Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Donkey's Tail - Empress - 18 Feb 2012

Neumusak presents:
The Donkey’s Tail
Admin. Bldg.
Deer Head Apparition

The Empress
714 Nicholson St
Fitzroy North Sat 18 Feb 2012
3.30pm doors $6

(forwarded from John Nixon)

The Pink Hall - Open Archive - 12 Feb 2012

Homophonic - Trades Hall - 2 Feb 2012

3 Shades Black and the Midsumma Festival is proud to present Homophonic, an evening of new classical music by queer composers. Celebrating sapphic symphonists and homosexual harmonies, and the longand proud tradition of composers being as gay as the day is long.

The gays and the arts have always gone together, and this concert celebrates that long standing tradition, and highlights the contribution made to modern classical music. With a program featuring established composers alongside young Melbourne artists, Homophonic is sure to entertain and enlighten even the most experienced concert goer.

Performed by an ensemble of Melbourne's most in demand musicians, and featuring Melbourne composers alongside more established names. We're bringing the disco ball to the concert hall!!

Program includes:

Outline, by Pauline Oliveros.
Breathing through a hole, by Amy Bastow.
Beneath, by Naima Fine.
'Aquarium', by John Cage.
Simulcast, by Rick Burkhardt.
There might have been a time, by Wally Gunn.
and some surprise guests.

Ensemble: The Atticus String Quartet, Miranda Hill, Leila Engle, Joshua de Graaf, Dan Richardson, Oscar Garrido de la Rosa, Ruby Paskas, Phoebe Green, Ed Ferris, Stephanie Kabanyana, Bettina Crimmins, and Emma Sullivan.

Thursday the 2nd of February, 2012. 7:30pm.
Old Council Chambers, Trades Hall. Melbourne. $20/15

(forwarded from Miranda Hill)

Far Side Virtual on PBS

Far Side Virtual is a new radio show on Melbourne's PBS 106.7 dedicated to overtly experimental music and the weirder fringes of other genres. Tune in between midnight and 2am on Monday nights / Tuesday mornings to hear the world's best future sounds, critical beats, drone, ambient, avant-pop, art-rock, hauntology, noise, improv and loads more. Playlists, news and a complete audio archive which you can stream online any time you like available here and here.

James, the show's presenter, is really keen to hear from any locals looking for someone to give their stuff a spin. Feel free to get in touch by email, send your stuff directly in to the station or drop mp3s/WAVs/FLACs etc into the show's dropbox on soundscloud.

(forwarded from James Parker)

Sunday, 29 January 2012

LET THERE BE NOISE @ Pony - Thurs 2nd Feb 2012

DUMBSHIT is touring to Brisbane at the end of feb this gig is in 

melbourne to launch the tour 

if you like muzic loud strange weird and that breaks all barriers of muzic come to a night of bizarre muzic special guests, UMBILICAL TENTACLE, WHITE VEINS, MATT BLEAK, ORRYELLE.
plus Lousy With Mines

68 Little Collins St. Melbourne

Doors 8:00pm / $8 entry

Tuesday January 31st @ the Make It Up Club

A focus on current practices from New Zealand, and the voice displaced, provide the unifying threads for this week's concert. Wellington's Death Ghat fuse the mayhem and intensity of extreme improvised hardcore with the abstraction and abrasion of avant noise, exemplifying the fertility of the New Zealand avant improv scene. NZ emigre, Kevin CK Lo is joined by Casey Moir and Robbie Watt for a trio spanning the sonsosphere by way of the electronic, the amplified, the acoustic and the natural. And Auckland's Matt Brennan is joined by French free-grind-improv drummer extraordinaire, Florent Collin in an exclusive collaboration. 

Death Ghat (NZ), featuring: Noel Meek (voice) and Ben Knight (drumkit)
Robbinson Watt (synth, guitar and electronics), Kevin CK Lo (violin) and Casey Moir (voice)
Florent Collin (France) (drumkit) and Mat Brennan (NZ) (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

Sunday, 22 January 2012


Obskur [Netherlands]
Ryan Granger
Chiara KickDrum
Bin Liner
Marco Chergibard
James wright


Broken House Show, Brunswick, Today.


Broken House, 52 Hope St, Brunswick
Enter via back alley.
Start around 1pm, finish around 6.


Saturday, 21 January 2012

Tuesday January 24th @ the Make It Up Club

Our first concert for the year features two adventurous improvisers from New York alongside some of our favourite young Melbourne performers. Ben Vida, an emerging master of psychoacoustic sound art, makes his solo debut in Melbourne. Post-everything drummer Brian Chase (perhaps best known for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) returns to Melbourne and continues a collaborative partnership with local noise-jazz agitators, Lloyd Honeybrook and Nic Tammens. And the mesmerising and rarefied sonic deconstructions of Rosalind Hall

  • Ben Vida (USA) (analogue and digital electronics)
  • Brian Chase (USA) (drumkit), Lloyd Honeybrook (saxophone) and Nic Tammens (guitar) 
  • Rosalind Hall (deconstructed alto 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

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Death Ghat Australian Tour

DEATH GHAT Australian Tour 2012

Death Ghat (Ben Knight and Noel St Cosmos) - hardcore improv.



Jan 26 - Invasion Day Concert! Jura Books - 3pm

Jan 28 - What Isn't Music? Festival on Cockatoo Island - 1pm


Jan 31 - Make It Up Club - Bar Open - 8.30pm

Feb 2 - Noise Pollution Summit with The Satanic Rockers and more at Idgaff Bar - 8pm

Feb 3 - with Aktion Unit at the Grace Darling Hotel - 9pm

Feb 5 - Gentle Steps with an Open Mouth - Noel St Cosmos / Alice Hui Sheng Chang duo - Tape Space - 2pm


Check out Death Ghat live videos here:

Robert Rich - Experimental Ambient Pioneer live in Melb 11th Feb

Ambient music pioneer Robert Rich is touring Australia to support his new album, Medicine Box. Direct from opening the main stage at the Rainbow Serpent Festival Robert Rich will play one gig in Melbourne on Saturday 11th February 2012.

Drawing from decades of recorded work, his concerts blend composition and improvisation in a fluid continuum, creating a hypnotic atmosphere. Rich’s performance will include live electronics with keyboards and computer, along with his signature hand- made flutes and steel guitar.

Saturday afternoon will also feature an exclusive artist talk and Q & A session with Robert as he demonstrates his tour rig and discusses his process and then opens the floor to questions. This is a must not for just fans of Rich but also for musicians to gain insights from one of the world’s ambient pioneers.

Steve Law (Zen Paradox), Melbourne's own electronic music legend, will provide the single support act for the evening, wielding his new analogue modular synth he will provide the perfect introduction to a memorable night of deep music.

The visuals for the evening will be provided by Abre Ojos.

Event Details:

Robert Rich Artist Talk
Date: Saturday 11th February 2012
Time: 2.00pm
Location: Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High Street, Northcote
Cost: $20.00 + booking fee

Evening Performance
Date: Saturday 11th February 2012
Time: 8.00pm Doors open
Location: Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High Street, Northcote
Cost: $30.00 + booking fee

Special combo ticket deal - Artist’s Talk + Evening Performance: $40.00 + booking fee

Purchase Tickets: http://rr2012.eventbrite.com/

Robert Rich Biography
Across three decades and over three dozen albums, Robert Rich has pushed the boundaries of ambient and electronic music, merging new technology with ethnic and electro-acousic sources, linking old-school spacemusic to gamelan and raga, cyclic minimalism, psychedelia and trance. Rich began building his own analog synthesizers in 1976, when he was 13 years old. He later studied for a year at Stanford’s prestigious CCRMA while earning a degree in psychology and developing tools for lucid dreaming research.
Rich released his first album Sunyata in 1982. Most of his subsequent recordings came out in Europe until 1989. Among these early releases, the 1986 Swedish LP Numena entered early London chill rooms through DJs like Jonah Sharp and Mixmaster Morris. Rich began a string of critically acclaimed releases for Hearts of Space with his best selling album Rainforest (1989). His two collaborations with Steve Roach, Strata (1990) and Soma (1992), laid groundwork for new “tribal” fusions. His collaboration Stalker (1995) with Lustmord became a defining landmark of dark ambient.
Rich has performed in planetariums, cathedrals, caves, art museums and recital halls throughout Europe and North America. His all-night Sleep Concerts, first performed in 1982, became legendary. He has since broadened Sleep Concert audiences with live nocturnal radio broadcasts. In 2001 Rich released the 7 hour DVD Somnium, a studio distillation of the Sleep Concert idea, one of the longest continuous pieces of music ever released on a disc.
Robert Rich has designed sounds for films, including Pitch Black, Crazy Beautiful, Behind Enemy Lines, Dead Girl and others. He has scored documentaries and ads, collaborated with artist Daniel Colvin on the DVD Atlas Dei (2007), and created music for Michael Somoroff’s video installation Illumination (2007). Rich’s sound design has graced preset libraries for Emu, Seer Systems, Camel Audio, WayOutWare, Sony, Big Fish and Izotope. He wrote software for composers who work in just intonation, and helped develop the MIDI microtuning specification. As mastering engineer, he has applied his ear to hundreds of albums in all styles, from classical to noise, pop to hip hop and in-between.


“The deep, ethereal soundscapes that Robert Rich creates don’t engage you as much as they engulf you. Shimmering waves of sound pour from the speakers, transforming both space and time.”
“A music-scape that oozes with primitive life, as if pulsing from the swamp itself. . . A time traveller searching for the aperture that looks back to Eden.”
“Robert Rich’s recordings are fast becoming recognized as pioneering works, having taken electronic music to previously unrealized levels of innovation.”
“Countless, beautiful, diverse, intense, evocative, innovative, lavish, awesome soundscapes.”

Steve Law/Zen Paradox Biography
Steve Law has been producing electronic music in Australia since the early 1980's. During that time he has gained a reputation as one of Australia's foremost electronic artists.
After exploring many areas of electronic experimentation with the groups Guild of Fire, Foil and various solo projects, Steve formed the techno project Zen Paradox in 1992. The debut album "Eternal Brainwave" was immediately signed to Ollie Olsen's new Psy-Harmonics label, and licensed to KK/Nova Zembla in Europe and Restless in the U.S.. Steve went on to release further material under the Zen Paradox banner during the nineties, backed up with extensive overseas tours. He was named best live electronic act at the 2000 Australian Live Music Awards.
In the meantime, Steve Law continued to explore other areas of cutting edge music, and was awarded the inaugral ABC classic FM computer music award in 1996 for his electro-acoustic composition "Urbania". He has composed music for film, dance and various multi-media works, and has contributed to the Fringe, Next Wave, Experimenta, Electrofringe, Liquid Architecture, Articulating Space, Make it Up Club and Melbourne International Animation festivals amongst others.
Steve has collaborated with many other local and international artists, both live and in the studio, and has continued to release music on various labels around the world. He is an inspired live performer, regularly doing impromptu live improvisations with many of Melbourne's underground musicians. He is also a member of the Melbourne band Black Cab.


Gentle Steps with an Open Mouth - Tape Projects - 5 Feb 2012

Tape Projects Present

Gentle Steps with an Open Mouth

2pm Sunday 5th Feb 2012
at Tape Project

1/81 Bouverie St, Carlton,
Melbourne, Victoria,
Australia, 3053



Rosalind Hall – saxophone solo www.rosalind-hall.com
David Palliser – saxophone solo www.davidpalliser.com
Noel St Cosmos (Wellington, NZ) & Alice Hui Sheng Chang – voice duo noelstcosmos.wordpress.com www.huishengchang.com

(forwarded from Alice Hui Sheng Chang)

Friday, 13 January 2012

Stitched Vision (NSW) / Tape Projects / January 20th.

First Melbourne show for Newcastle's Stitched Vision.

Angel Eyes
Circular Keys
Mitchell Brennan
Echo Courts

Tape Projects - 1/81 Bouverie St, Carlton VIC
8pm. $5.

FB Event

Also appearing at the NOISEBBQ at KIPL on January 21st.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

RM07 Cray - Music for Lysergic Acid Diethylamide C60
An hour of mind-melting modular synthesis from Kyneton electronics boffin, Ross Healy.

Recorded in real time using an Akai GXC-730D and a Nakamichi LX3 onto Chrome Type II cassette.

Edition of 50
Cray - Music for LSD

Monday, 9 January 2012

New releases/reissues on Shame File Music mailorder

New on Shame File Music - http://ShameFileMusic.com

Jerome Noetinger/Will Guthrie "Face Off"CD - French improv/experimental masters (Guthrie is a Melbourne expat, and Noetinger a frequent and cherished visitor) conjure an concise suite of exciting and tension-filled improvisations, combining Guthrie's exquisite percussion and Noetinger's virtuosic use of Revox. This is exciting, edge-of-your-seat experimental music. AU$22ppd

Clinton Green "Archive Nine: 2006" 2CD - The first disc features two now-unavailable tracks and a full live performance, all in collaboration with Melbourne ambient guitarist, Zac Keiller. The second disc features solo works for field recordings and guitar, previously unreleased or compilation-only tracks. Also of interest is a short piece commissioned for a law librarians conference! - AU$14ppd

Monolith CD - This focused and precise companion to Monolith's debut "Spectres" CD is arguably an even more compelling exploration of dark minimilast drone and industrial noise. Six different pieces make up this release. - AU$7ppd

James Rushford & Joe Talia "Paper Fault Line LP An amazing record...combines various things, such as improvisation, electro-acoustic music and composition. Massive blocks of sound are cut with sparse electronics, collage like but never chaotic or out of control. If anything, this reminded me of the old work of Mnemonist and Biota who worked from with similar ideas of improvisation and studio techniques, perhaps sometimes from a more rock context, whereas Rushford and Talia seem to have a more musique concrete like background. said Vital Weekly #804 - AU$35ppd (very limited copies available - be quick!)

Saturday, 7 January 2012

quiet Noise - house Show - 14 Jan 2012

quiet noise - Unamplified experimental music performance and sound sculptures

Saturday 14th January, 2pm

Ernie Althoff (with solar-powered music machines)
Clinton Green (Undecisive God)
Andrew McIntosh (Screwtape)

House/backyard show
15 Neil Street
West Footscray
(5 min walk from Tottenham Station on Sydenham/Watergardens line)

Free entry

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Ovals - Brunswick Hotel - 13 Jan 2012

(forwarded from Adam of Wunderlust)

Friday, 6 January 2012

Tom Hall 'Sifting Through' Tape Launch

Tom Hall 'Sifting Through' Tape Launch


8pm Saturday 14th of January
1/81 Bouverie St, Carlton

$5 or $10 with cassette

Thursday, 5 January 2012

DISCOBEANS MONDAY - 9th January 2012

DJ set of the filthiest cybergrind, digicore and metal infused breakcore, darkstep & brokencore.

Skelton & Kerrie shredding very brutally.

Symbols of ritual carved in the sand.

+ A.S.P.S.
Solo synth, singing & other good stuff.

@ Discobeans
238 High St. Northcote
7pm / $5
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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

RACKET 18, Thursday 5th January 2012 @ Miss Libertine

825-840 MIKE HUNT
920-935 MIKE HUNT
935-1015 GALAMBO (LIVE)
1015-1030 MIKE HUNT
1105-1120 MIKE HUNT

NOISEBBQ at KIPL, January 21st.

Marco Fusinato, Stitched Vision (NSW), Mshing (QLD), Cock Safari (NSW), Unique Oil Free Air (QLD), The Mermaids (NSW), Mitchell Brennan & Sean Baxter Duo, Oranj Punjabi, Junk Sick, Tim Coster, VDO, Galactagogue, Nic Tammens, Spasmoslop, Wife, FTRG and Radical Creation.

NOISE from 1 - late
Intermission / BBQ 5:30 - 6:45
BYO BBQ foods

FB Event

Monday, 2 January 2012

Stutter @ Gasometer Thursday 12/1/12

  • TETRAS (CH) - Jason Kahn - drums, percussion// Christian Weber - contrabass// Jeroen Visser - organ, electronics

  • JUSTICE YELDHAM (SYD) - Lucas Abela - glass noise

  • UMBILICAL TENTACLE - Yuka Discobeans - vocals/electronics// Brad Smith - drums// Nik Kennedy - vocals/electronics

  • ORANJ PUNJABI - no-input, tape, found object manipulation

  • CASEY MOIR - extended voice

@ The Gasometer Hotel
484 Smith St, Collingwood (cnr Smith St & Alexandra Pde)

$10 (full) / $8 (concession)

Doors at 8pm

For more info check this page.

Tetras performance and tour has been made possible with the support of the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia.