Monday, 1 September 2008

Olives at Maximum Arousal this Sunday!


Sunday Sept 7
8pm
The Toff, 252 Swanston St Melbourne

DJ OLIVE (USA)
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TIM OLIVE (CANADA)/ROBBIE AVENAIM
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ROBIN FOX'S LASER EXTRAVAGANZA



DJ OLIVE (USA)
For well over 10 years, DJ Olive (Gregor Asch) has been a central figure in the New York electronics and art-music communities. He has, both through his solo output andin groups such as WE and Text Of Light, played a number of key roles in branding a variety of divergent genres of music, most recently Rooftop Music stemming from Brooklyn’s countless rooftop parties and happenings.

Working on a wide range of projects including the integrated experimental film/audio cut-ups of Text Of Light (in which he plays alongside Lee Renaldo, Alan Licht and others), the Christian Marclay DJ Trio project, performances alongside members of Sonic Youth in a variety of ensembles and recording/touring with the highly regarded jazz composer Uri Caine, DJ Olive’s audio palette is as diverse as it is unique. He seamlessly brings together disparate and eclectic sound passages to create works that combine the sensibilities of dancehall and breakbeat with glistening textural ambience and electro-acoustic approaches.

Co-founder of Phonomena at subtonic – a performance space and record imprint – with Toshio Kajawara, DJ Olive also maintains theAgriculture, a label that documents the growing Rooftop music scene in New York. His recent output on Phonomena includes the ‘Vinyl Score’ compositions for Belgian cello master Jean Paul Dessy called ‘Kolidescore’ and the piece created for his work alongside iconic Concréte composer Luc Ferrari.

Also apprearing:

TIM OLIVE (Canada)/ROBBIE AVENAIM
Electric bassist/guitarist Tim Olive is a Canadian-born/Japan-based experimentalist who made a splash in recent times with the Supernatural Hot Rug And Not Used project (with Nisikawa Bunsho) and has also collaborated with Nimrod and Fritz Welch of New York's inimitable Peeesseye. Tonight he will team up with Oz percussionist extraordinaire Robbie Avenaim

ROBIN FOX'S LASER EXTRAVAGANZA

Mr.Fox returns to Maximum Arousal due to high demand from the audience & bar staff alike! Fox’s laser show describes, in three-dimensional visual space, the geometry of sound. Enveloping the audience in synchronous sound and light information, the experience resembles a synaesthetic experience where what you hear is also what you see. The same electricity generated to move the speaker cones is sent simultaneously to high-speed motors that deflect the laser light on an x/y axis converting sonic vibration into light movement. Always mindblowing!

A NIGHT NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Upcoming Arousals:

Sun Sept 14 - Shoji Hano (Japan) with Kris Wanders, Yusuke Akai
Sun Sept 28 - Brandon Labelle (USA) + Domenico Sciajno (Italy) + Qua
Tue Sept 30 - Spartak CD launch + ii + Flau + Part Timer
Sun Oct 5 - KK Null (Japan) + Chris Smith + more!
Sun Oct 12 - An evening with Matt 'Skitz' Sanders featuring collabs with Sean Baxter, Poleta Pra, Oren Ambarchi/Rob Mayson

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