Monday, 28 June 2010

Tetuzi Akiyama - Kipl - 28 June 2010

forwarded from Pat O'Brien:
Late notice announcement, but so worthwhile. This gig should be awesome.

Tetuzi Akiyama, (Japan)
Ian Wadley
Chris Smith.

Monday 28th of June at 8pm. Only $6.
At Kipl. 136 Roden st, Nth Melbourne. (or West Melbourne)

thursday 1st July

Flat-e and My Secret Heart

Horse Bazaar host UK-based digital media artist Robin McNicholas as part of their The Night Porter: Late Night Visuals series. A member of Flat-e collective, Robin McNicholas presents music composed by Warp artist Mira Calix and visuals from My Secret Heart, an award-winning installation inspired by Allegri’s 17th-century choral work Miserere Mei, a piece so protected by the Vatican that they put an embargo on it. Commissioned by Streetwise Opera, My Secret Heart explores ideas of secrecy and concealment in performances by over 100 Streetwise Opera participants

Flat-e are a digital media collective based in London. They have created animations and visuals for Warp Records, music videos for Junior Boys and indie rock band The Cribs, and their collaboration with the London Sinfonietta was described as “The beginnings of a quiet music revolution”. Their recent work includes animation and visual FX for feature films including Bunny and the Bull, from the mind of The Mighty Boosh director Paul King

Thursday 1st July, 9-11pm (free)
Horse Bazaar 397 Little Lonsadale Street Melbourne

Friday, 25 June 2010

Screwtape - The Case For Neo-Slavery (rehearsal recordings)

Made straight to hard-drive with no overdubs or mastering. These spirals have been recorded in a more formal, home taping manner and will be released in time. The manifesto is available as a pdf file from the link provided on the page.

This Wednesday the 30th of June @ Stutter...

    ''Akiyama specializes in creating music with elements of both primitivism and realism by connecting his own aspirations, in a minimal and straightforward way, to the special instrumental qualities of the guitar. Sometimes delicately and sometimes boldly, he controls sound volumes ranging from micro to macro, in an attempt to convert the body into an electronic entity.''

  • CANDLESNUFFER / SEAN BAXTER w/ special guest
    ''The reprise of a long distance collaboration of long standing, this trio first performed in the mid nineties and has only been able to perform in Australia very rarely over the ensuing years. Comprising 3 innovators in the fields of free improvisation, modern concrete, and brutal, abstracted noise, THz (as they have been called) create an uncompromisingly visceral experience in contemporary sonic possibilities.''

    ''Candied Limbs is the free improv duo of Lindsay Vickery on reeds and computer processing and Cat Hope on noise bass and vocals. Non idiomatic improv bordering noise and avant jazz.''

    ''Erkki Veltheim dusts off the gas mask and resurrects the violin of apocalypse in a one-man meta-metal band.''

    “Cured Pink is a discomposed mess of underdeveloped ideas, glorifying civil sickness before finding anything that actually sounds good. Self-releasing hand-made material out of Brisbane for the last few years, the mess, usually summed as ''psychotic performance art'', ''post-industrial noise bliss'' or ''bored at 3am'', appears to have its strengths in the alienation of pub owners, the forcing of early closures and alienation of most band members. Maybe it is just irritating”.

    (Lloyd Honeybrook / Fucked) - ''Hitting it to you in the most eloquent manner. Has collaborated in the past with DJ Kevorkian. What good is a DJ who absolutely hates music??''



@Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Tuesday June 26th @ the Make It Up Club

This week, the MIUC is excited to present some incredible interstate and international guests. Tokyo’s master guitarist of post-onkyo, improv maximalism, Tetuzi Akiyama will be performing a wild set of skronking guitar intensity. Sydney-based extended voice artist, Tony Osbourne makes his solo Melbourne debut. And Queensland improv-punk-noise maverick, Andrew McLellan, is joined by the masterminds behind one of Melbourne’s greatest extreme noise groups, the Dead Boomers.

Cured Pink, featuring: Andrew McLellan (guitar), Mark Groves (drum machine and reverb tank) and Leith Thomas (bass)

Tetuzi Akiyama (Japan) (guitar)

Tony Osborne (Syd) (voice)

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:
06/07: The MB Project; David Jeffery
13/07: Prophets; Gearoid Brinn and Gideon Brazil
20/07: BZNZZ
27/07: Zack Kouns (USA) and Chris Hearn (NSW)

Wednesday, 23 June 2010



Saturday, 26 June 2010, 6pm-10pm FREE
Sunday, 27 June 2010, 6pm-10pm FREE
Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces

Pretty momentous pilgrimage of Brisbane artists, musicians and performers hitting Melbourne this weekend for two evenings of multi-dimensional research and visceral aberrance.for the event Psycho Subtropics 2010 as part of a month of events and art at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces.


Scraps - Brisbane perverse pop legend, debut in melbourne

Sky Needle - primitive music on homemade instruments, melb debut

Ross Manning - messed up beautiful noise and sculpture

Alex Cuffe - home made bass guitar and home brew

Sarah Byrne - mutliscreen karaoke experiment

Gerald Keaney - attack on boredom

Joel Stern - music povera

Abject Leader - colour surgery

Chloe Cogle - fake ethnography slide show

Danni Zuvela - always moving images

Swamplords - surf collapse

Scale Free Network - ectoplasm aesthetics

Cured Pink - sensitive guy industrial noise

presented by OtherFilm

Monday, 21 June 2010


Saturday, 26 June 2010
6pm- 11pm

Irene Warehouse
5 Pitt Street,
Brunswick, Vic

This will be a big night showcasing some of Melbourne's finest sound artists and musicians!

Acts include: The Pups, Art & Craft, Weekend Pharaohs, Jon and Byron Duo, Red Hymns, Vodnik, Battlesnake, T. Hall, Fregus and Adam, Roller One and Eastern Grey.

Proudly sponsored, supported and organised by the Sound Club.

Entry is a bargain at $5.

Doors open at 6pm and the event will end at 11pm.

Playing order:

------------Band room------------- DJ/Solo Room-------
6.00pm -----Red Hymns---------------------------------
6.30pm ----Art and Craft---------------------------------
7.00pm --------------------------------T.Hall------------
7.30pm -----The Pups------------------------------------
8.00pm ---------------------------Jon & Byron Duo------
8.30pm ---Weekend Pharaohs----------------------------
9.00pm -----------------------Fergus & Adam Roller One
9.30pm ------VODNIK-------------------- --------------
10.00pm -----------------------------Chiara Dj set------
10.30pm ----Eastern Grey-------------------------------
11.00pm ------------------------------All Done----------

Friday, 18 June 2010

Liquid Architecture 11 - Melbourne programme now online

Melbourne programme 1-17 July

Sabbatical Presents: 3X2

For more information: sbbtcl / ttlscmmtrls

Sabbatical Presents: Cured Pink

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Sabbatical Presents 23.06.10

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Visual Music at Animation Festival

Paul Fletcher and friends
Thursday 24 june, 8.00pm-9.00pm
VCAM Cinema 2
Grant Street, Southbank (VCA Campus, off St Kilda Road)

An evening of live film and music performance which figuratively skates across the surface, and occasionally falls through the cracks between Animation, Visual Music, Abstract, Experimental and Narrative film, as well as Improvised and Electro-acoustic Music in the digital era. Featuring new works by Paul Fletcher, Jacques Soddell, Simon Howard and VCAM Animation and Music collaborative work.

Limited seating - be early!
Tickets not available through ACMI. Gold coin entry.
Enquiries: or phone 03 9685 9020

Liquid Architecture BENDIGO Sunday 27th June 8pm Old Fire Station View St

(Note Melbourne Liquid Architecture events don't have Lionel Marchetti solo, nor do they feature Golden Fur, so come visit Bendigo for this one as well as going to the Melbourne shows)

Lionel Marchetti

Hugely influenced by the pioneer of musique concrète, Pierre Schaffer, French composer Lionel Marchetti is one of the major figures of musique concrète today. He has been involved with the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in Paris since 1993, and also specialises in improvisation using microphones and loudspeakers. He collaborates extensively with other artists including Jérôme Noetinger and the multi-discipline group Le Cube. His Bendigo performance will be his only solo performance in the current Liquid Architecture tour (other LA performances are with Yôko Higashi. performer, vocalist, Butoh dancer and choreographer.)

Twelve Dog Cycle

Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (Taiwan) and Nigel Brown (Australia) pair the breathing limitations of human voice and piano accordion, extending the voice through extreme unconventional technique and the accordion’s acoustic properties through preparations, extended techniques and live electronic manipulation. They have performed in festivals in East Asia, Europe and Australia

Golden Fur

New Music trio comprising Samuel Dunscombe (clarinet/laptop) Judith Hamann (violoncello) and James Rushford (keyboard/viola), who focus on obscure contemporary and 20th century music, as well as improvised performance. In a short time they have built up quite a reputation with works commisioned from artists such as Anthony Pateras, Marco Fusinato and Cat Hope. They are currently completing a European concert tour.

Liquid Architecture CASTLEMAINE Saturday 26th June 8pm ICU 1 Halford St

KK Null is an electro-acoustic music composer/performer, as well as mastermind of Japanese avant-garde rock band ZENI GEVA. He has collaborated extensively with artists as diverse as John Zorn, Jon Rose, Phil Samartzis, Matmos & Zbigniew Karkowski. In recent years KK Null has concentrated his efforts on his solo & collaborative recordings, exploring the outer territories of electronica, creating intense clashing waves of noise, structured electro-acoustic ambience, broken down rhythmics, scattered pitch sculptures and droning isolationist material, which could be described as “cosmic noise maximal/minimalism”.

Sean Baxter is an Australian improvising musician interested in extreme music forms and his music practice ranges from extreme metal and punishing noise to free jazz and the Modernist abstraction of the classical avant garde. He focuses on the use of extended techniques applied to the conventional drum kit, utilising an arsenal of metallic junk and other percussive detritus.  He performs regularly with the internationally renowned Pateras/Baxter/Brown trio, the free-jazz-grind quartet, Embers, and in frequent collaborative and solo incarnations. He’s a founding member of Australian classic groups Bucketrider, Lazy and Western Grey.

Snawklor grew out of a long running collaboration between Nathan Gray and Dylan Martorell, beginning as a duo that made electro-acoustic work in galleries. Over a decade of experimentation and adjustment – from delicate sound installation to lap top skiddery to synth and guitar noise – othey have now moved in a new direction with the addition of Duncan Blachford on live drums.  “The environments we choose to play in will naturally dictate the music Snawklor will play in the future. Water music, cave music, tram music, garden music, zoo music, dog beach music, airport music, hospital music, graveyard music, sewerage plant music, wetlands music, kindergarten music.” So now we’ll get ICU music.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Marco Cher-GIbbard & Rosalind Hall - Loop Bar - 17 June 2010

Marco Cher-Gibbard & Rosalind Hall - waves and washes of colour and sound.
Mitchell Brennan - interwoven sonics and static.
Wetpatch - ping-pong circuitry melt.
Microvom - occult chants, imagery and the divine intervention of Gaia.
Soulio/Lee - time stretches over a scorched earth.
Loop Bar 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000.
Starts at 8pm $6AUD entry.
(forwarded from Mitchell Brennan)

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Tuesday June 15th @ the Make It Up Club

A bumper lineup of crack noisniks from the new generation of Melbourne sound explorers. Wallace/Hall specialise in the production of unearthly, heavy sound, generated through the processing of found objects, strings and voice. Daddy's Room is a new project from some of the city's most engaging punk-improv provocateurs. And Nic Tammens brings the deep sub-bass sheets of sound, evoking colossal, abstract doom.

A Wallace (voice and electronics) and Tom Hall (junk and electronics)

Daddy's Room, featuring: Barwise (guitar), Lloyd Honeybrook (bass), Angus Leslie (drumkit) and Jake Glas (voice)

Nic Tammens (guitar)

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:
22/06: REWIND, featuring Ren Walters and Ted Vining; Kris Wanders with Gareth Thomson and James McLean
29/06:Tetuzi Akyama (Japan); Tony Osborne (Syd); Cured Pink, featuring: Andrew McLellan (USA), Mark Groves and Leith Thomas

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Undue Noise in Bendigo

undue noise

sat 12th june 8pm old fire station

BLANKFACE DISTORTION (Melb) ambient/noise/images

EQUIVOCAL visual music Paul Fletcher/Simon Howard/Justin Bull - animation+improv

MATHEW UNDERWOOD metal sounds/sax

JACQUES SODDELL abstract sounds & images
undue noise has a new blog

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

thursday10th june @horsebazaar

the night porter presents:

7pm elf tranzporter

8pm till 9.30
biscotti (carla ori and friends) making music while we dine
Moog synth, bass, percussion, laptop and vocals sound like a good combo? That'd be Biscotti, bringers of the broken beat hypnotism this week at the Horse.

plug n' play presents visuals
from 9.30pm
9.30 PM - VJ Netzair + DJ Koda

This is an exciting Melbourne based audio and video collaboration, pairing techno pixel veteran Netzair with live act DJ Koda ( IF? Records, Elektrax. ) Expect custom 2D + 3D, tightly integrated layering and sequencing and a condensed hour of choregraphed audiovisual delights. From the pixel trenches:
"Both me and koda are rearing to go, making loops now, see you at horse :)"


Monday, 7 June 2010


Reverse Engineering

Group exhibition of work by young artists from Australia, South Korea and Thailand curated by Royce Ng and Daisy Bisenieks

Please join us for the opening Thursday June 10th 6-8pm

Sunshine & Grease.
9 Queens Parade,
Clifton Hill,
VIC, Australia, 3068.

Thurs 12-6, Fri 12-8 Sat 12-5

Thursday June 10th to Sat June 26th 2010

Ju-Young Yoon

Jun-Ho Kwon

Jakraphun Thanateeranon

Royce Ng

Daisy Bisenieks

John Bartley

Gavan Blau

Sam Hancocks

Hobo Collective

Reverse engineering is a process of deconstruction whereby the function and operation of an object or mechanical system is observed and analyzed in order to construct a new piece of technology which extends the capabilities of the original object without replicating it. One of the most interesting applications of reverse engineering is practiced by individuals living in the developing world in which the principles and functions of Western technology are recreated or retooled using found materials in response to conditions of scarcity in order to meet basic everyday needs.

In these terms, we see the process of reverse engineering as primarily a form of inter-cultural exchange and we use it figuratively and metaphorically as a model for the artistic exchange we aim to facilitate through this exhibition. Using this as a theoretical framework, we propose to place the Australian, Korean and Thai artists in the role of reverse engineers of eachothers cultures in order to make work which looks at a localized cultural form, musical instrument, or technology and exploits the possibilities of their structure and function to generate new objects.

The opening night will feature a musical performance by the artists using the home made instruments and sound system created for the exhibition.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Fast Forward cassette magazine online

Fast Forward was a Melbourne cassette magazine that released 13 issues in the early 1980s, covering mainly post-punk and some more experimental music locally and overseas. All issues are now online at the That Striped Sunlight Sound blog

Friday, 4 June 2010

Touch at a Distance: A Day of Music, Installations and Soundwalks in the Heide Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Park

Seven Thousand Oaks Festival of Art and Sustainability Presents…

Touch at a Distance

A Day of Music, Installations and Soundwalks in the Heide Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Park


Alan Lamb
Anthony Magen
Dale Gorfinkel
Jim Denley
Matt Chaumont
Ross Bolleter
Philip Samartzis

Curated by Ben Byrne

Sunday June 20 | 11am-4pm

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen


BYO Picnic

Seven Thousand Oaks Festival of Art and Sustainability presents Touch at a Distance, a day of music, installations and soundwalks in the Heide Sculpture Park that focuses on the importance of listening and its role in developing a more sustainable approach to our presence in the environment and community. Artists from around Australia will inhabit Heide’s beautiful gardens throughout the day, allowing you to wander and experience the event at your own pace. Performances will include Jim Denley on wind instruments, Dale Gorfinkel with vibraphone and home made instruments built from recycled materials and Ross Bolleter playing ruined pianos. Alan Lamb will set up some of his infinite music machines, Matt Chaumont will contribute a large scale installation producing sub-bass frequencies you feel rather than hear and Philip Samartzis will present recordings from his recent trip to Antarctica. Meanwhile, Anthony Magen will lead the development of a program of soundwalks that visitors will be able to take around the property.

More information available at

The Sound Playground 6-17 July 2010

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6 – 17 July 2010
Opening Tuesday 6 July, 5-7pm
@ fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Curated by Amelia Douglas and Nella Themelios. Featuring new work by Ros Bandt & Albert Mishriki, Rod Cooper, Rowan McNaught and Emma Lashmar.

Bus Projects and Craft Victoria are thrilled to announce their forthcoming collaboration on a new project exploring the unique relationship between craft and sound. The Sound Playground features newly commissioned experimental instruments, sound sculptures and sonic installations, which will be ‘played’ in a series of special performances in the gallery by the artists and invited guests.

The Sound Playground is produced by Timothy Webster and proudly presented by Bus Projects, Craft Victoria and fortyfivedownstairs for Liquid Architecture 2010. Generously supported by the City of Melbourne.

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Thursday 8 July 5.45-7.15pm
Wednesday 14 July 5.45-7.15pm
Friday 16 July 5.45-7.15pm

Bookings essential, seating limited! To book tickets ($15) go to• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Screwtape - Fist Of The Sun Now Online

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Artist Call Out - Guildford Lane Gallery

forwarded from Claudia Hodgens:

Melbourne 300823rd August – 5th September

Guildford Lane Gallery20-24 Guildford LaneMelbourne 3000
Post to:PO Box 12179 a'Beckett Street

Guildford Lane Gallery offers an exciting opportunity for artists, actors and performers to take part in a new exhibition that explores the issues and effects of censorship in all its diverse forms, be it artistic political, literary, etc... This project will be held across three spacious floors and will run from 23rd August -5th September. If you have a great idea we would love to hear about it!
Applications must include:
An outline of you proposed project [typed and no more than one page long]
Contact details
Curriculum Vitae
Support material - This may include still images [jpg.] or audio/visual material submitted on CD or DVD. Furthermore please clearly outline if your support material is the work you wish to exhibit or if it is past work that is indicative of your style and/or direction.

· Varying price points proportional to space used across three floors.

Fee includes:
2 week exhibition period [Gallery opening hours Tues-Fri 12-9pm, Sat & Sun 12-5pm]
Use of GLG facilities including audio/visual equipment.
An advertised opening night
Promotion of exhibition on GLG website :
Inclusion in Guildford Lane Gallery handbill
Art publication listings along with other relevant media outlets
Notification of Guildford Lane Gallery subscribers regarding exhibition.
Opportunity for an advertised ‘Artists Talk’ event

Artist Responsibilities:
Installation & De-installation of exhibition
Return gallery to original state upon completion of exhibition

An Accumulation of Energy - Blindside Gallery 10-12 June 2010

An Accumulation of Energy
Marcia Jane and Dinesh de Silva
10 to 12 June 2010
Opening on Thursday 10 June 6-8pm
An accumulation of energy. Shimmering sky projections and amplified sound supercharge the physical space of Blindside gallery. Sound and light fragment then coalesce. This time, this space for three days ... that's it. "there are no connections... only resonances, beats, rhythms, closures" (Marshall McLuhan)
Closing Performance Saturday 12 June 4-6pm with K&M (Phoebe Faulkner and Jason Montero)
Blindside Gallery Nicholas Building level 7 room 1437 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria 3000
Enter via lifts in Cathedral Arcade, corner of Flinders Lane
Opening Hours 12-6pm Thursday to Saturday

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Tuesday June 8th @ the Make It Up Club

Tactile Response Group is a new project from Bonnie and Nylstoch—fearless archivists of Australian avant and outsider sound performance, documented under the moniker of Venting Gallery, and avant skronkers of unaustralian infamy. It boasts a formidable trio of collaborators including no less than Sydney/Blue Mountains icon, Adam Sussmann. Tonight also features the joyful and sublime treats of Tony Hicks, presenting his latest explorations in the sonoverse of solo woodwinds.

Tactile Response Group, featuring: Chris Nylstoch (guitar), Bonnie Hart (objects), Seame (objects), Matt Williams (conch, electronics and voice), Adam Sussmann (guitar)

Tony Hicks (solo reeds)

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:
15/06: A Wallace and Tom Hall; Daddy's Room, featuring: Barwise, Lloyd Honeybrook, Angus Leslie and Jake Glas; Nic Tammens, Freya Schack-Arnott and Lloyd Honeybrook
22/06: REWIND, featuring Ren Walters and Ted Vining; Kris Wanders with Gareth Thomson and James McLean
29/06:Tetuzi Akyama (Japan); Tony Osborne (Syd); Cured Pink, featuring: Andrew McLellan (USA), Mark Groves and Leith Thomas

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Rosalind Hall and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang album launch
From my winter snow your summer fire until my autumn rain your spring sunshine

7.30pm, Sat. 12 June 2010

Rosalind Hall and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang album launch
- extended saxophone and vocal technique.

With special guests :
Nigel Brown solo- prepared accordion+laptop,
Geoff Robinson solo - harmonium+field recordings 

Tape Space, 1/81 Bouverie St. Carlton
$5, special asian snacks and hot drinks provided for early birds

Thu July 1st - Sat July 17th: Semantic Clutter @ West Space

Semantic Clutter is the creative detritus as generated throughout the artists work process. It is their fleeting ideas, forgotten moments of genius and experimental experiments that fall by the wayside during their pursuit of the elusive final piece.

In alignment with the Liquid Architecture ethos, eleven Sound and New Media Artists will inhabit West Space Gallery over a period of 17 days to question, construct and collaborate amongst themselves. Punters are invited to experience their Semantic Clutter on a first-hand basis via a range of openhouse events. These include opening and closing night performances, alternating exhibitions and an unlocked rehearsal door where you may stumble across a "Work In Progress".

Selected artists include:

Martin Kay

Kit Webster

Alister Mew

Kirri Buchler

Tessa Elieff AKA Tattered Kaylor

Matt Tierney AKA M Leaf Tierney

Lizzie Pogson

James Wright

Paul Candy

Adam Hunt

Opening Drinks: Thursday July 1st 5–7pm, free entry

Closing Performance: Saturday July 17th, $5 entry

Semantic Clutter will run from July 1st to July 17th inclusive. Detailed programs with Who/When,Performance/Exhibition times/Opening hours are available online at and

Flyers will be lurking at West Space gallery and other Liquid Architecture events.

Sunshine & Grease and elsewhere this week.

This week at Sunshine + Grease and elsewhere.
music improvised & otherwise

Thursday June 3 at 8pm
9 Queens pde. Clifton Hill

Presented by Audio Actions

Infinite Decimals - The sound of Numerals
Dylan Matorell - A little chaos
Eko Eko Azarak - Ritual
Dominic Kavanagh - Inventions.

Saturday night, S&G will be attending the Branden W. Joseph lecture presented by RMIT school of architecture.

Saturday 5th June, 2010
Drinks: 6:00-6:30PM 8.12.01
Saturday night lecture 6:30-7:30PM 8.11.68 (Lecture Theatre)

The Roh and the Cooked: Structural Film, Actionism, Paracinema

Branden W. Joseph will discuss the travels of Tony Conrad and Beverly
Grant throughout Europe in the early 1970s. Their itinerary, and the
transformations in Conrad’s work upon his return to the United States,
sheds light on the particular “crisis” of experimental cinema at the
time and the manner in which it was (temporarily) overcome. Revising
current understandings of the notion of there being “two
avant-gardes” (as Peter Wollen famously put it), an examination of
Conrad’s development and his interactions with Malcolm Le Grice,
Wilhelm and Birgit Hein, and Otto Muehl will outline another line of
avant-garde development. Drawn from Conrad’s personal archives and
other research, this talk covers material that is not included in the
author’s recent book, Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the
Arts after Cage.

Branden W. Joseph is Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and
Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at
Columbia University and an editor of the journal Grey Room (MIT Press).

Tuesday June 1st @ the Make It Up Club

MIUC's very own resident sound genius, Stephen Richards, and Nigel Wright with Tim Coster, serious shit you guys have to witness from Auckland. Stephen Richard**s, as **Cleaninglady is proposing: 1.) MC-202 - Sub Bass Set 2.) Ableton Live - Microphone and Effects Rack Noise Set. 3.) Mackie 1202 - Empty Mixer Brutal Noise Set. Your choice peeps! And, our great pleasure: Cathedrals is the duo of Nigel Wright & Tim Coster , channeling the drone spirits of goth and emo, and playing the same song over and over again.. They are from Auckland, and the are geniii.

Cathedrals, (NZ) featuring: Nigel Wright (laptop and effects) and Tim Coster (electronics and effects)

Cleaninglady AKA, Stephen Richards (transcendence)

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

Coming up:
08/06: Tactile Response Group, featuring: Chris Nylstoch (guitar), Bonnie Hart (objects), Seame (objects), Matt Williams (conch, electronics and voice), Adam Sussmann (guitar); Tony Hicks (solo reeds)
15/06: TBC but it will be killer!
22/06: REWIND, featuring Ren Walters and Ted Vining
29/06:Tetuzi Akyama (Japan) (guitar); Tony Osborne (Syd) (voice); Cured Pink, featuring: Andrew McLellan (guitar), Mark Groves (drum machine and reverb tank) and Leith Thomas (bass)