Thursday, 1 December 2016

New online release : Tarab : Gleaners : Cronica

New online Tarab release, on Cronica as the eleventh release in their on going Corollaries series resulting from the Active Crossover: Mooste collective residency in Estonia 2015.

Gleaners rummages through the Active crossover: Mooste archive, gathering together the vestiges of our collective and disparate scurryings around the landscape. By allowing the background to almost free itself from the foreground and refusing to differentiate between incident, accident and intent, the various fragments have coalesced (with furtive guidance) into a form (in)determined by which of the residual pieces settled, and where they landed; and which pieces simply disappeared. All sounds have been extracted from recordings by or featuring: Tuulikki Bartosik, Fernando Godoy, Evelyn Grzinich, John Grzinich, Jim Haynes, Park Jin-Young, Rostislav Rekuta, Yiorgis Sakellariou, Dawn Scarfe, Maksims Shentelevs, Eamon Sprod, Taavi Suisalu, Arlene Tucker, Simon Whetham, James Wyness.

To download visit either Cronica's website or Cronica's Bandcamp page.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Sounds at 579 Presented by Cantankerous Records

Sounds at 579 Presented by Cantankerous Records

Cantankerous Records Presents This:

Blythe Hamlin-Kirk
Carmen Chan & Stevie Richards

Todd Anderson-Kunert
CiarĂ¡n Geoghegan

Sat 26 Nov 3:00pm start at FIVE SEVEN NINE
579 Plenty Rd Preston.
(about a block away from Discobeans*)
$5 entry.

Tea by donation.

*Now called Spiralbeans

Facebook link:

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Problem with Exp-Melb email notifier

A few people have mentioned to me that the Email Alert for this blog on occasion resends old posts.

I've been looking into this the past few weeks, but not solution has been suggested to me from various help forums besides resyncing the feed that generates this email; which I've done, but the problem is still occurring.

It's not an isolated problem. I've found other people asking about it online as well, but no one seems to have an explanation or a fix. It has to do with the Feedburner RSS feed.

So unfortunately, we are stuck with it for now. If you are relying on the email alert, make sure you check the dates of any events before you charge off to the venue, in case it happened months ago.

Note that this is only a problem with the email notifier, the blog itself is still working fine.


Ambit Improvisations One

Some piano music algorithmically created from the poem Ambit, by Alex Skovron

Free listening and name your price downloading (very happy to share).

Monday, 21 November 2016




SAT 17TH DEC 2016



Resonant - Brunswick warehouse - 26 Nov 2016

A night of live electronic hardware and modular music by local melbourne artists.

Saturday 26th November 2016 - $5 Entry
Doors 8:00PM - First Set 8:30PM

At a secret Brunswick Warehouse (to be announced here:

Emah Fox
brkn fixie
Delphic Karma
Slinky Cee

Live Visuals by Cat Full of Ghosts
(forwarded from Vijay Thillaimuthu)

Monday, 14 November 2016

Shades of Silence (workshop) - Cecil Street Studio - 27 Nov 2016

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.

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

Sunday 27th Nov. 2016, 10.30am – 3.30pm

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

One Sunday – $100 / $85 concession
Limited places available; full payment requires to secure the booking

Email booking and enquires to:

About Alice Hui-Sheng Chang

As a vocalist working with extended techniques, Alice builds intimate exchanges with her audience. She creates an array of timbres and textures by controlling tension in her throat and alternating the passage of air and vocalisations. Alice’s performances respond to the energy of the audience, employing sound varying from the calm to the extreme to create an awareness of the acoustic properties of the site. She challenges the boundary of a presentation site physically and imaginatively, viewing each performance as a site-specific response.

Alice is based in Tainan, Taiwan. She has run vocal workshops in Taiwan, Australia, France and Portugal and performed across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. She has degrees in Media Arts & Master of Fine Arts (Sound Art) from RMIT (2005/2006), and MA by Supervision from MIECAT Institute (2014). She has experience running different group vocal workshops resulting in an experiential public performance, also one-off audience participation vocal ensemble.

Artist website:
(forwarded from Alice Hui-Sheng Chang)