Sunday, 31 January 2010

This Wednesday the 3rd of February @ Stutter...

  • STREIFENJUNKO (NO) - Streifenjunko is an Oslo-based duo known for their vigorous music with the rare instrumentation of tenor saxophone and trumpet. Espen Reinertsen and Eivind Lonning apply unusual instrumental techniques to project a spacious sound of great power and clarity. Streifenjunko has collaborated with a lot of exciting musicians, like Keith Rowe, Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshi Nakamura and video artist Kjell Bjrgeengen. With their debut album No Longer Burning just released, Streifenjunko appears in Australia for the first time, having toured Asia, USA, Africa and Europe.

  • JOE TALIA - a rare solo performance on drumkit, springs reverb tank, junk, bowed cymbals, feedback

  • MARCO CHER GIBARD /VIJAY THILLAIMUTHU - A/V duo performance with oscilloscope projections, feedback systems and synth

  • dj FJORN BUTLER between the acts!


$10 (full) / $5 (conc)

@Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne


VICMOD RECORDS will have a label launch 30 March at Make It Up Club, Melbourne Australia.

Some of the label artists will be performing live.

CRAY ( live mix of all the labels releases and future releases)
and more.

We will have on sale the first 6 releases by.....

RICHARD LAINDART ( early Moog recordings)
DON HASSLER ( Self playing Buchla and EMS SYnthi)
CRAY ( Digital machine soundscapes)
WHITE NOISE CAROUSEL ( Electro Acoustic chill)
ROD COOPER ( Electric appliances performance)
STEVE LAW ( Electro Acoustic recordings)

Doors open at 8.30.

watch this space.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Ascension Engine @ Rainbow Serpent Festival

For those brave souls heading off to Rainbow Serpent this year here's a little something you might want to check out:

Rainbow Serpent welcomes a new event to the festival- Ascension Engine is an audio visual cornucopia of meditative sound and vision from some of Australia's finest audio visual
experimenters. With sacred frequencies, audio reactive mandalas for meditation, blissful binaural beats and alchemical transformations through sound and vision.
Ascension Engine is a discreet part of the Crystal Mandala and comes alive at 10pm on Friday and Sunday nights until 2am.

Artists playing include:
Sacred Resonance
Duo from South Australia - Darren Curtis and Bradley Pitt set up Sacred Resonance through visionary thinking and higher experience of the sacred, incorporating new media of biofeedback and immersive entrainment through sonic and visual design.

Electronic Shaman
Wielding laptop processed field recordings and synthesised frequencies

Abre Ojos
Exploring the realms of synesthesia by creating an immersive audio visual experience, it is improvised sound and vision for dystopian meditation

Look to the Skies
An improvised laptop collaboration exploring deep soundscapes with cinematic landscapes

Zen Paradox
The esteemed electronic music pioneer doing a special ambient set just for the Crystal Mandala & Ascension Engine

phase-loc is Ross Healy (Cray, Amnesia, 56k, This Digital Ocean etc) and Simon Birds of VICMOD teaming up to bring you an ambient, electro acoustic space set.

Running Times
Friday 22nd Jan
10.00 - 10.45 Look to the Skies
11.15 - 12.00 VICMOD Ross & Simon
12.30 - 1.15 Sacred Resonance

Sunday 24th Jan
10.00 - 10.45 Zen Paradox
11.15 - 12.00 Electronic Shaman
12.30 - 1.15 Abre Ojos

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

VICMOD RECORDS coming in Feb 2010

New Australian "Avant Electronics" label VICMOD Records will be operational in Feb 2010.
With a minimum of 15 albums to release over the year from artists from Australia, USA, Japan, Sweden etc this should promise to be an exciting electronic label.

Albums will be available in physical form or complete digital downloads.

More news coming.......

Watch this space.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Final Sabbatical Presents 21.01.10

Thursday 21 January 2010 Sabbatical presents our final ever regular monthly night at the Old Bar (74-76 Johnston Street Fitzroy). To mark this occasion we have assembled a lineup perfectly suited to a balmy evening of beer swilling and shit talk. Opening is MV (Maya Victoria) a London - Melbourne transplant and recent collaborator with local scum clan Occult Blood. Low end / low life tape junk. Melbourne improvisation advocate and percussion legend Sean Baxter follows with his extensive arsenal of metallic junk and other percussive detritus. Ethic Cleansing is a new collaboration between two of Melbourne’s genuinely nasty sonic entities: Screwtape and Ebola Disco. This debut death industrial-inspired live outing promises to be an ideal accompaniment to the copious consumption of alcohol and an indulgence in black humour. Closing the night will be the almighty violent Melbourne grind trio Agents of Abhorrence. These gentlemen are true masters of concision and batter - a perfect end to our tenure at the Old Bar. Cheers.

8:30pm / SIX BUCKS

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Soundbytes Sunday Summer Session

“The Soundbytes Sunday Summer Session” is taking place on the 24th of Jan (The Sunday before Australia day) from 3pm, with an outdoor beer garden gig (with PLENTY of shelter in case it rains!) at The Penny Black (formerly Don’t Tell Tom) on Sydney Road in Brunswick.

We have a killer lineup, with headliner Marc Nostromo who is coming all the way from Belgium to play the show. Marc is something of a legend in chipmusic circles, having not only played around the world, including the biggest Chip festival in the world – Blipfest; but is also the creator of LittleGPTracker (AKA Piggy tracker). Check him out on his myspace at

Backing him up, we have some of Australia’s greatest chip musicians with 10K Free Men & Their Families performing his first Soundbytes show in over 6 months, as well as Maddest Kings Alive and Derris-Kharlan.

Last but not least, with enough interest we’re looking at running an open mic to kickstart the afternoon, so if you’re keen to show what you’ve got, send us an email at or send a message to the organizer to let us know how many tracks you want to play and what you’re using (maximum of two tracks per person for open mic and needs to be minimal set up time)

The Penny Black has some great food and drink prices, and is easily accessible on public transport, so bring your mates and enjoy some of Australia’s greatest chip muso’s for a sunny Summer afternoon with Soundbytes!

click here

Tuesday, January 26th @ the Make It Up Club

The MIUC’s 2010 return to Bar Open features an exciting duo from Belgium who redefine the free jazz pairing of drums and sax for a new millennium. Chaos of the Haunted Spire features respected contemporary jazz performers, Teun Verbruggen and Andrew Claes, presenting their avant, free noise project for the first time ever in Australia. And, Kris Wanders and Mani Neumeier reprise a collaborative partnership which began in the late sixties in the groundbreaking Globe Unity Orchestra in Germany.
  • Chaos of the Haunted Spire (Belgium), featuring: Andrew Claes (saxophones, EWE and Processing) and Teun Verbruggen (drumkit and processing)
  • Kris Wanders (tenor saxophone), Mani Neumeier (drumkit) and Tom Fryer (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:
02/02: Occult Blood

Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 January: NOWnow, Stutter and MIUC co-present

In conjunction with Sydney’s NOWnow and Stutter, the MIUC is chuffed to co-present 2 nights of amazing improv featuring local and European collaborators at Horse Bazaar in the Melbourne CBD. Featuring European masters such as Michel Doneda (France), Kim Myhr (Norway), and Mani Neumeier (Germany), alongside Australian luminaries like Clare Cooper, Natasha Anderson and Robin Fox, this mini-fest coincides with Stutter’s second birthday, so come along to the Horse celebrate with us the phenomenal joy that is the planet of noise!

Tuesday the 19th of January:
Kim Myhr, guitar & Robbie Avenaim, percussions
Sean Baxter, solo drums
SUBSTATION: Robin Fox, computer & Clayton Thomas, double bass • Clare Cooper, guzheng, Natasha Anderson, block flute & electronics, Matthias Muche, trombone

Wednesday the 20th of January:
Carolyn Connors, voice & Michel Doneda, soprano sax
Kris Wanders, saxophone, Mani Neumeier, drums & Rory Brown, double bass
ZEITKUNST 6: Sven Hahne, electronics, Matthias Muche, trombone, Michel Doneda, soprano saxophone, Kim Myhr, guitar, Clayton Thomas, double bass & Clare Cooper, harp

$10 (full) / $7 (conc)
@ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Hands Free - Guildford Lane - 20 Jan 2010

forwarded from Ollie Bown:

Hands Free is a night about software doing things. Musicians and programmers come together in duets between instrumentalists and pieces of software, along with other experiments in autonomy.
Hands Free is on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for January, February and March at the Guildford Lane Gallery, Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 7-9pm. Free entry / donations.
Opening night, January 20th: Duets between software by Ollie Bown and performances by Brigid Burke (clarinet, bass clarinet) and Adrian Sherriff (trombone, shakuhachi). Solo set by Brigid Burke with electronics and live video. Generative performance by Gordon Monro.

Tim Catlin - Irene's Warehouse - 16 Jan 2010

forwarded from Tim Catlin:


I'm playing at Irene's Warehouse this coming Saturday (16th) with a motley medley of miscreants.
A huge lineup of psychedelic sounds and noisiness..
Lakes (10:20pm - 10:50pm)
Dead Ants Rainbow (9:40pm - 10:10pm)
Matthew Brown (9:00pm - 9:30pm)
Tim Catlin (8:20pm - 8:50pm)
Eko Eko Azarak (7:40pm - 8:10pm)
Shellys (7:00pm - 7:30pm)
A. Wallace & Tom Hall (6:20pm - 6:50pm)
Anekantavada (5:40pm - 6:10pm)
Aktion Unit (5:00pm - 5:30pm)
Irenes Warehouse 5 Pitt St, East Brunswick $5 entry

Monday, 4 January 2010

Clinton Green on 3CR - 10 Jan 2010

Sunday 10th from 11pm on 3CR, the guest will be Clinton Green for an extended chat and playing some tunes. As well as being blogfuhrer of Experimental Melbourne, Clinton is a sound-artist under the name Undecisive God, operator of the Shame File label, whose releases since 1995 include highlights such as the 'Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930 - 1973' .. tune in on 855AM or via

Friday, 1 January 2010

Kevin Blechdom - Horse Bazaar - 2 Jan 10

forwarded from Lucas Abela:
Melbourne 2nd Jan 2010
Kevin Blechdom + justice yeldham + christopher fleeger + purple duck
@ horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street from 8pm $10

dualpLOVER is proud to announce the return or the avant-pop queen Kevin Blechdom with her BARNWAVE show spectacular touring Australia and New Zealand from Dec til just over the new year.