Friday, 27 March 2009

This Wednesday the 1st of April @ Stutter...

  • SUPER STAR - "Esther Edquist, Kieran Hegarty. Vocals, guitar, loops, pedals, intergalactic cosmic planetary crafts, blackholes, bleakholes. Tearing through the fabric of space and time. stable electron orbits"

  • REPAIRS - "Gothic-kraut weirdos" Repairs formed late last year, influenced by bands such as Cluster, Harmonia, Suicide, Cabaret Voltaire, et al. Using two organs, a drum machine, drums, vocals, and two delay pedals, Repairs recorded four songs that came to the attention of Brooklyn musician Blank Dogs and his label Captured Tracks. The songs were subsequently released as a self-titled debut cassette EP in February. They will be performing songs from their recent EP, as well as new songs from forthcoming releases.

  • 8008 - Brutal, distorted sax solo from Jesse Dimmick.

  • DJ FREE CHOICE - Jarrod Zlatic from Fabulous Diamonds / Maximum Awesome / Free Choice, etc. will be playing records between the acts!

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

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Coming up in April:
8/4 - Philip Brophy + Cedric Anglaret(FR) + Heart Flew Caught Ship(Bris/Melb) + dj Thembi Soddell
15/4 - Rod Cooper's Vessel Project in 3 sets
22/4 - Psychward Cult
29/4 - Tom Hall (QLD) / Scot Cotterell (TAS) / Matt Warren (TAS) + Impulsive/Control + more TBC

Undue Noise at Castlemaine State Festival


Undue Noise Inc is a nonprofit collective of Central Victorian sound and video artists. We've managed to get a gig into the Castlemaine State Festival next week, featuring Rod Cooper and Ross Bencina, as well as a couple of local artists. For those in Melbourne, maybe you'd like a nice drive or train trip for this afternoon gig. The flyer says

Looking for elusive new sounds or ways of playing? Then create your own musical instrument - these artists have.

Rod Cooper
Sculptor & sound artist Rod Cooper, who produces metal and wood sculptures that can be bowed,
scraped, plucked and struck, has peformed at many festivals, and will perform here on his new instrument,
the Multi Function Polis

Ross Bencina
Ross is a composer, performer, software developer and digital instrument maker. An interest in improvised
electroacoustic music led him to develop the widely used software program Audiomulch.

Paul Fletcher
Well known locally for his MIDI vacuum cleaner, Paul will unveil his
new audio/visual interface The Hoover Constellation Ensemble
with the premiere of Dust & Particles No 1. (PS Paul uses Max/MSP)

Dean Stanton
Local eccentric & esoteric artist/inventorshowcases his Madness Machine and other inventions

ICU (Intensive Culture Unit), 1 Halford St., Castlemaine
Sat 4th April 2009, 2pm
$10 tickets at door

enquiries jacques@cajid.com 0421786595

The flyer (low and high resolution) can be downloaded from the undue noise web page, where you can also get info about our other gigs

This Undue Noise event is supported by Arts Vics' Victoria Rocks Program, Punctum, Cajid Media and Workspace Australia

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Thursday, 26 March 2009

James Rushford gigs in April/early May 2009

forwarded from James Rushford:
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On April 1st, the Golden Fur trio (Sam Dunscombe-Laptop, Judith Hamann-cello, James Rushford-viola) will be supporting psychotic band Chotto Matte at Ding Dong, 9pm. April Fools Day will be full of happy surprises..

April 16th is the launch of new solo record by JUAREZ (Jess Pinney) out thru Sabbatical records. The brand new James Rushford / Joe Talia duo will play a dronescape support (who also have a Sbbtcl release in the pipeline for next month). Dead Boomers top off the lineup at the Old Bar (Fitzroy).

April 18th, I have a world premiere of my new trio work commissioned by Speak Percussion. This is the longest work I've ever written, and probably the last one I'll attempt of this duration! Concert's at 6pm, Melbourne Recital Centre (Salon), and also includes works by Feldman, Pauset and Hauser.

April 19th is a special reuniting of Johnny Saw Horses in their newly-formed trio format at East Brunswick Club. With Jess returning from the UK briefly, this is the only show we've booked for the next many months, and we have new material of even sludgier variety to boast, so come down. Also on the bill is a homecoming set from local hero Francis Plagne, and the strange but slick songstress Teeth and Tongue.

April 21st, Johnny Saw Horses will try something different, and play a free-noise set at Make It Up Club (Bar Open). Warning: No songs to be heard!

May 1st will be the second show of the Golden Fur New Music Project. This 're-imagined' chamber music series draws on experimental, avant-garde and cross-media practices. The May show includes a world premiere by Kate Neal, an Australian premiere by Klaus Lang, and works by Logothetis, Gubaidulina and Scelsi. Doors are 8pm at the Collins St Baptist Church.

Oh! And anyone in Brisbane can see Joe and I play at the IMA for the Mono Festival on April 9th.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Tuesday, March 31st @ the Make It Up Club

Sound and Movement, Chance and Intent characterize this week’s concert. Featuring the welcome return of sound-art/abstract improv quartet FME; the debut of Melbourne artist, Penelope Skliros and her dynamic sound sculptures; and a guitar quartet from hell to melt your brain!
  • Free Music Ensemble, featuring: Rod Cooper, Brigid Burke, Ros Bandt and Simon Charles
  • Penelope Skliros and Samaan Fieck (dynamic sound sculptures)
  • Elliott Folvig, Tom Fryer, Lawrence Folvig and Max Walker (guitars)

The Make It Up Club
myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm
$5/$10

Coming up:
7/4: Cedric Anglaret (France); Angus Tarnawsky Trio; Bart's Laundry Van
14/4: The Gruntled (Sydney), Kris Wanders/Andy Sugg/Tom Fryer/Robbie Avenaim; Anthea Caddy and Marco Fusinato

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Synaesthesia - ACMI - 2 April to 18 June 2009

forwarded from Eugenia Lim:

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Synaesthesia @ Late Night Thursdays

Selected Thursdays between 2 April - 18 June 2009 from 6.30pm

Studio 1, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

Free - limited capacity. Pick up tickets at ACMI Box Office on the day to ensure entry.

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will present an exciting fusion of sight and sound as part of Late Night Thursday's program from April to June.

Synaesthesia is a program of free live performances exploring different forms of the moving image, including media art, newly interpreted live film scores and works that draw on sound and film archives. The program will feature intimate showcases from Mink Engine, Outpost Collective, Robin Fox, Abject Leader, the Ang Fang Quartet, Jean Poole with DJ CanCut, Gossip Pop, Paul Robertson and a live collaboration between Qua and Isobel Knowles, all live in Studio 1.

Thur 2 April - Mink Engine Acres of Diamonds DVD launch + Q and A

Thur 9 April - Mink Engine (live performance)

Thur 23 April - Outpost Collective + Robin Fox (live performances)

Thur 7 May - Abject Leader (QLD) (live performance + screening of films)

Thur 14 May - Ang Fang Quartet (live score to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari)

Thur 4 June - Jean Poole with DJ Cancut + Gossip Pop

Thur 18 June - Qua with Isobel Knowles (live performance) + Paul Robertson (screening)

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Tuesday, March 24th @ the Make It Up Club

Where the worlds of avant-classical and improv collide—this week at the MIUC sees the debut of 2 duos incorporating the aesthetics of New Music with the ethics of Free Improvisation. Simon and Mattihas are emerging tallents of Melbourne’s avant-classical scene, both with a passion for spontaneous composition; Brigid Burke is one of Australia’s innovators of the woodwind family, and a seasoned performer of repute, whilst Ollie Bown is a recent arrival to Australia with an uncanny genius for computer music programming.

  • Simon Charles (saxophones) and Mattihas Shack-Arnott (percussion)
  • Brigid Burke (woodwinds) and Ollie Bown (UK) (laptop)

The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm
$5/$10

Coming up:
31/3: Free Music Ensemble; Elliott Folvig/Tom Fryer/Lawrence Folvig/Max Walker (guitars); Penelope Skliros
7/4: Cedric Anglaret (France); Angus Tarnawsky Trio; Bart's Laundry Van

Screwtape - Fist Of The Sun


This concept album was recorded during the intense heatwave in late January and was mixed afterwards. It is an audio record of the feelings, physical and mental, brought on by unrelieved and inescable heat. Mainly using synthesizer and effects, with some paper involved, the sounds are sludgey, slow, stagnant and are uncomfortable without being un-aesthetic.

As usual with Screwtape, this is for trade only. Please contact at wormfood@alphalink.com.au

In Almonsin-Metatron.

Friday, 20 March 2009

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

ROBBIE AVENAIM'S 'RHYTHMIC MOVEMENT DISORDER CD LAUNCH

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 of Australia's true masters.

  • SCOTT TINKLER with SEAN BAXTER - Trumpet and Drumkit - Two of Australia's most adventurous explorers of extended technique on their chosen instruments, the debut of this duo promises a punishing and intense set of cracked sounds and lightning responses.

  • MARCO FUSINATO with GOLDEN FUR - Fusinato extends the traditional language of the guitar to distressed oblivion, compounding deracinated electronic detritus into over-amplified dream-weapons, unleashing tsunamis of ecstatic free noise. Golden Fur re-imagines chamber music in the realms of the post-avant-garde. Using prepared strings and winds, they battle Fusinato with microtonal rubble, instrumental concrete and contemporary classical deathscapes. Marco Fusinato - Guitar / Sam Dunscombe - Clarinets / Judith Hamann - Cello / James Rushford - Viola.

  • DJ EVIL PENGUIN - Grand wizard of vinyl and interstellar treasure hunter, the Evil Penguin makes the perilous journey to the forbidden archives, extracting the tastiest gems from a cosmic vat of recordings long forgotten - live via Skype from Tokyo in between the sets!!

Wednesday the 25th of March @ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

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

Soundbytes 3




Friday the 27th of March will see the return of the successful SoundBytes chip shows!

This is set to be something quite special as we have confirmed Jim Cuomo from U, S and A. Alongside Jim will be SoundBytes veteran 10k as well as Maddest Kings Alive, Derris-Kharlan, Astro Zombies as well as the Slurry Beats Collective throwing down DJ sets between live acts.


Jim Cuomo started using computers when the operators had white coats and the computer took up several floors. After composing a variety of different music - jazz, classical, musical, military ... he was asked to write music for video games in the 1980's . The result was a long list of popular games :

Defender of the Crown, Sim City, SlamDunk, Ole, Jigsaw, International Cage Match, S.W.A.T., Zombie, S.D.I., Serenade, Astarte, Expressing

He uses the Amiga (1985) the Oric (1983), the Canon X-07 (1982) and the IBM 7090 (1967!?!).


Jim Cuomo is also playing at 303 Northcote : 25 March Wed 9 p.m. : $10

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Chronox


New website with Chronox-related documentation from Out of Space festival, Liquid Architecture and Electrofringe, among others. Also: free mp3s.

Recent additions to Shame File Music


Shame File Music - specialising in Australian experimental



Recent additions:


The Scroungers - "Bored, Pissed & Agro: 1991-1997" mp3/CD - online release documenting the best of this largely-ignored 1990s home recording project that resulted in some of the most intense and interesting punk to come out of Australia. The online version includes full liner notes by Clinton Green, discography and lyrics. Download for free or order a CDR copy for AU$10ppd from http://shamefilemusic.com/


Screwtape "Goodbye Cruel World" CD - The current musical concern of Andrew McIntosh, the man behind The Scrougners. Multi-tracked harsh noise soundtrack to the end of the planet via rogue asteroid. - $AU8ppd


Automating "Train in Vein" CD - Ranging from manipulated field recordings and samples to industrial noise soundscapes littered with live music recordings, Sasha Margolis has created a considered and varied alternative to Y35.3's power electronics - AU$8ppd


Zac Keiller/Clinton Green "Residential" - CD These two Melbourne guitar experimenters join up to run the gambit of ambience, drone and noise, with 3 tracks crafted from private improvisations and live performances - AU$10ppd


Green Beret CD - Rare collaboration output from this trio of Melbourne regulars (Arek Gulbenkoglu, Henry Krips and Justin Fuller); an interesting exploration of electronics, static and noise - AU$12ppd


Francisco Lopez - "El día anterior a la emergencia de los adultos de magicicada" mini CD - Earlier Lopez recording (1993) originally released on tape now on CD, very soft most of the time, going almost imperceptably in and out of silence. Essential for Lopez fans - AU$7ppd


Rectoplasm - "Lemuria: songs from a sunken continent" CD - Music from the mythical lost continent of Lemuria are reimagined with a healthy dose of humour - AU$8ppd


Trades can be arranged on most titles - contact for details.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

This Wednesday the 18th of March @ Stutter...

  • Gauntlet is Alex Vivian, Simon Taylor and Christopher L G Hill and is of the spawn of many hordes, including Krystoffkrvstoffiston, GUGG, Always, 116thheaded, Moffarfarrah, Paeces, CTV, Bone Sheriff, Faeces, St John's Ambience, etc. We are bleak nothingness channeled through dull light, Pure Grey Metal Ambivalence!!!!!!!! tre Evil!

  • Clickjaw (from Syringe Stick Up Mama and The Professional Savage) will perform a Professional Savage show. Probably the last Prof Savage show in Australia for a long time. One of the best local hip hop acts around. A must see before he goes O/S indefinitely!

  • Pig&Machine (Melb / Osaka) - Harsh noise laden fuckcore duo with vocals, electronics and guitar.

  • Bum Creek (Maybe the last show before they tour Japan) - ''...Bum Creek find the truth and tell ugly lies with gorgeous sounds. They lie down and float on the surface of the waters of Bum Creek and flow to you, to you...''

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

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Coming up next week...Robbie Avenaim CD Launch featuring Robbie Avenaim solo, Scott Tinkler/Sean Baxter duo and Golden Fur with Marco Fusinato

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Tuesday, March 17th @ the Make It Up Club

First meeting of these 2 vital guitarists in Melbourne: Ireland and England shall be forever reunited; 2 of Melbourne’s jazz greats with Wasabi in the motherfucking haus y’all; and the MIUC debut of Geronimo Collective—a newish Melbourne-based jazz/ambient/illbient trio.
  • Mike Cooper (UK/Italy) (guitar) and Gearoid Brinn (guitar)
  • Peter Knight (trumpet and laptop), Steve Magnusson (guitar), and DJ Wasabi (manipulations)
  • Geronimo Collective, featuring: Brett Johnson (bass), Ascelin Gordon (guitar) and Michael Di Cecco (drumkit)

The Make It Up Club
http://www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm
$5/$10

Coming up:
24/3: Simon Charles (saxophones) and Mattihas Shack-Arnott (percussion); Brigid Burke and Ollie Bown
31/3: Free Music Ensemble; Elliott Folvig, Tom Fryer, Lawrence Folvig and Max Walker (guitars); Penelope Skliros

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Maximum Arousal film by Vile Vortices

Vile Vortices Productions presents



The first in a series of short films about Maximum Arousal shows at The Toff
in Swanston Street, CBD. 'Influence, Noise and Hallucinations' features excerpts from a 20 minute improvisation of ambient, minimalist electronica by Evelyn Morris of Pikelet and Shags who discuss aspects of the performance and their influences.
The music in this concert (28/12/2008) suggests to us some of Terry Riley's early 70s organ and delay based works or Cluster's mid 70s fusion of synthesizer melody and loop layering, but according to Evelyn and Shags its roots are more in Philip Glass, Abba and Led Zeppelin.

Future Vile Vortices videos of Maximum Arousal shows will appear in Comment posts added to the relevant archive section of this blog. Artists featured include Super Stupid, Eugene Chadbourne, Mani Neumeier, Damo Suzuki, Oren Ambarchi and Gudrun Gut.

For more information about Vile Vortices Productions go to our website:
www.vorticezine.com

Monday, 9 March 2009

Admin - geographic labels on posts

A series of locality-based blogs are now taking direct feeds from this blog, specifically for any posts concerning localities like Carlton, Fitzroy, Collingwood, Brunswick, etc.

When you post an event in one of these localities, be sure to add a label for the suburb.  This will ensure your post will be syndicated by these other blogs, reaching readers who want to know about events in that suburb.

Clinton
Exp-Melb blogfuhrer

Tuesday, March 10th @ the Make It Up Club

Robbie Avenaim (just back from a shredding tour of Japan with WoG), and Rob Mayson ( of Grey Daturas infamy—just back from Europe), will be presenting some new experiments in solo free-formance; Dennis Santiago and Philippa O’Shea dubbing their new duo abrasive jazz; and the welcome return of Ryan Cockburn with his tripped out, skuzzy electro a/v solo.
  • Robbie Avenaim (acoustical noise)
  • Rob Mayson (electrical noise)
  • Dennis Santiago (guitar) and Philippa O'Shea (voice)
  • SPIT aka Ryan Cockburn (a/v electronics)

The Make It Up Club
http://www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm
$5/$10

Coming up:
17/3: Mike Cooper (UK) (guitar) and Gearoid Brinn (guitar); Peter Knight (trumpet) and DJ Wasabi; Geronimo Collective (manipulations)
24/3: Simon Charles (saxophones) and Mattihas Shack-Arnott (percussion); Brigid Burke and Ollie Bown
31/3: Free Music Ensemble; Elliott Folvig, Tom Fryer, Lawrence Folvig and Max Walker (guitars); Penelope Skliros

Sunday, 8 March 2009

ROD COOPER + The Charles Ives Singers SUNDAY 22 MARCH 2009 2:00pm at the NGV

The second in an occasional series of experimental music concerts featuring Melbourne visual
artists will be by Rod Cooper + The Charles Ives Singers
Rod Cooper is an artist, instrument builder and performer. He transforms traditional instrument
designs into new metallic hybrids. Played intuitively each instrument has a large range of sounds,
incorporating percussion, bowing mechanisms resonant springs and acoustic noise. The hollow
metallic construction of his instruments create a unique timbre – these sound chambers covered in
springs and strings produce an acoustic resonance that is large in scale and in sonic texture. “My
compositions come from the objects I build. The instrument becomes the composition” RC
The Charles Ives Singers are: David Palliser Horns, Alexis Ensor Horns, Victor Meertens Humanofon/
Goatafon & Horns and homemade instruments, whose music is composed mayhem, sometimes out
of tune but with heart. Unrepeatable, spontaneous, untrained creativity, rough, flawed, The group
wishes to marry sound & visual art in a juggernaut of zestful good humour.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

This Wednesday the 11th of March @ Stutter...

  • MIKE COOPER (UK) - FUTURE FOLK ELECTRONIC EXOTICA OLD SCHOOL EURO IMPROV EXOTIC ELECTRONICA BENT BLUES ACOUSTIC SURREAL SLACK KEY HAWAIIAN HIP HOP AVANT DRUM AND BASS BOROUGHS INSPIRED CUT UP SONGS AND POLITICALLY MEANINGFUL LO-FI POST DIGITAL PIXELATIONS.
  • BONNIE MERCER (Gray Daturas / Breathing Shrine) & MARNEY MACLEOD (Zond) - Debut performance for this female guitar-menace-improv duo!!!

  • LAKES - (Sean Bailey - Paeces / Wasted Truth / Inverted Crux) ''...Sean Bailey's solo incarnation Lakes has always operated along truly punk paradigms...He uses distorted drum machines, casio keyboards, guitar and percussion to create a world of intriguing, angular, at times dissonant pop hits...''

  • DJ SHAGS - (Shags Chamberlain - Terror Arsetralis / Koko-Nuts! / Pikelet / Psychedelic Desert + more) will be playing records 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

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Found Sound: The Experimental Instrument Project # 3

Found Sound # 3 ROD COOPER AND ROSS MANNING
Wednesday March 18
7:30-8:30pm $5
Tape Projects warehouse space
1/81 Bouverie Street Carlton, Melbourne

Together for the first time! Ross Manning, down from sunny Queensland, in collaboration with the renowned Rod Cooper. A peformance of sound sculptures, re-purposed objects and original instruments. All welcome! Check out www.foundsoundproject.blogspot.com for more details.

Ross Manning

Found Sound is curated by Amelia Douglas and Albert Mishriki

Sunday, 1 March 2009

This Wednesday the 4th of March @ Stutter...

SUPER SMASH MONEY

DALE NASON, TROY INNOCENT, CHRISTINE MEYER AND JON PAK

This evening at Stutter presents a trio + 1 exploring themes: money, metal, micro, nation and animal, via video, object process, music and information.

The current sees what currency can’t see.

In order of commencement:

  • 1950’s Europe including Kabul and the Suez Canal. The home movies of a pilot and his wife. Film transferred to dvd.

  • The Micronation of Ludea. Live AV object exchange action.

  • $0 Zerodollars. Live ‘molten metal’ object cast & media action.

  • Oxide. Micro video, metal oxide, max msp and bunched fibres.

^..^

In activation of the Australian/British 20thC Atomic Blast legacy and memory of the killing of aboriginals as a result of these events. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_Field

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
8:30 PM
$10(Full) + $5(Conc) on the door

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Call for proposals - Guildford Land Gallery

forwarded from Stella Gray:

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GUILDFORD LANE GALLERY invites artists, curators and individuals to submit

their ideas for THE WEDNESDAY PROJECT. We have dates available in the

near future so don’t delay!


What is The Wednesday Project?

The Project is a weekly event held amongst the exhibitions at Guildford Lane

Gallery with the intention of fostering marginal, peripheral and/or ephemeral art forms, as well as critical forums. It encourages exploration and collaboration; cross-discipline, cross-genre, cross-media, you name it!


To give you an idea of its scope, the Wednesday Projects thus far has involved

experimental music, sound, sculpture, installation and performance. It could also include lectures, performance poetry, philosophical discussions, screenings, contemporary dance or live artworks.


Does your idea fit The Wednesday Project? Most likely!

Criteria for Inclusion:

Collaborative and/or Mixed Media works preferred

Unusual/Experimental

Well-constructed for an audience; timing and performance/presentation

methods for each event must be planned accordingly. This does not

mean highly finished, works in progress are fine, particularly if you are

seeking audience interaction/feedback.


Each programmer is encouraged to produce a series of Wednesday evenings, usually held one month apart. This requires that the presentation progresses or changes in some way, so that you are not presenting a repeat performance each event. The series may include 3 – 6 events. Consideration will be given to projects that request consecutive weeks programming or other scheduling requirements.


How does it work?

The Gallery and its incredible team of volunteers provide the following in-kind

support.

A space amongst an exhibition on 1 of the 3 floors

PA Equipment (an in-house operator will be available for a fee of $22/hour), HD projector & DVD players (subject to booking)

Electronic publicity & a simple hard copy flyer

A pay bar

Door staff

Programmers/artists are responsible for producing their event from start to finish and conducting some publicity. Please note, the Gallery does not pay

artists/programmer fees, nor reimburse for costs associated with running a

Wednesday Project event. Programmers may request a donation door entry

from the audience, not exceeding $5. In addition, programmers are asked to put down a $300 insurance deposit.


The gallery is open mon-fri 10-6 and you are encouraged to come in and check out the spaces. Feel free to test the acoustic and make some noise too! Just let us know when you plan to drop in.


It is important to remember that Projects occur amongst exhibitions, which

requires some flexibility. If you have particular requirements that may impinge on this aspect please specify these elements in your proposal.


Submissions should include:

Conceptual description

Physical description (appearance, materials and equipment included)

Equipment required (please specify whether already acquired or not)

CV

Relevant support material (images, video, audio, etc.)

1st and 2nd preferences of dates (all Wednesdays of course!)

We look forward to hearing from you!!

Direct submissions to Stella Gray - sgray1@live.com.au or 0422 922 366

Tuesday, March 3rd @ the Make It Up Club

In the tradition of the Ern Malley Affair and John Zorn’s Cobra, the Colors Tribute Band presents a large group, game-piece improv based on the phantom themes of a non-existent, legendary Australian band, and featuring a stellar cast of experimental musicians from around Australia; Rocket Surgery is a new noise/soundart duo comprised of Melbourne grindcore innovator Nik Kennedy (SFHS, Holy Boner and The Kill), with visual artist Tina Douglas on detourned Nintendo Wii XYZ genius.
  • Colors Tribute Band game-piece
  • RCKTSRGRY, featuring: Nik Kennedy (electronics) and Tina Douglas (nintendo wii and laptop)

The Make It Up Club
http://www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm
$5/$10