Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Saturday 8th March Sabbatical is proud to present the launch of our 9th series release 'Stable Government and Adequate Sanitation' by Marcus Cook, otherwise known as Default Jamerson. Supports for this evening are Snawklor, Happy Adults, Free Choice and St. John's Ambience (who will kick the show off at 7:30pm with 90 minute drone piece). At The Afterdark, 565 High Street Northcote. Note: 7:30pm start, $5 Entry. Copies of the EP will be available at the launch, and afterwards from Sabbatical.

Monday, 25 February 2008

Maximum Arousal tomorrow! You Don't Have To Call It Music

Tue Feb 26 - The Toff, 252 Swanston St Melbourne - 8:30pm

- JAMES RUSHFORD, SAM DUNSCOMBE and JUDITH HAMANN perform ROBERT ROONEY’S "DUOS 1.2.3" (1965) one of the highlights on the recently released CD, “Artefacts of Australian experimental music 1930 – 1973”

Tue Feb 26 - The Toff, 252 Swanston St Melbourne - 8:30pm

Upcoming Arousals:

Tue March 11 - Francis Plagne Band + Poleto Pra (Pateras/Fusinato noise duo) + The Ancients + Christina Tester
Tue March 18 - Cor Fuhler (Holland)/Oren Ambarchi/Robbie Avenaim piano trio + Robin Fox multi-laser show
Sun March 24 - Lullatone (Japan) + Crayon Fields

Future Arousals: Dean Roberts (NZ), Jerome Noetinger (France)/MIBEM fest, Philip Jeck (UK), Rafael Toral (Portugal) & more!!!

Damo Sukuzki, Hi God People, It’s So Fucking Great To Be Alive, Sunday 2 March

Damo Suzuki is playing two sets at the Northcote Social Club this Sunday 2nd March. One is with the Hi God People backing him, and the other with It’s So Fucking Great To Be Alive. Doors open at 8pm, $15 entry.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Enzyme @ Blue Velvet


8.30pm - 9.30pm = eXitcIty

9.30pm - 10.30pm = Archie Martin Vox! (4-piece live noise band)

10.30 - 11.30pm = Ninja Gaijin / Quantum Nanotech Extinction

11.30pm - close = Xehpa


All Night: BasticH vs Mystral Tide + Guests and DJ Demus

Associated links:
DEMUS / Enzyme http://tidalportal.com/DEMUS/
Breakcore http://ninjagaijin.dnsdojo.com
The Grey Sea http://thegreysea.tk
Katipo http://katipoaudio.com/forum
Blue Velvet http://bluevelvet.com.au
More Blue Velvet http://myspace.com/bluevelvetbarnightclub

Monday, 18 February 2008

Sabbatical Presents: Pikelet

Saturday 23rd February Sabbatical is proud to present the launch of our 8th series release 'Pre-Flight Jitters' by Evelyn Morris, otherwise known as Pikelet. This EP features material recorded at Head Gap studio in Preston with Marcus Cook in May 2007. 'Pre-Flight Jitters' pursues some unexpected textural qualities and compositional approaches, while maintaining the rich layering typical of Evelyn's recent work. On this occasion Pikelet is joined by Paeces and Bum Creek. At Forepaw, 275 High Street Northcote. 8pm start, $6 Entry. Copies of the EP will be available at the launch, and afterwards from Sabbatical: www.sbbtcl.com. Please note that each series release is limited to 200 copies.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Stutter @ Horse Bazaar this Wednesday 20/02/08

  • Rosalind Hall - saxophone, preparations and self-made reeds
  • Inge Olmheim - electronics
  • Dale Gorfinkel - vibraphone and inventions
  • "Slideshow" by Lisa Campbell-Smith with performance by Erick Mitsak - In a world of stone, comes the triumphant inclusion from the bright recesses of the human mind: concrete. A rock-solid construction with tools of video, stills, sound and vibrations on the vocal cords. Amplified.
  • DJ2 aka Paul Wain (Antediluvian Rocking Horse)

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
8:30 PM
$5 on the door.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Live Feeding - RMIT - 5 March 2008

Forwarded from Rosalind @ STREAM:

LIVE FEEDING is a one-night occurrence of audio-visual performance and installation under the stars. The Old Melbourne Gaol exercise yard will become a site of convergence for local AV practitioners and merry makers.

To kick the evening off, we would like to invite you to play with our overhead projectors, get acquainted over drinks and enjoy a free BBQ until the sun sets, when the performance and installation programs will come to life!

Artists: Philip Samartzis + Marcia Jane; Rosalind Hall + Marco Cher- Gibard; Helmet Head (Anthony Magen + Rod Cooper); Xenosine AV; Marden; Christina Tester; Melody Henderson; Idora Alhabshi, Lisa Shingles.

Proceedings begin: Wednesday 5 March 2008 at 7pm
Location: RMIT City Campus, Alumni and Belvedere Courtyards (behind the Old Melbourne Gaol). Entry via LaTrobe St then Bowen St, then between buildings 1 & 3 (see flyer for map).

Bring: things (overhead transparencies + objects) for freeform participatory projected fun!

Live Feeding is brought to you by Stream, RMIT Orientation Committee and RMIT Union Arts.


STREAM is a RMIT Union Arts collective who are passionate about live audiovision. If you're interested in becoming a member or finding out what's happening, visit or write to us at http://www.streamcollective.org / streamcollective@gmail.com

Candlesnuffer - Francis Plagne & Connal Parsley - Quint @ The Makeitupclub

Candlesnuffer AKA Dave Brown: (guitar and concrete)

Connal Parsley and Francis Plagne: (guitars and voices)

Quint: is a new project created by Zac Keiller & Barnaby Oliver to explore improvisational music in a live setting. There are no rehearsals, and no prior thought. The only plan is to follow the creation of music and/or sound wherever it may lead.

Tuesday February 19th

@ The Makeitupclub
Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St.
Fitzroy. Doors 8:30pm. $10/$5 conc.


Damo Suzuki at Maximum Arousal this Tuesday Feb 19!

Tue Feb 19
The Toff
Level 2
252 Swanston St

Damo Suzuki, lead singer of Krautrock legends Can returns to Melbourne to play the Maximum Arousal series at the Toff on Tuesday 19th February.
Damo is supported by Blank Realm - a Brisbane experimental space rock group on the musicyourmindwillloveyou label.
Advanced tickets on sale from Metropolis Bookstore, Missing Link, Polyester Records (City & Fitzroy) and the Corner Box Office - phone: 9427 9198

Upcoming Arousal:
Tues Feb 26 - YOU DON'T HAVE TO CALL IT MUSIC: Music by visual artists featuring MARCO FUSINATO, PHILIP BROPHY with DAVE BROWN and ROBERT ROONEY [Duos 1.2.3. (1965) performed by James Rushford : Sam Dunscombe : Judith Hamann]

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Stutter @ Horse Bazaar - 13/02/08

This Wednesday the 13th of February Stutter proudly presents...

  • Carolyn Connors Solo - voice
  • Rod Cooper/Sean Baxter Duo - handmade instruments/ junk percussion
  • SPIT/Justin.K.Fuller duo - electronics/ guitar

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
8:30 PM
$5 on the door.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Undecisive God - Everthing's Broken CD

New works from the last 3 years, featuring further exploration of turntable/broken record perparations, extended guitar techniques, field recordings and mixer feedback pieces.

$10ppd or for trade from Shame File Music

Hear the track "Insomnia 1" at http://www.myspace.com/undecisivegod

Thirds - Figure 6 ex. 2 :: Free MP3 Release

01. Colu (9:16)
02. Lii (29:27)

download from grundruck weblabel

"Like the drone and throb of industry; like robotic mothers, sending children to sleep with slow industrial lullabies. Time stretched and hung up through points in aural space, spanned far apart, teased out into threads, and then compressed to a singularity, a wall of shimmer and chorus.

Thirds creates ambient soundscapes via two meandering, expansive, pieces that sound like the echoes of dead refineries, empty but inhabited with all the frequencies left hanging. This is haunting, depth-charged music, a unique wall of sound created with time stretching techniques that render instrument samples so unrecognisable, they...become. And are reborn as the spirits in the machinery, slowly advancing and gliding through a dark, deep, long abandoned space, somewhere in the depths, somewhere in the night, lit only by phosporescence and static."

Monday, 4 February 2008

Screwtape - Dada Gegen Kunst


A tribute to the ideology of Dada.
Please consider.

Maximum Arousal presents YASUNAO TONE (Japan)

Sun Feb 10
The Toff
252 Swanston St



Maximum Arousal is proud to present the first Australian performance from this 73 year-old Fluxus legend!!

Yasunao Tone's near-half century's worth of work links contemporary electronic music with the historical avant-garde. One of the founding members of Japan's Fluxus Movement and an early associate of Yoko Ono and the late John Cage, 73 year-old New York resident Yasunao Tone has been composing experimental sound pieces since the early 1960s. He has been active in the Fluxus movement since 1962 and has also been an organiser and participant in many important music and performance groups such as Group Ongaku, Hi-Red Center, Team Random (the first computer art group organized in Japan) who programmed Univac mainframes to perform Tone's own compositions. Tone has maintained a lifelong fascination with manipulating technology for his own musical ends.

Tone's first composition using CD players, the appropriately titled "Music for 2 CD Players," made its NEA-sponsored debut in 1982. Not long thereafter, Tone began composing pieces based on overriding the error-correction systems of consumer CD players in order to generate new strings of random digital sound. A pioneer in the use of prepared CDs, Tone first scratched his own self-described "wounded" scotch tape and pinhole-punctured compact disc in 1985.

With previous works performed by John Cage, commissions on behalf of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, installations at 1990's Venice Biennale, and 1993's Whitney Biennale, and releases on the Lovely Music (Musica Iconologos) and Tzadik (Solo For Wounded CD), Mego & Asphodel labels Tone's audio works are vital, intensely visceral, conceptual noise.
Ars Electronica's 2002 Golden Nica Award winner, Tone will be performing in Australia for the first time & supported with a solo set from Natasha Anderson.


"Yasunao Tone has found a way out. He might be the first Saint of the Fucked-With CD." - Kenneth Goldsmith, New York Press

"Tone's ideas about sound and how it moves in space are always worth listening to." - Neil Strauss, The New York Times

"...its been many years since such ugly music sounded so original." - Kyle Gann, the Village Voice

Next Arousal:
Tue Feb 19 - Damo Suzuki (Japan) + Blank Realm (Qld)

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Hi God People residency at the Tote

The Hi God People are playing at the Tote Hotel each Wednesday in February. The shows will be quite different to each other and comprise a four-part narrative that spans the month. So come down and make it a weekly outing. Each show is $7 at the door and will kick off around 9pm. If you're unfamiliar with HGP there are some videos on YouTube and mp3s at the HGP web site.

  • Wed 6 Feb with guests Beaches + KES
  • Wed 13 Feb with guests Always + Paeces
  • Wed 20 Feb with guests Barrage + Marco Fusinato
  • Wed 27 Feb with guests Francis Plagne + Lost Animal
Hope to see you there, -Greg .. http://spill-label.org

Friday, 1 February 2008

Stutter @ Horse Bazaar 06/02/08

This Wednesday Stutter plays host to guest curator Zac Keiller as part of his ongoing Broken Signals series. Featuring:

Umbra is a duo of Zac Keiller on guitar/effects & Simon Hampson on laptop & field recordings. With each member focusing on their respective instruments & little to no preparation, they build slowly evolving drone based sound-scapes.

Andria Prudente was active in Melbourne’s music scene in the mid to late 90s, lending guitar & vocal duties to a number of projects, notably: Arrosa, Boo Who, Kirsty Stegwazi (solo form), Scared of Horses, a.slowloris, seaville, n0nplus. After a long hiatus of six years this marks her return to live music with a performance of instrumental guitar sounds.

Retail Fireworks Led by Andrew Yardley (Laura) blending murmurs of beat, vocals and winding guitars, interleaving selected field recordings & other textures to create an intense aural experience.

Wednesday February 6th, 2008 @ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
$5 on the door.