Rafael Toral (Portugal) plays Maximum Arousal July 6

Sun July 6

The Toff 252 Swanston St Melbourne

Maximum Arousal presents:




Developing solo work since 1987, Rafael Toral has performed throughout Europe, USA and Japan, and collaborated with Phill Niblock, John Zorn, Lee Ranaldo, Alvin Lucier, Jim O'Rourke, Evan Parker, Roger Turner and David Toop. He is a long time collaborator of Sei Miguel and a member of Keith Rowe's MIMEO orchestra. Toral is known for his stunning immersive works using guitar and electronics on releases such as ''Wave Field'' (1994) and ''Violence of Discovery and Calm of Acceptance'' (2000), where the worlds of John Cage, My Bloody Valentine and Alvin Lucier beautifully collide. In 2003 he completely renewed his approach to music developing the large scale ''Space Program'' project using experimental, custom-built or modified instruments. This is Toral's first Australian performance and is not to be missed!!!

Also making a rare appearance is local electronic gods Anthony Pateras and Robin Fox in their hairy hyperactive duo. Breakneck pacing, vocal hysterics, blistering textures, bodily functions/dysfunctions and more - sonic totalism from two local legends!

Upcoming Arousals:

Sun July 13 - Fritz Hauser (Switzerland) + Speak Percussion + Undecisive God
Tue July 22 - You Don't Have To Call It Music
Sun July 27 - Menstruation Sisters LP launch + Circle Pit (Sydney) + Beaches
Sun Aug 3 - Johnny Saw Horses CD launch + Super Stupid + more!
Sun Aug 24 - Noriko Tujiko (Japan) + more