Guildford Lane Gallery
20 – 24 Guildford Lane
Melbourne

ADMISSION IS FREE

Commencing with a spectacular evening on November 26th, Guildford Lane Gallery is
launching its newest program The Wednesday Project. The inaugural Project, titled
INTWINED, is curated by Brisbane media artist Tom Hall. The series is programmed to span
three consecutive Wednesdays and features a huge line-up of visual, media, sound and
performance artists.

The Wednesday Project is a dynamic new program aiming to promote marginal, peripheral and/or
ephemeral art forms. It also intends to encourage critical forums including but not limited to:
lectures, talks, music, theatre, performance and dance.

Artists will include: Robin Fox (Yokohama Triennale, Melbourne Festival and Sounds Outback
festival in WA.), Bonnie Mercer of the Grey Daturas and Tom Hall himself (Nasic Square Gallery,
Open Frame Festival, Otherfilm Festival, Perth International Arts Festival) amongst many others.
These artists are extreme adventurers who combine themes of improvisation, experimentation,
collaboration, science contemporary theatre and other visceral elements drawn from everyday
music, life, culture and art. Placing an importance on new discoveries which will challenge you to
see hear and exist within art in an entirely different way.

[Session #2 of INTWINED takes place on 3 December, and Session #3 on 10 December]

Thanks to Café 434 and Melaleuca Wines for making this session delicious and possible!

Further Information:

INTWINED Session #1 Curated by Tom Hall
Bum Creek
Tom Hall (Brisbane)
Mark Reid (Visuals)
Marco Cher-Gibard

Sabbatical Presents 20.11.08

















Thursday 20 November Sabbatical Presents at The Old Bar (74-76 Johnston St Fitzroy): JK Fuller (of Zond), Ai Yamamoto, Bonnie Mercer (of the Grey Daturas), Gauntlet (Chris Hill/Alex Vivian/Simon Taylor trio). 8:30pm / SIX BUCKS

Monday, 17 November 2008

Maximum Arousal returns this Sunday! Avenaim CD launch


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2008.
8.00pm
The Toff, 252 Swanston St Melbourne

MAXIMUM AROUSAL presents ROBBIE AVENAIM - 'Rhythmic Movement Disorder' CD LAUNCH
+ RICHARD FRANCIS (NZ)
+ AI YAMAMOTO & JUSTIN K FULLER DUO


Robbie Avenaim's 'Rhythmic Movement Disorder' has been a long time in the making. His debut solo release to surface in a career that stretches back to the late 1980s, collects together the better part of a decade's worth of experimentation with the possibilities of prepared percussion, irregular rhythm, modulated pulse and low-tech electronics.

Avenaim is perhaps best known for his improvised collaborations alongside the likes of Otomo Yoshihide, Oren Ambarchi and Keith Rowe. But his work explores more than improvisation and the proof lies in this incredibly detailed electro-acoustic outing. With its title referencing a particular syndrome usually associated with the involuntarily movement of limbs, the pace and form of Rhythmic Movement Disorder reflects this sense of frenetic activity. As uncontrolled as the syndrome may be however, at no point does Avenaim lose focus. Rather his effortless and articulate percussive sensibilities flex to produce a dense and tirelessly refined compositional approach that is brought to bare with stunningly rich and varied results. A rare solo performance from one Australia's true masters

Also appearing is New Zealand's Richard Francis making his only Melbourne appearance. Francis (aka Eso Steel) has been active as an experimental musician since 1996. His sound work is primarily concerned with recording and manipulating acoustic and electronic sounds from the surrounding environment. He has collaborated for recording and/or performance with many artists including Francisco Lopez, Jason Kahn, Mattin, Birchville Cat Motel, Gate, MSBR, Tetuzi Akiyama. Additionally there will be a special duo performance of expansive psychedelics from Melbourne's Ai Yamamoto & Justin K Fuller
BE THERE!!!

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Upcoming Arousals:

Sunday Dec 14: Oscar Vincente Slorache-Thorn CD launch with special guests Anthony Guerra (Japan/Syd), Witness Girl, Oranj Punjabi
Sunday Dec 28 - Super Stupid + more
Sunday Jan 11 - Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru (Germany)
Sunday Jan 18 - Eugene Chadbourne (USA) + Schneider FM (Germany)
Sunday Feb 15 - Damo Suzuki of Can (Japan)

Next Wednesday the 19th of November @ Stutter...


Inappropriate Tough Guy Behaviour are guest curating Stutter this week, featuring:

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

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Sunday, 16 November 2008



OUT OF SPACE
Festival of Performances + Sound Installations

4-13 December 2008

performances 8pm, except Sunday 3pm
installations+constructions wed-sat 12-5pm
BUS Gallery 117 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne

thurs 4th
Ernie Althoff
wonderment+inventions
SSL: Robbie Avenaim/Dale Gorfinkel
prepared vibes+automated percussion

fri 5th
Chris Nylstoch
multiple TVs+electronics
Jezzat
amplified objects,captured noise

sat 6th
Ross Manning
lights+electronics+invented contraptions
The Donkey's Tale
experimental garage ensemble

sun 7th afternoon 3pm
Ross Manning/Dale Gorfinkel/Robbie Avenaim
contraptions+automatons
Marco Fusinato/Oren Ambarchi
modified guitars+electronics

wed 10th
Robin Fox
laptop+lasers

thurs 11th
Riki-Metisse Marlow
automated sound sculptures
Lachlan Conn/Michael Prior
light,dope+locked grooves

fri 12th
Philip Samartzis/Rosalind Hall/Arek Gulbenkoglu/
Dale Gorfinkel/Natasha Anderson
multiple speakers,laptop,modified saxophone,electronics,
objects,giant recorder,percussion

sat 13th
Natasha Anderson
latex sound sculptures+giant recorder
Helmet Head
live AV duo from outer space

Friday, 7 November 2008

Next Wednesday the 12th of November @ Stutter...

BIRs are Ollie Bown (laptop, hammer), Alice Eldridge (laptop, cello, small instruments) and Jon McCormack (generative images). They improvise with acoustic instruments and digital instruments and the bits in between.

Dead Boomers is Mark Groves and Leith Thomas - Largely static walls, feedback processing and rudely engaging with the possibilities offered by simple pedal chains built from the ubiquitous black boxes every loser uses. Pathetic posturing before a comedic speaker stack. This duo seeks to wallow in alcohol and amplifier worship.

Evelyn - Drums and keyboard & Rod - Not made in China. Possibly Evelyn and Rod's first performance together!

GUGG DJs, Everything from Gu-Tang to Gu-Unit! playing before after and in between the sets!

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

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

brass confusion/communion at bus gallery in melbourne this saturday

Joel Stern is in town and is playing a rare show at Sunshine and Grease (bus gallery), 117 little londsdale st, city....
saturday arvo 2pm and free..... come and join me for a catchup and a beer.... pass this message on to friends who might be into it...

here's what's happening....

2 sets....

joel stern - electronics / noise
ros hall - prepared saxophone
dale gorfinkel - devices / motors / bits....

= some nice abstract sonic explorations for mind/ear stimulation....

then

joel stern - echo trumpet
dale gorfinkel - decapitated trumpet
ros hall - complete sax
pat o'brien - mini gamelan, chiming things
ian wadley - percussion, charm

= avant-oompah...

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Audio Actions inaugural show



The inaugural Audio Actions shall be held at Gertrudes Brown Couch on Saturday November 8th with performances by The Boats, Retail Fireworks, Infinite Decimals and Ensemble of Shades - who feature Zac Keiller, Barnaby Oliver and Don Rogers among others. An early start of 8:30pm has been especially chosen to fit in all of the excellent music peformances created for this night and its accompanying CD!

Volume = Colour will preview 'Field' - a light panel installation work in progress, consisting of a painting which takes place over several panels each being illuminated via the flicker of decaying flourescent lights. This installation wil act as the visual backdrop to the Infinite Decimals performance on the night.

To celebrate this wonderful event, an Audio Actions compilation CD, featuring over 30 minutes of unheard music from the artists performing on the night, will be given away free to first 40 folks through the door - documenting this most excellent occasion!

A truly splendid celebration of Melbourne independent instrumental music and visuals will be had - come join in the fun!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

OUT SET - RMIT Sound Art - Grad Show - 24th Nov


OUT SET presents Graduate Students from RMIT FINE ART SOUND in a night of aural and visual expansion. Delivering an eclectic mix of music spanning a wide aural spectrum. From ambient, drone, noise, & vocal manipulations to treated acoustic electrics, psyched-out-jazz and critical-cut-ups. 
Video Screenings and Live A/V.

Performances:
Jared Davis
Nick van Cuylenburg & Martin Kay
Que Nguyen
Lewis Cancut and Vijay Thillaimuthu
M. Leaf-Tierney

Screenings:
Pete Camilleri
Emily Meadows
Kit Webster

24th November 
@ THE TOFF IN TOWN
Doors 8PM
$5 entry