Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Clinton Green music news

Last missive for the year. It’s been a big 12 month for me; over 50 performances since January (the most I’ve ever done in a year by some way), first overseas gigs/residency. Big challenges, big revelations. Tired but somewhat sated, I’m taking a short break from performing until later in January, but a few other things are happening/available now to listen to over Christmas and New Year's...

Talking sound art and experimental music with Camilla Hannan on 3RRR FM over the summer
From this Thursday (24 December, 2015), I will be joining Camilla Hannan on 3RRR-FM each week for a 15 minute conversation about issues of relevance to contemporary sound art and experimental music practice. Camilla is hosting the Smart Arts programme for four weeks over the Christmas/New Year break, each Thursday from 9am – 12pm (AEDST). I’ll be joining Camilla at about 10:40am each week for our chat.
Our first topic is “New paradigms for sound performance”, focusing on the question of audiences – how to get them/get rid of them, different audience/listening environments, the role of the audience and more.
Tune into 3RRR at 102.7 FM from this Thursday if you’re in Melbourne, or stream here from anywhere around the globe (I think it will be available on demand, too).

Two online compilation albums featuring live duets

Recordings of a couple of live duets I’ve done have been released on two different online compilation albums:

Mambo #7 (Super-malevolent Deity Records) features an excerpt of a live improvisation with myself (gramophone & percussion) and Barnaby Oliver (banjo and percussion) at Make It Up Club in February 2013. Stream for free or purchase here https://super-malevolentdeityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/clinton-green-and-icecream-consultants-and-heidyyouko

100:25:1 (Fat Rain Records) is the massive online archive of Adam Simmons' extraordinary month-long project of the same name, where he completed 100 live duets with 100 different Melbourne musicians throughout the month of November. My duet with Adam is here https://fatrain.bandcamp.com/track/clinton-green-and-adam-simmons-26-11-15 , and the entire album is worth spending a few weeks with! Stream for free, download purchases coming soon, I believe.

2016 Performances

Tilde New Music Festival, Saturday 23 January, 2pm at Testing Grounds,1-23 City Road, Southbank.
I’m involved in a number of performances at this year’s festival:
  • I am guest curator of the first 2 hours (2-4pm). I’ve programmed new works from The Phonetic Orchestra, and the premiere performance of a new work by myself Discretions For Ensemble.
  • I will be joining Carmen Chan and others for a performance of her work Do You See What I Hear.
  • I will be performing in a new collaboration with Camille Robinson and Stephen Roach.
The Festival continues on Sunday at the Australian Institute of Music as well. Details http://www.tilde.net.au/festival/

Quiet Noise V, Saturday 13 February, 2pm at 15 Neil Street, West Footscray
Our annual backyard/house show of unamplified experimental music enters its fifth year, with:
  • Anna Fern (sound poetry)
  • Aviva Endean (participatory audience experiences)
  • Jenny Barnes/Clinton Green/Michael McNab (voice/text, hitting/scraping)

Herbert Jercher & Ernie Althoff – New CD available on Shame File Music mailorder

The Sunshine Shuffle pays homage to an elegant parlour guitar built almost entirely out of Australian timbers by luthier Dan Robinson. All 99 tracks were played by Herbert Jercher with just the fingers, with no extra preparations or treatments. The CD is intended to be played in shuffle mode. A longtime Melbourne sound artist, this is Jercher's first CD release. Recorded, edited and co-conceived by Ernie Althoff. Available from http://ShameFileMusic.com


Sunday, 20 December 2015


Last DISCO MULTIVERSE for 2015... co-organised by OVE-NAXX - expect nothing but the finest beats, noises and danceable party noisemusic sounds goin around... with special international guest YOBKISS from Netherlands!

Hey Summer, here is party for you on Boxing Day.
lots mates r going away for family what u gonna do, come join this party kick the bored off Santa's lazy day.

line up following ABC...


+ Impatient 8 - bachi

+ OVE & Elf Tranzporter


+ Snuggy Man

+ Voici Bec U

+ WANKOSLOPISS (Wankoslop/Simon Pissbolt collab)


Doors 8:00pm
$5 entry
The Tote upstairs
Cnr Johnston & Wellington St. Collingwood

Friday, 4 December 2015

Keys, Crowdfunding and Vinyl

Nat Grant's Precious available for pre-sale until December 8

Since 2013 I have been collecting keys that were no longer needed or wanted, perhaps keys to things that don't work or don't exist anymore, or keys that had been found: any number and size/shape, as long as they were no longer needed or wanted. More than 20 people donated over 300 keys to the project. 

Keys are so symbolic - of possession, freedom, privacy, safety, power and oppression. Everyone who gave me keys had stories to tell about the keys they were donating. Some belonged to an old car or an old house. Some had been found in new houses and some belonged to buildings or objects that no longer exist. Everyone who donated keys had held on to these precious objects even though they were no longer useful, because of the memories they contained and in some cases because they felt it would have been wasteful to throw them away. I am so grateful for all the donations and stories that have helped to form this project. 

I am currently in the process of recording the keys, used as percussion instruments with digital processing. The resulting recorded composition will be in two parts, and will be launched early in 2016. 

This campaign is for pre sales of 100 copies of a 7" vinyl (with digital download) containing the completed Precious composition.

Support of this campaign will also include a free ticket to the launch of this project, at a venue in Melbourne in February 2016. 

A short preview track from the early stages of the composition may be heard here: https://hearthis.at/natgrantmusic/key-demo/ 

Nat Grant

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Visual Music, Abstract Animation & Sonic Sustenance Old Fire Station, View St Bendigo, Sunday 6th dec 7:30pm $10

Klare Lanson & Damian Mason prize-winning short #commute from recent Castlemaine Local & International Film Festival // Paul Fletcher’s new live AV set Unknown Signal including an audio collaboration with Kris Behrendt (Germany) // sounds & visuals from Cray // solo synth improv from Scott Sanders with video improv from Jacques Soddell // the weird music society presents minoR:1000 “alien inspired broken robot beats”. // Selected abstract animation shorts from the 2015 Melbourne International Animation Festival // Presented by Undue Noise. Updates at http://unduenoise.org

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Re::set Jewell - Jewel Railway Station - 4 Dec 2015

re::set Jewell
Friday December 4th.

8.30 -10pm

Jewel Railway Station, Brunswick.

A cornucopia of (in)deliberate paradigms with an (un)explained phenomena of audio, visual, light and sound performance and installation.
Featuring: Martine Corompt, Arie Rain Glorie, Ceri Hann, Camilla Hannan, John Jacobs,  sister with Anthony Magen, tarab


For more info visit the RE::SET facebook pageor website

(forwarded from tarab)

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Make It Up Club December 2015 programme - Bar Open

1/12: Andreas Siagian [IDN], Lintang Radittya [IDN] & Tarquin Manek; DF0:BAD [SYD] aka Andrew Voet  vs. RVACB aka B.Lehrer; Embalmy & Kahl.C
8/12: Jon Rose [NSW] & Julia Reidy [NSW]; Alon Ilsar [NSW] & Adam Simmons; Aviva Endean; Shani Holmes & Adrian Sheriff
15/12: MIUC Big Band feat. Dave Brown, Alex Garsden, Lizzy Welsh, Sean Baxter, Joe Talia, Maria Moles, Aviva Endean, Lloyd Honeybrook, Lisa MacKinney, Carolyn Connors, Peter Hyde, Llara Goodall, Sharryn Koppens & Samaan Fieck

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

(forwarded from Make it Up Club)

Thursday, 19 November 2015


Vessel is a multi-sensory dance and music experience with seven shows at the Bluestone Church Artspace in Footscray this week.

Choreographed by 
Jonathan Homsey, Vessel features movement artists Courtney Hale, Lucy Doherty and Dina Smirnova, with original music composed and performed by Nat Grant.
Vessel is an experiment in the power of performance to challenge and heal the body, mind, and spirit. The show comprises a mixture of pre-composed/choreographed sound and movement with improvised electro-acoustic music, allowing scope for live interaction and collaboration between the performers.

Tickets for each of the 1 hour performances can be purchased here

Facebook event here

Weds Nov 18- Fri Nov 20 8pm
Sat Nov 21 - Sun Nov 22 5pm & 8pm
10A Hyde St Footscray

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Make It Up Club - November 2015 programme

10/11: Drohtnung [WA] vs. Armour Group; Old Burial Temple [WA]; Nothinghunger
17/11: Acid Baby Jesus [GRC]; Shit to the Spirit; (no)Signal collective
24/11: Full of Hell [USA] vs. Occult Blood; Morbid Anal vs. Christ Crusher; Faisandier/Falconer/Kennedy

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

Monday, 9 November 2015


Featuring experiments in sonic construction, meditation, deviation & projection from some of Melbourne's finest noise musicians in the Magnet garden, around an outdoor fire ! 

Saturday 14th November 2015
From 5pm onwards
Entry by Koha (donation)
Magnet Studios - 11 Roosevelt St. North Coburg

BYO & BBQ & bring your fav camping chair !

Performances from :
MONO//DISCO//SPASM (Peter James, Yuka Mikayama & Nik Kennedy)
Dark drones, hypnotic oscillations, beautiful murk, avant-garde tea ceremony & butoh
BARISAL-GUNS (Tina Douglas & Peter Webster)
Laptop, sensor devices synthesising 3D position data (Nintendo wii controller & Leap Motion controller), sound reactive realtime video feed.
ROD COOPER (Rodney J. Cooper)
Electric Hurdy Gurdy
THE CONVOY (Matt Faisandier & Alexa Malone )
Found sound, electronics, lucid drone scapes & liquid light projection.

NAT GRANT (Nat Grant)
Electro-acoustic percussion processing and manipulation

NOT BRANDO (Marlon Lambe)
Real-time ambient sound receiving/processing/broadcasting/feedback via bat detector

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Two Clinton Green gigs this weekend 7-8 Nov 2015

Two afternoon gigs this weekend around town:

7 November 2015, 1:30pm – Antechamber @ Footscray Community Arts Centre, Australia. Facebook event.
  • Phonetic Orchestra with Jim Denley
  • Jenny Barnes/Clinton Green/Michael McNab – Very excited about this trio. Michael and I have been playing together a lot on the recent THIS Ensemble tour, and I’m a gushing fan of Jenny as well.
  • Clinton Green – First solo multiple turntable performance for a while.
8 November 2015, 11am-4pm – Re::set @ Abbotsford Convent – Bishop’s Parlour, Victoria, Australia. Facebook event.
A large and varied line-up of performances and diffusions as part of the Abbotsford Convent’s Open Spaces day (there’s also a ‘zine fair, dance and other performances). I will be doing a solo turntable performance scheduled for 12:20pm. The full performance line-up is:
  • Ben Byrne
  • Clinton Green
  • Ernie Althoff
  • Shani Mohini-Holmes & Dale Gorfinkel
  • Michael McNab
  • Rebecca Jensen
  • John Jacobs
  • Llara Goodall & Carey Knight
  • Sister

Solo Solo Solo Solo Quartet - Church of All Nations - 20 Nov 2015

(forwarded from Erkki Veltheim)

Thursday, 29 October 2015

TONIGHT 29/10/2015 -- Taipan Tiger Girls//Bonnie Mercer//Evelyn Morris//Mod.B @ The Tote

Junk Mnemonic presents --
‘Ersatz Motile’

Tracing a line between the realms of ambient abstraction and beat-driven construction, ‘Ersatz Motile’ will progressively take in the exploratory improv of Evelyn Morris (Pikelet, Baseball) and the wild feedback of Bonnie Mercer (Grey Daturas, Breathing Shrine), in order to best frame a performance by rhythm-and-drone trio Taipan Tiger Girls (Ollie Olsen of Whirlywirld, Max Q, w/ Lisa MacKinney and Mat Watson)

Closing the night, an extended beat coda from haptic digital improviser Mod.B

Doors at 8PM -- $5 on the door

Facebook event

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Tilde New Music Academy - Expressions of interest

Tilde New Music Academy - An exciting opportunity for young people to learn about the composition and performance of Modern Art music.

Are you a woodwind, brass, or string performer interested in challenging new (modern art) music and improvisation? Or a composer wanting to develop your computer music chops and get intensive, hands on experience composing for installation, or performing some interesting and challenging music? Be part of the inaugural 5 day Tilde New Music Academy 2016!

The workshop will be held in two streams, Performance or Composition. Both streams will involve discussions, talks and practical sessions covering a wide range of topics.

Express interest via this form* and we will get back to you by early November with booking information.

The work generated during the workshop will be shown on Friday afternoon from 4pm at The Channel and on Saturday the 23rd January at the Tilde New Music Festival at Testing Grounds.


Questions about the academy? contact info@tilde.net.au 
Questions about the Arts Centre or booking? contact amy.bennett@artscentremelbourne.com.au

(forwarded from Alice Bennett)

Saturday, 24 October 2015

24/10/2015 (tonight) Dinner and a Show - Aviva Endean, Alexander Gellmann, Llara Goodall, Eleanor Beveridge, Cinnamon Templeton


Aviva Endean; Alexander Gellmann
Llara Goodall; Eleanor Beveridge
Cinnamon Templeton

16-22 Cross Street, Brunswick East (moreland city band hall)

Doors 6pm (performances start at 6.30) 

Donation Entry

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Art Project - call out for participants

WHERE: C3 Gallery at The Abbotsford Convent,
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford.

WHEN: 11.30am-12.30pm Saturdays on 31 October, 7
November, 14 November & 21 November 2015.

WHAT: 20 participants ringing hand bells for 15minutes in
and around The Abbotsford Convent.

PROJECT: CUB stack-Good Shepherd steeple/12 noon
Saturdays/28 October-22 November 2015 is a series of 4
performances by artist Geoff Robinson that will create a
sonic relationship between two landmarks within the
Abbottsford Convent and surrounding area; the Carlton
United Brewery chimneystack and the Good Shepherd
Chapel steeple. In conjunction with the ringing of the Good
Shepherd Chapel bells, 20 participants will ring hand bells
in different configurations between the two landmarks at
12noon over 4 Saturdays.

CONTACT: If you are interested in participating on any of
the 4 Saturdays please contact Geoff Robinson at –

(forwarded from Geoff Robinson)

Tuesday, 20 October 2015




Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Tilde New Music Festival 2016 - call for works/EOIs

Tilde New Music Festival 2016 will be held on Saturday 23rd January at Testing Grounds in Southbank, Melbourne.

Calls for the festival are now open and Tilde would like to invite you to submit EOIs for performances, collaborations, and/or fixed media works for inclusion in the festival. We are open to any ideas, big and small, and will do our best to accommodate them. Please visit http://www.tilde.net.au/ for more information on the festival, and http://www.testing-grounds.com.au/ to check out the venue. 

Follow the links below, and send an email to info@tilde.net.au should you have any queries. Applications close on November 1st.


Collaborations (we’ll put you in touch with others interested in a collaborative project):

Fixed media works:


Tilde New Music and Sound Art
(forwarded from Vincent Giles)

100:25:1 - Conduit Arts 2-30 Nov 2015

100 musicians performing duets
across 25 concerts
all connected by 1 person

Melbourne’s live music scene is one of the best in the world. One reason for the strength of musical expression to emerge from Melbourne comes from the diversity and flexibility of its musicians to work across different scenes. One musician who exemplifies this is woodwind multi-instrumentalist Adam Simmons. During November 2015, Adam will perform 25 concerts with four duets per night with 100 different musicians from rock/pop, jazz, experimental, world, folk, blues, classical, electronica and more. In addition, an installation will be built during the month, illustrating the ways in which the various artists all connect and recordings of all performances will be made available. 

Artists include:

Anne Norman, Carolyn Connors, Clinton Green, David Chesworth, Eugene Ughetti, James Hullick, Janet English, John McAll, Julien Wilson, Kavisha Mazzella, Kutcha Edwards, Michael Kieran Harvey, Monique Dimattina, Paul Grabowsky, Robin Fox, Sam Lemann, Steve Purcell, Tony Gould, Warren Burt, Whitt and 80 more.


SUNDAY 29 Nov: 3–6pm
MONDAY 30: Final Celebration

83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

(forwarded from Adam Simmons)

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Make It Up Club (R)October programme

Rocktober 13th

• Karate Boogaloo feat. Darvid Thor (Guitar), Cal Reez (Keys), Henry Jenkins (Bass) & Hudson Whitlock (Percussion) 

• Caroline No feat. Caroline Kennedy (Guitar, Voice), Ian Wadley (Bass), Mladen Lalic (Drums) & Helen Johnstone (Strings) 

• Eves aka Eddie Stevens (Electronics) w/ Kishore Ryan (Drums) 

Rocktober 20th

• Diploid feat. Mariam Benjemaa (Guitar, Voice), Reece Prain (Bass, Voice), Scott Mclatchie (Drums), Rachel McLaren (Voice, Electronics) & Harry Trotman (Electronics)

• Shrimpwitch feat. Kim Prawn (Guitar, Voice) & Georgi Goonsack (Drums, Voice)

• Pioneers of Good Science feat. Jesse Lyons (Guitar, Voice) & Jane Sertori (Drums, Voice)

Rocktober 27th

• Repairs feat. Andrew Brocchi (Synth, Electronics), Alexander Lee (Synth, Electronics), Nick Kuceli (Synth, Electronics) & Ben Hepworth (Voice)

• Egypt Lies aka Louis Tavolaro (Electronics, Voice) & Wet Kiss aka Brennan Olver (Electronics, Voice)

• Jake Blood (Electronics), Dave Coen (Electronics, Voice) & Tom Rowley (Percussion)

The Make It Up Club 
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance 
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065 
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start 

(forwarded from Make It Up Club)

Bowlines - The Boite - 17 Oct 2015

Bowlines – The Boite – 17 October 2015
Ernie Gruner  : violin, viola
Hope Csutoros  : violin
Helen Mountfort : cello

+ guests : physical theatre from Melbourne Playback Theatre
+ support Brandon Lee – Japanese Koto
Improvised music tending to minimalist, with world music for this performance.
Original cross-genre music from 3 eclectic string players with classical, jazz, world tastes.
Inspired by The Necks, Masada Trio, Coolungabra, Kronos

The Boite World Music Cafe
1 Mark St, North Fitzroy
Tickets available $22/$16conc/$10under25
online : www.Trybooking.com/DOUB
or Phone 9417 1983, and at the door
Tea, coffee, mulled wine, cakes and buiscuits available
 (forwarded from Ernie Gruner)

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

inland 15.4: the falcon cannot hear the falconer

inland 15.4

- the falcon cannot hear the falconer -

Phil Harmonic & "Blue" Gene Tyranny 
Timing (1979)
Two organs, two voices
Rohan Drape, Alexander Garsden, Paddy Mann & Francis Plagne

Éliane Radigue 
Occam XI (2013)
Microtonal tuba - Robin Hayward

James Tenney 
Postal Piece No. 10: Having Never Written a Note for Percussion (1971)
Percussion - Dan Richardson

Fritz Hauser 
Zeichnung (2002)
4 Cymbals - Nat Grant & Dan Richardson

György Ligeti 
Harmonies (1967)
Organ - Rohan Drape

Alex Garsden 
Carrington Event, September 1-3, 1859 (2015)

Robin Hayward 
Plateau Square (2011)
Microtonal tuba and four channel tape

8pm, Saturday 10th October, Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St. Carlton.
Tickets: Full $20/Concession $12, Available at the door