Friday, 27 November 2009

Screwtape - End Of The Younger Dryas

Apparently the comet hypothesis has been disproven. Pity.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Screwtape - Cunt's Act

New twenty minute recycled cassette on Magik Crowbar.

Vile Vortices presents Stutter Episode Three - Robbie Avenaim

Vile Vortices Productions' third episode of STUTTER features esteemed percussionist and What is Music festival curator Robbie Avenaim. This video captures highlights from a performance at Horse Bazaar from 1st July 2009. Drawing on some of the oneiric moods of his latest release "Rhythmic Movement Disorder", this extended improvisation is an aural feast of meditative sine tones, aleatoric automata, vibraphonic agitations and some stunningly executed solo statements.

Tuesday, December 1st @ the Make It Up Club

Skronkin’ Brisbane-based free-jazz-rock-improv collective, The Mute Canary Project will be collaborating with local guests for a powerhouse performance. Led by one of Australia’s most respected contemporary jazz saxophonists, Elliot Dalgleish, the group traverses traditions and generations, delivering powerful improvisations with dense but sensitive blocks of sound. And, New Zealand sound artist Nathan Thompson (perhaps best known for his work in the legendary Sandoz Lab Technicians and Sleep) teams up with long-time collaborator and NZ émigré, Ryan Cockburn for a guitar/electronics duo.
  • The Mute Canary Project (Bris and Melb), featuring Yusuke Akai (guitar), Elliott Dalgleish (sax), Scott McConnachie (sax), Jack Richardson (guitar), Dave Brown (bass), and more.
  • Nathan Thompson (NZ) (guitar) and Ryan Cockburn (electronics)

The Make It Up Club
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start

Coming up:
08/12: Eugene Ughetti, Peter Knight and Matt Gardiner; Candlesnuffer CD Launch; Sean Baxter and Matt Skitz Sanders
15/12: Jon Rose; Occult Blood, featuring: Maya-Victoria, Pete Hyde and Dan Brady; Greg Kingston (Tas)
22/12: Will Guthrie, Chris Becker and Ren Walters; Tim O’Dwyer, Darren Moore and Clayton Thomas

Quiver @ Horti Hall 08.12.2009

For Quiver's upcoming show at 8pm on December 8th , Horti Hall is being transformed into a teeming architecture of sound, video and experimental installation.

With a strong focus on the relationships between sound and image, Quiver will be presenting diverse and idiosyncratic explorations by leading composers, improvisers and visuals artists.

Alvin Lucier's landmark work Queen of the South, for music, resonating surfaces, strewn materials and closed-circuit TV system, will inhabit the space, stretching the boundaries between concert performance and audio-visual installation.

The ensemble will feature Waiting to be Turned Into Puzzles, the 45-minute masterpiece by one of Australia's most innovative composers David Young, and incorporates the latest collaboration between himself and film artist Louise Curham.

And in an exciting one-off event, Quiver has invited live video-projection artist Anthony Magen, as well two of Melbourne's most dynamic improvising musicians, Dale Gorfinkel and Samuel Dunscombe, to develop a new work, Entropy Studies, extending the collaborative potential of live sound, video and electronics processing.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Tuesday, November 24 @ the Make It Up Club

Tonight: Performance art, solo guitar and noise contraptions. Melbourne artist, Duckjuggler, presents his new installation piece cephalorgy combining live performance, automated objects and aesthetic mayhem. Lawrence Folvig returns for his latest explorations in rarefied, solo electric guitar improv. And local terrorizers of the New Noise, A. Wallace and Tom Hall make their debut at the MIUC with junk noise objects, electronics and strings.
  • Duckjuggler (solo sound installation/performance)
  • Lawrence Folvig (solo guitar)
  • A Wallace and Tom Hall (Melb) (noise, junk and strings)

The Make It Up Club
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start

Coming up:
01/12: The Mute Canary Project (Brisbane); Nathan Thompson and Ryan Cockburn (NZ)
08/12: Eugene Ughetti, Peter Knight and Matt Gardiner; Candlesnuffer CD Launch; Sean Baxter and Matt Skitz Sanders
15/12: Jon Rose; Occult Blood, featuring: Maya-Victoria, Pete Hyde and Dan Brady; Greg Kingston (Tas)
22/12: Will Guthrie, Chris Becker and Ren Walters; Tim O’Dwyer, Darren Moore and Clayton Thomas

What Is Music? 12-19 Dec 2009

forwarded from Pat O'Brien:

What Is Music?
12-19 December 2009
After a thunderous return in 2008, the What Is Music? Festival is back again attempting even more ridiculous and sublime experimental music programming! After 15 years the reputation of the Festival speaks for itself and 2009 will see even more incredible performances and events unleashed upon Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
American laptop terrorist John Wiese will perform his first solo shows ever on these shores, having played the festival as a member of Sunn O))) in 2005, as well as premiering visual scores for large-scale ensemble. Expect the extremest of frequencies, and some of the best improv you've ever heard.
Joining us from Poland will be Musica Genera festival curators Robert Piotrowicz and Anna Zaradny. Robert is a master sculptor of dense, layered synth beauty, though his infamous grindcore roots lend a sense of the brutal/beautiful/brutiful. Anna brings a much needed and appreciated sense of feminine grace and patience with her complex, slow-shifting laptop work, not to mention an impressive pedigree including collaborations with Burkhard Stangl, Zbigniew Karkowski, Tony Buck and Cor Fuhler.
From Japan: hercel. Shayne Bowden/Ayako Mori, man/woman, painful/ecstatic, creation/destruction, foreign/familiar and lots more tasty dichotomy action, all wrapped in a crunchy shell of power electronics. Essential viewing for both the modern intellectual neanderthal and primitive reactionist übermensch alike.
Of course all your favourite locals (and expatriates) will be there too, including Oren Ambarchi, Jon Rose, Clayton Thomas, Clare Cooper, Jim Denley, Alan Lamb, David Shea, Brendan Walls, Matt "Skitz" Sanders and many more (un)usual suspects presenting new works, new sounds, new experiences.
Perhaps the most exciting event though will be the final night of the festival that Melbourne's already talking about, 50/50. Five conductors, four screens, three hundred seats, too much excitement in one massive night. 50 bands. 50 minutes. Not to be missed.
For more information including full lineup, venues and updates, visit

Saturday, 21 November 2009

This Wednesday the 25th of November @ Stutter...

Marco Fusinato is guest programming Stutter for the month of November.

In the last installment of HATRED OF FANTASTIC, this week will feature:

  • JUSTIN K FULLER (mum smokes, ZOND) solo performance.

  • ABSOLUTEN CALFEUTRAIL - The Absoluten Calfeutrail project is focused principally on the suggestion of isolated settings, associated trepidation and disquieting states produced by festering anxieties. The initial drive for this undertaking was drawn in 2005 from the stimulation provided by Moebius’ (Jean Giraud) 1977 graphic work of the same name, but has since evolved to draw in inspiration from a range of personal fixations.

  • FORTH IMPACT! - Forth Impact! (alexander garsden: acoustic guitar, samuel dunscombe: laptop) 21st century bush poetry, heralding the Apoc-calypso through ext. technique and Max MSP. Filth and Bilge and Hell.

@ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

8:30pm $10 (full) + $5 (conc)

Click here for Stutter Myspazz

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Unusual Work launch - Old Colonial Inn - 27 Nov 2009

by collective effort press edited by Pi0
127 Brunswick St FITZROY
FRIDAY 27th of NOVEMBER 7:30pm
an evening of
and other forms of verbal art beginning with abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Anna Fern and The Crystal Set (performing Syd Clayton's The Man on the Left, He's Joe Bigger of Topeka), James Earthenware, Pi0
Sean O'Callaghan and The Postfactualists, Sharne Vate,
Maurice McNamara, & Garth Madsen
small magazines
the life blood of a great literature
FREE ENTRY / $10 a copy

NGC1313 Spiral Galaxy in Reticulum – Abre Ojos @ Electundra

abre_ojos_ngc1313The latest Abre Ojos project is based around the amazing astronomy photographs of Marek Dobiecki, artist, teacher and astronomer. Dobiecki has built himself an observatory in his backyard in the Dandenong ranges where he tracks the night sky with his computer controlled f4.5 x 30cm Newtonian Telescope capturing galaxies, nebulae and star fields. The photographs are wonderfully fragile, textured, grayscale images of up to 2 hours exposure time revealing things we can not see with the naked eye.

These photos have been taken and built into a series of audio reactive animations and match to sounds built on the modular synth that have been created drawing on inspiration from space recordings and low frequency atmospheric sounds of the earth.

NGC1313 is being premiered at Electundra at Loop on Saturday November 21st @ 3pm sharp, tickets are $12.00.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Carte Blanche - Dante's - 22 Nov 2009

forwarded from Brigid Burke:

Carte Blanche:
ros bandt and brigid burke
Perform soundart films 2009
Sunday November 22nd at 5.00 p.m.
Dante's upstairs gallery

'Carte Blanche place of possibilities investigates the space between the screen and the sound, the performers and audience in original electro-acoustic works.

Carte Blanche’s sound art films created in 2009 will come off the gallery wall through live performance, sonic objects, musical instruments, speakers, video cameras, notations and confetti. Hear music boxes, suspended car parts from the dead car, clarinet animations of original prints drawings and drawings, bowed signage and free improvisation by these
two award winning female artists.

Ros Bandt, tarhu, music boxes, confetti, car parts
Brigid Burke, clarinets, cloth, video camera, laptop.

Dante's upstairs gallery
150-156 Gertrude Street
(cnr Napier Street)
Fitzroy 3065
Phone: 03 9417 2468

Price $10/$25 with limited edition DVD

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Tuesday, November 17th @ the Make It Up Club

Nomex is the performance identity of UK/NZ bruitist noise artist, Paul Kidd. He returns to Melbourne this month for a series of shows around town, and will be performing a solo at MIUC focusing on his more abstract, fractured and brutal sonic spectra. Vainamoinen is a new duet comprising Sydney sound artist, Anna Vo, and Melbourne-based New Noise maverick, Dan Brady. And Make Up Sex is the latest project from 2 of Melbourne’s most interesting singers from the worlds of jazz and punk
  • Nomex (New Zealand) (abstract avant noise)
  • Vainamoinen featuring: Dan Brady (noise and contraptions) and Anna Vo (noise and contraptions)
  • Make Up Sex, featuring: Sophie Brous (vocalizations) and Tarquin Manek (ululations)

The Make It Up Club
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start

Coming up:
24/11: Lawrence Folvig; Duckjuggler
01/12: The Mute Canary Project (Brisbane); Nathan Thompson (NZ)

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Wednesday 25th November

Cable Sound Collective presents


A re-interpretation of the acousmonium
10 sound artists present 5 collaborations via a 360 degree speaker configuration

Cornelius Wilczek : Danny Griffith

Jacques Soddell : Tessa Elieff

James Rushford : Phoebe Faulkner

Byron Scullin : Jason Montero

Camilla Hannan : Lizzie Pogson

$10 Entry
$5 Concession
Wednesday 25th November
6:30 - 9:00pm
Northcote TownHall
189 High St

Avantgarde Contrabaix Konzert - La Mama Courthouse - 24 Nov 2009

forwarded from Mark Cauvin:
Avantgarde Contrabaix Konzert

Just letting you all know that I will be performing in Melbourne on 24th November at La Mama Courthouse in Carlton as part of their La Mama Musica series.

I am going to play:

1) baroptic (2009) by Mark Cauvin (new work)

2) Elegia in RE – Giovanni Bottesini Versione 2006 di Fernando Grillo per contrabbasso solo (Italy)

3) No More Rock Groynes - (May 2009) by David Young (Australia)

4) WKP 258- (2008 – 2009) by Mark Cauvin

5) Ko-Tha I II III- 1967 Giacinto Scelsi versione 1975 per contrabbasso di Fernando Grillo (Italy)

Doors usually open at around 7.30pm

Booking can be made at La Mama Courthouse

Seeing At Night - Gertrudes Brown Couch - 14 Nov 2009

forwarded from Neumusak:

Neumusak is very proud to present
Seeing At Night

A night of rare Audio-Visual performances by
Primitive Calculators
infinite decimals
K Mason
This Sat, 14th Nov @ Gertrudes Brown Couch
Free CD at door - tracks from each act - $12/$15

This is a very special one off event – with an early start (8.30pm doors), sets starting at 8.45pm (for a midnight finish) - don’t miss out!
Tracks can be heard at -

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

System Building - Recital Centre - 11 Nov 2009

forwarded from Clatterbox:

An international percussion work of miniature proportions, Rosemary Joy's System Building fuses percussion and architecture on an intimate scale.
System Building features a new series of miniature percussion instruments, the construction of each instrument inspired by one of the venues in which the work is being performed.
Fresh from performances in the Netherlands and Berlin, System Building plays the Melbourne Recital Centre and Sydney’s CarriageWorks in November.
Drawing inspiration from the architecture of Sydney’s CarriageWorks, Radialsystem V (Berlin), Watertoren West (Groningen) in the Netherlands, and the Melbourne Recital Centre, System Building challenges the very idea of a musical instrument.
Astonishing Mexican percussionist Diego Espinosa and Melbourne's wunderkind Eugene Ughetti will perform this minutely staged work for duo percussion, to an audience of only twelve people at a time.
‘Rosemary Joy’s instruments make magical sounds but test the idea of the musical instrument.’ - RealTime
ARTIST: Rosemary Joy
PERCUSSIONISTS: Diego Espinosa (Mexico), Eugene Ughetti (Australia)
Evaristo Aguilar (Mexico) - Berlin only
INSTRUMENT CONSTRUCTION: Adam Stewart and Rosemary Joy
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Vabre (Melbourne and Sydney)
Melbourne Recital Centre (Australian Premiere)
November 11, 2009: 6pm, 6.20pm, 6.40pm, 7pm, 7.20pm, 7.40pm, 8pm
CarriageWorks, Sydney
November 23, 2009: 6pm, 630pm, 7pm, 730pm & 8pm
Further information:

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Tuesday, November 10th @ the Make It Up Club

A night of rarefied acoustic improv featuring strings and reeds: where extended technique shines through. Melbourne expat, Diane Peters (known for such innovative groups as Archaeopteryx in the 90s), returns from Italy with her new collaborator, Maria Vicentini for a duo of preparations and extended technique on harp and viola. Multi-woodwind virtuoso, Tony Hicks presents his recent explorations in solo reeds. And a new duo of prepared double bass with two exciting young performers: Ida Dueland and Jonathan Heilbron.

  • Diane Peters (ITALY) (harp) and Maria Vicentini (ITALY) (viola)
  • Tony Hicks (solo reeds)
  • Ida Duelund (prepared contra bass) and Jonathan Heilbron (prepared contra bass)

The Make It Up Club
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start

Coming up:
17/11: Nomex (New Zealand); Vainamoinen featuring: Dan Brady and Anna Vo
24/11: Lawrence Folvig; Duckjuggler
01/12: The Mute Canary Project (Brisbane); Nathan Thompson (NZ)

Hillingar Net release

As you can see from the post below Zac Keiller and Abre Ojos have been duking it out over the tinterwebs and are due to perform next weekend at the Electundra festival- to coincide with that and whet your appetite the three remixed tracks have just been released!

You can grab the full three tracks in 320k MP3 goodness here: (72.9mb)

Or here are the individual tracks:
Mirage-espejismo.mp3 (23.9mb)
Momentary-un dundas kun mento.mp3 (25.3mb)
Low Lying-prostrata si nonda.mp3 (31.5mb)

More details over on the release page.

Hillingar - Electundra - 14 Nov 09

forwarded from Dreamland Recordings:

HILLINGAR / is the live entity that is Abre Ojos & Zac Keiller.
The shimmering ambient guitar work of the prolific Zac Keiller spans over 10 albums and one of these - Hillingar (nordic for mirage) was put into the hands of Abre Ojos to remix, reinterpret and add layers of sounds from his custom built eurorack modular synthesizer. Three tracks were chosen for treatment and the result is Hillingar - espejismo di yermo- the mirage wasteland (soon to be available online release).
With the tracks resulting in such a perfect marriage of styles, the two musicians have taken it one step further and will be re-creating their ambient drone compositions with a live performance of sound and visuals at the opening day of Electundra ’09.
Hillingar perform on Saturday November 14th @ 3pm sharp. Tickets $12.00.
Be sure to arrive early and catch live performances by Pip Ryan, Jonathon Hutchinson, Benjamin Schmidt and Seb Guzman Ramirez, Nervous Doll Dancing, Max & Isnod, Winduptoys, The Surly Mermaids, AND/OR, Duotone and Psuche.
Details on the festival can be found here:

Monday, 2 November 2009

Cut It Up... closing party - Disco Beans - 6 Nov 2009

forwarded from Nathan Thompson:

At the closing party to my 2week exhibition called Cut it up... at DiscoBeans I (I.n0jaQ) will be performing live using my Headgear instrument "Wet Dream War Machine"Legendary space noise freakout duo, pig&machine, will be doing their business.Other guest Artists will be on the bill too.It kicks off at around 6pm.Solar powered sound installations and live electronics.Artwork give aways and the best vegan food in town.Licensed so no BYO
Free entry
Fri 6 Nov, from 6pm.
Japanese Sock Shop/DiscoBeans238 High Street Northcote, 3070