Friday, 28 June 2013

Tuesday July 2nd @ the Make It Up Club

This Tuesday at MIUC is a deliciously mixed bag of auditory treats to fatten up your consciousness and give you an incorporeal sugar rush, all whilst ravaging your ears and mildly vibrating your anatomy. Sooterkin Flesh returns to our stage after annihilating encephala, basilar membranes and an ironing board three months ago, this time in solo mode with industrial prime mover Troy Norfolk handling all clamourous pandemoniac duties. Adam McFillin and Sasha Margolis sift through sonic waste and discarded technology discarded roadside by a global culture speeding too fast into the future, drawing out rhythm, momentum and melancholic static. And Scissorman, the new collaboration between percussionist Callum Moncrieff and multi-instrumentalist Christopher de Groot, filter their absurdist musical worldview through post-minimalism to engineer and construct spontaneous textural soundscapes. 

Sooterkin Flesh (Brutality)
Adam McFillin (Guitar & Laptop) & Sasha Margolis (Synthesiser & Sampler)
Scissorman feat. Christopher de Groot (Bass Flute & Electronics) & Callum Moncrieff (Vibraphone & Percussion)

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

Saturday, 22 June 2013

DE-Light 20th July at Longplay

A night of welcome returns - a welcome to Steve Law being back behind the banks of analogue modular equipment and a welcome return to Longplay on St Georges Road - refurbished, refined, rewired.

De-Light brings together the cream of resident Melbournian ambient experimentalists for a night of audio-visual experiences. 

Steve Law - 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, creating and performing music in almost every sub-genre that has been spawned over the past couple of decades.
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. to critical acclaim, and was a huge success. Steve went on to release further material under the Zen Paradox banner during the nineties, backed up with extensive and successful 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.
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.

As Yet Unnamed Galaxy - Blurry traversals thru hyper-subterranea with Tina Douglas (Wiimote/Laptop/Visuals), Phillip Holquinn (Guitar/Synths/Effects) and Nik Kennedy (Vocals/Synths/Effects)

Sam Filmer - Sam produces some hauntingly beautiful tunes, his inspiration drawn from the world he lives in, where he comes from and the hopes he holds for the future. Over the past year since he began creating music it has really developed and grown. His exploration into different genres and bands, and his emersion into the live local Melbourne music scene has really changed his style; like the ebb and flow of the ocean. Sam idolises artists like Godspeed You!Black; but also gains great inspiration from the likes of Do Make Say Think, Star of Lid, Because of Ghosts, Broken Social Scene just to name a few. He is an avid explorer in the music world, never afraid to try out new things even if they are out of the social norm. Sam Filmer is truly something to get behind, his dream sound will send you of floating and thinking. It is a pure escape.

Abre Ojos - Cyclic, macro, micro - a new year with new sounds

Illuminoscillate - Lysergic ambient soundscapes/field recordings

Saturday 20th July at 8pm.
Entry by donation.
Longplay 318 St Georges Road North Fitzroy

Friday, 21 June 2013

Tuesday June 25th @ the Make It Up Club

This week at Make It Up Club we interpolate into your Tuesday night three intriguing examples of the immediate interaction between speaker, ear, brain and hand for your internal processing, intellectual digestion and personal interfusion. Polish-French composer/improviser/musician/noisemaker Kasper T. Toeplitz's work morphs seamlessly through the 'high' academic and 'low' sound art scenes, dealing with post-Xenakian applications of formalised music and the brutality of unbridled electronic noise - after presenting the soundtrack for Breathing Monster, a dance work with leading choreographer Myrian Gourfink for ISEA 2013, it would not be unwise to expect the latter. We are lucky enough to have two distinct international performers this evening, the second being German soundsmithh Dirk Dresselhaus, perhaps best known for his work as SchneiderTM and with Ilpo Väisänen as Angel. Having sold out all shows at Dark Mofo over the past week, Dirk is traversing across the Bass Strait to present Construction Sound, based on field recordings of construction sites that he resided near, absorbed over a period of nearly a decade, was driven to the brink of mental meltdown by and finally realised was just another source of aleatorically structured ''cosmic music''. And interstate guests , the improvisatory partnership of Sydneysider Andrew Brooks and Perthian Kynan Tan, further explore the blurring between organic and electronic sound production, coercing one acoustic and one digital sound source to traverse the same sonic nowhere-land. 

Kasper T Toeplitz (FRA) (Electric Bass)
Dirk Dresselhaus (DEU) (Laptop, Video)
feat. Andrew Brooks (NSW) (Saxophone) and Kynan Tan (WA) (Laptop)

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

Thursday, 20 June 2013

MUSIKUNST presents: "A Stitch in Time" & “Subs” --- 4pm Sat 29th June 2013

"A Stitch in Time" is timepiece bonanza - a bonsai industrial landscape. Clock movements set up a repetitive rhythmic syndrome that is hypnotic & paranoid. This sound piece explores pitch perception of different microphone characteristics located in close proximity to the timepieces & the shifting phase relationships between two or more timepieces sharing the same ‘sound stage’.

It is performed by Sound Artist/Record Producer – Shane Fahey, Horologist/Radio Broadcaster – Evan Carr & Musician/Record Producer – David Carr + Visual Imagery – Honi Ryan.

 “Subs” is a collaborative project between Tim Farrell and Todd Anderson-Kunert. The project is focused on the generation of low frequency audio, specifically below 100Hz, within an immersive improvised performance environment. Two sub-woofers will be positioned at opposite ends of the basement of the Great Britain Hotel, and audience members will be encouraged to stand in the space between.

Todd Anderson-Kunert will be performing using a sampler and a vocal controlled synthesizer, while Tim Farrell will be using hacked machines and broken oscillators

Additionally, there will be a collaborative improvisation performed by Todd Anderson-Kunert, Tim Farrell, Shane Fahey & Peter James

As always, doors 4pm, $5/$10 entry - GB Hotel Basement 447 Church St Richmond

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The NIS - Footscray Community Arts Centre 4-6 Jul 2013

A Footscray Community Arts Centre and The Click Clack Project production in association with the Music, Mind and Wellbeing initiative of the University of Melbourne and JOLT

An all abilities abstract sonic art show




Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland St, Footscray VIC 3011


THE NIS features performances by The Amplified Elephants and the BOLT Ensemble. This cutting edge multi-media experience employs electro-acoustic sound, interactive screen projections, robotic machines and video featuring performers of varying abilities, to create a highly emotive sensory experience.

AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS An ensemble for sound artists with an intellectual disability.

BOLT ENSEMBLE A group of professional orchestral musicians.

follow the link below for a review from our 2009 show!
'THE NIS is a near perfect fusion of contemporary sound and performance art.' artsHub


(forwarded from Click Clack)

Monday, 17 June 2013

Big Yawn 7" launch - Tote - 20 Jun 2013

On Thursday the 20th of June, Big Yawn will be launching their recorded output at the Tote Hotel in Collingwood.  The release is entitled ‘Hash Matters/Lowlite’ 7” (on Fallopian Tunes- and was recorded at Head Gap Studios by Simon Cotter (of Document Swell).  The EP merges industrial and bellicose electronics with an ominous and disruptive swell of beats and rhythms.  ‘Hash Matters/Lowlite’ 7” dually explores sounds both spacious and claustrophobic.   


Also on the night will be Bonnie Mercer, Jealous Husband and Call Me Professor.


(forwarded from Tim Slattery)

Friday, 14 June 2013

Tuesday June 18th @ the Make It Up Club

This week's edition of MIUC features a large collection of some of the most vibrant and exciting young soundmakers engaging with the spontaneous music idiom in our fair city at the moment, including some diasporic dudes who have not graced the Bar Open stage in some time. The Phonetic Orchestra was created by Jon Heilbron (who has spent the past year expanding his sonic palette in Berlin) as a vehicle to explore contemporary approaches to composition, improvisation and non-standard notation systems. On Tuesday they will present two sets of somewhat-structured aleatoric interaction, and one example of absolute electroacoustic disenthrallment, and with the likes of the undermentioned performers this is certainly one night improv lovers will not want to miss. 

Jon Heilbron - Bass
Ida Duelund Hansen - Bass
Matthias Schack-Arnott - Percussion
Calum G'Froerer - Trumpet
Reuben Lewis - Trumpet
Brett Thompson - Guitar
Giles Warren - Guitar
Tom Stewart-Toner - Guitar
Sam Hall - Drums
James McLean - Drums
Jon Smeathers - Electronics
Jenny Barnes – 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:
25/06/2013: Kasper T Toeplitz; Dirk Dresselhaus; Té.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Tuesday June 11th @ the Make It Up Club

This week at MIUC we are sent careening into the realm of liberated sonics by the stellar trio of Berliner Reuben Lewis, Geoff Hughes and Ronny Ferella, teetering on the edge of free jazz and free pure sonics. Self Saucing Pudding is comprised of one human interfaced with woodwind and one human interfaced with electronics, but it is the mashing of reeds and pedals that count in this case. And Chubby Cheecker exerts control a bass guitar and various percussives to engage with the improvisatory paradigm; anything could happen. 

Reuben Lewis (DE) (Trumpet), Geoff Hughes (Guitar) and Ronny Ferella (Drums)
Self Saucing Pudding feat. Kerrie Farnsworth (Tenor Saxophone) and Mark Skelton (Synth)
Chubby Cheecker (Bass & Drums)

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:
18/06/2013: Jon Heilbron large ensemble - 3 sets.
25/06/2013: Kasper T Toeplitz; Dirk Dresselhaus; Té.

Resonant Residents - Conduit 14-16 Jun 2013

RESONANT RESIDENTS is a collaborative exhibition by artists BEN TARANTO, DOMINIC KAVANAGH, & LEO KAVANAGH. Conduit will play host to an array of found and collected objects and constructed forms selected by the artists for their common resonant quality. Over this three day residency the objects will be subject to sculptural and sonic appropriations by the artists. On opening night the audience will experience a performance of resonating, raw and evocative sound generated by the artists as they interact with their constructed instruments.

Performance and opening: 6pm Thursday 13th, running from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th between 12 and 6pm.

(forwarded from Dominic Kavanagh)

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Soundwalks - 7,8,9 Jun 2013

Melbourne International Jazz Festival:
Soundwalks with Anthony Magen (AFAE) + Dale Gorfinkel (Out Hear)

Wednesday 5, Thursday 6, Friday 7 June at 6pm- Meet at Federation Square
Sat 8 June 11pm – Meet at Kelvin Club
Sun 9 june at 3pm – Meet at Federation Square

Embark on a surprising, spontaneous journey of listening walks & encounters in the streets, laneways and secret spaces of Melbourne’s CBD.

Led by Anthony Magen (Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology) and musician Dale Gorfinkel (Out Hear) on his radically-modified trumpet & customised instruments, hear guest musicians, buskers, cars, birds, trams and other Soundwalkers and get a new perspective on the subtle soundscape of the city.

Please note this is a walking tour – sensible shoes are recommended. Spaces are limited – arrive 10 minutes early to register your place.


(forwarded from Dale Gorfinkel)


Avantwhatever Monthly - June 2013

Anthony Magen (Elmos)
Benjamin Kolaitis (Bass Dulcimer)
Robert McDougall (Sound)

The Alderman
134 Lygon St

Wednesday June 26

Entry $10 | 8pm

Avantwhatever Monthly is held the last Wednesday of every month at The Alderman in Brunswick - join the Avantwhatever group on Facebook or go to and sign up to the mailing list to hear about upcoming releases and events.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Tie The Sun

At the Winter Solstice, as the days got shorter the Inca would tie the sun to a stone to prevent the sun from escaping, here patch cables and guitar leads take the place of ropes as the dark sounds of electronic audio priests help prepare you for the long winter ahead. Holding space at the new Discobeans in Plenty Road Preston are:

 Monolith: The solo project of Melbourne based artist and multi-instrumentalist Peter James. The Monolith project began in 2011 and with the first release ‘Spectres’ he set about exploring dense drones. Monolith’s music has shifted to a more rhythmic edge with stripped back mantric beat patterns and dark chords. With the latest offering KIPL110312 Monolith has moved into misty subterranean sound fields – the result ‘cold rhythmic catharsis’. Monolith’s work is primarily based around mesmerising industrial styled drones and sound cut ups overlayed with minimal rhythms to create dark and foreboding soundscapes. Primitive, minimalist, industrial bleakness.

 Oscill_Ether (Bris): Oscill_Ether is a multi disciplinary musician who's works are primarily focused on freeform textural sonic exploration. Utilizing electric guitar, effect pedals, analogue modular synthesis and reel to reel recording, drawing inspiration from melody, emotion and memory, each musical piece is allowed the freedom to evolve at it’s own pace to create 'sonic thoughts of spaces'.

 Nokes&Cook: Fresh from their Moduluxx set in Sydney Town Jonathon Nokes (Hamburger Lady) and Marcus Cook (Default Jamerson) present a formal non-hostile merger of two separate modular systems into a binding legal entity with flexible time share arrangements. Information pathways are made by their owners, but the machines themselves dictate the terms and outcomes. Nokes & Cook move from ‘owners’ to ‘care takers’, with a background role in ‘crisis management’. Sound advice, judicious vision.

Abre Ojos: Out of a six month live hiatus back with new sounds and vision from a soon to be released new release. find more here: 

Refund: is a Composer, Synthesist, Guitarist, Circuit bender, and Tracker Jockey, and will be playing compositions for modular synthesiser. Taking inspiration from sources such as melt banana's guitarist 'Agata', glitch artists like 'Autechre' and 'Oval', and progressive fusion jazz in the veins of 'Magma', Refund attempts to blend the qualities of these influences into a mess that rarely sounds like any of the above.

At the *NEW* Discobeans! 539 Plenty Road Preston. $5 entry, good food, good music, good times!

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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Brown/Tsiavos/Schulz - Monkey - 2 Jun 2013

Who: David Brown: guitar, Nick Tsiavos: contrabass, Anthony Schulz: accordion.
Where: Monkey, 181 St George's Road, Nth Fitzroy.
When: 7PM, Sunday 2nd June 2013.
(forwarded from Dave Brown)