Monday, 30 June 2014

AVANTWHATEVER MONTHLY - JULY 2014


Avantwhatever Monthly - July 2014

Boquillas (Drone)
Bison Grass (Drone)

Featuring Aaron Wallace, Kevin Lo, Michael O'Dwyer and Trent Brown on vocals, acoustic guitar, dictaphone, strings, percussion and laptop.

The Alderman
134 Lygon St
Brunswick

Sunday July 13

Free | 4pm

Due to scheduling difficulties this is the last Avantwhatever Monthly for the year but please join the Avantwhatever group on Facebook or go to www.avantwhatever.com and sign up to the mailing list to hear about upcoming releases and events.

Art and Dirt: Kim Gordon's Aesthetics of Impurity - Uni of Melbourne - 1 Jul 2014


Branden W. Joseph “Art and Dirt: Kim Gordon's Aesthetics of Impurity”

Tuesday 1 July 2014, 6.30pm–8.00pm, Old Arts Theatre D, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia.

Before embarking on her path-breaking career as singer and bassist in Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon was a key artistic and critical voice in New York art, close to celebrated figures including Mike Kelley, Dan Graham, John Knight, Robert Longo and Laurie Anderson. In 1980s artist-run publications like Real Life, ZG, Journal, and FILE, Gordon contributed astute analyses of these and other artists working at the crossover between art and music, at the same time producing exhibitions and installations under the moniker "Design Office".

Branden W. Joseph, editor of Is It My Body?, a collection of Gordon's early art writing published this year on Sternberg Press, will discuss the little known range of Gordon's aesthetic practices and critical views from that time and the continuations of Gordon's artistic practice to the present day.

Over the coming months, in the lead up to Liquid Architecture 2014, Discipline Journal, Gertrude Contemporary and Liquid Architecture will co-present a series of lectures relating to theories of sound, with speakers including Branden W. Joseph, David Grubbs, Douglas Kahn and James Parker. It’s going to be fun. Dates to come.
(forwarded from Liquid Architecture)

An Evening of Duos - Conduit Arts - 3 Jul 2014

 
The 3rd of July will see Sam Hall's last performance opportunity before he heads to Berlin to study with Tony Buck and then on to Holland to study with Han Bennink.
 
Sam will be curating a night of improvised duo performances with some of his favorite musicians.
 
Including:...

Dur-e Dara - Percussion
Clinton Green - Surprise
Scott McConnachie - Saxophones

Performing in Duo arrangements with Sam Hall (drums).
Come and hear some great music and say good-bye. Starting around 8pm.

Entry - $10
 
Conduit Arts
83 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy
 

Friday, 27 June 2014

Tuesday July 1st @ the Make It Up Club

This instalment of MIUC showcases three kosmische/komische groupings of homespun garage/shed/outbuilding-core noisecreators and musical pathfinders exasperated with the limitations of instrumental orthodoxy. Sky Needle have prepared for the oncoming audial apocalypse by constructing hardy and singularly versatile sonic sources, and their crack team of four senior sonic survivalists will demonstrate the sounds needed to rebuild a post-lingual humanity. Yeah the thing is see I like totally asked Stre4m to play but Scott's in Europe so I was like that's a total bummer right but then they were all like how bout Lochie Bradfield (from masked free jazz crew Prophets) and I was like yeah sick, sounds great! And Aktion Unit are a unit consisting of two gentlemen who have been unified in a band-like state for seven years, who have names including René Schaefer and Dan Lewis and who make sounds that have been described as ''bratty, obstinate noise''. 

Sky Needle feat. Joel Stern (Leghorn, Electronics), Alex Cuffe (Speaker Box Bass), Daniel Jenatsch (Strings) & Sarah Byrne (Voice, Percussion)
Lochie Bradfield (Trumpet), Conor O'Hanlon (Strings, Voice, Wind, Percussion and/or Electronics) & Paddy Gordon (Ditto)
Aktion Unit feat. René Schaefer (Guitar, Objects) & Dan Lewis (Guitar, Electronics)

The Make It Up Club
http://makeitupclub.blogspot.com/
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
$5/$10

Coming up:
8/7: Steve Law & John Jacobs; Richie Cyngler & Dale Chapman; Voidhanger
15/7: Ben Kolaitis & Jon Smeathers; Ryan Granger & Michael O'Dwyer; Tim Panaretos & Connor Cody
22/7: Richard Barrett [UK], Milana Zarić [UK], Nat Grant & Joe Talia; Warren Burt & Phil Brophy; Warren Burt
29/7: Kerrie Farnsworth, Paul Kidney, Adam Ritchie & Brad Smith; Erick Mitsak; Daggers Mid Flight
5/8: Atticus Bastow; Toby Jamesjoy; James Cvetkovski & Steven Soha
12/8: Dracopede [SYD]; LP Osborne & Thomas Miller; Graylands
19/8: Yag Yok; Bound for Glory; Scott O'Hara & Kynan Lawlor
26/8: Alexander Garsden; Lizzy Welsh, Kim Tan & Rhys Corr
2/9: Constant Light w/ Peter James & Simon Strong

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

New Complexity launches the Harmonic Master


New Complexity: the Harmonic Master


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A great many of us love to get hold of a guitar and start hacking it, changing its functionality to suit our own needs, sticking things over, under and between the strings to see what we can achieve.  But what happens when someone attempts to take these re-imagined guitars and make them into products that you can buy! 
 
In the bowels of a warehouse in Northcote, a new micro-business called New Complexity is doing just that.  N.C. has made an official debut with a guitar called the Harmonic Master.  It's a 3rd bridge instrument that allows the user to exercise control over the resonance occurring behind the bridge by tuning the notes with a custom made "super bridge".  The results can be harmonically jarring and complex, or pleasing and subtle, depending on what you do with it. 

Demo Video
 

According to N.C. creator Lewis Waters, there is much much more on the horizon.  Updates about prototype development can be viewed on the website www.newcomplexity.com.au, or on the Facebook page.  Lewis also welcomes commissions for experimental instruments that one might like to see realised.  
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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

ANTITHESIS - Sat 12th July feat - HOST, The Vainglories, Sam Filmer & Abre Ojos


We live the antithesis.

Four diverse artists play in the depths of winter at Conduit Arts An audio visual evening of extremes.

Tickets $10/$5conc

HOST - Based in the NSW Blue Mountains, ambient / noise / experimental act Host is the creation of Nathan Jenkins (ex-The Amenta) and originates as a tool to explore the modern mysteries without the baggage and superstition of the Old Aeon. .
http://www.facebook.com/hostobject

The Vainglories - is the solo project of Gillian Lever, and is responsible for producing the soundtrack to her introspective moods. Melancholic melody intertwines with textured strangeness to create lullabies for the nightmare-prone. The Vainglories has played live in UK and Australian venues, and has written music for film and live theatre, including writing and performing the live score for Watson's Jhonsey award winning show Once Were Planets in the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In 2013 The Vainglories also wrote the music for Amanda Lever’s Masters in Choreography VCA final performance, ‘Dasein’.
Based in Melbourne, The Vainglories constantly struggles with the grammatical difficulties arising from being a solo artist with a name more suited to a band.
http://woodandwire.com.au/project/ww25-the-vainglories-the-visitor/

Sam Filmer - (Em Vecue Aquieu, The Sleep Ensemble, Schwanz Kaputt) noise maker and non-hit wonder emerges from the various monikers to gather electrons with a synthesizer system, drawing energy from nearby AC outlets to form looping, high energy, drone-tech fun.
http://soundcloud.com/emvecueaquieu

Abre Ojos - “Abre Ojos” was an old saying by Spanish and Portuguese sailors while navigating the dangerous reef infested waters surrounding Australia’s coastline meaning “watch out” or “open your eyes, there is danger all around.” Combining vintage analog electronics with twenty-first century digital technology, Abre Ojos creates immersive audio-visual works. Deep and dark with glimpses of light, the experience shifts from provocative to meditative.
http://abreojos.net/ http://www.facebook.com/abreojosAV



Face Off from abre ojos on Vimeo.

Facebook Event

Crosshatch - Cross Street - 27 Jun 2014

 
CROSSHATCH
Friday 27 June at Cross Street (AKA Moreland City Band Hall)
16-22 Cross Street, Brunswick East
8.30pm $10/5
 
The Overtone Ensemble - activated and oscillating metals and strings. 
Robbie Avenaim - mechanised/human percussion nexus. (debut performance of his new setup)
Barnaby Oliver - electric guitar.
$10/5
 
 

(forwarded from Tim Catlin)

Monday, 23 June 2014

Tuesday June 24th @ the Make It Up Club

This week at MIUC is further contribution to the ongoing communal exposition on improvised music, as five of the finest stalwart make-it-uppers congregate for an evening full of audial euphoria via sonic rapture. Ever-evolving commander of wind Christopher Young makes a welcome return to Bar Open alongside young percussive upstart & Melbournian curatorial flume Leo Kavanagh for the unique opportunity of a first-time aleatoricollaboration. Two turntablism doyens, namely Clinton Green and Paul Wain, smash together their variously mechanically interventionist and layered everythingcore approaches in a flurry of tears, flares and chirps sure to make Grand Wizard Theodore proud. And Gearoid Brinn, Melbourne's string-stroking multiple-pickup master/volume pedal virtuoso, offers up a solo venture into the sonoverse replete with harmonic peregrination and a blurring of the lines betwixt attack and decay. 

Christopher Young (Woodwinds) & Leo Kavanagh (Drums)
Paul Wain (Turntables) & Clinton Green (Turntables)
Gearoid Brinn (Guitar)

The Make It Up Club
http://makeitupclub.blogspot.com/
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
$5/$10

Coming up:
1/7: Sky Needle; Lochie Bradfield, Conor O'Hanlon & Paddy Gordon; Aktion Unit
8/7: Steve Law & John Jacobs; Richie Cyngler & Dale Chapman; Voidhanger
15/7: Ben Kolaitis & Jon Smeathers; Ryan Granger & Michael O'Dwyer; Tim Panaretos & Connor Cody
22/7: Richard Barrett [UK], Milana Zarić [UK], Nat Grant & Joe Talia; Warren Burt
29/7: Kerrie Farnsworth, Paul Kidney, Adam Ritchie & Brad Smith; Erick Mitsak; Daggers Mid Flight
5/8: Atticus Bastow; Toby Jamesjoy; James Cvetkovski & Steven Soha
12/8: LP Osborne & Thomas Miller; Graylands
19/8: Yag Yok; Bound for Glory; Scott O'Hara & Kynan Lawlor
26/8: Alexander Garsden
2/9: Constant Light w/ Peter James & Simon Strong

Friday, 20 June 2014

A General Assembly of Interested Parties - Testing Grounds - 29 Jun 2014


Sunday, June 29, 2014
 

Monday, 16 June 2014

Tuesday June 17th @ the Make It Up Club

This edition of MIUC is a mechanised expedition through aphotic netherrealms of the sonoverse, where the concretion of cacophonies breaches the point of auditory devastation through worship of the atramentous. Legendary purveyors of EFT (extreme frequency therapy) Sooterkin Flesh return to the Bar Open stage for their sole public ritual for 2014 - expect nothing but the most savagely strident oscillations and brutal sonic abreactions. An all new triumvirate of circuitry intercommunication dubbed Complete, featuring the thunderous parameter whirling of Dave Coen and James Dalgleish under the Iron Voice, and impenetrable electronic densities, of Sonic Caesar Brent Stegeman. And two members of post-industrial barbarians Heirs take their primary plunge into aleatoric madness, namely Damian Coward providing Hellish Crossfire on Wooden Coffins and Ian Jackson on mayhemic strings, ably welcomed into the improv sphere by blasphemicjazzthrashassassin Brett Thompson

Sooterkin Flesh (Synthesisers, Samples, Tape Loops, Cassette Players, Turntables, Toys, Radio, Television, Bells, Metal Pipes, Drills, Strings)
Complete feat. Brent Stegeman (Voice, Electronics), Dave Coen (Electronics) & James Dalgleish (Electronics)
Brett Thompson (Guitar), Ian Jackson (Bass) & Damian Coward (Drums)

The Make It Up Club
http://makeitupclub.blogspot.com/
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
$5/$10

Coming up:
25/6: Christopher Young & Leo Kavanagh; Gearoid Brinn; Paul Wain & Clinton Green
1/7: Sky Needle; Lochie Bradfield, Conor O'Hanlon & Paddy Gordon; Aktion Unit
8/7: Steve Law & John Jacobs; Richie Cyngler & Dale Chapman; Voidhanger
15/7: Ben Kolaitis & Jon Smeathers; Ryan Granger & Michael O'Dwyer; Tim Panaretos & Connor Cody
22/7: Richard Barrett [UK], Milana Zarić [UK], Nat Grant & Joe Talia; Warren Burt
29/7: Kerrie Farnsworth, Paul Kidney, Adam Ritchie & Brad Smith; Erick Mitsak; Daggers Mid Flight
5/8: Atticus Bastow; Toby Jamesjoy; James Cvetkovski & Steven Soha
12/8: LP Osborne & Thomas Miller; Graylands
19/8: Yag Yok; Bound for Glory; Scott O'Hara & Kynan Lawlor
26/8: Alexander Garsden
2/9: Constant Light w/ Peter James & Simon Strong

Friday, 13 June 2014

AVANTWHATEVER MONTHLY - JUNE 2014



Avantwhatever Monthly - June 2014

Jessica Wilkinson & Simon Charles 
with Jenny Barnes and Carmen Chan

Performing:

Marionette

marionette, written by Melbourne poet Jessica L. Wilkinson, is a poetic biography of cinema actress Marion Davies, whose silencing by the early cinema provides a powerful metaphor for her subsequent ‘silencing’ by her lover of 30 years, William Randolph Hearst. marionette is an attempt to locate the voice of a woman whose story can never be fully told. In this performance, Wilkinson teams up with composer Simon Charles to articulate the threads of this broken narrative while preserving its ever-elusive quality. The performance involves a live interwoven soundscape of spoken word excerpts from marionette (Wilkinson), vocal technique (Barnes), percussion (Chan) and electronics (Charles).

Suite for Percy Grainger

Draws on the prolific archive of anecdotes, letters and ideas that Grainger left in his wake, and references Grainger’s early explorations into electronic and ‘free music’, including recordings made by himself and Burnett Cross in the early 1950s.

The Alderman
134 Lygon St
Brunswick

Sunday June 29

Entry $10 | 4pm

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

Artist Details:

Jessica Wilkinson

Jessica Wilkinson holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is Senior Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing at RMIT University, Melbourne. Her poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals including HOW2, Cultural Studies Review, Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, Overland and Cordite. She is the founding editor of RABBIT: a journal for nonfiction poetry. Her book (poetry) marionette: a biography of miss marion davies was published by Vagabond in 2012 and has been shortlisted for the 2014 Kenneth Slessor Prize. Her next poetic biography, Suite for Percy Grainger, will be published in 2014. She recently won the 2014 Peter Porter Poetry Prize.

Simon Charles

Simon Charles is a composer, saxophonist and electro-acoustic musician. He has composed works for various ensembles and individuals, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Speak Percussion, Lizzy Welsh, Duo Non-Zero and the Arcko Symphonic Project. His mentors have included Peter Ablinger, Anthony Pateras, John McCaughey and David Tolley.
www.simoncharlesmusic.com

Jenny Barnes

Jenny Barnes (1981) is a vocalist, performer and video maker currently based in Melbourne. Barnes achieved a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance and has studied under the tutelage of predominant vocalists in New York City, Lisboa, Berlin and Oslo. Barnes has travelled extensively throughout rural Australia, Western Europe and South East Asia gathering fuel for her work into the musicality of language. Jenny’s work was exhibited alongside that of Meredith Monk (USA), Jaap Blonk (Netherlands), Fatima Miranda (Spain) and Amanda Stewart (Australia) among others, in 'Vocal Folds' an exhibition at Melbourne’s prestigious Gertrude Contemporary.
http://jajablacksheep.tumblr.com/

Carmen Chan

Carmen Chan is a percussionist and multidisciplinary artist who takes a holistic approach to music and its presentation. Her project 'Do You See What I Hear?' has taken graphic scores into the public domain and invited interpreters ranging from professional musicians to non-musicians to become engaged. The project has been featured at Shepparton Art Museum 2010, in the International Alliance of Women's Music blog, and in a performance-workshop with the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble in 2013. Carmen was also invited to present her work at the Notations21 European tour and symposium in Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2012.
http://www.studiokacher.net/

New EP from Virtual Proximity


Observations - New EP from Virtual Proximity

 


Observations on Melbourne’s sonic landscape. 

Rhythms and textures are drawn directly from the environment before being digitally distorted or enhanced, while live woodwinds are blended with samples, soft-synths and found sounds.
All instruments, compositions and production by James Annesley

Mastered by René de Wilde

Cover design by Harco Rutgers

Photo by James Annesley

 
(forwarded from James Annesley)

Thursday, 12 June 2014

- - - - - - TRANS-POSITIONS @ MUSIKUNST - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LAST GB BASEMENT GIG EVER - - - - - - - - 2:30 pm Saturday 21st June 2014




Saturday 21st June at 3pm will see the final MUSIKUNST performance down in the GB basement before the new owners kick us unceremoniously up & out into the daylight forever. We will be relocating to a new venue for a seamless transfer for the next MUSIKUNST chapter on the last Saturday in July as usual, but this month will be the last opportunity to re-imagine this odd space for our purposes in the foreseeable future.

With that in mind this performance will harness all available space - 3 adjacent rooms in a row: Stage, Middle, Bar - for this final show with a project called "Trans-Positions". It will consist of approximately 18 sets of solo or duo performers playing sometimes solo & sometimes collaboratively with the performers in the next room. The overlapping sets will have the sounds traveling (or transposed) back and forth through the three rooms continuously for 3+ hours.

Performers include:

Brigid Burke
Carolyn Connors
Ciaran Geoghegan
Clinton Green
David Kimball
David Prescott-Steed
Freya Shack-Arnott
Jen Tait
Kyli Goodall
Llara Goodall
Lloyd Honeybrook
Nat Grant
Phantom Graveller
Piers Morgan
Rod Gregory
Sean Baxter
Shane Fahey
Shane Van Den Akker
Sharryn Koppens
Stevie Richards
Vijay Thillaimuthu
Zac von Bamberger


For this special event doors will open earlier than usual at 2:30 pm and performances will start at 3:00 pm sharp

Door charge: $5


GENERAL CALLOUT TO PLAYERS & AUDIENCE ALIKE:
The last set will be an all-in piece for any and all comers. Looking mainly for lots of brass & reeds, but anything that isn't tied down will do really, so please come and feel free to join in on the last blast in the GB Basement!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

DISCOBEANS SUNDAY - 15/06/2014


+ SUPREME OVERLORD
Techno and Ambient music of Stevie Richards
https://soundcloud.com/supreme-overlord

+ SOLVENT CAGE
Gloomy ambient electronics
https://soundcloud.com/iceageproductions/fmw-35

+ IN MY ROOM
Solo guitar/electronics/noise/music explorations

+ HATE SAX
Feedback/sax/feedback
https://soundcloud.com/lloyd-james-honeybrook/occult-blood-tour-tape-tracks

+ LLARA ISABELL ARENA
Tape-mash debut solo set of Llara from Smash Tennis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9W40g2qEr0

https://www.facebook.com/events/318819374938395

539 Plenty Rd. Preston

Doors/food from 6:00pm
$5 entry

Monday, 9 June 2014

Open Kitchen - Cross St - 13 Jun 2014

OPEN KITCHEN

Jenny Barnes
Simon Charles
Reuben Lewis 
Jon Smeathers.

Friday June 13, 8pm
22 Cross St Melbourne
Entry by donation


contact: sibercha@gmail.com

(forwarded from Simon Charles)

Dave Brown & Clinton Green duo - Monkey - 15 Jun 2014


Dave Brown (guitar & preparations)
Clinton Green (turntable & gramophone)

Two duo sets

Sunday 15 June, 8:30pm
Monkey, 181 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

vocal improvisation workshop with Alice Hui-Sheng Chang

 

Shades of Silence – a vocal improvisation workshop

 With Alice Hui-Sheng Chang

Shades of Silence is a vocal improvisation workshop focusing on listening, breathing, and sounding. We experiment with sound based vocal expression that sits outside of the context of singing and speaking. The workshop explores a range of vocal percussion, breath movement, vocal textures and vibrations, and the acoustic property of the site. We will also explore improvisation from duo to group, and with participants’ own conceptual, text and graphic scores.

3 Sundays:
15/6 12pm-4pm (including snacky food)
22/6 1pm-4pm
29/6 1pm-4pm

At Cecil Street Studio – 66 Cecil St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

3 week series – $140 / $120 concession
Limited places available; $50 deposit requires for securing the booking

Drop-in $50 / $45 concession. Depends on the group size, please contact Alice

No prior vocal training required.

Email booking and enquires: alice@huishengchang.com

Artist website: www.huishengchang.com

Friday, 6 June 2014

Tuesday June 10th @ the Make It Up Club

This Tuesday at MIUC may see us traversing some of the more obscurely turbulent seas of the sonoverse, as an auditory invasion from the North blows in to demolish, perplex and escort warm currents of textural delight. Tracey is the typhonic triad of Real Bad Musician Nicola Morton on synthesiser, UnAustralian shredder Bonnie Hart on guitar and Brementonian Marisa Allen on drums, making up a beautifully psychedelishambolic mess of frequencies. Muura is one of the many noms de son of Matt Earle, the owner of one of the most labyrinthine musical minds in the land, utilising speaker cone and/or whatever to build on the passerine oeuvre from which he derives his moniker. And to remind the Brisbaniacs that Melbournites can create preternaturally enthralling rackets too, Stella Severain and Nayuto Adachi will step up for some instrumental torture and cathartic sonancies in the name of improvisation and brutality. 

Tracey [BRIS] feat. Nicola Morton (Synth), Bonnie Hart (Guitar) & Marisa Allen (Drums)
Muura aka Matt Earle (Genius)
Stella Severain (Voice, Electronics) & Nayuto Adachi (Guitar, Electronics)

The Make It Up Club
http://makeitupclub.blogspot.com/
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
$5/$10

Coming up:
17/6: Sooterkin Flesh; Complete feat. Brent Stegeman, Dave Coen & James Kritzler; Brett Thompson, Ian Jackson & Damian Coward
25/6: Christopher Young & Leo Kavanagh; Gearoid Brinn; Paul Wain & Clinton Green
1/7: Sky Needle; Lochie Bradfield, Conor O'Hanlon & Paddy Gordon; Aktion Unit
8/7: Steve Law & John Jacobs; Richie Cyngler & Dale Chapman; Voidhanger
15/7: Ben Kolaitis & Jon Smeathers; Ryan Granger & Michael O'Dwyer; Tim Panaretos & Connor Cody
22/7: Richard Barrett [UK], Milana Zarić [UK], Nat Grant & Joe Talia; Warren Burt
29/7: Kerrie Farnsworth, Paul Kidney, Adam Ritchie & Brad Smith; Erick Mitsak; Daggers Mid Flight
5/8: Atticus Bastow; Toby Jamesjoy; James Cvetkovski & Steven Soha
12/8: LP Osborne & Thomas Miller; Graylands
19/8: Yag Yok; Bound for Glory; Scott O'Hara & Kynan Lawlor
26/8: Alexander Garsden
2/9: Constant Light w/ Peter James & Simon Strong

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Bird Traps new online track

Bird Traps are very excited this week launches the new track Religious Knife. 
A slow-burning seven minute introduction to the forthcoming album The Colour Fields due mid this year. Follow up the album Don’t Be So Reckless,  the new material composed by Australian guitarist Marcus Skinner continues to build on abstraction and minimalist arrangements and features a four piece string section, guitars, organs and field recordings from forests, building sites, the hum of air conditioners and broken fuzz pedals.
Religious Knife is available online now and can be heard and purchased at Bandcamp and on iTunes.
Press and more information at: www.birdtraps.co Facebook and contacted via contact@birdtraps.co

(forwarded from Marcus)

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

OpenLAB this Sunday 8th June!

 


2pm Sunday the 8th of JUNE. This month at the Media Lab Melbourne space we have a great pair of guests!!! 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.

This month >>>

Alistair Riddell
From a background in music composition, Alistair’s digital creative practice has evolved in many directions over the past 30 years. To name some of these directions (instrument building, composition, software development, hardware development, performance, collaboration, installation, writing and education) is to consider the potential technology exerts in the creative domain today. Yet a personal thread running through these activities has been the search for and involvement in innovative uses of technology to achieve unique creative outcomes. In recent years this has resulted in more collaborative work and a fascination with interpreting other artists’ ideas through experimentation with a range of new and old technologies. To put all of this in perspective, it is simply the reality of the life for an artist in the 21st century.
Alistair holds a PhD in composition from Princeton University and lectured in Sound Art and Physical Computing at the Australian National University for 12 years.

Some past works:
Computer Controlled Pianos. 1985. http://vimeo.com/64531126
Restless Habitat II June, 2009. http://vimeo.com/64030947

These projects are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to Alistairs work, his knowledge of computer music, interactive systems for composition and artistic installations are extensive! Not to be missed!

http://www.alistairriddell.com/
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Tara Cook
Tara Cook is obsessed with the digital age. Her photographic, moving and interactive media artworks reflect on the self and the work of art in the digital age. Often saturated and abstract, Tara reveals the form of digital media, making visibly present its qualities and imperfections. Tara's presentations on revelations regarding Glitch in both social, digital and academic terms are riveting and deeply engaging. Tara is currently based in melbourne and is a contemporary media artist, PhD candidate and Gallery Director at New Low.

Tara has shown nationally in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth as well as internationally in China, Japan, Greece and Bulgaria. She has exhibited at such places as The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Sydney Opera House, The Arts Centre, Carriageworks, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Blindside, Screen Space and Bus Projects.

http://www.taracook.com.au/


 OpenLAB fb
 Event page!
 Media Lab Melbourne 

Monday, 2 June 2014

Reuben Lewis/Dave Brown + Clinton Green + Brett Evans - Cross Street - 6 June 2014

REUBEN LEWIS/DAVE BROWN DUO
Trumpet and semi-prepared guitar

CLINTON GREEN
Turntables...

BRETT EVANS
Tenor Saxophone

Friday, 6 June 2014 - 8:30pm


Cross Street (Moreland City Band Hall), 22 Cross Street, Brunswick
$10/$5
 
Facebook event

Upcoming Clinton Green performances:

* Sunday 15 June 2014, 8:30pm - Duo with Dave Brown @ Monkey, 181 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy.
* Saturday 21 June 2014, 3pm - Duo and solo performances @ Musikunst, Great Britain Hotel (basement), Church St, Richmond.
* Tuesday 24 June 2014, 9pm - Duo with Paul Wain (Antideluvian Rocking Horse) @ Make It Up Club, Bar Open (upstairs), 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
* Saturday 19 July 2014, 8pm - 'Elemental' solo performance @ Conduit Arts, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
 

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Playing with DT - Carlton Courthouse - 2 June 2014

PLAYING WITH DT
A concert celebrating some of the many influences that the late David Tolley - bassist-musician-artist-teacher-sculptor-individual - has had on particular artists and musicians, many of whom will be performing, including;
Anita Hustas, Phil Bywater, Belinda Woods, Adam Simmons, Adrian Sherriff, David Brown, James Clayden, Tom Fryer, Louise Skacej, Tony Hicks, Ren Walters.






MONDAY, JUNE 2

CONCERT AT THE CARLTON COURTHOUSE 345 Drummond St., Carlton
TICKETS $15 FULL | $10 CONCESSION | BOX OFFICE 7 PM. | PERFORMANCE 7:30 PM.

(forwarded from Ren Walters)