Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Sound Design and VJ Workshop with Robin Fox and Tim Bright at Signal 37

Join audio-visual artists Robin Fox and Tim Bright in a sound and video design intensive exploring cutting edge and experimental techniques incorporating the Giant Theremin and Signal screens.

Work will culminate in an interactive, live video and sound installation and performance as part of the Signal 37 Showcase event.

10 day program

6 places available

Signal 37 is a summer creative arts program jam packed with workshops, mentoring opportunities, conversations, exhibitions and performances. The program offers young people the chance to work alongside professional artists, develop skills across a wide range of art forms and gain accreditation, opening pathways into the creative industries.

Signal 37 is FREE and open to young people 13 to 20 years from all walks of life. You don’t need any experience to get involved.

For more information and to register go to

(forwarded from Nicole Hurtubise)

Monday, 28 November 2011

Tuesday November 29th @ the Make It Up Club

Three diverse and equally innovative collaborations this week. Stephen Richards (the genius behind the mixing desk at the MIUC every week) performs with his recently scratch-built modular, analogue synthesiser alongside the sublime extended cello practice of Golden Fur's Judy Hamann. US metal and hardcore guitar shredder, Theorn Campbell has convened a trio of abstracted and broken-beat digital grind improv for his debut performance. And, fresh from Berlin-via-the-Goldcoast, the incomparable master of avant-improv plunderphonics, Scott Sinclair, is joined by free-sax-noise firebrand, Lloyd Honeybrook.

  • Stephen Richards (synth) and Judith Hamann (cello)
  • Theorn Campbell (guitar with signal processor and halfstack, laptop and keyboard), Caitlin McKimm (v-drums) and Eliot McTavish (keyboard and drum machine)
  • Lloyd Honeybrook (alto sax and good haircut) and Scott Sinclair (electronics and bad haircut)

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:
06/12/2011: CHILALA, featuring: James McLean, Jon Heilbron, Angus Leslie and James Bowers; Nela Trifkovic, Kyle Miller and Andrew Harrison.
20/12/2011: The Art of Noise, Curated by Kerrie Farnsworth and Shane van den Akker.

cleaninglady - duo and solo shows this week.

There are two excellent cleaninglady shows happening this week.

Firstly : 

Tomorrow night - Tues 29th Nov @ Make It Up Club as a duo with the brutal improvising Cello stylings of Judith Hamann.

This will be their second outing as a Duo ; following on from the the dialogue established at the Discobeans show a few weeks ago.

cleaninglady on homebrew analog modular synth / sequencer , Judith Hamann (Golden Fur) on Cello.

Entry : $10 and $5 Unwaged

Secondly :

cleaninglady (solo) Thurs 1st Dec at Racket #17

cleaninglady on homebrew analog modular synth / sequencer.

cleaninglady intends to explore the full frequency range of his hand made synth at this gig and give the Miss Libertine's P.A. a bit of a workout...

Come down and support this excellent night at Miss Libertines. 

Entry : $5 for everyone.



Sunday, 27 November 2011

"State Of Decay" Publication Launch, Saturday 3rd December.












Saturday, 26 November 2011

SPASMOSLOP playing @ Brunswick Beach - 28/11/11

MONDAY 28th – SPASMOSLOP [a.k.a. Nik Kennedy]: A NOISE VORTEX for the end of the world concocted out of a potent beach cocktail, a mike and who knows what else. (7:30pm, dur: 30 mins)

I'll be donning my finest summer tourist wear and relaxing on the beach while drinking/playing an apocalyptic hydrophonic cocktail, with an esky full of pedals. Thanks to Sonja Hornung for the invitation!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Seeking venues/spaces

We're currently doing the rounds and trying to find new places in which to host performances.

If you are reading this and are a booker, or have access to either traditional venues, or non traditional, in the form of warehouse or gallery spaces then please get in touch via our site and say hello.

Thanks, Dreamland.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

What Is Music? - 8 & 10 Dec 2011

What Is Music? is back for its 13th year of existence with two killer nights of avant sounds at the East Brunswick Club and Revolt Melbourne, attempting to hit every frequency in the audible spectrum!

Thursday 8 December 2011 @ East Brunswick Club

This night will see the debut of a new piece Molecular Music Project Number 1, composed by Melbourne’s favourite drumjunk abuser/sonosphere explorer Sean Baxter for Australia’s leading new music ensembleGolden Fur, which comes with the caveat “culminates in a sustained and uncomfortable refrain in the higher registers”. The mid-range density abuse is supplied by guitar obliterator Marco Fusinato, again with Golden Fur, reviving their far-too-rare, undeniably brilliant collaboration that takes the harshest of electronics and seamlessly adds usually delicate, though hyperamplified, electroacoustic music into a swirling mass of ecstatic controlled chaos. The night concludes with a special extended set from Oren Ambarchi and Joe Talia, more than fulfilling the bass quota for the gig! Ambarchi’s lush abstracted guitar and Talia’s sophisticatedly discriminating drumming are the perfect pairing, droning into the abyss and into the unknown…

Doors: 7:30pm

Venue: East Brunswick Club, 280 Lygon St, East Brunswick, 3057

Cost: $10 on the door (no pre-sale)

More info:

Facebook event page.


Saturday 10 December – Circle Jerk @ Revolt Melbourne

Circle Jerk will present handcrafted landscapes, algorithmic art, interactive instruments and visceral progressions. This kaleidoscope of noise will be sculpted behind the veil of 100 loud speakers.

A tangling of electronic music, music concrete, noise, ambience and industrial, on two custom built multi-speaker diffusion systems, will spread throughout the huge industrial arts complex of Revolt Melbourne. The diffusion systems will present listeners with the rare opportunity to experience a dynamic collection of unique, immersive environments, drawn from the minds of selected artists.

The spaces will intertwine with an array of video and performance installations and improvisations, from a motley troupe of Melbourne’s finest contemporary artists.

Artists include: Anthony Pateras, Natasha Anderson, Phillip Samartzis, Shinjuku Theif, Robbie Avenaim, Cor Fuhler, Adam Hunt, Ryan Granger, Richard Pilkington, Kristian M Roberts, Chris Vik, Michael O’Dwyer, Jez P.A. Speelman, Brian O’Dwyer, James Gaunt, James Wright, Amy Gebhardt, Mark Walker, Marcia Jane and many more.

Doors: 7:00 pm

Venue: Revolt Melbourne, 12 Elizabeth Street, Kensington 3031.

Cost: $15 Full – $12 Conc +bf…. more on the door


Click here to book.

Facebook event page.

(forwarded from Amanda Betlehem)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

[Melb, AU] 25.11.11 - SoundBytes 10 - wah wah lounge - 185 lonsdale st

We are now in countdown mode to the biggest ever chipmusic event to hit Australian shores, and in our last SoundBytes for 2011 we want to remind you just how good the Australian talent is before we bring you international artists to compare with!
In association with Melbourne Music week, we’ve pulled together a combination of regulars, old favourites and a new discovery to bring you Melbourne’s most high energy, low tech audio experience.

Adelaide’s Doctor Chipmusic himself, little-scale returns to Melbourne for the first time in over a year to show case exactly what he’s been up to in the last twelve months and has some amazing material to share.
From Sydney, Abortifacient gets back to Melbourne after playing amazing shows in Europe and Japan earlier this year to show off a bunch of brand spanking new material for its Melbourne debut.
The core of Brisbane’s chip scene dot.AY finds himself back in Melbourne, along with one of his Brisbane partners in crime Rubijaq, they will be fresh from supporting Daedelus on the Brisbane stop of his Aussie tour.
Of course we haven't forgotten the locals. After two blip festival performances in a year (which, for the uninitiated, is a pretty huge deal!) cTrix is back on the line up for show #10, as is Maddest Kings Alive playing material guaranteed to get you bouncing.

This will be the very last SoundBytes til our MASSIVE Two day Blip Festival shows in conjunction with 8bitpeoples in February, so start the festive season off right by getting your chip on.

Tickets on sale at

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Out Hear Festival, 25-27 November


Title: Ulam VLF loop (graphite) 2009  Photography – Andrew Curtis  Image: Courtesy the Artist and BREENSPACE, Sydney

Photo: Joyce Hinterdings Ulam VLF loop (graphite) 2009, Photography Andrew Curtis, Image: Courtesy the Artist & Breenspace, Sydney

…an immersive experience for ears & eyes.
Out Hear Festival is a mesmerizing weekend of sound-sculptures, installations, automated kinetic contraptions, interactive modified instruments, performances and soundwalks. Bringing together renowned artists: Joyce Hinterding (NSW), Ernie Althoff, Riki-Metisse Marlow, Ross Manning (QLD), Matt Chaumont, Anthony Magen & FCAC artist in residence Dale Gorfinkel.
All ages welcome!
Performance evening: Friday 25 November 8pm $10/7
Big West Festival weekend: Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November 11am – 4pm FREE!
Soundwalks depart 11.30am & 2.30pm Saturday & Sunday

Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Street, Footscray VIC 3011
tel: (03) 9362 8888

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for The Arts, its arts funding & advisory body.

The Shape of Sound Vol 2 Launch part 1 - Grace Darling - 9 Dec 2011

THE SHAPE OF SOUND Vol.2 - Launch Part 1

Friday 9th December - doors open 8:30

The Grace Darling Hotel - Collingwood

Entry: $10

Penguins (12:00 - 12:30pm)
Barnaby Oliver with Dark Passenger (11:15 - 11:45pm)
Oranj Punjabi (10:30 - 11:00 pm)
Ernie Althoff with Undecisive God (9:45 - 10:15pm)
Arthur Cantrill (9:00 - 9:30pm)

The first and only live performance/demonstration of tape manipulation using a Revox and Nagra by legendary experimental film and sound artist Arthur Cantrill.

100 limited edition, hand numbered CDs on sale for $10 featuring unreleased tracks by:
Penguins, Arthur Cantrill, Dark Passenger, Mad Nanna, Galactagogue, Ernie Althoff,Oranj Punjabi, Undecisive God, Bonnie Mercer, Screwtape, Admin Bldg, Barnaby Oliver and Monolith.

Facebook Invite

(forwarded from Iceage Productions)

Slub - Thornbury Theatre - 26 Nov 2011

After 15 years of silence & hibernation SLUB have re-assembled!! They play a one-off show to conicide with the ROOTTMANN Lp appearing on CD (and re-mastered) for the first time since its original vinyl release in 1989.

Original ROOTTMANN co-workers, noise-maestro JOHN MURPHY and drummer CHRIS HUGHES now reside in Berlin and will be present in spirit - neither could face the long swim (or the ride on a leaky boat) to partake in this 'multi-media' performannce!

This pair will be ably replaced by new members MICHAEL WILCZEK (drums - GRONG GRONG) and guitarist TROY NORFOLK (SCOURGE, CHRISTBAIT), who join PETER KENNY - original member since SLUB's conception - sharing vocal duties with near-birth SLUB identity SONKE RICKERTSEN (on guitar also).

For this very special event, Collingwood artist DEAN McINERNEY will employ 2 film screens strectching across the vast interior of The Thornbury Theatre to project an array of abstract visual works.

True to its philosophy of 'constant change', SLUB's latest incarnation is spiked some new material, and a few surprises, even for those familiar with SLUB's output. Note: SLUB vocalist VIKKI RILEY has had to prioritised her pressing refugee work in the NT thus won't be partaking in this show

Supports HARRY HOWARD & NDE and CUBA IS JAPAN guarantee a very special night.

People this event is not to be missed - it is both noise-music history, and history in the making!

Venue is the majestic
Thornbury Theatre (851 High St, Thornbury)
Saturday, 26 November, doors 7:30pm

Tickets online via Oztix $15:
(or $20 at the door - if not sold out).
Cd available on the night

This event on Facebook:!/events/288120667878101/

(forwarded from Neumusak)

Tuesday November 22nd @ the Make It Up Club

Tonight at the MIUC, a stellar lineup of performers embracing the possibilities of no-core improv. Percussion innovators, Nat Grant and Maya-Victoria return with their duo of deconstructed rhythmic timbres. The post-noise, electroacoustic innovations of the Galactagogue Duo. And a premiere collaboration between two fairly recent Melbourne emigres who combine and transcend the traditions of avant classical and new noise, featuring Robinson Watt and Kevin CK LO

  • Nat Grant (vibraphone) and MV (tape loops)
  • Kevin CK Lo (dual feedback violin) and Robinson Watt (synth and guitar)
  • Galactagogue duo, featuring: Mark Skelton (pedal synth and noise machines) and Kerrie Farnsworth (tenor saxophone)
 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:
29/11/2011: Stephen Richards and Judith Hamann; Theorn Campbell; Lloyd Honeybrook and Scott Sinclair.
06/12/2011: CHILALA, featuring: James McLean, Jon Heilbron, Angus Leslie and James Bowers; Nela Trifkovic, Kyle Miller and Andrew Harrison.
20/12/2011: The Art of Noise, Curated by Kerrie Farnsworth and Shane van den Akker.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Ice Cream Exorcism 2 - Tape Projects - 24 Nov 2011

Ice Cream Exorcism 2
Presented by PA_ON_RECORD & Tape Projects

Thursday 24 November, 8.30pm - 12.00am
Ross Manning
... Mark Barrage
Roboto Dinero

+ DJ Holy Moly Roly

Tape Projects
1/81 Bouverie St

$5 Entry


(forwarded from Akiko Yamasaki)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Warren Burt plays an organ in Amsterdam from Daylesford

Performance in Amsterdam in Daylesford, 13 November 2011

Tuesday November 15th @ the Make It Up Club

Tonight at MIUC, electro-acoustic improv from Pyriphlegethon, featuring Adrian Sherriff, Sarah Whitteron and Graheme Croft‏ combining rarefied avant-clasical aesthetics with free improv abstraction. And Special Editions Residency Program, featuring, Mic and Brian O'Dwyer transcending their rock and grind roots with this new project of visceral free skronk.

  • Pyriphlegethon, featuring: Adrian Sherriff (laptop), Sarah Whitteron (voice) and Graheme Croft (contra alto clarinet)
  • Special Editions Residency Program, featuring: Michael O'Dwyer (guitar) and Brian O'Dwyer (drumkit) 

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:
22/11/2011: Nat Grant and MV.
29/11/2011: Stephen Richards and Judith Hamann; Theorn Campbell; Lloyd Honeybrook and Scott Sinclair.
06/12/2011: CHILALA, featuring: James McLean, Jon Heilbron, Angus Leslie and James Bowers; Nela Trifkovic, Kyle Miller and Andrew Harrison.
20/12/2011: The Art of Noise, Curated by Kerrie Farnsworth and Shane van den Akker.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Sonic Arts Research Centre - Recital Centre - 12 & 15 Nov 2011

(forwarded from Melbourne Recital Centre):

Pushing the boundaries of music, the Sonic Art Research Centre presents two compelling concerts for a brave new world. Based at Queen's University Belfast, SARC brings together researchers and composers across music, computer science and electrical and electronic engineering with the central aim to create 'sonic art'.

Saturday 12 November 8pm
Features works that push the boundaries of instrumental practice through research into interactivity, extended techniques, and new forms of notation and communication.

Tuesday 15 November 6.30pm
Features the use of emotions to control musical parameters (through the use of body sensors), instruments that play themselves (virtual acoustic instruments), and performing over a network (telematics).

We would love for you to join us and experience these very unique showcase performances.Salon - Tickets from $35

31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006

Saturday, 5 November 2011

DISCOBEANS MONDAY - 7th November 2011

7th November 2011:

Is a sound and performance project of Fjorn Butler using  no-input, tape and tape player sounds and found object manipulation. Psychedelic sludge mixed with library recordings of body noise.

One man lost in the PAL cosmos, finding his way through black holes and fragmented signals, he adjusts luminance and chrominance to weave video feedback and looped radio transitions in order to try and find a new path back to earth, that is if the space madness doesn’t get him first.

Farewell your loved ones. Cosmos-destroying harshnoise beats, black hole subsonic voids and death bellows of the apocalypse. Libido Airbag gets arsefucked by Arse Destroyer.

'Video/Sonic Crisis concept
Euro Video Projection
Unstable forms
Pre Music'
'17 Euro Zone member states
27 European Union member states
1 $US = 0.6241 Eu' 

Thoughts, rituals and meditations.

238 High St. Northcote
7:00pm / $5 entry

Friday, 4 November 2011

Tuesday November 8th @ the Make It Up Club

This week, two of Sydney's great, young avant garde improvisers (both of whom have been pivotal curators and organisers of the incredible NOWnow festival and monthly series in NSW over the last few years), perform. Exploring the abstracted sonorities of wooden and metal reeds, Laura Altman and Peter Farrar promise a focussed listening experience, spanning the acoustic, psycho-acoustic and micro-acoustic worlds of their respective instruments. Recently returned, Toby Brodel is presenting his solo voice and guitars project, where soundwaves make you think. And, Hanna Silver debuts a new trio of post-serialist/abstract free jazz persuasions.

  • Laura Altman (clarinet) and Peter Farrar (saxophone)  
  • Tobias Brodel (bass guitar, guitar and microphone) 
  • Bad Doctor, featuring: Hanna Silver (synthesizers and effects), Michael O'Connor (flute and effects) and Conrad Tracy (drumkit)

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:
15/11/2011: Adrian Sherriff, Sarah Whitteron and Graheme Croft‏: Special Editions Residency Program, featuring: Michael and Brian O'Dwyer (drumkit).
22/11/2011: Nat Grant and MV.
29/11/2011: Stephen Richards and Judith Hamann.
20/12/2011: The Art of Noise, Curated by Kerrie Farnsworth and Shane van den Akker.

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Matthew Brown - Tape Projects - 5 Nov 2011

Iceage Productions in association with Tape Projects presents:

MATTHEW BROWN (10:45 - 11:15)
PORPOISE TORTURE (10:00 - 10:30)
ERNIE ALTHOFF (9:15 - 9:45)
MONOLITH (8:30 - 9:00)

$5 Entry
Saturday, November 5 · 8:00pm - 11:30pm

1/81 Bouverie Street, Carlton.


(forwarded from Iceage Productions)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Colin/Simmons/Brown - Monkey - 3 Nov 2011

(forwarded from David Brown):

Denis Colin/Adam Simmons/David Brown
THURS 3rd Nov, 8pm @ Monkey 181 St Georges Road North Fitzroy.

Fresh from an extremely successful tour with La Societe Des Antipodes, including the Wangaratta Jazz Fest, Denis and Adam will be joined by David Brown for a series of solo, duo and trio settings.

Denis Colin - bass clarinet
Adam Simmons - saxophone, contra alto clarinet, shakuhachi
David Brown - prepared guitar

Greg Haines - Horse Bazaar - 16 Nov 2011

(forwarded from Ben Gavin):
The Silent Hour presents

GREG HAINES (UK - miasmah/sonic pieces)

16th of November 2011 / 8pm
Horse Bazaar

Tickets on Sale at:

If you would like anymore information please go

Out Hear - Soundwalk and Festival

Sunday November 6, 3.30pm:

Soundwalk & Performances from Studley Park Picnic Area with Sleepy Headz: Laura Altman (SYD) & Peter Farrar (Blue Mountains) and Sounds Like Movement: Peter Fraser (movement) & Dale Gorfinkel (sounds).

Meet at Keanes Bridge, Studley Park Picnic Area, Boathouse Rd, Kew (off Yarra Boulevard)
map of studley park

Bookings & info: Dale 0401096309

Public transport directions: 18 min bus trip from Melb Central/Lonsdale St. Take the 200 Bus towards Bulleen or the 207 Bus towards Donvale, get off at Yarra Bend Park, Studley Park Rd. Short walk down to picnic area. Buses depart Central at 2:31pm, 2:46pm & 3:03pm.


November: Out Hear Festival at Footscray Community Arts Centre part of the Big West Festival

Big West Festival weekend installations, performances and soundwalks: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November 11am – 4pm FREE!

Performances: Friday 25th November 8pm $10/7

Opening performance: 17th November 6-8pm


Artists: Joyce Hinterding (NSW), Ernie Althoff, Rikki-Metisse Marlow, Ross Manning (QLD), Matt Chaumont, Anthony Magen and Dale Gorfinkel

(forwarded from Dale Gorfinkel)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

new crude album

***press release***

Matt Middleton, ex New Zealand now resident in Melbourne has completed his first album entirely recorded here entitled 'Crude Australian vol 1' . Recorded in an extremely lazy lo-fi style the music is often murky and indecipherable, but the sound is unmistakeably crude's with lyrics inspired by melbournes tram culture, insect life, billing cycles & Sugardough . enjoy!

..a newer piece entitled 'black blood' suggests darker drone/woodwind are in the works

a retrospective index of online work by Middleton is HERE

and his homepage is HERE

thanks you for your time.

Utter, Undecisive God, Paul Fletcher Saturday in Castlemaine

Unusual objects producing unusual sounds and images: Abstract performance art at its finest.

Punctum presents Undue Noise
Sat 5th November 8pm $10

ICU 1 Halford St Castlemaine
enquiries 0421786595 or

Utter: Threshold

Threshold is the latest in a series of evolving audio/visual improvisations by the Melbourne duo Utter. Using discarded office equipment, circuit bent toys and microscopic abstraction, Anthony Magen and John Jacobs transport you to an illuminated dream state via elemental transubstantiation, persistence of vision and the fungibility of vibration. Anthony Magen is a landscape architect, artist and the president of Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology. John Jacobs is a media designer and electronic poet who produces Radio National’s listening for pleasure program,The Night Air. Their recent performance at Westspace was one of the highlights of the gallery’s A Bunch of Twos series.
Undecisive God: acoustic turntables
Clinton Green’s Undecisive God project has been a mainstay of Australian experimental music since the 1990s. Initially concentrating upon guitars, Green’s current focus is upon prepared turntables as dynamic generators of random sound and percussive patterns. Green is also writer and researcher with an interest in the history of Australian experimental music. His Shame File Music label has released two volumes of the Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music series to critical acclaim.
Paul Fletcher: RiverOceanFog
One time drummer for legendary band Essendon Airport, Bendigo-based Paul now works wonders with animation, built contraptions & sound. Tonight he will produce an ocean of live image and sound experiments and pre-composed audiovisual performance. Permutations and mutations of sound and video footage captured in Central Vic and New Zealand may set out to disprove that a watched pot never boils.

Presented by Undue Noise and Punctum with assistance from Arts Victoria and cajid media.

download flyer here