Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Undecisive God & Ernie Althoff dual CD launch - Conduit - 9 Jun 2012

Iceage Productions and Shame File Music presents a dual CD launch:

Undecisive God "RPMs 5,6,7" CD (Iceage Productions) - This series of compositions for prepared turntables continues with three pieces that feature unplugged acoustic turntables, empty turntables and a live multi-performer recording featuring 6 turntables. Rounded out with an abrasive live cut. The liners also contain Green's ruminations on the evolution of his turntable project (limited edition of 100 copies).

Ernie Althoff "Moggs Creek Picnic Ground" CD (Shame File Music) - Showcasing for the first time Althoff's field recording work, this single-take, unedited 70 minute recording (divided into 70x 1 minute tracks) was made by Althoff in 2004 at the titular picnic ground in the Otway Ranges, Western Victoria. It captures near-magical interactions between a plethora of birdlife against a backdrop of windblown eucalyptus trees (the bird calls of different species are detailed in Althoff's liner notes).  Moggs Creek is sublime listening as either ambient soundscape or for those interested in native bird song.

Both CDs will be launched on Saturday 9 June at Conduit Arts Initiative, 83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy:

Undecisive God (Clinton Green)
Sean Baxter
Ernie Althoff
Em Vecue Aquieu

As well as playing solo material, Baxter and Green will also perfom a duo with Green playing broken/warped shards of Baxter's Solo Drum Improvisations LP.

From 8pm.  $5 entry. Facebook event.

CDs available on the night, from local independent stores including Missing Link/Collectors Corner & Polyester City, or order online from Shame File Music.  Shame File also stocks Undecisive God and Althoff's back catalogue (including free downloads), Baxter's Solo Drum Improvisations LP, & Em Vecue Aquieu's new Lightlike cassette.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Miller Puckette in Melbourne! + weekly patching circle

Miller Puckette, the orginial creator of Max MSP and Pure Data, is coming to Melbourne.
The Melbourne Patching Circle and Media Lab Melbourne are hosting a special event to coincide with Miller’s visit on Saturday 7th July 2012.
It will be a day and night of patching hacking installation performance electronic experimental interactive show and tell.
This is a call out for submissions to install, present or perform something you have made.
In the spirit of the patching circle we want to be as inclusive as possible so if you have an idea and you think you can pull it off in time we would love to include your thing so go ahead and submit a proposal! It should communicate as clearly and succinctly as possible what you intend to do, what you intend to bring and what (if anything) you will need from us.
You will need to provide most of your own equipment. There may be some things we have so let us know.
This is an event for the love. We are coming together to make something great so whatever you can contribute will be much appreciated. Any ideas are welcome so come out and share them.
Deadline for submissions is 21st June 2012

Melbourne Patching Circle on again this week Thursday 31st May at Media Lab Melbourne 136A Cromwell Street Collingwood 7-10pm. Open patching, hacking, interactive, audio-visual. All welcome.

Tuesday May 29th @ the Make It Up Club

This week, acoustic interplay from the spectra of organised chaos. The inimitable Charles Ives Singers return with their inspired channelling of the dada-esque. And a first time meeting of volatile free jazz virtuosi, including Sam Pankhurst, James McLean, Chris Young and Brett Evans.

Sam Pankhurst (conta bass), James McLean (drumkit), Brett Evans (tenor saxophone) and Christopher Young (bass clarinet)
Charles Ives Singers, featuring: David Palliser (horns), Alexis Ensor (horns, strings and electronics), Victor Meertens (humanofon, goatafon and horns)

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:
12/06: Members of Norway's MOTIF with Local collaborators, Atle Nymo, Eivind Lønning, Haavard Wiik, Ole Morten Vaagan, Hakon Mjaset Johansen.
26/06: Werner Dafeldecker and Sean Baxter.

EPW: Colour-Music Exhibition - Gertrude Contemporary - June 2012

John Nixon


(Music Composition)

Painting on Yamaha electric piano with colour coded keys

photograph in the artists house


Courtesy of Anna Schwartz Gallery

JOHN NIXON - EPW: Colour-Music

John Nixon’s solo exhibition at Gertrude Contemporary depicts the relationship between his painting practice and his interest in music. Entitled EPW: Colour-Music, the exhibition in the main gallery space is a collection of 25 paintings on board which line the gallery walls. Forming part of the series entitled ‘Experimental Painting Workshop’ (EPW), this ongoing project was established by Nixon in the late 1970s. EPW serves as the title to distinguish different sets of formalist inquiries organized into various groups, the largest of which is EPW: POLYCHROME, made up of monochromatic paintings on board and canvas, and this grouping forms the central trajectory of the Nixon’s work.

The paintings on exhibition at Gertrude Contemporary, EPW: Colour-Music form part of EPW: POLYCHROME established in 2006. These works are pictorial scores that can be used to generate musical performances based on the organisational codes underpinning the series. This series of paintings is comprised of monochromatic geometric shapes set against a united background structure. The continuous structure operates like a grid or stave on which the shapes are plotted. Whilst presented as a series of paintings in their own right, EPW: Colour-Music also implies function outside the boundaries of pure painting, where abstract painting can conceptually expand to encompass wider spheres for activity and endeavour.

The exhibition also includes an installation in which Nixon has created coloured-coded blocks that correspond with the paintings and sit over the white notes of a keyboard. The presence of the keyboard in the exhibition space further compels a reading of the works in unison as the tools and language of minimalism, set against a visible graphic score for possible future preceedings.

Saturday 16 June, 4pm, halfway through the exhibition, there will be a concert at which Nixon’s paintings will be ‘performed’ by a group of musicians. Each painting contains a coded notational structure, which will form the basis of an interpretative score, that the musicians will play. The Gertrude Ensemble (a group of musicians that have been put together by musician Francis Plagne) will collaborate to play the work. The concert will be held in the main gallery space at 4pm sharp and there will be limited seating, so we recommend arriving early.

John Nixon was born in Sydney 1949. Lives in Briar Hill, Melbourne. First solo exhibition, Pinacotheca, Melbourne (1973). Selected by Germano Celant to represent Australia at Documenta 7, Kassel, Germany (1982). Winner of Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, Melbourne (1999). Recipient of Australia Council Fellowship Award (2001/02). Regular solo exhibitions at: Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne; Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney; Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth; Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland; Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington; Galerie Mark Muller, Zurich. Since 2000 has held large-scale exhibitions surveying aspects of his work from 1968-2005 at the following museums and galleries: Kunstmuseum Singen, Germany; Kunstmuseum Baselland, Basel, Switzerland; Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; and works from 2006-2007 TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville. His work is included in all major State Museum collections in Australia.

Opening Friday 1 June 2012 6-8pm

Exhibition continues to 30 June 2012


TUESDAY – FRIDAY 11.00 – 5.30PM
SATURDAY 11.00 – 4.30PM

(forwarded from John Nixon)

Monday, 28 May 2012

Liquied Architecture 13: Antarctic Convergence - Programme online



2012 FESTIVAL ARTISTS: ANDREA JUAN (Argentina) / ANNE COLOMES (Franc e) / CHRIS WATSON (United Kingdom) / DAVID BURROWS (Melbourne) / DOUGLAS QUIN (United States of America) / LAWRENCE ENGLISH (Brisbane) / PHIL DADSON (New Zealand) / PHILIP SAMARTZIS (Melbourne) / ROBIN FOX (Melbourne) / SCOTT MORRISON (New South Wales/Melbourne) / WERNER DAFELDECKER (Austria)

Bendigo Programme:
Artist Talk and Workshop: Wednesday 27 June, 3pm

PRESENTING ARTISTS: Philip Samartzis and Doug Quin

Concert One: Wednesday 27 June, 8pm

PERFORMING ARTISTS: Philip Samartzis and Douglas Quin

Melbourne Programme:
Two evenings of Concert Performances at Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall

Concert One: Friday 29 June, 8pm (Doors at 7:30pm)

PERFORMING ARTISTS: Robin Fox; Douglas Quin


Concert Two: Saturday 30 June, 8pm (Doors at 7:30pm)

PERFORMING ARTISTS: Philip Samartzis; the Monolith Project: Lawrence English, Werner Dafeldecker and Scott Morrison trio

Exhibition and Installation Program

Installation One: Antarctic Convergence at West Space Gallery

Exhibition Opening Night: Thursday 28 June 2012, 6 – 9pm

Exhibition Dates: Friday 29 June – Saturday 14 July 2012

Performances by Phil Dadson: Thursday 28 June, 8pm and Saturday 30 June, 2pm

Installation Two: Isolation at Upstairs Gallery, Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Exhibition Dates: Friday 29 June – Saturday 30 July 2012

Artist Talks
Join us with festival curators and artists: Sunday 1 July, 2pm at West Space Gallery

Full details, venues, etc -

(forwarded from Liquid Architecture)

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Iceage Productions: 3 new releases.

ICE012: Undecisive God - RPMS 5,6,7 (CD)

This series of compositions for prepared turntables continues with three pieces that feature unplugged acoustic turntables, empty turntables and a live multi-performer recording featuring 6 turntables. Rounded out with an abrasive live cut. The liners also contain Green's ruminations on the evolution of his turntable project (limited edition of 100 copies). $10 (+ postage).

ICE013: White Tiger A:. A:. - White Tiger A:. A:. (CD)

White Tiger A:. A:. are a South Australian noise act consisting of members of Grong Grong, Die Like A God, Glamville, Hack, Viva Vas Deferens, Guitar Jazz Collective and Slub to name but a few. This album incorporates elements of improvised guitar noise, electronic and drone music with occult overtones (limited edition of 100 copies). $10 (+ postage).

ICE014: Monolith - The Lust Branch (CD)

Monolith has taken a 1951 recording of one of Grainger’s Free Music experiments (created using a modified reed organ microtonally tuned to 48 tones per octave equal temperament, reading hand-cut paper rolls pianola-style), originally only two minutes in length, and stretched it out to just over an hour, allowing us to explore the deep microtonal worlds between notes that Grainger sought to reveal. Liner notes by Clinton Green (limited edition of 100 copies). $10 (+ postage).

Contact for further details.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

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Simon Whetham's ACTIVE CROSSOVER,this weekend

British sound artist SIMON WHETHAM will present his ACTIVE CROSSOVER at the ICU in Castlemaine this weekend He has asked local sound artists LIZZIE POGSON (Trentham), JACQUES SODDELL (Bendigo) and TARAB (Melbourne) to sonically respond to the space and has created a 45 minute multi channel installation . You can experience these sounds and a LIVE performance by all 4 artists (solos & duos) this weekend
INSTALLATION: Sat 26 May 2-6pm and Sun 27 May 2-4pm FREE
PERFORMANCE: Sunday at 5pm ($10)
THe ICU is at 1 Halford Street Castlemaine
Enquiries 0431786595

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Levitation: Thy Beast Within II

 Across 3 nights Melb and regions very best dark experimenters raise the beast. Each night is $10, starts at 8pm, at the Gasometer Upstairs 484 Smith St, Collingwood, Melbourne.

The decay of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and the looming winter. To levitate the Beast of Winter that has been dormant in its lair for the past 9 months. The glisten of the Eye; the scented Death brings life to the tormented.


24th May Thursday

SOIL & ASH ( opening Ritual )


25th May Friday



26th May Saturday

ABRE OJOS ( closing Ritual )





A dark ambient project evoking freezing, desolate soundscapes, haunted by echoes of dying machinery and corrosive bursts of noise..


Monolith began in the winter of 2011 creating walls of industrial space drone occasionally utilising beats and vocal cut ups.
Releases include three albums and tracks on New Weird Australia's "Unpopular Music 2011" compilation and
Iceage Productions "The Shape Of Sound Vol.2" compilation



SOIL & ASH ( opening Ritual )

To fold the netherworld and the earth into coagulated blood, of life, death and life . The slumber of Leviathan. Arise !



Brutally deranged one man band sonic buggary by Brad Smith (Super Fun Happy Slide, Internal Rot). Of fractured blasts, bombastic bass devastation, pained groans and RAWK 'n' ROLL!!!!!!


2 piece unholy noise terror blood attack!!!!!


2 piece hellshattering gutter swaaaarrrrrrrm!!!!!


unknown noise and skull surgery!!!!!


The degradatIon of analogue tape. The effects of mandrax and noctec. Hair and blood samples. An unsually cleaned room. Imagined infractions. Coils of rope. Rolls of tape. Rubber gloves . Junk electronics!!!!!!


ABRE OJOS ( closing Ritual )

Cycles of life, breathe in out, day night, week month,
season, year, ritual rhythms, synthesised from electricity,
connected synchronicity, expanded geometry - immerse!!!
All new Abre Ojos sounds and vision for crystallised journeys through the darkness of the shadow of the Beast.


Grey Daturas ( r.i.p ) & Breathing Shrine axe slayer. A further exploration of the worlds of unrestrained depraved feedback, hallucinatory white noise and hypnotically evolving sonic guitar experiments.


Solo isolationist anarcho-individualist raw atmospheric black metal, first live ritual. Member of Krystofffkrvstoffiston, Gauntlet, VDO, Porpoise Torture.


The primal butchery of Mind; of dark matter & dark energy supremacy




Patching circle on again

Melbourne Patching Circle on again tomorrow night 24th May at Media Lab Melbourne 136A Cromwell Street Collingwood 7-10pm. Open patching, hacking, interactive, audio-visual. All welcome.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Tuesday May 22nd @ the Make It Up Club

This week, transformative sonics from way out. Heilsgechichte, debut with their junk/string/percussion miscellanea of post-post-freakout. And PCS with VJ LadyLux presents an aural and visual exploration of the psychic boundaries of your mind.

 • Heilsgechichte, featuring: Kevin CK Lo (violin, guitar, detritus, miscellanea) and Robinson Watt (guitar, effects, etc)
PCS x VJ Ladylux, featuring: Piers Morgan (guitars and effects), Cayden Mowbray (laptop and effects), Steven Gill (guitars and effects), Andrew Schwab (guitars and effects) and Fudge (guitars and effects) with VJ Ladylux (laptop and projectors)

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:
29/05: James McLean, Sam Pankhurst, Brett Evans and Christopher Young; David Palliser and Don Rogers.

Friday, 18 May 2012

The Rest Is Silence lanch - The Alderman - 19 May 2012

This Saturday early evening, free performances by
Morgan Fayle (Curse Ov Dialect)

+ infinite decimals (returned from 5 date interstate tour)

+ special surprise guests
Door prizes for best all black attire
Launching: The rest is silence, an exciting limited edition (120) book with 112 page full colour pages containing images and stories by artists who participated in The rest is silence exhibition at DEATH BE KIND in November 2011 as well as images by artists from around the world, past and present, who have contributed to the skull art canon.
107 artists - including Sarah Lucas, Patricia Picinini, Fiona Hall, Callum Morton, Tina Havelock-Stevens, Catherine Bell, Danie Mellor, Ronnie Van Hout, Alex Rizkalla, Michael Zavros, Robyn Stacey, Jamie Reid, Nat Thomas, Erwin Wurm, David Shrigley, Toby Pola, Luke Parker, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Paul Rodgers, Patrick Pound, Julia deVille, Jan Fabre and many many more.
Essays by Christine Schmidt, Helen Hughes, Helen MacDonald, Jess Kelly, David McInnes and Elvis Richardson.
Book design by Andrew Hurle.

DEATH BE KIND is a curatorial and gallery project by artists Claire Lambe and Elvis Richardson.

Event on Facebook click here

Performances: 6-8pm

Free entry

Saturday 19 May

Upstairs @ The Alderman

134 Lygon Street, Brunswick VIC 3056



(forwarded from Neumusak)

Creo Nova 18-27 May 2012

CREO NOVA will bring you sonic whirrs, weird cacophonies and

'pataphysical installations at this years Next Wave Festival.

Description. In a series of performances, installations and public

sermons, Creo Nova will peer into the depths of sonic manipulation and

open up the portal into the world of relational sound.

Creo Nova will be presenting 2 installations and 2 performances.


18th May 10pm - Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray.

Be part of the mass scale hand made LED trumpet Cacophony Orchestra

held at the Next Wave festival Opening Party. Three shamanistic

conductors will orchestrate their magic under the ambient beams of

their light temple. Traverse noise and time with them, and go home

with an instrument.



Opening night - 19th May 5-7pm

20-27 May- Dear Patti Smith, Level 2, Paterson Building, 181 Smith St, Fitzroy

Genesis of Biosynthia is an installation located on the balcony of

Dear Patti Smith. Meld with the artificial and the organic. Find your

tone embedded in the web of plant matter. Come on the opening night

and receive your META-TONIC, a brewed herbal concoction made by Creo




19-27 May - Fracture Gallery, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne

Peer into the world of Creo Nova in the Atrium at Federation Square.

Part installation, part b-grade science fiction film set,

'Pataphysical Hippocrates' melds the beauty of science fiction and

structural dominance into a weird, yet liberating, visual stimulus.



Cruise on the river to the intimate and ambient performance of your

loyal captains, Creo Nova. Together we'll travel space into an hour of


23 May 12pm– Footscray Community Arts Centre Jetty 45 Moreland Street,

Footscray to Southgate Berth 4.

This event is also a part of the Day Pass 5, which includes 7 other

Next Wave events.

$45, $35 Conc.


27 May 4pm – Southgate Berth 4 return trip.

$25, $20 Conc.


(forwarded from Benjamin Kolaitis)

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Simon Whetham Workshop, Sunday 20th May, 2pm

British sound artist/field recordist Simon Whetham is currently touring Australia, including a stint in Castlemaine for a Punctum Seedpod.
A FREE Active Listening and Field Recording Workshop will be held on Sunday 20th May @ 2pm
All welcome no prior experience necessary. Please bring a recording device if you have one, phones count!
Workshop - Sunday 20th May, 2-6pm. FREE
Enquiries 0421786595

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Tuesday May 15th @ the Make It Up Club

This week, maverick sound artist and instrument builder Rodney Cooper returns with his latest explorations in sonic ontology, timbral application and performativity. A new duo featuring Travis John and Eric Demetriou, KIPLites, benefactors and facilitators of Melbourne's rich and diverse sonosphere embodied. And the refined and joyful noise of Rosalind Hall and Dave Brown, enacting a blind dance of hope. 

Travis John (guitar) and Eric Demetriou (closed circuit feedback and processing)
Dave Brown (prepared guitar) and Rosalind Hall (prepared alto saxophone)
Rodney Cooper (hacked original electrical guitar and pocket radio)

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:
22/05: Heilsgechichte; PCS x VJ Ladylux.
29/05: James McLean, Sam Pankhurst, Brett Evans and Christopher Young.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Patch Melbourne tonight Collingwood

Melbourne Patching Circle in on again tonight. Hack, make, art, A/V, interact, sound, FLOSS, modular...

136A Cromwell Street, Collingwood, 3066. Open to all interested. Bring along a project.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Felix Werder 24-2-1922 — 3-5-2012

A giant of Australian modernist music, Felix Werder, passed away last week at the age of 90.

Along with Margaret Sutherland and Dorian Le Gallienne, Werder was responsible for introducing and establishing a New Music scene in Melbourne in the 1950s, and continued to be a staunch supporter of New Music throughout his life, as a composer, teacher, mentor, and critic.

A concert of Werder's music was held in February to celebrate his 90th birthday, with the composer in attendance. 

An obituary written by Warren Burt appeared today in The Age, where Werder was a music critic for many years.

Dronestock - Northcote Uniting Church - 2 Jun 2012

After an extremely long absence we have returned with our first show for 2012. A sequel to one of our most successful events!


The 2012 incarnation will match its predecessor on all fronts. This time around taking place within the acoustically savvy Northcote Uniting Church.


Grey Skies Blue / is an experimental documentary about protest, power and the possibility of change. Utilising interviews and imagery from the S11/Melbourne World Economic Forum demonstrations of 2000, Grey Skies Blue documents the experiences of a community gathered at a political demonstration. Featuring an original soundtrack performed live by Seth Rees (Amplifier Machine, The Spheres) and Guy Harris (The Spheres, Winternationale) the three screen documentary is an evocative encapsulation of a shared emotional experience - the crystallisation of a time, place and community of people who believed if but for a fleeting moment that “another world is possible”.

Em Vécue Aquieu / is the solo project from guitarist Sam Filmer. Creating ambient, spiritual sound, Sam builds an articulate spacial environment.
Experiencing his rare live shows, his sounds rise up with texture to gently fill the negative space between a nearby coffee grinder and a murmur from the back row. Chordal sound design together with heavily effected guitar, Em Vécue Aquieu explores experimentalism in classical structures without lending too often to silence. A persistent, lulling effect is translated, completely submersing everything in close proximity. This show also marks the official launch for his debut release "Lightlike".

Ollie Olsen / has amassed an incredible body of work in a variety of forms and projects: a chameleon-like artist delving into early punk/post-punk, industrial, with The Young Charlatans, Whirlywirld and NO, through to his electronic music, sound design, compositions for film and television and too many others to name.

Seaworthy / are a three piece collective that revolves around core member Cameron Webb as well as Sam Shinazzi and Greg Bird, exploring melodic and experimental approaches to the construction (and unravelling) of minimalist sound scapes from looped guitar, warm drones, piano, electronics and field recordings. The compositions often blur the lines of conventional categorisation with elements traditionally considered part of “indie” or “post” rock blended with processed musical and field recordings. Instruments and samples are looped through amps and effects pedals, giving the sound an organic feel concentrating on subtle shifts in melody, tone and texture to convey a sense of time and place.

Zac Keiller / seeks to discover new and unique sonic textures from one of the most overused and unimaginatively approached instruments in Western music: The guitar. The majority of his previous releases saw him working with ambient textures or electroacoustic improvisation. Whilst more recent efforts have seen him limiting the use of pedals, attempting to find a kind of transcendence through stark purity of tone, using the entire guitar, attempting to make it breathe with no smoothing out of the rough edges or slick over processing. The compositions vary and grow to tell stories and create mood, with an atmosphere in parts epic wall of sound, while at others minimal and sublime.

Monolith kick off the evening with their own brand of industrial space drone. Monolith conjur a unique atmosphere that is at both times, expansive yet contained. Taking inspiration from John Carpenter, Minit, Grey Wolves, Tangerine Dream, and Eliane Radigue to name a few, yet still managing to exist in a terrain of their own.

Saturday June 2nd.

This is an EARLY start show with doors opening and music beginning at 6PM.

$10.00. Northcote Uniting Church. 251 High St. Northcote.


(forwarded from Zac Keiller)

Cantankerous Records Tapes launch - KIPL - 12 May 2012

Cantankerous Records Presents This:

An eclectic night of hardcore noise and noisey hardcore, a full spectrum of intense sounds.


Starts at 6pm, KIPL warehouse, 136 Roden St, West Melbourne, (a short trek from either Southern Cross or North Melbourne stations), Saturday 12th May.
Come down early for the full aural onslaught.

All ages / BYOB welcome.

Various tapes being released on Cantankerous Records on the night, including Smash Tennis, Areyfu, etc...

Plus plenty more goodies for sale/trade.

Occult Blood: A true Neanderthunderous Noisecore assualt.

Old Skin: Blistering breakneck hardcore.

Areyfu (SA): An exercise in shutter speed electronic debauchery.

Diploid: Raw assault hardcore/power violence.

Von Einem: New project for Mark Groves of Dead Boomers, True Radical Miracle and Absoluten Calfeutrail. Depressive power electronics that will like totally mellow your buzz.

Smash Tennis: Eclectic sounds that tease the senses with intensity and abstraction.

Radical Creation: Primitive tape loops and electronic skeeze combined.

Inmost Night: Punkened black metal done the wrong way. Launching a new BizCDr on Cantankerous Records.

Facebook event:

(forwarded from Carey Knight)

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Donkey's Tail - Federation Hall - 11 May 2012

In conjuction with the all day seminar:
Flesh and Blood: The Animal in Art and Philosophy
VCA Centre for Ideas present:

The Donkey's Tail

Friday 11 May 2012
1.00pm sharp

Federation Hall
Victorian College of the Arts
Grant Street Southbank, near corner of St. Kilda Rd.

(forwarded from John Nixon)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame live soundtrack - Loop - 9 May 2012

Adelaide's KAHLO performs a live soundtrack to the original THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

One Melbourne performance this Wednesday - FREE!

Facebook event - here

Vocalist and percussionist of The Bumblebeez and the Sonar Radars, Kahlo, also works as a sound artist and composer, recently completing an Honours BA in Sound Installation.

Kahlo tours Australia extensively with the aformentioned acts as well as composing and performing live music to silent film classics. Previous live score performances have accompanied screenings at the Adelaide Film Festival and Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), as well as regional centres.

As part of Mercury Cinema’s Silent Remasters 2011, Kahlo debuted his full length score to Wallace Worseley’s original silent film, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, a modern soundtrack and a winner.

As part of a larger proposed tour of cinematic venues in 2012, Kahlo will be performing his score live to this classic film work, melding electronic noise and an experimental computer-generated score.

(forwarded from Neumusak)

Monday, 7 May 2012

Tuesday May 8th @ the Make It Up Club

This week, three acts of virtuosi instrumentalists transcending the tradition of avant jazz. Dudes With Trowels return, cloaked in anonymity, with their subversive double-drumkit/double-contraptions, augmented by guitarist extraordinaire, Steve Magnusson. Master guitarist Ren Walters is joined by adventurous altoist, Scott McConnachie, for a debut duo. And the incredible bassist, Anita Hustas performs a rare solo set incorporating preparations and objects. 

Dudes With Trowels and Stephen Magnusson, featuring: Dude (drums, junk, percussion), Dude (drums, junk, percussion), Dude (pocket trumpet, slide trumpet, percussion), Dude (melodica, effects, talk box, 'sound wizard' keyboard, percussion) and Stephen Magnusson (guitar)
PRIME, featuring: Ren Walters (guitars) and Scott McConnachie (alto saxophone)
Anita Hustas (prepared contra bass and objects)

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:
15/05: Travis John and Eric Demetriou; Rod Cooper; Rosalind Hall and Dave Brown.
22/05: Heilsgechichte; PCS x VJ Ladylux.
29/05: James McLean, Sam Pankhurst, Brett Evans and Christopher Young.

Klub Lol-Fi - Phoenix Public House - 11 May 2012


Next Friday May 11, two of Chapter's more musically adventurous acts link arms for Klub Lol-Fi, a tremendous night of deep times at Phoenix Public House. Solemnly sexual duo Fabulous Diamonds have a new album in the can, due out on Chapter later this year, while trippy trio Bum Creek are hard at work on the follow-up to 2010's modern classic AL. They're playing with Matthew Brown and Cistern Corrupt in what is sure to be a night of magical musical mayhem.

Friday May 11, 9pm - Melbourne - Phoenix Public House

Fabulous Diamonds and Bum Creek with Matthew Brown and Cistern Corrupt

$10 on the door, facebook event page here

(forwarded from Chapter Music)

Sunday, 6 May 2012


Consciousness-altering manipulation of derelict magnetic tape

Rodney J. Cooper (original strings) & Ronny Ferella (drums) - Contemporary blues noise songs

Insert description here

Harsh, loud and dark Noise/Skramz/Hardcore, based around the concept of a fictional world loosing it's light


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

Friday, 4 May 2012

That’s right, SoundBytes is back for our first post-Blip show, with a new night and a new venue and some new names who are lighting up the chipmusic scene.

First up for his first SoundBytes we have Slato, who was a regular at Mana Bar Brisbane’s “Pocket Music” nights. You may have seen his awesome performance at the recent open mic, and he’s bringing his gameboys back to Melbourne to get you moving.

Next up, rebelling against the game boys we have a double shot of Amiga epicness from two of Sydney’s finest. DF0:BAD who you may have previously seen performing as Vicious Cyclist will be a gabber kick to the face, while Australia’s favourite performing “wale”, Peaches along with her dad godinpants, will be performing amazing aquatic inspired jungle d&b for your listening pleasure.

Of course, we haven’t forgotten our local talent, with Maddest Kings Alive, Derris-Kharlan and dot.AY rounding out what is sure to be a stellar lineup. And, just for a little something extra special, with an AV setup like The Order has (trust us it’s amazing!), we’d be crazy not to have visuals too to round out the evening so for the first time at SoundBytes we have Abortifacient and iLKke (yeah the guy that makes our amazing posters!!) ensuring that you’re not only getting the audio chip experience but spectacular visuals too.
$15 on the door, $10 presales here

¡Viva la Revolución!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

VICMOD ENSemble album release

After a great performance in Bendigo last Saturday @ the SONIC DECADENCE
the first VICMOD ENSemble release is out on VICMOD Records.

2009 – 2012

Recorded @ locations around Melbourne, Australia.
Compiled and mix by Ross Healy.

1. Schematics On Trees 1
2. Schematics On Trees 2

VICMOD Ensemble have been
Ross Healy, Graeme Trott, Simon Birds,
Gerrard Jenner, Stephen Richards, Owen Harris,
Blake Stickland, Scott Baker and Brett Maddaford.

Machines used:
Buchla 200e, Serge Modular, Euro Modular, Frac Modular, DIY modular and various fx.
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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Odious Pegboard - Tape Projects - 6 May 2012

MAY 6th 2012 brings the fourth and FINAL instalment of ODIOUS PEGBOARD, a series of fortnightly Sunday afternoon free sound gigs at Tape Projects. So far this series has been has been enjoyed by all who have attended (or we like to tell ourselves that anyway). This weekend should see our continuation of collected sonic eclecticism so please come down and treat your ears for the final afternoon.

These shows drawn upon some of the most reclusive of Melbourne based sound makers, along side what looks to be the only melbourne performance by the UK's Simon Whetham. Most of those involved play very rarely, some leaving their bedrooms only to feed their cats or to collect more rubbish from the streets. Here is you chance to hear them make some sounds for your listening pleasure!

ODIOUS PEGBOARD #4 MAY 6th - Simon Whetham field recordings and resonances captured during his travels this year through usa, mexico, colombia, argentina, australia formed into an immersive and meditative composition. Jessie Scott+Alice Hui-Scheng Chang  live and screened, acoustic and projected, spontaneous and fragmented. Live and video bodies will redefine one another on alternate trajectories, the outcome being an objectification of live performance, and a live performance of an object. tarab carefully arranged sonic rubbish Tim Catlin expect other-worldly drones, ghost harmonics and ethereal glissandi....just don't count on hearing any conventional guitar sounds

Entry is FREE - starts 4pm ends 7pm (as we have four performances this week please come early!!)

Tape Projects 1/81 Bouverie St. Carlton Vic.

oh and please feel free to pass info invite friends real or imaginary....

(forwarded from Hard Listening)

Patch Melbourne - 3 May 2012

Patch Melbourne is on again this week. New-media, hacking, patching, audio-visual experimental. Pd, Processing, Max, SuperCollider, Arduino, Synthesizers, Instrument making, electronic installation, etc. If you are into this sort of thing come down and "patch together".

Thursday May 3rd

6.30pm – 10pm

136A Cromwell Street, Collingwood

(forwarded from Richie Cyngler)