Thursday, 31 July 2014

New on Shame File Music

New releases from Shame File Music


Arthur Cantrill - Hootonics LP The soundtrack to Arthur and Corinne Cantrill's 1970 feature-length film Harry Hooton features the groundbreaking music/sound created using a variety of musique concrete/tape techniques, collage, and treated recordings of early CSIRO mainframe computers. Hooton was a poet, futurist and thinker associated with the Sydney Push, and a formative influence on the Cantrill's artistic view, as detailed in Arthur's liner notes. This extraordinary soundtrack is a fitting tribute to Hooton, and stands as unique proto-electronic noise music decades ahead of its time. Limited edition of 300 copies, includes download card with bonus non-LP track.

Special offer – get Arthur Cantrill’s ‘Chromatic Mysteries: soundtracks 1963-2009’ CD with ‘Hootonics’ for a discounted price

Surface Noise is a new series of limited edition (50 copies), hand-numbered CDRs documenting live performances of experimental and noise artists. Each volume features live performances from two different artists; the first initially invited by the curators, and the second then chosen by the first artist. Co-released by Melbourne labels Iceage Productions and Shame File Music, the series will consist of ten volumes.

cleaninglady/Klunk - Surface Noise vol. 1 CDR The Surface Noise series kicks off with a Melbourne double, featuring the modular synthesis noise of cleaninglady and a subterranean performance of unique handmade instruments and electronics from Rod Cooper’s Klunk.


New titles on Shame File Music mailorder:




Teletopa "Tokyo 1972" 2CD/3LP In 1968 the young Sydney composer David Ahern studied in Germany with Stockhausen where he met Cornelius Cardew. The next year he travelled onto London attending Cardew’s classes in ‘Experimental Music’ at Morley College and - in a mammoth seven-hour concert at the Roundhouse on 4 May - participated (with Cardew) in performances of La Monte Young’s String Trio and also took part in the realisation of Paragraph 2 of Cardew’s The Great Learning which proved to be the catalyst for the formation of the Scratch Orchestra. These were revolutionary and defining moments in 20th century music.

Returning to Sydney in 1970, one of Ahern's aims was to set up an electro-acoustic improvisation group - Teletopa was founded in Sydney in late 1970 by Ahern, Peter Evans and Roger Frampton. Tokyo 1972 features two 50 minute improvisations from a radio session at NHK studios Tokyo. The group was Ahern, Frampton, Evans and Geoffrey Collins and they were completing a 1972 world tour. The group broke up on their return to Sydney. Only a small example of their work has ever been released before.

Packaged as a multi-panel digipak (the double CD version) and screen printed (triple LP) cover,the Liner notes include an Ahern manifesto from a 1971 pamphlet, and a newly penned "Potted History of Teletopa" by former member Geoffrey Barnard. The tapes have sat in boxes for 42 years. With this release we can hear that Sydney in the early 1970's had a group at the forefront of musical experimentation with a unique take on free improvisation.




Tarab - Shards of Splinters CD Sprod collected all of the sounds for Shards Of Splinters while on a month-long residency at MoKS in Estonia. He purposefully chose to go to Estonia in the middle of a very cold, very bleak Baltic winter, in stark contrast to the fire-season and sweltering temperatures he would have found at the same time in his native Australia. As with his small back catalogue, Shards Of Splinters navigates along the boundary between the natural and the industrial - where factories had been left to collapse and to be consumed by vegetation, where tin sheds were torn asunder by hurricane force winds, where rusted pipes eerily resonate chorale drones from unseen cisterns deep under the surface of the earth. Many a field recordist and sound ecologist uses this boundary space to collect a beguiling array of recordings, but Sprod focuses almost entirely on mapping an apocalyptic poetry through his profoundly broken sounds. The unforgiving cold of the Estonian winter threads his recordings of slushing ice, crumbled concrete, and scraped metal that he deftly arranges into ruptures and disturbances that churn through tactile squeaks and metallic vibrations. There is a violence front and center in Sprod's work as if he's forecast the globe itself waking from hibernation to exterminate humanity once and for all. Aesthetically, Shards Of Splinters finds common ground with Eric La Casa or the more narrative work of Chris Watson; but conceptually, Sprod takes a much darker approach akin to Small Cruel Party or G*Park, that gives his recordings a magnificent depth. Brilliant. - Jim Haynes.




Tarab - Strata CD Strata has been constructed from recording made in a series of vacant lots and their immediate surrounds in the north-west of Melbourne. These vacant lots are backed onto by various factories and warehouses on one side and a train line and Moonee Ponds creek (perhaps more aptly described as a concrete storm water drain) on the other. Running some 20 meters above all this is a large multi-lane highway overpass...Rather than attempting to document this location I set out to construct a sound piece from the place itself through my direct interaction with it. Somehow collecting together all the existent traces I could unearth to form the work. Not only through walking, observing and recording the various areas and sounds but also by crawling and scratching around in the dirt; sifting through the piles of discarded objects; listening to the solid vibrations of the concrete pylons and traffic noise from inside the creek; by burying microphones and dragging them through the dirt and rubble. Strata attempts to respond to ideas of urban density and emptiness, and to show how these states blur and overlap each other. I have tried to highlight the small hidden details and with them create a condensed hyper-real version of my many wanderings through this area. But perhaps more simply put, Strata is the result of a process of attempting to, if only fleetingly, inhabit somewhere. To see, hear, smell and touch it. - Eamon Sprod (Tarab)

Limited edition of 200 hand numbered copies.




Tarab - I'm Lost CD A schizoid-concrete opus of environmental sounds heightened, stimulated, decontextualized, and teased into a psychic puzzle of industrialized and post-industrialized detritus, I'm Lost marks another milestone in the ever impressive catalogue from Australian sound-artist Eamon Sprod, who adopts the moniker Tarab for his endeavors. The title is one that explodes with a multitude of meaning. There's the geographical frustration in losing one's way as the surrounding landmarks fail to match with whatever technology may be in use (e.g. a sextant, a compass, an iPhone, a torn map, one's poor memory of a childhood neighborhood, etc.). There's the psychological implications of being lost from the existential narratives that we have scripted for ourselves due to broken relationships, failed jobs, dead relatives, natural disasters, the hand of God, etc. In addition to these possibilities, Sprod proposes that the notion of "lost" could also be an inversion of the idea of the "found object" or the "found sound," instead becoming the "lost object" or the "lost sound." Sprod's semantic wordplay is hardly a conceptual gimmick, as he fully immerses himself in the confusional framework while maintaining a consummate technical prowess over his field recordings. The compositional approach is rhizomatic, with dead-ends, wrong turns, and reprisals of these same dead-ends and wrong turns, offering a blackhumor sneer at the stubbornness of humanity's inability to learn from our mistakes (e.g. pollution, blight, poverty, disease, etc). Within the album's harsh edits and disjointed collages, Sprod renders sound with dysphoric associations through his vacant drift, crumbled gravel, scalding plasma-tube frequencies, and putrid factory noise. I'm Lost achieves the same psychological gravity as heard in the works of Sudden Infant, P16.D4, and John Duncan with an even greater sense of dislocation from those pioneers of radical tape splicing.




Solvent Cage "Ceremony" CDR - Dense, precise and foreboding instances of sonic darkness. Limited first edition of 25 hand-numbered copies on elegant transparent paper covers.

Shame File Music: Australian experimental and beyond...
http://ShameFileMusic.com

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Ladyz in Noyz Australia Vol II launch - Old Bar - 4 Aug 2014


The second Ladyz in Noyz Australia compilation (which includes a download of Volume I and is part of the series created by Marlo De Lara) is being launched in Melbourne on August 4th at The Old Bar's I Do Like Mondays. The lineup features Bleach Boys, Rosalind Hall, Complimentary Death Glare, Daisy Buchanan, Cat Hope, DJ Slash Weaver from Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. 

 

Doors 7pm

$6 entry

$15 double disc compilation

 


 



(forwarded from Lara Soulio)

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Tuesday July 29th @ the Make It Up Club

This instalment of MIUC transports listeners to a time when friendships were forged over the mere mention of Merzbow, when noise rock didn't just mean drenching garage in too much reverb, when it wasn't entirely clear what music was. If you've ever wondered what happens when you blend a theremaniac sax skronker, a psychedelically-flailing octopus with a mic lodged in its throat, a low-end rock-dog and a bafflingly diverse blast/beater - Farnsworth/Kidney/Ritchie/Smith have a proposal for you. Terrifyingly, adulte terrible Erick Mitsak has been asked to assemble a group of performers for any questionable/nefarious/intriguing means he would like, and has come back offering ''children's story book time for kids aged 3-9'' (gulp). And Daggers Mid Flight is the suffocatingly sludgy conglomeration of two bands from Rocktober 2013 - Hotel Wrecking City Traders and Spider Goat Canyon - promising even denser, brutaler, turn-it-up-to-11er aleatoric madness. 

Kerrie Farnsworth (Theremin, Saxophone), Paul Kidney (Voice), Adam Ritchie (Bass) & Brad Smith (Drums)
Erick Mitsak (Voice), Emma Albury (Voice), Trev Clay (Guitar), Amanda Betlehem (Movement) & Rod Cooper (Handmade Percussion)
Daggers Mid Flight feat. Toby Matthews (Guitar), Josh Beagley (Bass), Deryck Hunt (Drums) & Ben Matthews (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:
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; Go Sultana Cat Doom Everything
9/9: ABBOTTOIR
16/9: Nerve
23/9: Sean Baxter, Stevie Richards & Steve Law; Llara Arena
30/9: Kim Salmon & Dave Brown
7-28/10: ROCKTOBER RETURNS!
4/11: Rocktober bangover cure feat. Krakatau; Extreme Wheeze; Other Places
11/11: Nokes/Cook; Peter Barnes

Sunday, 27 July 2014

AVANTWHATEVER PRESENTS... STEPHEN BRAM, DAVID BROWN, BEN BYRNE, TIM CATLIN, TIM COSTER, JARED DAVIS, GILES FIELKE, AREK GULBENKOGLU, FRANCIS PLAGNE, JAMES RUSHFORD, JOE TALIA & ELIZABETH WELSH PERFORMING CARDEW, ICHIYANAGI, STOCKHAUSEN, TENNEY & WOLFF



Avantwhatever Presents... 

Stephen Bram
David Brown
Ben Byrne
Tim Catlin
Tim Coster
Jared Davis
Giles Fielke
Arek Gulbenkoglu
Francis Plagne
James Rushford
Joe Talia
Elizabeth Welsh

Performing:

Cornelius Cardew, Solo with Accompaniment (1964)
Toshi Ichiyanagi, Sapporo (1963)
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Halt (from For Times to Come, 1970)
James Tenney, (night) (from Postal Pieces, 1971)
Christian Wolff, Toss (1970)

Tape Projects
1/81 Bouverie St
Carlton
Sunday August 10
Entry $10 | 4pm

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Undue Noise in bendigo sat luly 26 2pm and 8pm

SAT JULY 26 Old Fire Station -  2 sessions  2 & 8pm -  9 experimental acts from central vic PLUS a visitor   More at http://unduenoise.org (our new website) $5 per session

8pm
Black Lung / Cray / Muttboy / MinoR:1000  / Jake Saxon
Evening session  will be mainly electronic in nature, including Black Lung deviating into more experimental territory (see below); Cray's always intriguing analog & computer sounds (see great interview with Ross in a recent Cyclic Defrost); minoR:1000, featuring one of the originators of Bendigo's Wierd Music Society; minimal glitchy electronica from Muttboy; and a nice Italian monosynth from Jake Saxon.

2pm
Simon Whetham / Mathew Underwood / Juzzmezz / Jacques Soddell / Gods Cum / + improv session
Afternoon variety with international traveller / field recordist Simon Whetham,  Mathew Underwood (just returned from gigging with members of Henry Cow and Nurse With Wound in Europe); first appearance from Juzzmezz and his  synth and things; unpredictable zanyness from Gods Cum; and Jacques with sounds from the geysers and relatives at Yellowstone National Park from his recent visit.... And some of us will continue with an improv session, possibly joined by others.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

More Talk, Less Action - 2014 series


We're back in 2014 with More Talk!

The 2013 series was a resounding success, so we’re keeping the same format for 2014 – short performance + panel/audience discussion + short performance. All events will again take place at West Space, whose generous support makes More Talk, Less Action possible.

What’s in store for 2014?

Thursday 7 August 2014 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Composition is Dead: writing music in the 21st centuryCat Hope, Ross Bencina, Warren Burt (with Callum G’Froerer and Cathexis performing works by Hope)
Facebook event

Thursday 2 October 2014 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Promoting Unpopular Music: how and why
Philip Samartzis, Justin Heazlewood, Patrick O’Brien

Thursday 20 November 2014 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Improvisation: how to win
Lloyd Honeybrook, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Adam Simmons

To see what happened last year, don’t forget our archive page with video, audio and photos of every event.

Althoff & Brown - Monkey - 27 Jul 2014


Ernie Althoff & David Brown
 
@ Monkey, 181 St Georges Rd, Nth Fitzroy

8:30PM, Sunday 27th July, 20014


Ernie Althoff - 70-string decrepit zither with metal, glass
and wood
 
David Brown - semi-prepared tenor guitar with everyday
analogue objects

(forwarded from Dave Brown)

Transmitting at the Watertable - Conduit - 24 Jul 2014

AVENAIM, SAMARTZIS,
WIRELESS EAR


"Transmitting at the Watertable”


Curated by candlesnuffer
@ Conduit Art Space

83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

8:30 PM Thursday 24th July

$10.00
 
Robbie Aveniam


will test drive his all new SARPS 2.0 robotic percussion system. An

experiment with the system, live, in an effort to better understand its potential.


 
Philip Samartzis.


Submerged waterways audibly ooze through concrete and tiny electrical

crackles dance and dart through porous glass vessels.


 
Wireless Ear


(David Brown & Garry Mansfield, open-tuned acoustic guitars).

When the blood-nut sings and sways then the Darling, grass parrots chatter like only siblings can.

They intone allegorical tales that crisscross like open-channel waterways, warbling airy tales of

possession and progression, where gum nuts and kangaroo-tendon strings coalesce with the

twang of unknown destinations.


(forwarded from Dave Brown)

Bowlines Brunswick 430pm Sunday 27th July Improvising Strings

 
 NEXT Bowlines PERFORMANCE IS SUNDAY JULY 27TH
Brunswick Scout Hall
213A Weston St, Brunswick
4.30pm – 6pm
Tickets at door $15/$10
Tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes provided
Tickets at door $15/$10 ,
Ernie Gruner, Heather Stewart & Jenny Thomas (violins and violas ) 
Improvised, surprising and enchanting music
Original cross-genre music from three eclectic string players, with classical, jazz and world music backgrounds.
Inspired by groups including John Zorn's Masada Trio, The Necks, Coolangubra, Kronos Quartet, Born in a Taxi.

Listen to some Bowlines music : www.bowlines.bandcamp.com 
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bowlinestrings
 
Later performance at Festival of Slow Music in Ballarat, Sunday August 31st with guest Hope Csutoros

Monday, 21 July 2014

MUSIKUNST LIVES! - 3 pm Saturday 26th July

This Saturday sees the debut MUSIKUNST event, "Trans-Position To" in its new venue.

This event will be a re-imagining of its predecessor "Trans-Positions" from last month with the new venue, The Edinburgh Castle hotel in Sydney Rd Brunswick, providing a very different landscape altogether to explore. The event is designed to explore aural overlap between performers and the resultant transposition of sound from performer to performer


The performance will consist of 18 sets of single or duo performers playing sometimes solo & sometimes collaboratively with the performers playing in another section of the same room.

Each performer (excluding the first & last players) will play a 15 min set comprising of:
• 5 mins, overlapping on top of someone else’s performance in another section of the room
• followed by 5 mins solo,
• followed by another 5 mins with a new performer overlapping on top of their performance from another section of the room

Performers:

Barnaby Oliver
Ben Byrne
Brigid Burke
Camilla Hannan
Chris Lewis
Ciaran Geoghegan
Dan Tucceri
David Kimball
David Prescott-Steed
Gemma Horbury
Ian Wadley
Jen Tait
Matt Blackwell
Nat Grant
Paul Kidney
Peter James
Matt Refund
Richie Cyngler
Shane Van Den Akker
Stevie Richards
Todd Anderson-Kunert

PLUS: there will be a few surprise guests going rogue here and there throughout the show just to keep it interesting


The Edinburgh Castle Hotel
681 Sydney Rd Brunswick
(cnr. Albion St)
3 - 7 pm, $5 doorcharge

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Blindside: 31 JULY – 2 AUGUST_PERCH_Clover, Tomlinson and Chang

31 JULY – 2 AUGUST | 

SOUND SERIES | PERCH | 

Catherine Clover with Vanessa Tomlinson and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang

OPENING with occasional performances 
Thursday 31 JULY 6-8pm 

PERFORMANCES
Friday 1 Aug 6.30pm
Sat 2 Aug 7.19am (sunrise)
Sat 2 Aug 5.33pm (sunset)

FREE entry, limited capacity, 
performance reservation via email andrew.tetzlaff@rmit.edu.au

MORE INFO:
http://www.blindside.org.au/portfolio-item/30-july-2-august-sound-series-perch-catherine-clover-vanessa-tomlinson-alice-hui-sheng-chang/

FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/549731801809299/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Friday, 18 July 2014

Tuesday July 22nd @ the Make It Up Club

This week at MIUC we are delighted to play host to two world-class European sonic voyagers as we delve into the densely codified intersectional realm of conjectural computer music and indeterminate acoustic improvisation. Pioneering Welsh digitalist Richard Barrett and über-versatile Serbian harpist Milana Zarić are two formidable names within the aleatoric sonoverse, so logic dictated that they be extended the opportunity to sonically meet and converse with two of the most adept vocabulary-broadening Melbournite musicians at hand, namely percussionists Nat Grant and Joe Talia. On a similarly mechanical-percussive bent two of our finest sonically academic stalwarts, mainframe-manipulator Warren Burt and skins-smasher Phil Brophy, engage in some extemporaneous speculation replete with mandatory Aussie larrikinism bent. And after almost having done so last September at MIUC, Burt will also indulge in some solo sonic construction, exploring the inner working of teeny-tiny tunings without the least hint of sonic destruction of mechagodzillian teddy-bear dismantlement. 

Richard Barrett (Electronics), Milana Zarić (Zither, Harp), Nat Grant (Percussion, Electronics) & Joe Talia (Percussion, Electronics)
Warren Burt (Electronics) & Phil Brophy (Drums)
Warren Burt (iPad, Launchpad MINI, Netbook PC, Korg NanoKontrol)

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:
29/7: Kerrie Farnsworth, Paul Kidney, Adam Ritchie & Brad Smith; Erick Mitsak, Emma Albury, Trev Clay, Amanda Betlehem & Rod Cooper; 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; Go Sultana Cat Doom Everything
9/9: ABBOTTOIR
16/9: Nerve
23/9: Sean Baxter, Stevie Richards & Steve Law; Llara Arena
30/9: Kim Salmon & Dave Brown
7-28/10: ROCKTOBER RETURNS!
4/11: Rocktober bangover cure feat. Krakatau; Extreme Wheeze; Other Places
11/11: Nokes/Cook; Peter Barnes

Tuesday July 15th @ the Make It Up Club

This edition of MIUC is another delectably variegated evening awash with subtleties of sonic shading and tonal tints, blended together by three duos of textural chisellers into a vibrant auditory rainbow arcing through ears and brains. Ryan Granger & Michael O'Dwyer fuse the pure tones of Melbourne's Federation Handbells with relocated sounds from the plains of country NSW via both digital and analog means, tinting the air with ecstatic post-locational ambience. Ben Kolaitis introduces his sculptural electroacoustic assemblages to Jon Smeathers' metaphysical guitar blasts with the intention of collectively transcending sonic abstraction and evoking afferent smiles with sounds. And string caressers Tim Panaretos & Aaron Wallace make it up together for the first time on the mainland, exploring the complex harmonic properties of the vibrating string for the benefit of your auditory cortex. 

Ryan Granger & Michael O'Dwyer (Bells, Synth, Laptop)
Ben Kolaitis (Handmade Instruments) & Jon Smeathers (Guitar, Electronics)
Tim Panaretos (Guitar) & Aaron Wallace (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:
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, Emma Albury, Trev Clay, Veren Grigorov [SYD] & Rod Cooper; 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; Go Genre Everything
9/9: ABBOTTOIR
16/9: Nerve
23/9: Sean Baxter, Stevie Richards & Steve Law; Llara Arena
30/9: Kim Salmon & Dave Brown
7-28/10: ROCKTOBER RETURNS!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Barrett/Brown/Zarić - Monkey - 20 Jul 2014

Richard Barrett
David Brown
Milana Zarić


Trio performance@ Monkey 181 St George’s Road

Sunday 20th July 2014, 8:30 PM

 
Richard Barrett:

Electronics

internationally active as both composer and improvising performer, while developing works and

ideas which increasingly leave behind the distinctions between them.


David Brown:

Prepared guitar

making tiny sounds larger with guitar & everyday objects.


Milana Zarić:

Harp

aiming to create bridges and challenge the boundaries between traditional roles of composer,

performer and improviser.


You can also catch Richard and Milana in duo at the MIUC next Tues 22nd July: 


while Richards' collaboration with Speak Percussion will come to fruition at SIAL Sound Studios (RMIT) at 7PM on Sat 26th July: http://speakpercussion.com/?page_id=1347



(forwarded from Dave Brown)

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Floods "orbits" debut EP

 
Fusing elements of drone, ambient, and shoegaze, "orbits" is the debut EP from the Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist and experimentalist floods. Influenced by Melbourne's uncompromising Winter chill, the EP will appeal to fans of Grouper, My Bloody Valentine and Eluvium.
 
(forwarded from Floods Music)

Monday, 14 July 2014

Shame File Music news - Hootonics Pre-orders, new titles and more


Arthur Cantrill Hootonics LP: pre-orders end this Friday
 
 

Last chance to take advantage of the special pre-order prices for this upcoming release (Ltd edition 300 copies vinyl + download card). Place orders & hear preview tracks at http://ShameFileMusic.com . Shipped in the next couple of weeks.
 
 
New titles on Shame File Music mailorder

Teletopa "Tokyo 1972" 2CD/3LP In 1968 the young Sydney composer David Ahern studied in Germany with Stockhausen where he met Cornelius Cardew. The next year he travelled onto London attending Cardew’s classes in ‘Experimental Music’ at Morley College and - in a mammoth seven-hour concert at the Roundhouse on 4 May - participated (with Cardew) in performances of La Monte Young’s String Trio and also took part in the realisation of Paragraph 2 of Cardew’s The Great Learning which proved to be the catalyst for the formation of the Scratch Orchestra. These were revolutionary and defining moments in 20th century music.
 
 
Returning to Sydney in 1970, one of Ahern's aims was to set up an electro-acoustic improvisation group - Teletopa was founded in Sydney in late 1970 by Ahern, Peter Evans and Roger Frampton. Tokyo 1972 features two 50 minute improvisations from a radio session at NHK studios Tokyo. The group was Ahern, Frampton, Evans and Geoffrey Collins and they were completing a 1972 world tour. The group broke up on their return to Sydney. Only a small example of their work has ever been released before.

Packaged as a multi-panel digipak (the double CD version) and screen printed (triple LP) cover,The Liner notes include an Ahern manifesto from a 1971 pamphlet, and a newly penned "Potted History of Teletopa" by former member Geoffrey Barnard. The tapes have sat in boxes for 42 years. With this release we can hear that Sydney in the early 1970's had a group at the forefront of musical experimentation with a unique take on free improvisation.

Double CD now available, triple LP version available very soon (pre-orders for vinyl version available)

Philip Samartzis "Current" CD  This CD contains two long pieces based on field recordings of different large scale industrial locations in Samartzis' regional Victoria. 'Flow' follows the journey of water to create hydroelectricity in the Kiewa hydro scheme in the High Country, ranging from rushing water to mechanical bump-and-grind, to blips and and white noise. 'Extraction' travels to the brown coal mines and power stations of the La Trobe Valley for its sound sources, with German artist Michael Vorfeld improvising over Samartzis' recordings with light bulbs that trigger different sonic outcomes according to light intensity.

These titles, and hundreds more, available from http://ShameFileMusic.com
 
 
Upcoming gigs
Elemental: music of the elements – Saturday 19 July, 8pm – Conduit Arts, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy - $10
Eamon Sprod & Simon Whetham (UK) – first, possibly only Melbourne show.
Cameron Robbins – your only chance to see and hear Cameron’s new wind-powered turntable.
Clinton Green – performing a new work incorporating the four classical elements of earth, fire, water and air.
Donkey Muthers of Arse – an elemental performance minus DMOA’s usual electronics.
 
THIS Ensemble - Friday 1 August, 8:30pm - Cross Street (Moreland City Band Hall), East Brunswick.
My first time joining this exciting large form/multi-disciplinary improvisation ensemble directed by Ren Walters.
 
 
More Talk, Less Action – the 2014 series kicks off on Thursday 7 August, 7:30pm – West Space, Level 1, 225 Bourke Street, Melbourne, with Cat Hope, Ross Bencina and Warren Burt discussing the topic Composition is Dead: writing music in the 21st century, with Callum G’Froerer & Cathexis performing works by Hope, and a performance by Ross Bencina

 
 

Sunday, 13 July 2014

17 July 8pm at Conduit: Connors+Dara, Bleach Boys, Hamann+Caddy


Conduit Arts presents an exciting night of live music:

Carolyn Connors & Dur-e Dara
Voice & Percussion

Bleach Boys
Analogue Objects

Judith Hamann & Anthea Caddy
Cello & Cello

Thursday 17th July
8pm
Conduit Arts
83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
$10

Monday, 7 July 2014

Tuesday July 8th @ the Make It Up Club

This Tuesday at MIUC we venture through the viscerally voltaic ambits of the sonoverse, with two duos featuring masters of textural and isochronal circuitry manipulation, and a rare performance by an impious cryptomusicological beast. Steve Law plays racked synthesis devices as large as fridges and Sean Baxter insists that any announcement of him concludes with ''in the motherflippin' house y'all; John Jacobs is a virtuosic plunderphonist and will be debuting a modular based on an obscure Schaefferian instrument; this set sells itself. Also exploring the possibilities of liberated sonics in a n electrifyingly electrified context are Richie Cyngler and Dale Chapman, again two diverse explorateurs more than adept at obfuscating the lines between anodic intention and cathodic consequence. And the entity known as Voidhanger emerges from misanthropic isolation after a year and a half absence from MIUC to commit his final aleatoric rite of industrial quietus at maximal decibel before disappearing like a black gleam into the northern skies. 

Steve Law (Electronics) & John Jacobs (Electronics)
Richie Cyngler (Electronics) & Dale Chapman (Electronics)
Voidhanger (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, Emma Albury, Trev Clay, Veren Grigorov [SYD] & Rod Cooper; 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

Duals 3 @ Conduit Arts Initiative, Fitzroy. Friday 11th July.





DUALS 3
 
The 3rd installment of DUALS is upon us. DUALS is a collaboration between Conduit Arts boards members Todd Anderson-Kunert and Leo Kavanagh. It's an evening of noise/electronic and acoustic improvisers coming together to perform in duo formats over the course of the evening. The match ups (noise/electronic & acoustic) are randomly selected by drawing names from a hat on the night of the gig, making sure that each performance will be free to be as open, spontaneous and instinctual as possible.

Teams are listed below. The last 2 DUALS have been incredible and we are expecting as much from the 3rd round.

The teams are as follow:

Acoustic:
Nat Grant (percussion)
Sarah Galdes (Drum kit)
Callum G'froerer (Trumpet)
Adam Simmons (Woodwinds)

Noise/electronics:
Piers Morgan
Leith Thomas
Steve Williams
Jon Smeathers

Note: No pistols, swords, etc, allowed. Dual-ing is limited to the sonic realm. No gunshots either...unless they're sampled.


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Elemental - Conduit Arts - 19 Jul 2014

A selection of sound artists and experimental musicians are challenged to create a performance that somehow articulates the sound of the 'elements'.

Eamon Sprod & Simon Whetham (UK)
Cameron Robbins
Clinton Green
Donkey Muthers of Arse

Saturday 19 July, 8pm
Conduit Arts, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

$10

The intimate confines of Conduit Arts provide the ideal venue to experience this unique event. Weather permitting, some performances will also take place in Conduit's courtyard.

Eamon Sprod - AKA tarab, Eamon explores re-contextualised collected sounds and tactile gestures formed into dynamic, psycho-geographical compositions inspired by discarded things, found things, crawling around in the dirt, junk, the ground, rocks, dust, wind, walking aimlessly, scratchy things, decay and most if not all the things he hears and sees. More than simply documenting a given site, tarab is interested in a direct engagement with our surrounds, teasing out half narratives, visceral sensation, false leads and heightened awareness. http://tarab3058.com/

Simon Whetham - Simon has developed a practice of working with sound recordings as a raw material for composition. These are often environmental sounds he has captured employing a variety of methods and techniques, in order to obtain discrete or obscured sonic phenomena. Visiting from the UK for a project in Castlemaine, this is Simon's only Melbourne performance. http://www.simonwhetham.co.uk/

Cameron Robbins - Cameron's work is based on interaction with natural forces and the elements. He creates structural devices such as wind or ocean-powered mechanical systems, site-specific installations, wind drawings, photographs and sound compositions. For Elemental, Cameron will work with Clinton Green to create a wind-powered turntable. http://cameronrobbins.com/

Clinton Green - Clinton is an experimental musician currently working with arse-about approaches to turntables. He is also an researcher and writer interested in the history of Australian experimental music. At Elemental, he will perform a new work that incorporates the four classical elements of earth, fire, water and air. http://www.shamefilemusic.com/ug/

Donkey Muthers of Arse - DMOA struggles with the primal guttural catharsis of otherworldly origins into a modern and ever-changing world. 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). Its the ongoing battle of the organic/inorganic synthesis.

 

Saturday, 5 July 2014

At this week's Australian Computer Music Conference at the VCA there is a 60x60 performance organized by Warren Burt and Susan Frykberg. I'm not sure of entry conditions if you're not attending the rest of the conference but contact them to find out. I'm hoping the music will become available at some point. In the meantime I've put the program notes online as they are circulating in email.