Friday, 29 May 2009

Highway Of Death/To The Ruin Of Us All


Split cassette release with November 14 on Central Industrial Records.

Five dollars US from CIR or trade.

I'll get getting copies soon, get in touch for more info.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Space-Shifter - Conical - 27 May to 13 June 209


forwarded from David Chesworth:
-----

At CONICAL

Sonia Leber & David Chesworth
Space-Shifter (a sound & structure installation)
MAY 27 – JUNE 13 2009


Sonia Leber and David Chesworth create a psychogeography of voice and space, using sound, vibration and metallic constructions. Human voices resonate throughout the space: babbling and uttering absurdities.

The elusive entity of the trickster is evoked. Here it is imagined as a noisy, mischievous interloper delighting in its own excess, able to change and move about without restraint, creating damage and disorder.

This is the duo's first Melbourne solo exhibition since Almost Always Everywhere Apparent was presented at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in 2007 as part of the Helen Macpherson Smith Commission series.

MAY 27 - JUNE 13
Conical Inc
Upstairs, 3 Rochester St, Fitzroy
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm
t. 03 9415 6958


Go to http://www.conical.org.au/current_exhibitions/current.html to find out more

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Tuesday, May 26th @ the Make It Up Club

The final night in our series of special events for May is a celebration of wooden woodwinds. Featuring some of Melbourne’s most daring and adventurous improvisers, expect to expand your ears and eyes with the sonic possibilities of this humble, instrumental family. Often dismissed as the sonic wallflower of the Orchestra, woodwinds have nevertheless remained the backbone of Classical Symphonic timbre because of their organic resonance and adaptability in complimenting the varied sound-worlds of the other orchestral sections. In the hands of these performers, the richness and flexibility of the genus will smack you in the brain, with a series of solos, duos, trios and other confabulations, where extended technique and improv virtuosity will reign.
  • Jim Cuomo (clarinet) (USA)
  • Sam Dunscome (clarinet)
  • Martin Mackerras (clarinet)
  • Natasha Anderson (contra bass recorder)
  • Brigid Burke (bass clarinet)
  • Tony Hicks (bass clarinet)
  • Tim Pledger (clarinet)
  • Tarquin Manek (clarinet)
  • Aviva Endean (clarinet and bass clarinet)
  • Chris Young (bass clarinet)
  • Karen Heath (bass clarinet)
  • Adam Simmons (contra bass clarinet)
  • Joanne Cannon (bassoon)

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 8:00 pm for an 8:30 start
$5/$10

Coming up:
02/06: Darren Moore (Singapore) and Scott Tinkler; Ian Wadley and JK Fuller
09/06: Quiver
16/06: Robbie Avenaim and David Brown
23/06: Holy Boner with Yoshi Hongan (Japan)
30/06: Shoeb Ahmad and Evan Dorrian (ACT)

Friday, 22 May 2009

Solar Anus Assault For May 2009

"Day Of Hell" C-51 cassette
"Life, The Universe And Nothing" 80mm cdr
"Whenever I Hear The Words Pop Culture I Reach For My Gun" 80mm cdr
"Wormdung Execration" 4x80mm cdr and art-card.

http://solaranus.synthasite.com/

This Wednesday the 27th of May @ Stutter...


@ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

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

Click here for Stutter Myspazz

Thursday, 21 May 2009

28/05/09

Sam Price - Drums & SuperCollider

Chris Hale & Gian Slater - Bass / Vox

Glitch Bar & Cinema - 9pm

318 St Georges Rd Nth Fitzroy
www.downstreammusic.com.au

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

reminder - found sound tonight - james hullick pia van gelder

Tonight! Found Sound # 5 Wednesday May 20 2009 7:30pm
JAMES HULLICK AND PIA VAN GELDER

Please join us for a collaborative improvised performance by Pia van Gelder (Sydney) on original Voice Mask with some members of her Orchestra of Machines together with James Hullick (Melb) on robotic sound sculptures and instrumental automata.
All welcome!

Wednesday May 20
7:30pm - 8:30pm (plenty of time to get down to stutter afterwards!)
@ Tape project warehouse space
1/81 Bouverie St, Carlton, Melbourne
$5 / $7
www.foundsoundproject.blogspot.com

James Rushford / Joe Talia Album Launch 21.5.09

hursday, 21 May Sabbatical presents the launch of our thirteenth series release, Palisades by Melbourne based duo James Rushford & Joe Talia (SBB013). This cavernous electroacoustic fabrication finds its heart in exploration of the unforeseen voices of their selected instrumentation and devices. These include prepared violas, autoharp, spring reverb tank, and various metal objects. The ensuing extended compositions incorporate elements of ethereal drone and instrumental concrète, with stasis as a recurring theme. James and Joe will be joined on this occasion by a series of duo performances from Thembi Soddell & Anthea Caddy, Forth Impact! and Witness Girl. Hosted by the Old Bar (74-76 Johnston Street Fitzroy Victoria), with doors opening at 8:30pm, action from 9pm, and six dollars in.


Tuesday, 19 May 2009

VICMOD RECORDS got talent!

VICMOD Records is a new experimental electronic music label.

We are interested in recordings that push boundaries in sound synthesis and arrangement. Recordings can consist of digital computer music, analog synthesis etc.


The label will release limited editions* of each recording and once they have sold people can buy the digital version indefinitely. * limited edition versions will come with extra bonus tracks and art etc.

We are currently working on the website and will have the label up and running hopefully by August 2009 at the latest. We already have 3 albums ready for release.

If you are interested in sending finished recordings ( we prefer full albums) please send them to:
Ross Healy
3rd Floor
172 - 192 Flinders St
Melbourne 3000
Victoria
Australia

Please submit your CD with music and data bio, photo and contact information.
We will need 320 mp3 recordings and also wav file recordings.
If we decide to release your stuff we will run the label professionally and will treat the artist with the respect they deserve.
If we do not decide to use your album, fear not we will not copy or distribute your recordings without your authority.
Please let all your friends know.

VICMOD Ensemble - Toff in Town - 21 May 2009

forwarded from Ross Healy:
------------------

VICMOD ENSEMBLE
This Thursday, 21 May at the Toff, Swanston St, Melbourne VICMOD ENSEMBLE will be performing an all modular set and then joining psych rock mind fuck artists Slocombe’s Pussy. Expect sonic madness and pussy galore!
Toff in Town, Thursday 21st May
Doors open 8:30pm, $10 grown ups / 7$ good excuses.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

This Wednesday the 20th of May @ Stutter...

  • THE FRANCIS PLAGNE BAND - ''Francis Plagne has released two full length records which mix melodic songs with analogue concrete and improvised materials. On this occasion, the band should consist of Joe Talia, Connal Parsley and special guest Robbie Avenaim, who, between them, have released far more than two full length records. With minimal (or non-existent) rehearsal, they will attempt to intergrate melodic and concrete/noise elements.''
  • I T A - Kohta Burgess - Laptop/FX, Kain Borlase - Bass, Angus Tarnawsky - Drums/FX - ''Music-concrete style improvisations that are noisy, free and kind of like an Ennio Morricone film score if you catch the right moment! I T A is an always evolving side project for collaborators Angus Tarnawsky, Kain Borlase and Kohta Burgess who are all active in various groups around the Melbourne music community.''

@ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

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

Click here for Stutter Myspazz

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Tuesday, May 19th @ the Make It Up Club

The third night in our special events for May, sees The Psych Ward Cult with Strings. The Psych Ward Cult are a grim-junk-noise-improv Supergroup hatched from the worlds of new noise, grindcore and hardcore and drawing members from groups such as Pathetic Human, The Kill, Occult Blood, and Chrome Dome. Featuring Tom Miller, Tara Green, Liam Haryono, Nik Kennedy, Dan Brady, Shaun South and regular special guests, the group has made an explosive impact on Melbourne’s improv scene with live performances that can only be described as sublime—in a brutally, transcendental kind of way. For their MIUC show, The Psych Ward Cult will be joined by some of Melbourne’s most exciting emerging talents of extended technique on orchestral strings: Anthea Caddy (cello), James Rushford (viola) and Judith Hamann (cello). A very special night at the Make It Up Club, where Black Metal ambience and avant garde classical aesthetics collide in a super nova of improvised Grimcore intensity!
  • The Psych Ward Cult with Strings

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 8:00 pm for an 8:30 start
$5/$10

Coming up:
26/5: Woodwind mini-fest (featuring Natasha Anderson, Martin Mackerras, Tarquin Mannek, and many more!)
02/06: Darren Moore (Singapore) and Scott Tinkler

Saturday, 9 May 2009

A. Wallace, Tom Hall @ Sunshine & Grease, May 23 2009

Sunhine & Grease Instore

A. Wallace
Tom Hall (Melb)

Two acoustic sets.

23rd May 2009
3pm at Sunshine & Grease
Bus Gallery
117 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

A. Wallace Myspace
Tom Hall Myspace

Sunshine & Grease

This Wednesday the 13th of May @ Stutter...

  • JACK THE RAPPER (BE/QLD) - The renaissance man that is Jacques Ambach returns to Stutter for a ''Jack the Rapper International One-Man Show''. Perhaps his only Melbourne performance!

  • DAS BUTCHER - ''Mother used to always speak backwards to me, then one day I found a casio rapman in hard rubbish, I got dressed all in blood, made some noise, & this is what happened. Other bands include ARMYISH and HI GOD PEOPLE....''

  • ROBIN FOX / LLOYD HONEYBROOK - Sax noise miscreant Lloyd Honeybrook teams up with noise mafioso Robin Fox for a rematch after their ear-shredding set at the NowNOW (Sydney) in January. There will be noise, there will be the evocation of hitherto unexperienced frequency, there will be the osmosis of two humans trying to justify existence through sound. Solid.

  • dj sets by HARRIET MORGAN between the acts!

@ Horse Bazaar 397 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne

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

Click here for Stutter Myspazz

Friday, 8 May 2009

The Middle Eight - Geelong Gallery - 8 May to 5 July 2009


forwarded from Ernie Althoff:
-----------
*The Middle Eight*

a new kinetic sound installation by

*Ernie Althoff*

as part of the Geelong Gallery's exhibition

/The freedom of angels:/

/sculpture in a century of upheaval/


*Friday 8 May – Sunday 5 July*

Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm; Sat, Sun & Public hols 1pm – 5pm

Geelong Gallery, Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220 (Melway 401 F4)

Geelong is an easy hour's freeway drive from Melbourne; or there's regular public transport, and the gallery is a short walk from the station.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Sense - Audio / Visual performance May 14th @ Glitch




featuring:


infinite decimals / Paul Rodgers

Bird Traps

Scratchplate / Kate Hodgetts

Sinuso Dial



Sense is a night of live performances pushing the overlapping boundaries between sound and vision.



Minimal duo infinite decimals (Barnaby Oliver - guitar and Don Rogers - bass) team up with Paul Rodgers (16mm projections and prisms) for an intense, multisensory, motorik set.



Bird Traps (aka Marcus Skinner) will be playing baritone guitar and backed by Jim Walter on field recordings, organ and processed sounds. Together they weave bold minimal motifs and diffuse instrumental soundscapes.



Scratchplate is the solo project of Dimitra (aux assembly). She builds up melodic, repetitive drones into thick swampy sounds that fall in and out of sync with the original theme. Scratchplate are enhanced by richly organic layered visuals from Kate Hodgetts.



Under his current moniker Sinuso Dial, Matt Leaf uses extended guitar techniques, dsp, field recordings, and a combination of visual processes to present immersive, ambient and seductive audio-visual works.



Thursday May 14, 8pm

Glitch Bar + Cinema, 318 St Georges Rd Nth Fitzroy

$5 only



http://www.myspace.com/infinitedecimals

http://www.myspace.com/birdtraps

http://www.myspace.com/scratchplate2

http://www.myspace.com/sinusodial

http://www.glitch.com.au

Sabbatical Presents 210509

Thursday 21 May Sabbatical presents the launch of our thirteenth series release, ‘Palisades’ by Melbourne based duo James Rushford and Joe Talia (SBB013). This cavernous electroacoustic fabrication finds its heart in exploration of the unforeseen voices of their selected instrumentation and devices. These include prepared violas, autoharp, spring reverb tank, and various metal objects. The ensuing extended compositions incorporate elements of ethereal drone and instrumental concrète, with stasis as a recurring theme. James and Joe will be joined on this occasion by a series of duo performances from Thembi Soddell & Anthea Caddy, Forth Impact! and Witness Girl. Hosted by the Old Bar (74-76 Johnston Street Fitzroy Victoria), with doors opening at 8:30pm, action from 9pm, and six bones to get you in.


BROTHER SISTER NEW RELEASES & LAUNCH -- THURS 14 MAY AT BAR OPEN


Brothersister Presents

The first release from Drama in 3 years, combined with Inquiet's most recent group drumming effort and new work from Kharkov on beautiful see-through records. The unorthodox and homegrown medium of lathe-cut poly-carbon renders each record more of an obscure cultural artefact than a pinnacle of high fidelity. Digital copies of the mixes come with each copy sold.

These fine releases will be launched on 14 May 2009 at Bar Open, Brunswick Street Melbourne, as part of a Brother Sister Records dual 7 inch launch. Inquiet (ft Drama for Yamaha for one song), Kharkov, and Gugg (members of Paeces, etc) will all be playing.

Entry is Free and bands start at 8:30pm.



Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Tuesday, May 12th @ the Make It Up Club

This year, the MIUC’s annual contribution to the Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival spans 3 generations of Free Jazz intensity (with a slight nod to the visceral power of extreme metal). From the venerable Ted Vining (a legend of the Melbourne free jazz scene in trio with the incredible Young and Fryer), to the exciting new directions explored by the emerging talents comprising the Dead Ants. And completing the bill, 2 new woodwind/percussion duos featuring bucketrider alumni with metal émigrés, O’Dwyer and Honeybrook.
  • Dead Ants Rainbow featuring: Troy Naumoff (Baritone Guitar, Found objects), Lachlan Ewbank (Percussion, Found objects), Julius Millar (Percussion, Found objects), A D Machine (Bass, Found objects), Will Neal (Sax, Found objects), Angus Leslie (Voice, Found objects), Freya Hollick (Voice, Found objects)
  • Adam Simmons (saxophones and woodwinds) and Brian O’Dwyer (drumkit)
  • Chris Young (woodwinds), Tom Fryer (electric fretless guitar), Ted Vining (drumkit)
  • Lloyd Honeybrook (saxophone) and Sean Baxter (drumkit)

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 8:00 pm for an 8:30 start
$5/$10

Coming up:
19/5: Grimcore mini-fest (featuring the Psych Ward Cult)
26/5: Woodwind mini-fest (featuring Natasha Anderson, Martin Mackerras, Tarquin Mannek, and many more!)

Primitive Calculators - Melbourne Museum of Printing Fundraiser - 17 May 2009

forwarded From Peter at ICEAGE PRODUCTIONS:
----------------------------

Hi All, just to let you know that on Sunday May 17th at the Melbourne Museum of Printing at 36 Moreland St, Footscray at 4pm PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS will be performing as part of a fundraiser for the MMoP.
This event will include live music , letterpress and typesetting demonstrations and a print exhibition and fundraiser –with works created by some of Melbourne’s leading contemporary artists and design studios, including Rose Nolan, Callum Morton, Jon Campbell, Alter, 3 Deep Design, Studio Round, Pip & Co, The Narrows and more. Open 2 - 6pm.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

This Wednesday the 6th of May @ Stutter

  • golden diskó ship (DE) is a one girl band from Berlin. A mix of an original and personable guitar style, found objects, toy instruments, computer beats & sounds and layered vocals with selfmade video projections, drawing you into a unique, beautiful and immersive world of music and song. "a chaotic, organic and original music world." "…dreamy, experimental folk electronica, sounds like walking on the beach with the sun in your eyes."
  • Sun God Australia is a collision of dual-schizophrenic breakdowns from three TV generation left-behinds yearning for warrior satisfaction and a world not-thier-own. The members are Jensen Tjhung (Deaf Wish), Nick Lane (This Is Your Captain Speaking) and Dane Certificate (Dane Certificate). Using the tools of portable turntable, foreign cassettes, guitar, singing, spontaneous seizures, percussion and feedback loops, the air time live in Horse Bazaar is a primitive galactic message from the streets - broadcast all glassy, static and unrealistic to short range audience of dozens and less via outer deep - space.
  • RCKTSRGRY - Tina Douglas (Wii/Laptop) + Nik Kennedy (Electronics) - Deep space transmissions. Satellites talking to each other. Hiding in the engine room of a spaceship. Power tool dissections in zero gravity.
  • dj sets by MATTHEW BROWN between the acts!

@ Horse Bazaar 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

8:30pm start $10 (full) + $5 (conc)
Click here for Stutter Myspazz

Amusements Ala Psycho Sub Tropics - Tape Space - 8 May 2009



forwarded from Tom Hall:----------------

Unhinged and uncanny permutations from Brisbane…

At Tape Space Friday 8th May 2009 8pm–11pm / $6

1/81 BOUVERIE ST, CARLTON


This Imperial Can - Mind altering magnetic signals
Sally Golding - Optical-sonic tropical film investigations
Chloe Cogle – Found-fiction analogue slide shows
Horris Matrix - Accidental indiscretions
With special Melbourne guests Zoe Scoglio (Tape Projects) + A.Wallace
and Tom Hall (Melbourne)

Monday, 4 May 2009

Screwtape - Shit On Legs








New release on Solar Anus. Total Fucking Noise. More details here.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

abre ojos - elements release on Darkwinter.com


http://www.darkwinter.com/dw057.html
Elements are a series of improvised audio-visual tracks based around the four alchemical elements of Earth, Air, Water & Fire. Drawing on the aesthetics of the Crowley Tarot painted by Lady Frieda Harris with imagery drawn from 50’s propaganda films these pieces combine long evolving drones from modular synths with sound reactive looping visuals and animated mandalas to create an immersive synaesthetic experience to give time for reflection and meditation.

Each week, for four weeks, a new element track will be released culminating in the fourth week with a limited edition DVD compiling all four tracks as well as an extra bonus fifth track, Spirit, which will only be available on the DVD. Purchase and ordering information will be found on Darkwinter.com or abreojos.net

Tuesday, May 5th @ the Make It Up Club

The first in our month of special events for May, this week focuses on the surreal beauty of the modular, analogue synthesizer. Featuring members of VicMod, along with fellow travelers of the sonic spaceways, Stephen Richards and Matthew Brown, patch-leads and pataphysics will reign supreme! Various solos and small group collaborations, with an all-in mind-melt to finish off the night. First performance kicks off at 8:30 pm, sharp!

  • VicMod Ensemble
  • Abre Ojos
  • Cray
  • Steve Williams
  • Matthew Brown
  • Stephen Richards

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 8:00 pm for an 8:30 start
$5/$10

Coming up:
12/5: MIUC presentation for the annual Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival (featuring Lloyd Honeybrook, Ted Vining, Adam Simmons, The Ants, and many more!)
19/5: Grimcore mini-fest (featuring the Psych Ward Cult)
26/5: Woodwind mini-fest (featuring Natasha Anderson, Martin Mackerras, Tarquin Mannek, and many more!)

Friday, 1 May 2009

Cray - Make It Up Club - 5 May 2009

CRAY(Ross Healy) will be making a rare appearance performing a computer only set 5 May @ Make It Up Club.
Later that evening Ross will join VICMOD ENSEMBLE using his Buchla 200e in an all out modular battle.
You can also check out the VICMOD blog for interesting interviews with artists and modular synth builders http://vicmod.blogspot.com/