Thursday, 30 April 2015

OpenLAB May SATURDAY May 9th

Now that was a long wait!!!
SATURDAY (this time) May 9, 2-4pm at the Docklands Library (Lv2 - Performance Space)
Excited to get electrofreaked again and learn more about the amazing creative algorithms that float in our creative pools?!
Hell YES!
We are back!

This month we have an eclectic pair of speakers. Vincent Giles and Kate Geck are here to give us the much needed discourse to provide new thoughts for our discursive creative minds.

They will dive deep into the musical compositions in chemical compositions right to the ways we mediate immediacy through technology masking our sensors.

WHAT IS OPENLAB? - OpenLABs 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.


Kate Geck is an installation artist working with digital and sensory space. In particular, the ways technology can skew and mask sensory experience, and the differences between what she terms mediated and non-mediated immediacy. Her absorptive installations are sensorially overloaded with colour and AV texture, featuring acrylic sculpture, kaleidoscopic projections and augmented, digitally printed substrates. Based in Melbourne, Australia she is a CCD artist at Artful Dodgers Studios and lectures in Illustration at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Exhibitions include ISEA 2015 (Vancouver), International Centre for Contemporary Art (Singapore), San Francisco International Art Festival, Nextwave, NGV Studios, Dotonbori (Osaka) and L’Atelier Kunst (Berlin). She has received awards from City Of Melbourne, City of Yarra, NAVA, Arts Vic, Copyright Agency, commissions from State Library of QLD, Metaverse Makeovers, SIGNAL, Polyglot, Brisbane Festival and has been a finalist in the Churchie, Agendo and Toyota emerging art prizes.


Vincent Giles <<>>> will be presenting his talk "From chemical data to music notation: experiments in computer aided composition." which focuses on the first of a series of works being developed for solo baroque violin with classical bow, titled Silver With Carbon Bond.

His presentation will demonstrates his processes, obstacles, and work-in-progress outcomes of converting mass spectrometry data (molecular mass-to-charge) into pieces for acoustic instruments. He will outline the approaches taken, software developed, and notational strategies that are being used in the development of these works. The software he will discuss includes: Max MSP, Open Music, Finale,Sibelius, and includes considerations on the limitations of out-dated software/inter-software standards of communication.

Born in 1985, Vincent Giles is a sound artist and composer who creates works for concert halls, galleries, theatr

e, the outdoors, lounge rooms, etc. strongly influenced by the natural world, science, and imposed limitations. His work has been described as “… flourishing and melding in an unsettled but vibrant electroacoustic language” and painting “an amazing landscape”.

Vincent has a keen interest in physics and evolutionary biology, which is a major driving force in his creative work and has lead to doctoral research at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, examining the link between memetics and microsound in sound works. Asides sound, Vincent enjoys spicy food, craft beer, real ale, gardening, coffee, reading and being a recluse.

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Rabih Beaini - Mercat Basement - 1 May 2015

Rabih Beaini AKA Morphosis
Friday, May 1
The Mercat Basement: 456 Queen St. Melbourne, 3000
$25 second release, 10pm

A Colourful Storm welcomes Rabih Beaini, the artist formerly known as Morphosis.
Based in Berlin via Beirut and Venice, Beaini's live shows weave dark wave, krautrock, techno and post-everything in hardware harmony.
Head of the Morphine Records imprint, Beaini has recently released LPs from Indonesian duo Senyawa, and US synth pioneer Charles Cohen.


(forwarded from Matthew Xue)

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Mundane Mundays - Old Bar - 4 May 2015

Mundane Mondays @ The Old Bar
Monday 4 May 2015
Andrew Tuttle + Carolyn Connors + Brite Fight
$5, 8pm

ANDREW TUTTLE: Brisbane’s Andrew Tuttle creates music that explores the relationship between instrumentation, structure and genre within electronic and acoustic processes; with instrumentation including computer, banjo, synthesiser, and 12 string acoustic guitar. Andrew Tuttle is launching the ‘Slowcation’ CS on A Guide To Saints/Room40, featuring collaborations with M.C. Schmidt (Matmos) and Christopher Fleeger (Cooling Prongs). 

CAROLYN CONNORS: Carolyn Connors is a Melbourne based vocalist, composer, pianist, and accordionist who creates a diverse range of new works in the fields of contemporary music and theatre.

BRITE FIGHT: Louise Terry, AKA Brite Fight creates an original style of vocally driven electronic ballads infused with influences as broad as the Cocteau Twins, to Broadcast and Lykke Li. She started creating music in 2000 with Lovepack, 2004 with Flying Scribble and continues to work in projects T:dy T:wns, Sugar Fed Leopards and the soon to be launched Sawtooth.
(forwarded from Andrew Tuttle)

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Zol Balint & The Man Who Wasn't There - Some Velvet Morning - 6 May 2015

Who: Zól Bálint
Artists: Zól Bálint & The Man Who Wasn’t There – A. Watson
When: 06/05/2015
Where: Some Velvet Morning – 123 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill 3068
Time: 8:00pm
Price: Free

Having designed an instrument to bridge acoustic and electronic performance Zól Bálint creates earthy, guitar-driven electronic music. His improvised live shows combine guitar playing with live sampling, looping and manipulating sounds into a blend of styles influenced by afro-jazz & experimental electronic artists.

Zól has performed his unique improvised live show at Strawberry Fields Festival and at Arts Centre Melbourne, lectured at the Box Hill Institute of Music and the Melbourne Ableton User Group, won a ‘Best Tech with Launchpad’ award from Novation Music, as well as being invited to present and perform at STEIM Amsterdam as part of many other European summer performances and workshops planned in 2015.

However - before leaving our shores, he’s putting on an electroacoustic sonic spread at Some Velvet Morning, playing alongside fellow experimental multi-instrumentalist The Man Who Wasn’t There (Andrew Watson) on May 6th from 8:00pm.

Watson weaves violin, guitar, noise and loops into a live instrumental soundtracks. He has performed in venues ranging from small bars to exotic and opulent spaces such as Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Buildings and Panjim Beach in Goa, India.

Watson has acted as the principle composer for The Interim Lovers, co-scored the Melbourne International Arts Festival show 'Elemental' and both recorded and performed live with a host of bands including Waywardbreed, Empire of Poets, Midnight Scavengers, The Single Men's Drinking Club, Broken Flight, Monty Sparrow, Jack on Fire, Philemon and Vampillia (Japan) to name just a few.

The Man Who Wasn't There's live album release, REB 26.07.14 is out now through Hawk Moth Records. Recording for a debut studio album is currently underway and is due for release later in 2015.

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(forwarded from Zoltan Fesco)

Friday, 24 April 2015

End of April. Beginning of May - Melbourne CBD 3-9 May 2015

End of April. Beginning of May – 默契(Moe Chee)

 photo by Carmen Chan

Sunday 3 May is the beginning of a big project Chun-liang Liu and Clinton Green (Moe Chee) have been planning since last year. End of April Beginning of May consists of 7 performances over 7 consecutive days, undertaken without permission at a public space in Melbourne CBD. We will perform at different times of the day (dawn, lunchtime, evening, the middle of the night), with different guest artists on most days.

Our schedule:

– Sunday 3 May, 3pm – 默契

Monday 4 May, dawn – 默契 with Carmen Chan

Tuesday 5 May, 9am – 默契

Wednesday 6 May, 12pm – 默契 with Ren Walters

Thursday 7 May, 3am (Friday morning) -默契 with Gabriela Green

Friday 8 May, 11pm – 默契 with Jennifer Callaway

Saturday 9 May, 4pm-sunset – 默契 with Shani Holmes, and picnic for guest artists and audience.

The details of the venue will be announced on 2 May on the Facebook event page and at All performances are free. Chun-liang and I are also recording our expectations and experiences on this page.

New Tim Catlin/Machinefabriek & Ernie Althoff releases available on Shame File Music mailorder

New on Shame File Music mailorder
Australian experimental and beyond...

Tim Catlin & Machinefabriek "Whorls" LP The third edition of this wonderful collaboration between Australian sound artist Catlin and the prolific Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) continues their practice of Catlin providing source materials for Zuydervelt to deftly weave into delicate ambient episodes. For this LP, Catlin expands his palette beyond guitar to include bowed piano metals, vibrassa (Catlin's bowed metal rods) and zither.


Ernie Althoff "Skitter" CD  A new set of Althoff's percussive machines in various combinations, setting bamboo, corrugated cardboard, metal screws, ping pong balls and more against each other. Powered by turntables, cassette recorders and other small motors, these materials are close-mic'd to create the complex yet subtle rhythms and exquisite sonic textures that Althoff has made his own.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Shades of Silence – a vocal improv workshop (advanced) - Alice Hui-Sheng Chang

Shades of Silence
a vocal improvisation workshop (advanced)

With Alice Hui-Sheng Chang

Shades of Silence is a vocal improvisation workshop focusing on listening, breathing, and sounding. The workshop explores a range of vocal percussion, breath movement, vocal textures and vibrations, and the acoustic property of the site.

This final and advanced series focus on building each participants’ multifaceted performance strength, open to previous participants or interested vocalists of various fields.

Sunday 3rd May 2015, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Sunday 14th June 2015, 10.30am – 3.30pm

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

One Sunday – $80 / $70 concession; both Sundays – $140 / $120 concession
($10 early-bird discount by 29th May for 2nd Sunday)
Limited places available; $50 deposit requires for securing the booking

Email booking and enquires to:

More info:

Artist website:


Strange Neighbour and nonlinear present 'live', 26 April, 4-7pm, Fitzroy.


4 - 7PM

This Sunday will see the continuation of the bi-monthly performance series LIVE, presented by Strange Neighbour and nonlinear.

Performances by:
The Overtone Ensemble
(Tim Catlin, David Brown, Atticus Bastow and Philip Brophy)
Bound For Glory
Shani Mohini-Holmes and Michael McNab
Patrick O'brien

Image credit:  Stevie Richards / cleaninglady

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Antechamber, May 10, 6pm @ Conduit Arts

Antechamber 6
May 10, 6pm @Conduit Arts

Dave Brown/Dure Dara/James Clayden
Lloyd Honeybrook
(aka Simon Charles & Alisdair McIndoe)

Thursday, 9 April 2015

DISCO HORSE - 12/04/2015

"DISCOBEANS SUNDAY" finds a new home at Horse Bazaar... DISCO HORSE!!!

Kicking off Sunday 12th April
Doors 6:00pm // First act 7:00pm

Surrealist multicultural hip-hop

PartyGrindHarshSurfMoshNoisecore you can dance to

+ cleaninglady
Modular Synthesis, Electroacoustic, Adventures in Sub-Bass

Hardcore fastpunk


+Dj Leftist Insurgency vs Mack Daddy Albino Dwarf
Neue Deutsche Welle, New Age, Rock in Opposition. Avant-Prog, Afrorock, Japanese New Wave, etc etc

+Socio Ducati
+Langlo Paniflax
+Trewlea Peters

Horse Bazaar
379 Little Lonsdale St. Melbourne



Noise / Music / Performance / Experimental / Improv / Ambient / Harsh / Weird / Noise You Can Dance To / Noisecore / Breakcore / Grindcore / Hardcore / Punk / Audio-Visual / Non-Popular Pop / Psych / Drone / Electronics / Indescribable / etc...

To enquire about playing, DJ-ing or projecting visuals
email info/links to Nik - sfhsgrind [@]

Ideas for guest-curations / collaborations / themes etc. are welcome!

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Thursday 7 May 2015: Launch show for 'Yes', a new cassette+download on Sabbatical from Maya-Victoria Kjellstrand's Bleach Boys Project. Also performing are Trust, Nat Grant and Pewter Snake Necklace. $10 entry for an 8pm start at LongPlay 318 St. Georges Road, Fitzroy North.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015


Avantwhatever Monthly – April 2015

Aviva Endean (Clarinet & Mask)
Dale Gorfinkel (Switches & Hose)

The Alderman
134 Lygon St
Saturday April 18
Entry $10 | 4pm

Avantwhatever Monthly is held at The Alderman in Brunswick. This year it’ll be happening on different days and at different times month to month. Join the Avantwhatever group on Facebook or go to and sign up to the mailing list to hear about upcoming releases and events.

Performer details:

Aviva Endean

Aviva Endean is a performance-maker, clarinettist and composer interested in expanding the audience experience of sound by creating site-specific, intimate contexts for listening. Her practice spans a wide variety of musical styles including experimental and improvised music, contemporary chamber music, world music, and inter-arts collaborations.

Dale Gorfinkel

Dale Gorfinkel is a multi-instrumentalist, improvisor, instrument builder, installation artist and educator. He is interested in finding fresh ways of presenting and making music. These include outdoors, across artforms, and inter-cultural and inter-generational contexts. He brings creative communities together & shifts perceived boundaries of scenes, styles & artforms. Dale’s work reflects an awareness of the dynamic nature of culture & the value of listening as mode of knowing people & places.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Viv Corringham Installation & Performances in Bendigo. Thursday 9th April.

Sounds in the Conservatory with Viv Corringham

Thursday April 9 Rosalind Park Conservatory Bendigo

presented by undue noise inc with the support of the City of Greater Bendigo
Viv Corringham is a British vocalist, composer and sound artist, currently based in New York, who has worked internationally since the 1980s. Her work includes performances, installations and soundwalks.  She is interested in exploring people's special relationship with familiar places and how that links to personal history and memory. She is a 2012 and 2006 McKnight Composer Fellow through American Composers Forum. Recent work has been presented at Soundworks, ICA, London; Around Sound, Hong Kong; Syros Sound Meetings, Greece; Sound Out, Canberra Australia; Tempo Reale, Florence, Italy; and Her Noise, Tate Modern, London, UK.

12:30pm Viv Corringham (voice) / Jacques Soddell (computer)
PERFORMANCE (duration:approx 20 min)  Hear our earlier improvisation at

1-6pm Viv Corringham:  Shadow-walks in Melbourne
INSTALLATION (duration 14m21s)
This sound-work is part of my ongoing Shadow-walks project, in which I ask people to take me on walks that are meaningful for them in some way. While walking together, I record our conversations and the sounds of the environment. I then go back along the same route alone, attempting to get a sense of my previous companion’s traces on the walk. Then I sing what I feel using wordless improvisations. The recordings used in this work were made in Melbourne in 2014. My thanks go to the four ear-minded people who took me on their favourite walks:  Ros Bandt, Warren Burt, Catherine Clover & Anthony Magen.

6pm: Viv Corringham (voice) / Jacques Soddell (computer)
PERFORMANCE (duration: approx 20 min).

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Three Minute Textures - Richard Pilkington

Three Minute Textures:

Richard Pilkington is an Audio Engineer and sound artist living with mental illness in Melbourne, Australia.

Richard's latest release "Three Minute Textures" features ten tracks of ambient electronics.

Richard says:

"I conceived an idea of a 30 minute album made of 10, 3 minute tracks exploring sound as a textural experience. 

I'd been pondering the idealised pop song length of 3 minutes and how happy I used to be when a whole album used to fit on a single side of a cassette tape.

The resulting album uses an analogue sound source processed through a digital algorithm I wrote in software called Max/MSP.

The combination of analogue signal with digital processing creates a reasonably unpredictable outcome though there are definite boundaries in place.

There was minimal human interaction involved in the creation of the 10 tracks.

I find the resulting sounds while devoid of inherent meaning, express some of the feelings and emotions I experience living with schizophrenia in an abstract way.

The tracks jump suddenly from harmony to discord to chaos which, in a way reflects the uncertainties of my life.

I hope that people can relax in to the chaos and find their own personal meaning within."

Three Minute Texures is available now for download at:
(forwarded from Richard Pilkington)