Wednesday, 29 October 2014

OpenLAB November - Sunday 2nd

We're back!! This Sunday!!
FREE 2nd November Sunday 2pm at the Docklands Library Performance Space (3rd Floor) we have special guests Jesse Stevens from Cake Industries and Alex Gibson from Artbox.
ArtBox- Alex Gibson

Alex has exhibited independently in Asia and Australia, exhibitions include The Tokyo International Exhibition Center: Bigsite (2005), Next Wave Festival (2008 and 2010), and The Melbourne International Arts Festival (2008). He was nominated for a Green Room Award in the category of Outstanding Video Scenography - New Form (2007). He has also received the Stoll Trust Award (2001), Friends of the VCA Award (2003), George Hicks Prize (2004), LWL Award (2006), Orloff Family Trust Award (2006) and the Australian Postgraduate Award (2007-2008). He has lectured at the The University of Melbourne Faculty of Science (2007-2008), Education (2007-2008) and at The Victorian College of the Arts (2006-2008) on Art and Technology subjects. Alex has received residencies in Tokyo, Koenji (2005), Beijing, Red Gate Studios (2010-2011) and Blender Studios (2010-2012). He is currently working on Artbox Video Art Player ( and making drawings for his own private collection.
Cake Industries - Jesse Stevens
Media Artists Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen have worked under the collaborative pseudonym of Cake Industries since 2006. They are artists, tinkerers and futuristic dreamers. Their practice uses electromechanics, handmade electronics, and robotics to create anthropomorphic and autonomous objects that embrace retro-futurism. Heavily influenced by 1950s science fiction dystopia, Cake Industries’ installations, performances, and sculptural objects anachronistically portray society in order to investigate narratives, culture, reality, and future.

Open LABs is here to share and explore the wonderful world of creative makers. Each talk allows artists, musicians, engineers, performers, and designers to come together and share their work and creative passions with the public and other creatives.

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Birds Conference - La Mama 7-9 Nov 2014

Perhaps this story starts from this phrase: “I am the Truth”

A faith that embraces nothing more than the one Living Truth, animating the hearts of mystics through the ages and across the world.
The story of this performance is based on the 4500-line Iranian epic poem The Conference of the Birds; its captivating poetic style explores the fundamental nature of truth (God, wisdom). The birds of the world, each of which holds special significance, seek out the Simorgh - a mythical Persian bird much like the phoenix. 

Brook’s stage adaptation of this 12th-century Persian poem first came on stage in 1979.

Performer, advisor, puppeteer and puppet maker:
Elnaz Sheshgelani

Directors: Lloyd Jones, Scott Mostafa Welsh,
Ren Walters, Rick Evertsz and Kerry Davies

Music and sound by Clinton Green

Vocal: Shani Holmes

Part of La Mama’s 2014 EXPLORATIONS Season | 03 9347 6142

Fri 6.30pm | Sat 8.30pm | Sun 6.30pm @ La Mama Theatre, 205 Faraday Street, Carlton
All tickets $15

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Library Dreams - Melbourne CBD - 2 Nov 2014

Dual, simultaneous, parallel and intersecting performances/actions from:

Hi-God People
Clinton Green & Chun-liang Liu

Sunday 2 November, 1pm.

State Library of Victoria - front lawn/steps, cnr La Trobe and Swanston Streets, City.
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re::set your halloween - 8 sites, 10 artists, bikes, tacos, beers and you!

This Friday night 6:30-10pm take a spangly halloween art trip with the re::set Trainspotters INC along the Upfield bike path.

8 sites, 10 artists, bikes, tacos, beers and you!

Fri 31 Oct 6:30-10pm free



Saturday, 25 October 2014

Antechamber 3- Wesley Anne - 19 Nov 2014

antechamber 3

callum g'froerer | andy butler | jon heilbron
elizabeth welsh | rhys corr

wed nov 19
wesley anne—250 high st. northcote
free entry
(forwarded from Simon Charles)

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Invisible Doors Of That Invisible Country - Church of All Nations - 17 Nov 2014

inland 14.3

the invisible doors of that invisible country - 

works by:

Natasha Anderson (contrabass recorder/computer)
Anthea Caddy (violoncello)
Rohan Drape (organ/computer)
Alexander Garsden (guitar/computer)
Anthony Pateras (piano)
Erkki Veltheim (violin)

8pm, Monday 17 November, Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St. Carlton.
Tickets: Full $20/Concession $12, Available at the door

(forwarded from Alexander Garsden)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

re::set Trainspotter - volunteer call

Dear all,

re::set Collective is seeking event volunteers to help artist setup with sound/video/installation, usher and photography

for Trainspotters INC event at 6.30pm -10pm, Friday October 31st, (setup help will need earlier arrival)

performances and installations along Upfield Bike Path in Brunswick (from Jewell to Moreland stations).

Please contact Alice for expression of interest to volunteer. 

You will certainly get to enjoy the night of diverse arts, meetings and conversations, and watching live radio made on the street, also can add this on your CV! 

See website for more event information.
Thank you.

Alice Hui-Sheng Chang

re::set Collective

Monday, 20 October 2014

Environmental Performance Authority at Truganina Coastal Park Altona

Distal Fragments

by Environmental Performance Authority

at Truganina Coastal Park, Altona       

You are invited to participate in an intimate showing of the site-specific performance Distal Fragments at Truganina Coastal Park, Altona, 2-4 pm on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th November.

Distal Fragments consists of a two-hour guided walking performance with atmospheric interludes in various terrains among the scrub, swamp and parkland of the Truganina Coastal Park. The aim is to provide an immersion in which audiences will be offered the opportunity to experience the environments at depth.
Places are limited
Please RSVP indicating which performance you wish to attend

BOLT Ensemble - Footscray Community Arts Centre - 23 Oct 2014

Concert 3 features the BOLT Ensemble and sound machines created by Hullick and Richard Allen over the last 10 years. Schizoid No. 1 defies rationalization through constant and erratic change. It contemplates and trickery of the mind, but what is the mind? The highly conceptual Uno Series features special lighting and video in a series of works that frame one action each. Some are less than one second long while others are static drones. The last piece in this concert is Threshold, created in partnership with the Bionic Ear Institute and cochlear implant users for people with and without cochlear implants. The work revels in the excess of sonic materiality where the careful listener is rewarded by hearing the sounds embedded in the fabric of noise.


Schizoid No. 1 BOLT Orchestra and sound machines

Uno Series BOLT Orchestra, sound machines and electronic sound

Threshold BOLT Orchestra and electronic sound 

(fowarded from Adam Simmons)

Deity Sat 25th Oct feat River of Heaven, Miles Cosmo, Suicide By Cop & Abre Ojos

Deity - On the eve of all Hallow’s Eve and under a full moon four diverse acts play a night dedicated to any and all deities. Each musician conjures their own spirits, to their own rhythms with their own machines. Join the cacophony of devotion. 

Tickets $10/$5conc 
Sat 25th Oct - doors open 8.00pm at
Conduit Arts 83 Brunswick St Fitzroy
River Of Heaven: the River of Heaven is culmination of Dase Beard's obsession with aluminium instruments, simple song structures, a frail voice and an abundance of reverb.

Miles Cosmo: Miles Cosmo produces vintage synth sounds as rich and thick as his full ginger beard. 
IDM, chillwave, techno, house and glitch influences mix with rich melodies and catchy hooks in hardware heaven.

Suicide By Cop: Hailing from the heart of Melbourne's industrial west, Suicide by Cop is an audio/visual project with extreme sensibilities, approached with an emphasis on pushing hardware beyond its intended function to create a relentless wall of droning noise and chaotic freeform video.

Abre Ojos invokes the elements of this world and the next through deep frequencies of sound and light. Brutal meditation to match this brutal world. The gates have fractured and the bounty is yours.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

re::set Trainspotters INC - Upfield Bike Path - 31 Oct 2014

As part of MoreArt 2014, re::set colletive presents re::set Trainspotters INC

A night of performances and live art along the Upfield Bike Path in Brunswick

Friday October 31st 
6.30pm -10pm

(forwarded from Camilla Hannan)

Saturday, 18 October 2014


Erotic speedcore. Trendy breakcore. Sadcore.

Eclectic breakcore/raggacore/IDM/music of the universe.

Sine-wave based melodic hum-drone, slipping pitch-sliding harmonies, octaving loops, field recordings and vocal works with projection.

Blackened dystopian noisescapery courtesy of Shane Van Den Akker & Ciaran Geoghegan.

The Drunken Boat is Dale Chapman and Tim Panaretos playing an assortment of instruments and electronic devices, some of them handmade. The sounds they make wander about (not aimlessly) on a continuum from spacey ethno-drone ambience to shit-core rock n' roll minimalism to spastic noise cacophony and not always back again.

fffvked up indulgent cello loop distortion yyyyah

Doors/Food from 6:00pm
$5 entry
539 Plenty Rd. Preston

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Invitation for Bell Ringers



15 locations/15 minutes/15 days

Geoff Robinson

10-24 November 2014 Federation Square


15 locations/15 minutes/15 days is an event based project by artist Geoff Robinson for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture. The project will chart the duration of the exhibition through sound and sculpture. 15 coloured posts will be situated in different locations in Federation Square and once a day on the hour 15 participants will strike a hand bell at a post for 15minutes. Each day the posts are reconfigured and the hand bells are performed one hour later.


Participating in the project would involve arriving 10 minutes before the performance, collecting a hand bell and ringing the bell for 15 minutes.  If you are interested and available any of the  dates and times below please contact me at and I will book you in. You are welcome to participate as many days as you like (many participants are doing 3-5days) and families and friends can also be involved.


Performance dates and times: Monday 10 November 6am, Tuesday 11 November 7am (& 4pm preview event), Wednesday 12 November 8am, Thursday 13 November 9am, Friday 14 November 10am, Saturday 15 November 11am, Sunday 16 November 12noon, Monday 17 November 1pm, Tuesday 18 November 2pm, Wednesday 19 November 3pm, Thursday 20 November 4pm, Friday 21 November 5pm, Saturday 22 November 6pm, Sunday 23 November 7pm and Monday 24 November 8pm.

(forwarded from Geoff Robinson)

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Sororal soundtrack - Christopher de Groot

Australian giallo film soundtrack released on Swedish label and receives nomination for APRA Film Score of The Year

Australia's first giallo film Sororal is currently making waves at genre film festivals around the world. The soundtrack composed by Northcote based composer Christopher de Groot features a 10-piece brass section, 16-piece choir, two drum kits, electric guitar, electric cello, a barrage of analogue synthesizers and a Hungarian cimbalom. The score takes inspiration from prog-rock, kraut-rock, as well as Bulgarian choir music, 20th Century avant-garde classical works and classic giallo scores from the likes of soundtrack band Goblin and legendary Italian film composer Ennio Morricone.

This unique and bizarre score has been nominated at this years APRA Screen Music Awards for Feature Film Score of The Year.

The soundtrack is released through Screamworks Records [Sweden]


About Sororal
Shot on location in Western Australia Sororal, a Nakatomi Pictures production, is currently making appearances at genre film festivals around the world, and will be the prelude to a performance by legendary Italian soundtrack band Goblin at Grimmfest 2014 in Manchester, UK. Inspired by lurid Italian horror films, Sororal lays claim to being Australia’s first giallo film.

A diverse and bizarre film, Sororal mixes a heady whirlwind of genetic experimentation, mind control, and telekinetic power struggles with twisted artworks. Sororal’s heroine, Cassie (Amanda Woodhams) is a troubled artist who tries to make sense of her vivid, violent dreams by committing her visions to canvas.

(forwarded from Christopher de Groot)

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Dead Boomers 'Privilege&Obscenity' Launch

Dead Boomers deal in heavy electronics and black humour. 'Privilege&Obscenity' is the duo's new cassette EP on their own label Sabbatical, following 2013 releases on Iron Lung (US) and Cipher Productions (TAS). This new release will be launched at The Grace Darling Hotel on Thursday 16 October. Joining Dead Boomers are Complete (Brent Stegeman of Heirs and Whitehorse), Vacuum (Jenny Branagan of Nun and Andrea Blake of Asps) and Lucid Castration (Liam Osborne of Freejack and the Future Archaic label). Doors at 8pm, $10 entry.  

Best Experimental/Avant Garde Act nominations for The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards 2014

Nominees for 2014 have been released. Winner announced Thursday 16 October (2013 winner of this category was Judith Hamann).

Best Experimental/Avant-Garde Act – presented by Implant Media
Evelyn Morris
Joel Stern
Nik Kennedy
Ren Walters
Rosalind Hall

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Antechamber - Wesley Anne - 15 Oct 2014

the next ANTECHAMBER gig is on wed oct 15.

performing at this gig will be:


music at 8pm. entry is free. supported by the wesley anne, incrementally depending on how many of us are there. 

(forwarded from Simon Charles)

Fundraiser Party - Bus - 11 Oct 2014

Justin Fuller, Asps, Cold Life
Saturday 11 October, 6-9pm

To celebrate and mark the final day of our 2014 Editions Fundraiser, Bus Projects will be holding an evening of solo musical-performances, including Justin Fuller, Cold Life and Asps. All acts are local, providing Melbourne with high-quality electronic output, showcasing a particular sound- austere, catchy and dark. 

When in solo mode, Justin Fuller (current member of Melbourne's ZOND, TÄX and TOL) delivers a Poly-rhythmic audio assault. A multi layered collision of hums, tones and tremolo pulse, phased, flanged, delayed and distorted, shifting over and under sequenced tones and rhythms. 

Asps formed in 2010 as a solo vehicle for Andrea Blake’s (Chrome Dome, Vacuum) experimentations in song-writing and sound design. After the ‘So Long’ cassingle on Nihilistic Orbs in 2011 Asps became a live project with other collaborators including members of Repairs and UV Race. After doing remixes for Miles Brown, Liam Kenny and Multiple Man, Asps has self-released a second cassingle, ‘Swarm’ – a molasses-thick exploration into the elements of dub and dance music.

Cold Life is the new minimal and dark-wave solo electronic project of James Dalgliesh (ex Pro-Life, Slug Guts). 

(forwarded from Luke Holland)

Monday, 6 October 2014


This month at MUSIKUNST we will be asking you to listen closely as Ben Byrne curates an afternoon of voices, modules and patches that traverses from the organic to the synthesised. Please note that for this show we will be utilising the intimacy of the "pool-room" at The EC as our event space for this special presentation of MUSIKUNST. Performing will be:




is Alex White (Euro Modular Synth) and Ben Byrne (Laptop with Max/MSP). Alex’s synth is processed and reconfigured. The resulting sound is a combination of the laptop and synthesizers outputs. The music produced is pulsating with opposites. Oscillations and disturbances envelop and saturate one another as a host of possibilities surface, pattern and disintegrate.

(Cello & Doepfer respectively) together produce an austere music that collapses the distinction between the acoustic and electronic. Tense lines of oscillation and bowing layer and intertwine, held in place by a powerful sense of space.

work focuses solely on developing extended vocal technique as a means for improvisation and communication. Her vocal explorations include sound from varying tension of physical vocal parts, driving air into alternative passages and vibration of calls and breath. The physical sound produced by a mouth and throat organism, under no computer manipulation, is not only for the artist to be fully involved during performance, but also to challenge the listener with an intimate relationship while receiving. The results of these explorations create a delicate world of primal and vulnerable soundscapes.

Venue opens at Midday and food & drink is available all day

Event runs in The Pool-Room from 2:30 til 5:30 pm

Entry: $10 / $5 conc

Sat 11th October, Duals #4, Conduit Arts Initiative, Fitzroy.

The fourth instalment of Duals is fast approaching but there is time yet to pencil this precious date in your diaries. Started by Todd Anderson-Kunert and Leo Kavanagh Duals is an evening of noise/electronica and acoustic improvisers coming together in duo formats for a night of improvisational exploration. The duo's are randomly selected by drawing names from a hat on the night so as to keep to music as free and open as possible creating an intense and spontaneous atmosphere to be revelled in.

Dualing Teams:

Barnaby Oliver
Josh Kelly
Stephanie Bell
Michael McNab

Carey Knight / Dotabata
Joe Talia
Richie Cynglar
Pat O'brien

Dual-ing begins at 8pm.
Conduit Arts Initiative, 83 Brunswick St, Melbourne, Victoria.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Gary Butler gigs - Oct 2014

I've got 3 gigs coming up, and now I need an audience. I'd also really appreciate it if you could forward this information to as many people as possible, because I haven't been in Melbourne long enough to build a proper mailing list and I don't do that new-fangled Facebook/Twitter stuff (I wasn't born to follow, I refuse to ask people to “like me”, and I got bored with people posting pictures of cats and invitations to play online games). So  if you help me get the word out, that would be super.
Tue 7 October (Doors at 8:3 0 pm for a 9:00 pm start) $5/$10
Make It Up Club. I'm collaborating with “Sex On Toast Big Band”. -
Angus Leslie (Conductor), Gary Butler (Guitar, Objects), Ben Harrison (Trumpet, Voice), Cosima Jaala (Voice), Zak Pidd (Voice) Stephen Brooks (Voice), Louis King (Guitar), James Bowers (Keys), Lewis Moody (Keys), Marty Holoubek (Bass), Scott McConnachie (Sax), James Macaulay (Trombone), Gareth Thomson (Drums) & Hudson Whitlock (Drums)
I've bought additional “objects” from the Footscray sex shop specially for this gig, and I've been experimenting with amplifying slices of toast. But wait, there's more. You also get - 
Empat Lima & Habits feat. Steph Brett (Guitar, Voice), Rachel Kim (Bass, Voice), Carla Ori (Drums, Voice), Mohini Hillyer & Matt Connoly (Sampler, Keys, Voice, Electronics)
  • Lagerphones feat. Nat Grant (Percussion), James Macaulay (Trombone),Scott McConnachie (Sax), Ben Harrison (Trumpet), Louis King (Guitar) &Marty Holoubek (Bass)

See The Make It Up Club site for more info:

Sun 12 October 12 am. – 8 pm
A General Assembly of Interested Parties , Testing Grounds, 1 – 23 City Rd. Southbank, just behind the Arts Centre. 
free entry
Ren Walters organises this one, so check his website:

“GAIP is an evolving conversation between artists and the world. On Sunday, October 12th 2014, GAIP will again converse with Testing Grounds, generously providing the perfect place and context for the interaction to continue. A creative, chaotic crowd of artists and interested parties will be co-performing or will just be present together listening, observing.”

Thu 30 October (NOT Wednesday, which is what I stupidly wrote on some of the flyers). 8:00. 

Footscray Unaustralian Composers Kollective @ Conduit Art Gallery. (83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy).


I'm excited about the lineup. The names speak for themselves -

Ernie Althoff, Dave Brown, Gary Butler, Houston Dunleavy, Tom Fryer, Dale Gorfinkel, Lloyd Honeybrook, Paul Kidney, Helena Loziuk, Erick Mitsak, Steve Richards and Jan Bas Bollen.

I'm really hoping that the audience outnumbers the performers, though it is a small venue so it will probably be a somewhat “intimate” show. This is the first Melbourne gig I've organised since moving here, so I hope to make it even crazier than usual. Cat Hope said this about an earlier project: “. . .for all-out crazy chaos, nothing quite beats the free-spirited approach of the Wollongong Anarchist Noisemakers Kollective (WANK).”.Now that WANK has left the gong, I anticipate taking things to the next level with the even freer-spirited Footscray Unaustralian Composers Kollective.

(forwarded from Gary Butler)

Friday, 3 October 2014

OpenLAB October 5th, Docklands Library

Your BODIES and minds will be BLOWN into the CYBERSPACE of INTERCONNECTIONS in this AMAZING OpenLAB talk.

SRSLY, don't miss this one. YOU WILL REGRET IT!!!

FREE OCTOBER 5th Sunday 2pm at the Docklands Library we have special guests Alison Bennett & John McCormick with Steph Hutchison.

ALISON BENNETT is an artist working in photography and digital media currently completing a ‘creative practice as research’ PhD project at Deakin University as a member of the Deakin Motion.Lab. Her PhD work is framed by a question about the reconstitution of photographic surface within digital media. The photographic image has principally shifted from a literal surface – a print – to an interconnected ephemeral surface, a skin-scape, reconstituted via screens and code. In late 2013 a body of work called ‘Shifting Skin’, featuring detailed prints of human skin marked by tattoos overlaid with 3D augmented reality, struck a chord with audiences and went viral internationally. The exhibition has since toured nationally and internationally.

She will also be showing off one of her 3D augmented tattoo photographs as well!!!

JOHN McCORMICK and STEPH HUTCHINSON will be talking about their work EMERGENCE

Emergence by John McCormick, Steph Hutchison and an emerging performing agent, is a duet performed between a human dancer and an artificially intelligent performing agent. The agent has learnt to dance through a rehearsal process with the dancer, sharing the dancer’s movement and style. Emergence sees the dancer and agent co-creating an interactive semi-improvised dance performance. Visualisations of their relationship are projected in glorious Stereoscopic 3D. The neural network based agent uses a motion capture system as its sensory input for understanding the dancer’s movement. In the second part of the performance, Steph uses the knowledge gained from performing with the digital performer to create an intriguingly new dance vocabulary through her process of ex-quiry. A fair trade for the movement she originally taught the agent.

Emergence is the result of John and Steph’s collaborations with Motion.lab and the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research at Deakin University. The artists dreamed of a performance environment that could learn to understand the dancer and collaborate in the creative process of performance making. Emergence is the result.

Open LABs is here to share and explore the wonderful world of creative makers. Each talk allows artists, musicians, engineers, performers, and designers to come together and share their work and creative passions with the public and other creatives.

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