Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Electric Cultures III - Old Bar - 1 Aug 2013

Fallopian Tunes presents Electric Cultures III

Fallopian Tunes presents Electric Cultures III ~~ a night presenting contemporary experimental music. Much like its predecessor, Electric Cultures II continues to showcase artists on the periphery. Electric Cultures III will involve performances by Gurner, Club Sound Witches (qld), Big Yawn, Cocks Arquette and Match Fixer. It’s on the 1st of August at The Old Bar. Five dollars entry.

Emma Albury (Eko Eko Azarak/Yolk Yolk/ex-Leopard Leg), Sharryn Koppens (Dick Threats) and Fjorn Butler (Oranj Punjabi/N3 Warriors) are Gurner.

Club Sound Witches (qld)-
Nicola Morton (Bad Intentions) and Matt Earle (XnobbqX, Love Chants)

Cocks Arquette -
regret, psychosis, neurosis, incompetence, distraction.

Big Yawn -
A melbourne based project comprised of members Tim Slattery and Kinlay Denning.

Match Fixer
Andrew Cowie (Angel Eyes).

(forwarded from Tim Slattery)

Shame File Music news

Brown/Green/Para trio

This Tuesday 6 August Clinton Green is playing at the Make It Up Club in a trio with Dave Brown and Juan Para (Chile). Also on the bill are Baba Ganilia & Samaan Fieck.
Make It Up Club
Bar Open (upstairs)
317 Brunswick St
Starts 9pm

More Talk, Less Action

More Talk Less Action is a series of events organised by myself and Greg Wadley and  presented by West Space Gallery. Each night revolves around a topic relevant to cutting edge music and features two short performances and a panel. Audience members are encouraged to join in the discussion. If you’re passionate about music, you need to be there.

The series kicks off on 22 August, followed by a second instalment on 31 August (afternoon) in conjunction with the Liquid Architecture festival:

Thursday 22 August 2013 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
 Why Noise?: the aesthetics of noise and ‘wrong’ sound.
Featuring: John Nixon and The Donkey’s Tail, Mark Groves, and Linda Kouvaras.
Moderated by Clinton Green.

 Saturday 31 August 2013 (1pm) – free entry
 The Sonic City: activating the city through incursion.
(co-presented with Liquid Architecture)
Featuring: Haco, Darrin Verhagen, and Camilla Hannan.
Moderated by Philip Samartzis.

The series continues with four more events throughout the rest of 2013. See for the full schedule and online bookings. All events are held at West Space Gallery, Level 1, 225 Bourke St, Melbourne.

Co-organiser, Clinton Green, will be on 3RRR-FM this Sunday afternoon discussing the series on the Strange Holiday programme (4-6pm). Tune in or stream from .

New solo Clinton Green track available online

Green's previously unreleased solo track “Night At Uluru” is part of the new online compilation album Sixes and Twelves (through New Weird Australia). You can stream or download the track and the rest of the album for free from

New forthcoming cassette release

Newcastle label Mazurka Editions ( will be releasing a limited edition cassette entitled “Stations”, comprising collaborative recordings by Clinton Green and Andrew McIntosh. Due for September release.

New on Shame File Mailorder (order from

Jon Rose "The Music of Place: reclaiming a practice (Platform Papers no. 35)"(paperback book) - ‘How do you maintain live music in a culture that does not value it?’ asks Jon Rose, acclaimed improvising violinist and instrument maker. ‘The practice of music has lost its key functions and roles in society’, he writes. ‘The proof of this lies in the steep decline of monetary worth for both practitioner and the art form itself. Music's social worth is also questionable as it is steadily removed from the education curriculum. This is not a uniquely Australian phenomenon, nor is it confined to music practised on the fringes of society; it is a problem common to all music forms.’ Rose rejects blaming popular music and digital downloads, delves deeper and proposes a way to change the culture.

Robert McDougall "Unfinished Studies" LP - Debut release from young Melbourne-based composer Robert McDougall, presenting four electroacoustic studies, the fruits of many hours of private sonic research and improvisation. Simple electronics, acoustic instruments, field recordings and textural manipulations are subtly processed, fragmented and iterated into patiently evolving forms. Eschewing the jump-cut dynamics of academic electroacoustics while making use of a large variety of source material, McDougall allows the elements of his compositions to creep gently from background to foreground, layers of sound gradually transforming themselves in the manner of Eliane Radigue's synthesized spaces. His compositions have an environmental character reminiscent of the sound-work of Rolf Julius, heterogeneous elements forming themselves into blocks of sound that seem to take on a spatial aspect. Occasionally instrumental sounds come to the fore, displaying a wandering sense of melodicism that, whether on piano or acoustic guitar, is reminiscent of the work of Stefano Pilia, Loren Connors or even Harold Budd. On 180 GSM heavy black vinyl, with download code. Edition of 300.

Various Artists "The Shape of Sound: Volume 3" CD - The final installment in this series documenting Melbourne drone/electronica-related music, this volume features Warren Burt, Ollie Olsen, Robin Fox, Mitchell Brennan, Sean Baxter and more. Limited edition of 100 numbered copies.
**A handful of copies of Volume 2 are still available as well**

Third I/Scissor "The Birds/Coil" CDR - Serbia's Third I process bird sounds to create an eerie track reminiscent of the soundtrack of Hitchcock's film, where the cries of birds sound vaguely electronic. Queensland's Scissor presents an electronic track using self-made analogue synths, which sits quite comfortably besides Third I's synthetic-sounding bird-scape.

Shame File Music – Australian experimental and beyond...

Sunday, 28 July 2013


SCORE - go to abandoned shed near Glenbervie station on a windy day. Use two implements (in this case, two metal rods) to play the space. Everything must be utilised - ceiling, walls, floor, objects, etc. Recording device placed high, performance to incorporate space around device, (distance, different sides, behind, etc.). The wind's effects on loose iron sheets and on walls are incorporated, as are passing trains if any (in this case, one). Extra sounds (in this case, a helicopter) will not edited out and will also be considered part of the score. Any implements must also be used as instruments to provide sound, if possible (in this case, yes).

The performance must not be loud or built up. It must incorporate the space and silences between the use of objects, and the resonance of the building, as well as extraneous sounds provided by circumstances outside (train, helicopter, wind, etc). Attempts to be made to use both implements on different objects as well as concentrating on individual objects.

EDITING - additional layers of sound provided by video taken of shed interior.

LISTENING - focused; emphasis on difference in sounds and their qualities between various objects (iron sheets, metal rods, light fixtures, nails, furniture, shopping trolley, empty fire extinguishers, rusted bolts and nails, metal storage cabinet, hessian blanket, etc.). As none of these items will be distinguishable to the listener, the listener must instead attempt to focus on audible differences and their location in the space as picked up by the recording device. Extra layers of sound added in the editing process may confuse some listeners but also may make the over-all piece more listenable.

Sombre nay Sated EP: Tattered Kaylor

The new EP from Tessa Elieff AKA Tattered Kaylor was released on July 18th World Listening Day 2013, on the UK based, Stasisfield label alongside of label founder John Kannenberg’s, ‘Audio Tour: The 4'33" Museum - Collection 2’. 

'Sombre nay Sated' Cat# SF-11001, and its linear notes are available for free digital download from the Stasisfield website HERE.

A direct quote from Kannenberg outlines the release as below:

Australian artist and curator Tessa Elieff has combined three separate commissions into an EP of elegant coherency. With three very different original sound sources, this mixture of field recordings, specially recorded sounds, voice, and synthesis merge into tenebrous melancholy as fragments of organic sounds brush up against pulsing synthesis to create a stark, flowing patchwork of multifaceted solemnity.”



Friday, 26 July 2013

Tuesday July 30th @ the Make It Up Club

This Tuesday at MIUC sees us plumb the two extremities of liberated sound - a dose of extreme fragility and extreme brutality. Cycle 440 is a Perth unit incorporating the keyboard as a tonal fount, processing through extensive electronic treatment to careen through soundscapes that can be at once hauntingly beautiful and uncompromisingly gritty. And Marcus Cook deals with the oppressive nature of the transition to middle-age with his audiovisual project Pewter Snake Necklace, perhaps best summed up in three of his track names - ''Poor Judgement'', ''Professional Regret'' and, most poignantly, ''Awkward Office High Five''. 

Cycle 440 feat. Kevin Penkin (Keyboard) & Sam Gillies (Electronics)
Pewter Snake Necklace feat. Marcus Cook (Electronics)

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:
06/08/2013: Juan Parra, Clinton Green & Dave Brown; Baba Ganilia; Samaan Fieck
13/08/2013: Sam Dunscombe, Aviva Endean & Vilan Mai; NO FUCKWIT; Simon Charles
20/08/2013: Christopher Young & Tom Fryer; Callum G'Froerer, Tristram Williams & Reuben Lewis; Shallow
27/08/2013: Carolyn Connors, Dave Tolley & Scott Tinkler; Joel Stern & Rod Cooper; James McLean

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

More Talk, Less Action

It's time we talked about music.

More Talk, Less Action is a series of panel discussions held at Westspace Gallery during the second half of 2013. Each event consists of a panel discussion and performances from a range of artists, writers, promoters and thinkers. We  aim to encourage both critical discourse and open discussion amongst practitioners and audiences alike, in a serious yet friendly and entertaining environment.  All events held at Westspace, Level 1, 225 Bourke Street, Melbourne.


Thursday 22 August 2013 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Why Noise?: the aesthetics of noise and ‘wrong’ sound.
Featuring: John Nixon and The Donkey’s Tail, Mark Groves, and Linda Kouvaras.
Moderated by Clinton Green.

Saturday 31 August 2013 (1pm) – free entry
The Sonic City: activating the city through incursion.(co-presented with Liquid Architecture)
Featuring: Haco, Darrin Verhagen, and Camilla Hannan.
Moderated by Philip Samartzis.

Thursday 19 September 2013 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Laptops, Costumes, Pedals and Projections: issues for live performance of experimental, drone and noise music.
Featuring: Michael Pulseford, Paul Kidney, Julian Williams, Hi-God People.
Moderated by Greg Wadley

Thursday 3 October 2013 (7:30pm )- $10 entry
Junk Music: redundant technology and detourned devices as instruments.
Featuring: Dylan Martorell, Ernie Althoff, and Rod Cooper.
Moderated by Clinton Green.

Wednesday 23 October 2013, (7:30pm)- $10 entry
Our Ears are now in Excellent Condition: sound in the gallery and online.
Featuring: Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Helen Grogan and Rosalind Hall.
Moderated by Rowan McNaught and Kelly Fliedner.

Thursday 5 December 2013 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Tone Scientists: sound art and cutting-edge science
Featuring: Stelarc, Warren Burt, and Paul Doornbusch.
Moderated by Greg Wadley.

More info at

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

'Sound of Light' @ MUSIKUNST - 4pm Saturday 27th July

This month MUSIKUNST returns to further explore the A/V spectrum: 3 performances designed to marry sound & light to enhance their vision for the GB Basement universe by; David Thompson, By Elly, Shane Van Den Akker, Richie Cyngler, Vijay Thillaimuthu and Matt Refund

Lost Few/By Elly
In a debut joint show - Melodic vocalist and electronic musician By Elly will join with audio visual artist Lost Few - using feedback loops, overdriven bass, found sounds, live vocals and hyper sensory visuals to create a one off performance.

Donkey Muthers of Arse
Coming from the truly primal beginnings of expression and the creative urge, Donkey Muthers of Arse have been around since the creation of the earth (or as some may say, just last year).
Utilising the organic, abrasive, cathartic, aggressive and operatic styling's of Shane Van Den Akker vocals, DMOA is a battle between the organic and in-organic, attempting a synthesis of both sound and visuals. With the release of the new album DMOA hopes to explore new and exciting avenues of production, new technologies and bodily catharsis.

Sick Beard Swarm Force!
Richie Cyngler, Vijay Thillaimuthu and Matt Refund will combine A/V forces to create an experimental and interactive audio-visual piece using tools such as computers, pencils, soldering irons and various pieces of electronic mayhem to explore the space before them.

As always, doors 4 pm, performance 4:30 pm, $5/$10 entry - GB Hotel Basement 447 Church St Richmond

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Broken Haus Noise show - Hope Street - 28 Jul 2013

Broken Haus Noise show at Hope Street
Hey Team, Sunday July 28 sees Hope Street celebrating the anniversary the first Broken Haus afternoon Noise show (3 years ago? 4?) afternoon noise show.  This time around the plan (which may work out) is the following acts:

Last Days Of The Sun- duet featuring Galactagogue
2 Hats Free-duet featuring Dr Wrong
FNORD- new 1 man project from New Zealand
Radical Creation-Sean Mac of N3 Warriors
Spasmoslop & cleaninglady
Dead Men- duet featuring Impulse/Kontrol members Your Baby Is Ugly and Housing Crisis
Starts 1pm, ends when it ends
52 Hope st, Brunswick

Usual deal, I'll prob make a pot of food, byo booze, its free, SPREAD THE WORD & HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!!

(forwarded from Fjorn)

Saturday, 20 July 2013

electroACOUSTICacousticELECTRO - Australian Art Orchestra

Australian Art Orchestra and friends
Exploring meeting points between electroacoustic and acoustic approaches to improvisation
Curated by AAO Artistic Director Peter Knight
Four Thursdays at Bennetts Lane
1st 8th 15th & 22nd August

A different quintet each week featuring:

Peter Knight trumpet/laptop/amplifiers
Tony Hicks saxophone
Adrian Sherriff bass trombone/electronics
Paul Grabowsky piano/Rhodes
Alister Spence piano/Rhodes/electronics
Judith Hamann cello
Scott Tinkler trumpet
Joe Talia drums/Revox B 77 reel to reel tape machine
Dale Gorfinkel vibraphone/electronics
David Tolley bass/loops, electronics
Stephen Magnusson guitar/electronics
Georgie Darvidis voice
Jon Smeathers saxophone/electronics

More info

New compilation release: Alice Hui-Sheng Chang and Sam Pettigrew by dotolim (Seoul)

Various Artist [dotolim USB 2013]


media type_USB memory
release_2013. 06

[international order]
29US$ included worldwide shipping.

The release is to fundraise for dotolim to put on a festival in Seoul. They have very limited funding in South Korea for experimental music. Please help support their amazing work by passing this around!

03. Alice Hui-Sheng Chang and Sam Pettigrew_The myth of red and black 9:18
15. Will Guthrie_Karaoke 13:28

and many others.... 


Dave Brown gigs this weekend


Sunday 21st July, 7PM,
Jon Heilbron (bass) and Callum G'Froerer (guitar)

Hakea (Dave Brown, guitar and Rosalind Hall, saxophone)

Judith Hamann (cello) and Stephen Richards (analogue synth)
Monkey Bar
181 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North (next to Moroccan Soup Kitchen)
(forwarded from Dave Brown)

Friday, 19 July 2013

Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music 12-15 Sept 2013 - programme announced

The programme for this inaugrual festival is now online - the highlight no doubt being Flux Quartet performing Feldman's gargantuan String Quartet #2.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Tuesday July 23rd @ the Make It Up Club

This week at MIUC we delve into the world of electro-synthesis, amalgamating waveforms both harmonically related and unrelated, to reconnoitre the texturally rich, analog corner of the sonoverse. Synth beguiler Steve Law divines circuitry to conjure dense rhythmic evocations, transmuting signal into sublime tonal ecstasy. Simon Karis and Carolyn Schofield create bleak, languidly shifting blocks of electronic sound that revel in unearthing forms from detritus and pushing electronics to emotional breaking point. And none other than Drooling Mystics, Joshua Bach's foray deep into the realm of entropicalia, metamorphosing post-kraut synth drones through a gradual decline into devastating sonic disorder. 

Steve Law (Synthesiser)
Simon Karis (Sampler & Electronics) & Carolyn Schofield (Keys, Violin & Electronics)
Drooling Mystics (Synthesiser & Electronics)

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:
30/07/2013: Cycle 440; Juarez; Pewter Snake Necklace.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The Antidote Podcast - Episode 13

Slomo, Nathan Bowles & Scott Verrastro, and Kwaidan

Hey hey hey, we’re back. This time around we check out Slomo’s self released drone album The Grain. We  also take a listen to Nathan Bowles (Pelt) and Scott Verrastro’s percussive collaboration called Polar Satellites. Last but not least we both gush over an atmospheric and un-hyped record by a group called Kwaidan featuring members of Locrian and Zelienople.

Listen to episode 13 here or subscribe over at iTunes.

Send us your thoughts!


Avantwhatever Monthly - July 2013

Joel Stern (Photovoltaic Synthesizers, Quad-speaker sound & Light)
John Jacobs (Electronics & Contraptions)
James Rushford (Harmonium)

The Alderman
134 Lygon St

Wednesday July 31

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.

4pm, 21st July, Little Tengu, trio: Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, David Palliser & Nigel Brown

 Opening performance for artist campbell la pun

at Little Tengu - 93 Plenty rd, Preston South, Victoria 3072

opening 2-6pm, Sunday 21st July 2013

performance from 4pm onwards

Trio improv : Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (flesh reed), David Palliser (bamboo reed), Nigel Brown (metal reeds)

8.30pm, Friday 19th July, Conduit Arts, Dale Gorfinkel presents

1,2,3’s a crowd.

A little show at 8.30pm, Friday 19th July 2013

at Conduit Arts - 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy


1: Michael Prior- devices!

2: Joel Stern & Dale Gorfinkel - gizmos, modified trumpets, kinetic sound sculptures, electronics

3: Nigel Brown (accordion), Anthea Caddy (cello) & Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (voice)

$10 at the door
drinks and cookies available.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Experimental Melbourne Gig Guide for July/August on Far Side Virtual

The first of the Experimental Melbourne Gig Guides went to air on 3PBS-FMs Far Side Virtual on Monday night, and is now available for streaming here (from about 20 minutes into the broadcast).

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Open LAB explores the wonderful world of creative electronics and programming. As a part of Northern Exposure and proudly hosted by Eugene Von Nagy, OpenLABs will be showcasing Shoppe Experimente! Featuring a range of artists exploring the weird and wonderful world of artistic inventions! OpenLABS is a monthly forum, based in Melbourne, dedicated to opensource and DIY technologies where artists, musicians, engineers, performers, and designers can come together and share their work and creative passions.
For more info on OpenLABs check out:

234 High Street Northcote
Window display:
Modular..? Mobile..? In a mix of new and old DIY technologies, Richie Cyngler and Brad Hammond will allow street viewers to peer into an ever growing window display.
Richie Cyngler:   

234 High Street Northcote
"Shoppe Experimente"
Shoppe Experimente is an exhibition curated by OpenLABs. Featuring some of Melbourne's eclectic experimental electronic and new media artists, Shoppe Experimente will showcase a range of weird and wonderful art inventions that will surely bring the techno art geek out in everyone!
Exhibiting artists: Roger Alsop, Tara Cook, Mishka Nansi, Matt Refund, Vijay Thillaimuthu, Richie Cyngler and Ben Kolaitis

FRIDAY 19th JULY, 7pm
234 High Street Northcote
Opening Night Performance:
Celebrating the opening of Shoppe Experimente, OpenLABs will showcase a range of experimental sonic and visual artists that are making some truly amazing explorations in the realm of new and old technologies. Be prepared to see modular synth boutiques, circuit bent TV's, synthesisers controlled by plants and even some interactive visual madness. Come along, enjoy the show and meet some of the artists!

SATURDAY 20th JULY, 2:30pm to 4pm.
234 High Street Northcote
Come experience and participate in Kid NOISE! An experimental SOUND gig for KIDS of all ages where anyone can come and join in the exploration of sound. Who said kids should be quiet!?
Featuring: Todd Anderson-Kunert, Ceri Hann, Dale Nason, Jonathon Nokes, Richie Cyngler and Ben Kolaitis

SUNDAY 21st JULY, 2pm - 5pm
234 High Street Northcote
"My little Synth"
Come join Benjamin Kolaitis and Richie Cyngler from OpenLABS and learn to build your own mini Synthesiser. Build a simple oscillator and learn to control it using all sorts of weird and wonderful things like pot plants, light and even touch!! All you need is some imagination and enthusiasm!
Limited spots available please book your spot here:


English as a Second Language - Gertrude Contemporary - 18 Jul 2013

Dirk De Bruyn and Arf Arf
Where Gertrude Contemporary
Date 8pm, Thursday, 18 July 2013
Tickets FREE

‘English as a Second Language’ presents films and performance by artists wielding their voices against language – ‘acting out’ processes of ‘verbal brainwash’ (to use the term memorably coined by Swedish sound poet Åke Hodell).
In experimental film-artist Dirk De Bruyn’s work, these gestures of syntactical erasure can be understood as a poetic practice which seeks to grasp preverbal early childhood states – an (inevitably futile) attempt to excise meaning from experiences, before language and its attendant comprehension of the world. De Bruyn attributes this impulse to his early immigration from Holland to Australia and the confusion experienced in the consequent liminal space between cultures and languages. His tumultuous performances, which begin and end in darkness, combine shouting, hollering and chanting vocalisations with the sumptuous illumination of projected film images, their blooming fields of colour and texture intricately layered and animated by hand. At Gertrude, Dirk will perform a new work for three 16mm projectors and voice entitled ‘i1234m’.

Sound Poetry ‘band’ Arf Arf’s first unofficial gig came at Caulfield Art Gallery in 1985 when Marcus Bergner called Frank Lovece at twenty minutes’ notice to ‘do something, anything’ to help him in a performance that was about to start. The subsequent show consisted of foot-stamping, yelping and microphones being rolled along the floor, a modus operandi that has only marginally evolved since. Contra De Bruyn’s work, Arf Arf’s sound is less preverbal wonder of infancy, and more garbled vocalisation of adult disorientation. The first official Arf Arf performance took place soon after at the (now disappeared) Aberdeen Hotel in Fitzroy alongside another group making their debut, T.I.S.M., who Lovece decried for their mannered theatricality and artifice. Adopting a raw punk ethos of demystification and ‘non-slickness’ (Lovece’s other band is ‘Primitive Calculators), Arf Arf were as likely to appear at The Tote as La Mama. At Gertrude, Arf Arf members Frank Lovece, Luca Lovece, Marisa Stirpe and Michael Buckley will collectively perform a series of sound poems followed by a screening of 1993’s ‘Thread of Voice’, in which Arf Arf, as Adrian Martin writes ‘use their sound work to transform the medium and language of film – and vice versa’.

(forwarded from Joel Stern)

Friday, 12 July 2013

Onion - Monkey - 14 Jul 2013


(featuring Jem of WER, Firewitch and Dead) playing heavy in a can, floating downstream.



Blissed out, ethereal soundscapes conjured by one man and his guitar.


Matt Chow doing his guitar/vocal loopy thing. Starts off nice and usually turns ugly. 

Sunday July 14th




181 St George's Road

Nth Fitzroy.
(forwarded from Dave Brown)

Thursday, 11 July 2013


Tuesday July 16th @ the Make It Up Club

For this edition of MIUC we are truly honoured to present some of the most talented electroacoustic improvisers currently making it up locally, from the original proliferator of free music in Australia to several next-generational luminaries. Non-idiomatic progenitor/Relative Violin-ist Jon Rose is in town launching his new book ''Music Of Place: Reclaiming a Practice'', and as such will demonstrate live music's vital functionality and societal relevance by engaging in the creation of spontaneous music with young sonic cynosures percussionist Mathias Schack-Arnott and double bassist Sam Pankhurst. The post-jazz quartet of trumpeter Peter Knight, guitarist Brett Thompson and double-percussive interplay of Joe Talia & Mathias Schack-Arnott submit a real-time update to the possibilities explored on an Ornette record in 1960, with 53 more years of auditory information to construct their palette. And trumpet inquisitors Ben Harrison & Brae Grimes explore the textural vocabulary of their brass vessels whilst crafting and reacting to a discrete, indeterminate sonic architecture. 

LAST MINUTE TRIO feat: Jon Rose (Violins), Matthias Schack-Arnott (Percussion) & Sam Pankhurst (Double Bass)
Peter Knight (Trumpet), Joe Talia (Percussion), Brett Thompson (Guitar) & Matthias Schack-Arnott (Percussion)
Ben “Bovril” Harrison (Trumpet) & Brae Grimes (Trumpet)

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:
23/07/2013: Steve Law; Simon Karis & Carolyn Schofield; Drooling Mystics.
30/07/2013: Cycle 440; Juarez; Pewter Snake Necklace.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Moiré - Conduit - 13 Jul 2013

Moiré - new and re-invented instruments.
Three very different approaches to extending the physical instrument.
Metal, strings, breath...

The Overtone Ensemble - Vibrissae (singing metal rod instruments), tuned bells and bowed objects.
The Overtone Ensemble (Tim Catlin, Atticus Bastow, Dave Brown, and Ceallaigh Norman) perform using "vibrissae" instruments built by Tim Catlin. 

Barnaby Oliver - Just-intoned zithe
Barnaby Oliver is a musician and multimedia artist most notable for his work in the experimental improvisational band Infinite Decimals. He has developed a unique practice drawing on a diverse range of sources, from 60′s experimentalists Alvin Lucier and LaMonte Young through to dub pioneers King Tubby and Lee Perry. A common theme is the use of sound as conveyor of hidden worlds, exploring physiological and environmental processes through the creation of sensitised fields.

Rosalind Hall - Modified saxophone with homemade reeds and preparations.
The sound worlds Rosalind Hall creates in performance are bodily and organically evolving, using the saxophone with preparations to abstract and alter the sounds and playing techniques.  She makes reeds from plastics and metals and places objects in the bell that become vibrating objects and extensions to the instrument. She uses breath, saliva and gestures with small and highly sensitive microphones to capture the sonic microcosm of her body and the internal world of the saxophone.

Saturday July 13

Conduit Arts Space
83 Brunswick St., Fitzroy, 3065
(forwarded from Tim Catlin)

Monday July 8 at La Mama Theatre

PAUSA II : Brigid Burke (Bass Clarinet, Audio – Laptop & live video projections), Adrian Sherriff (live video projections, shakuhachi & trombone)

HAKEA: Dave Brown (prepared guitar) with Rosalind Hall (prepared saxophone)

Musica Box Office & Bar 7pm | Concert 7.30pm
$15 Full | $10 Concession (includes free hot drinks and nibbly treats)

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Tuesday July 9th @ the Make It Up Club

This week at the Make It Up Club we present three performance-based interrogations of string-based music from three very distinct vantage points. An all-too-rare Melbourne manifestation of DIY luminaries Bonnie Hart and Chris Nylstoch proffering their duo UnAustralians, incorporating drum machine-generated seizures, terrifying vocals and guitar devastation into the paragon of theatrical grindcore shreddery. Gearoid Brinn and Barnaby Oliver highlight the fact that once, long ago, the guitar was more than a tone generator for copious whizz-bang pedals - and there is still plenty of beauty to be extracted directly from a reverberating wire. And recent Hobart-emigré Tim Panaretos takes to the MIUC stage for the first time in solo mode, channelling countless decades of ouzeri- and tekedes-fuelled rembetika through psych rock sensibilities and jazz-debunking debauchery (not to mention brain and fingers) sonified via an electrified bouzouki. 

Unaustralians feat. Chris Nylstoch (Guitar) & Bonnie Hart (Voice & Drum Machine)
Gearoid Brinn (Guitar) & Barnaby Oliver (Violin & Guitar)
Tim Panateros (Electric Bouzouki)

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:
16/07/3013: Jon Rose, Matthias Schack-Arnott & Sam Pankhurst; Peter Knight, Joe Talia, Brett Thompson & Matthias Schack-Arnott; Ben Harrison & Brae Grimes. 
23/07/2013: Steve Law; Simon Karis & Carolyn Schofield; Drooling Mystics. 
30/07/2013: Cycle 440; Juarez; Pewter Snake Necklace.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Experimental Melbourne on the radio

I will soon be recording a monthly spot with James Parker for his Far Side Virtual radio show on 3PBS-FM (Monday's at midnight), where I will give a kind of gig guide for what's coming up according to Expermental Melbourne posts, as well as spinning some relevent tracks. So all the more reason to get your gigs in to Experimental Melbourne.

Clinton (blogfuhrer)




What is noise flash?

Noise flash is a project curated by Todd Anderson-Kunert. It’s a public, silent, experimental audio performance broadcast by short range FM radio transmitters. Noise Flash #1 was held in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne on Sunday 7th April 2013. The performance went from 1pm until 1.45pm.

Performers were set up from the Central Lake, extending up the Central Lawn. They were asked to keep an approximate 10 to 15 meter diameter from other artists, but were allowed to pick their own location. Their equipment was acoustical silent (or close to), and the audio they were producing was sent into a radio transmitter.

In order to hear the performance, audience members are required to bring their own FM radio and headphones, tune in to the broadcast frequency, and then physically explore the environment.

Their proximity to the performers changes the audio they can hear. When close to a performer, their audio dominates what the audience member can hear. When between performers, the audio signal can blend with other performers, cut out, or cause any number of sonic artifacts.

The first noise flash is documented here in:

When and where is the next Noise Flash?

The next Noise Flash will be held in Melbourne on Sunday September 1st as a part of the Liquid Architecture Festival. The location is currently being organised, but it will be a large, public, undercover area. (Noise Flash also plans to return to the Botanical Gardens again in February 2014).

How much are tickets and do I get paid?

Nothing, and no. Noise Flash is free for anyone to attend, and as such doesn’t currently generate any money to pay artists. A fundraiser gig (Flash Fund) is being planned in order to help cover the cost of the events. This helps to pay for transmitters, batteries, and advertising.

 How do I get involved?

Send me an email: and I’ll send you a brief form to fill out. It’s nothing crazy, just a little about who you are, what you play and how you play it (takes a whole 5 minutes to fill out).

This project is limited by the amount of transmitters available, and the amount of physical space we have to fit performers into. While I would like to have everyone/anyone play, unfortunately this can’t always be the case. But the aim is to keep increasing the number of transmitters, so more people can play each time.

IMPORTANT: In order to play, your set up must be battery powered (and your responsible for organising batteries for this set up, we supply batteries for transmitters). Your equipment must also be acoustically silent (or close to). You will also need a $5 deposit for the radio transmitter, which will be returned to you once the transmitter is returned.

More info?

For information about future Noise Flash events contact me at

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(forwarded from Todd Anderson-Kunert)

Thursday, 4 July 2013

The Antidote Podcast

The Antidote is an Australian based noise and experimental music podcast. Each episode David (Brisbane) and Ingmar (Melbourne) waffle on about three recently released (and sometimes not so recently released) records of the noisy and weird variety.

We're not professional podcasters. Just two music fans and a Skype connection talking about records that none of their friends are interested in.

Check out our latest episode where we chat about the Merzbow/Gustafsson/Pandi collaboration and the new one from English collective Liberez.

Let us know your thoughts on these records

OpenLAB July

OpenLAB July sees some pioneering work in both animation and underwater environments presented. Interested in space, the deep sea or interactive animation? Come on down!

Each Open LAB begins with talks from fellow guests that seek to share their work with the group, and then end in an all out free-form open discussion and hands on tinkering space where guests can present a finished, or unfinished, work, seek collaborations, seek peer review, or make a call out to the community to help troubleshoot a problem they are having.


Dr. Sarah Jane Pell is an artist and researcher who has 17 years experience as a visual artist and interdisciplinary researcher working most notably large scale collaborative art & science research with a specific emphasis in the performing arts, human movement, and underwater diving and habitat technologies. She has since shown in over 50 exhibition/performance and festival programs. She holds a Bachelor Fine Art from the University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts and a Masters of Arts Human Performance from Victoria University. She received a PhD Visual Arts from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia and is the first “artist” alumni of the International Space University SSP06, FR and Singularity University GSP10, NASA Ames. Her first Space Art payload was launched on-board SPRITE-SAT Payload H-IIA JAXA Japanese Space Agency (GOSAT) 2009. She also holds a restricted coxswain and an ADAS commercial diver’s license for occupational diving operations air to 30m and is an active diver with over 1500hrs in-water time logged (excluding decompression). She is official Aquanaut crew of the Atlantica Undersea Habitat Expeditions. Dr. Sarah Jane Pell is the only Australian TED Fellow.

Van Sowerwine is a new media artist who works in the areas of animation, installation and interactives. She has collaborated with Isobel Knowles since 2001 on stop-motion animation films and interactive installations. It’s a jungle in here premiered at the 2011 Melbourne Festival and won an Award of Distinction in the Interactive Arts Category of Prix ARS Electronica 2012. Their 2010 installation You Were In My Dream won the 2010 Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award and toured Korea, Taiwan and Thailand throughout 2011-2012. Both works featured at ISEA 2013 in Sydney. Van is represented by Stills Gallery, Sydney


This is a free event.

Date and time: Sunday 7th of July, 2-5pm

Venue: Media Lab Melbourne, 136a Cromwell Street Collingwood.

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Dave Brown shows

(forwarded from Dave Brown):

I have a few shows over the coming week, first up Thursday night a duo with guitarist Sam McAuliffe at Conduit Arts, then on Sunday evening I'll be joined at Monkey bar by vocalist Carolyn Connors  and accordionist Anthony Schulz, while Monday evening sees "Hakea" my duo with saxophonist Rosalind Hall performing at the regular LaMama Musica night.
Details of all shows are below. Cheers for now, Dave B.

Thursday 4/7/2013.
Nick Tsiavos: Contrabass solo.
Dave Brown/ Sam McAuliffe duo: electric guitars. 
83 Brunswick St,
Fitzroy VIC 3065, 8-11pm, $10 on the door

Sunday 7/7/2013.
Carolyn Connors: Voice.
Anthony Schulz: Accordion.
Dave Brown: Prepared guitar.
Solos, duos, trio.
181 St Georges Road,
Fitzroy North, 7PM, donation in the ice bucket.

Monday 8/7/2013.
Brigid Burke: Bass Clarinet, Audio – Laptop & live video projections.
Adrian Sherriff: live video projections, shakuhachi & trombone.

Dave Brown: Prepared guitar.
Rosalind Hall: Prepared saxophone.
LaMama Theatre, 
205 Faraday St,
Carlton VIC 3053 
Show @ 7:30 PM sharp.
$15 full, $10 concession.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Andrew Tuttle at Undue Noise Sat 6th July 8pm

Old Fire Station View St Bendigo, $10

Tonight’s Undue Noise, headlined by Brisbane-based Andrew Tuttle features 3 acts that combine acoustic instruments with computer based electronics.
Andrew Tuttle (acoustic guitar, computer, synthesiser, banjo, harmonica, electronics, voice)
Jude Russell / Rex (Muttboy) Hardjadibrata / Jacques Soddell (piano / prepared acoustic guitar / computer &electronics)
forcefedsmile (voice/computer)
Andrew Tuttle, based in Brisbane, Australia; creates sounds that explore the relationship between instrumentation, structure and genre within electronics and acoustics.
Tuttle, usually solo, although occasionally in semi-regular and ad-hoc collaboration, creates a synthesis of electronic/acoustic instrumentation and genre, and improvisation/composition performed on acoustic guitar, computer, synthesiser, banjo, harmonica, electronics, voice, etc. Under his own name, solo and in collaboration, Tuttle has performed at venues and festivals including Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), Melbourne International Jazz Festival (Melbourne), Judith Wright Centre (Brisbane), and Make It Up Club (Melbourne). Prior to 2013, Tuttle primarily recorded and performed under the moniker Anonymeye. After three albums, two dozen other recorded appearances and over one hundred live performances in Australia, Europe, and New Zealand; the Anonymeye moniker was retired in early 2013. When not creating music, Tuttle is an active participant in the Australian independent music community, as a creative director, tour manager, freelance writer and administrator. Tuttle also has a strong love for cricket, politics, and microbrews.More information
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Two local acts using acoustic/computer combinations will also perform
Jude Russell / Muttboy (Rex Hardjadibrata) / Jacques Soddell

will present an improvised set following their successful first collaboration at the recent Black Box Improv event at the Old Fire Station. Jude plays keyboards with Castlemaine improv group Atmos Ensemble, Rex, who performs under the name Muttboy, is a recent arrival to Central Victoria and will perform used "prepare" acoustic guitar. Jacques is a Bendigo-based musique concrete composer.

forcefedsmileTim Townsend's computer manipulation of voice, samples and song structure

Presented with assistance from Australia Council and City of Greater Bendigo