Saturday, 31 May 2008

Next Wednesday the 4th of June @ Stutter curated by Sean Bailey of Lakes/Inverted Crux fame!

Performing on the evening will be:

Lakes - has been the musical moniker for artist Sean Bailey since 2002. Seans songs are cloaked in a rich layered mess of percussive joy, broken guitars and keyboards, executed with a distinct sound of bedroom produced strangeness and loner induced weirdness.

JK Fuller - a human making positive, negative and something else sounds with various equipment. Dense minimal.

Free Choice - an analogue synth Terry Riley-esque psych-out brought to you by Jarrod Zlatic (Fabulous Diamonds), playing one of his much talked about solo shows.

Always - aka Alex Vivian always weaves a psychedelic collage of vocals, looped to the point of breaking; creating a beautiful mass of demented beats and dance ritual.

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

Coming up in June:

11/06/08 - Ben Byrne/Natasha Anderson/Sean Baxter + Sam Dunscombe/Judith Hamann/James Rushford Trio + Ben.Harper

18/06/08 - Broken Signals 4 - Breathing Shrine + Northatlantic Audio + Zac Keiller

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Monday, 26 May 2008

Living Spaces concert series - Carni - from 1 June 2008

forwarded from Simon Charles:

Concert Series:

Living Spaces

Free Music Ensemble:

Ros Bandt- tarhu and electro-acoustic sound

Brigid Burke- clarinet, bass clarinet, laptop and live processing

Simon Charles- alto and soprano saxophones, electro-acoustic sound

with special guest David Shea- samples

On the first Sunday of June, July and August CARNI will host three concerts combining electro-acoustic sound art and live performance.

Using found sounds, original and conventional instruments, the Free Music Ensemble will present new works seeking out creative organisational structures that combine with spontaneity in performance.

On the 6th of July they will be joined by guest artist David Shea (USA).

CARNI Art Space is located within a disused leather-tanning factory, spread over 2000 square meters. Its purpose is to act as an intermediary between the artist and audience functioning as a catalyst for ideas, discourses and new trends in contemporary art and music.

The three programs premiere new works that re-negotiate music notation, incorporating improvisation and mixed media.

3pm on June 1st, July 6th and August 3rd

CARNI, 60 High St Preston

"...with free music we enter the phase of technical maturity such as that enjoyed by the Greek sculptures when all aspects and attitudes of the human body could be shown in arrested movements..."

-The Free Music Statement, 1938, by Percy Grainger

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Justice Yeldham launches "Birthdays" at Maximum Arousal this Sunday!

Sun 25th May
Toff In Town
252 Swanston Street

Maximum Arousal presents:

+ Curse Ov Dialect
+ Hi-God People
+ MC Purple Duck
+ DJ Hate

Fresh from North American tour and a LOAD records showcase at SXSW Lucas Abela is launching his new JUSTICE YELDHAM LP; BIRTHDAYS. The record consists of two live sets by the maverick amplified-glass player recorded during his & Keg's recent tour of Europe.

His sets have been described as "a trumpet player trapped in a two dimensional universe". By pressing his face and lips against the
glass whist employing various vocal techniques ranging from throat singing to raspberries, he turns disguarded household windows into
crude musical instruments. Resulting in a wide variety of cacophonous noises that are strangely controlled and oddly musical.
Always confounding & on-the-edge this will be Abela's only Melbourne performance!

Also appearing are ethnic hiphop legends Curse Ov Dialect with an all new show, the always entertaining and enthralling Hi-God People, MC Purple Duck & DJ Hate!

Upcoming Arousals:

Mon June 9 - Embers CD launch + David Shea (USA) + Blarke Bayer/Black Widow

Sun June 22 - Defektro (Japan) + Ambarchi/Avenaim/Mayson + Donkey's Tail

Sun July 6 - Rafael Toral (Portugal) + Anthony Pateras/Robin Fox

Sun July 13 - Fritz Hauser (Switzerland) + Eugene Ughetti + more

Tue July 22 - You Don't Have To Call It Music : Music By Visual Artists

Sun July 27 - Menstruation Sisters "Samantha" LP launch + Circle Pit (Sydney) + Beaches

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Brainmelters - 23 May - Forepaw

forwarded from Holly Fluxx

gooey on the inside presents... BRAINMELTERS

a 5 hour noise show,
no breaks between bands
all acts will be playing impromptu jam crossover sets..


sun of the seventh sister ----- a chaotic depraved static ensemble from blue mountains NSW
skeksis-------- debut experimental improv psychedilia
sympathia -------sensitive analog occult earth concrete
yellow jackets ------ dark and skillful understated hypnotic noise
glee cartel ----- gremlin cassette electric mess
everything is new now---- lo-key improv easy listening

6pm sharp

275 High St, Northcote,
this Friday, 23rd of May, $8

prepare for 5 hours of mindfuck love'

Monday, 19 May 2008

Umbel Ballits, 22 May - 28 June, Craft Victoria

Forwarded from Dylan Martorell

Umbel Ballits is an overlay of responses
to the underlying structure of sound and botanic form.
featuring hand drawn scores, performances and an evolving
installation of plant based sound sculpture.

Opening : Thursday 22 May, 2008 6-8pm.

Craft Victoria - 22 May -28th of June
31 Flinders Lane
Melbourne Vic 3000 Australia
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10-5pm

Check for live performance updates, recordings and documentation.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

This Wednesday the 21st of May - Stutter @ Horse Bazaar

Casey Rice - "Mr. 7% And The Chair Sniffer Meets Designer Inna Horse Box"

The Leak aka When Worlds Collide - Adam Nash (Australia Council Second Life artist-in-residence) and Greg
Wadley.(Hi God People, Uni of Melbourne) will perform a thirty-minute music and movement piece in the virtual world Second Life. They will pilot their avatars around Adam's "Seventeen Unsung Songs" installation, located on an island in Second Life. Adam has filled the island with immersive audiovisual sculptures that are played by Second Life residents who trigger sounds and animations as they navigate within the sculptures. Sound and vision will be broadcast into the real world via the Horse Bazaar audiovisual system.

Sasha Margolis ( y35.3/automating) -
"downbeat dance mess using contact mics, ice and a music box"

Dj Dylan Martorell - "dj set through effects pedals / rainbow vomit cavalcade of optomistic pessimism or alternative soundtrack to Pasolinis "Oedipus Rex".

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

Arabic Numeral (Any Integer)

hi all,

I'm planning a show based around La Monte Young's 'Arabic Numeral (Any Integer)', aka 'X (for Henry Flynt)' (1960) and am looking for people who might be interested in performing.

For those who don't know it, 'Arabic Numeral' is a cornerstone of experimental and minimal music. Its performance consists essentially of repeating a sound / action as regularly as possible for 'a long time'.

there's surprisingly little about this piece on the web but there is some info at

I'm interested in any instrument or sound source, as well as 'silent' (physical/visual) renditions, with the aim of exploring the piece from as many angles as possible.

If you're interested, let me know by commenting, or emailing b.oliver"@"

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Tracts - 22 May to 6 June - Blindside Gallery

forwarded from Ben Byrne:
Tracts is a group show of sound installations at Melbourne's Blindside
Gallery that examines the role of sound in the world. The exhibition
explores how sound can shape our understandings of our surroundings and
ourselves, bringing into question the nature of space within a gallery and
the role of the subject in experience. Assembled by several of Australia's
premier emerging sound artists, the exhibition invites the audience to
enter, surround, and interact with the installations.

Inspired by German architect Friedrich Kiesler's interest in the
interrelationships between people culture and space, with a particular focus
on the role of sound in this regard, the exhibition presents four individual
installation works, all of which create singular spaces in the gallery while
at the same time intermingling with one another, their environment and
their subjects. In encountering each work, the line between audience,
artwork and gallery blurs, challenging us to confront the continuity that
exists between all three as well as, more broadly, art and life itself.

Tracts is curated by Ben Byrne. Former director of the Electrofringe and
Liquid Architecture festivals Ben is an electronic musician, improvisor and
artist currently undertaking a PhD on the nature of sound. The show also
features the work of Adam Costenoble (Sydney), Matt Chaumont (Sydney) and
Thembi Soddell (Melbourne). Musicians and gallery artists, Adam Costenoble
and Matt Chaumont have both received Helen Lempriere Art Prize Awards,
alongside Thembi Soddell who has released several albums and most recently
performed at the Melbourne International Biennale of Exploratory Music.

This show is a part of the 2008 NEXT WAVE Festival 15th – 31st May

Venue: Blindside Gallery, Level 7, Room 14, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston
St, Melbourne
Enter via lifts in Cathedral Arcade Cnr Flinders Lane
Opening: Thu 22nd May, 6 PM – 9 PM
Dates: 22nd May –7th June (Not Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays)
Times: 12 PM – 6 PM

Monday, 12 May 2008

Next Wednesday the 14th of May @ Stutter:

Christina Tester/ Bonnie Hart/ Chris Nylstock - Witness the transformative and inspiring genius of Nylstoch / Hart / Tester as they explore new ways to manipulate the illusion of Time-Space cognition with 'KARAOKE FOR IMPROVISORS' for more info

Jason Heller - Utilising structures of bass heavy dub, Jason will be playing an improvised set, utilizing cracked electronics, feedback loops, and effects. Also drawing on minimal drones, hi-frequency ear shattering and sideways glances.

Emile Zile - Videos from YouTube are sourced that deal with grief. Tribute videos to the deceased cut with iMovie or pasted together in Windows Movie Maker. The videos I appropriated all use the song 'I'll be missing you' by Puff Daddy, which is structured around a sampled chorus and melody from a track originally released by The Police in 1983.These tribute videos were cut together to create a seamless 25 minute composition of the one song, with changing visuals made by the uploaders. The constant repetition of a three minute pop tune turns a Top40 love song into an oppressive and suffocating paean to the departed. An emotive amateurish pastiche of low-resolution digital camera snapshots, webcam freeze frames and badly-lit portraits at in public. The live element consists of me affecting the sound in various ways, using equalisation, loop pedals and effects to make the presence of the sound dynamic and ever-changing.

Dj Downpat - Pat O'Brien will be playing records and cds. He will also be performing a 10 minute audio/visual revelatory mix in his last set.

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

Maximum Arousal presents PHILIP JECK (UK) this sunday!

SUNDAY MAY 18, 2008
Maximum Arousal presents:

Philip Jeck started working with record players and electronics in the early '80's and has made soundtracks and toured with many dance and theatre companies as we as well as his solo concert work. His best kown work "Vinyl Requiem" a performance for 180 '50's/'60's record players. This work won the Time Out Performance Award for 1993. He has also over the last few years returned to visual art making installations using from 6 to 80 record players including "Off The Record" for Sonic Boom at The Hayward Gallery, London (2000).
He works with old records and record players salvaged from junk shops turning them to his own purposes. He really does play them as musical instruments, creating an intensely personal language that evolves with each added part of a record. He records for the Touch label and makes geniunely moving and transfixing music and this will be his first Australian appearance & is not to be missed!!!


Friday, 9 May 2008

UNDUE NOISE 13 May 2008

F O O T S C R A Y A U D I O - V I S U A L

Undue Noise Collective
*gold rural experimentalists*

Tuesday 13 May 6-9pm
Pit Theatre, Footscray Arts

] Free entry _ & refreshments & a bite [

Hailing from the central Victorian goldfields, the
three sound and video artists of the Undue Noise
collective will perform using a diverse array of
audio-visual devices. Expect vacuum cleaner MIDI
Interfaces, digital video and Max/MSP

FAVSC is a meeting place for artists,
noise makers, sound-designers, electronics
boffins, installation artists, film freaks, VHS
geeks, performers, programmers, DIYers,
phonographers, photographers, holographers,
circuit benders, laptop musicians, curators,
producers and anyone with an interest in lo/hi-fi
new/old-media art.

Take Williamstown/Werribee/Sydenham train from
city, alight at Footscray, turn away from the
shopping centre on your right, go left over the
rail bridge, down Bunbury street until you hit
Moreland st, look for the white shipping container

Footscray Arts is located on the Maribyrnong river
bicycle path, which crosses the Footscray Road
bicycle path from the Melbourne city.

Limited on-site parking available

FAVSC is produced by Emile Zile and co-curated by
Tim Webster and Lindsay Cox.


F O O T S C R A Y A U D I O - V I S U A L

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Solid State and Sympathia - 9 May

forwarded from oliver van der lugt



7pm sharp /entry by koha (donation)

A night of diverse and intense audio/visual stimulation, featuring acts from as far afield as Japan, New Zealand and East Brunswick! Noise is a point of departure and a point of return.
Solid State and Sympathia
are spatial and dissonant, an interrogation of resonance in its many permutations. It is a dialogue between digital and analogue, involving ferrous metals and field recordings, among other things.
is a keen eyed and eared scavenger in a world of discardation. This performance will include mutated magnetics, found and recorded loops, and dumpstered mp3 players, deftly DIY'ed together.
Glee Cartel
is half human, half insect king of the earth, weaving dense textiles of sound from disarming, disparate threads. Looping, ebbing flowing, frothing, carpet to line your inner ear.
Rosalind Hall and Marco Cher-Gibard furnish the listener and viewer with an engaging, articulate, and technically impressive audio/visual experience. Live-fed cross examinations of the saxophone are cut up, processed, manipulated and re-projected in real time. This is a communication through air, tone, wire, lenses and light, and establishes a compelling dynamic between the real, the captured, the hyper-real. Simply must be seen!
Pig and Machine have freshly relocated to Melbourne from a vivid Osaka noise scene, and their performances are searing hot costumed energetic. Hovering between noise punkk, breakcore and day glo gospel, they are very, very difficult to stand still to!!!!

There will also be vegan treats! Come along and be merry!

Ernie Althoff Installations - Incinerator Arts Complex - 11 May to 1 June


for events run by the Moonee Valley City Council.

PEN AND INK in a 10 x 10 x 8 ft shipping container converted into a
transportable exhibition space, and

CAFE POINTS in the rear foyer of the building.


The Incinerator Arts Complex, 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds (Melway 28

Cover events and access times:

1. "The Quiet Music Festival", Sunday 11 May, 1-7.30 pm. See
Quiet Music Festival
for the total festival line-up, including installations,
performances and workshops. Tickets $22/18

2. "aRtECYCLE" an exhibition of ephemeral sculptural installations.
Twilight opening on Wednesday 14 May 6-8 pm. Then through to
Sunday 1 June on Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 am-4 pm. (Probably a
better time to listen and observe.)

Gentle and low volume rubbing, scraping and clicking sounds emanate from
the metal strapping sounding elements of the work PEN AND INK.
Polystyrene cups attached to the metal pieces are used as simple
acoustic amplifiers and harmonic filters. The longest metal piece is set
in motion by contact with a small record-player turntable placed inside
the black bamboo tripod support frame. The bamboo is home-grown, and
bent to its unusual shape during early growth stages. The title refers
to the work's monochrome shade and stark calligraphic appearance.

CAFE POINTS features a line of eight rotating small wooden table-like
structures which rub, nudge and bump a set of eight counter-weighted
aluminium chimes and eight rectangular tinplate gongs, against which
suspended pieces of scallop shells are allowed to clatter, providing a
sound-world made up of sustained pitch material and, in direct contrast,
short rattles and clicks and low-end booming frequency bands. As is
usual with the artist's work, nothing is overly loud, inviting listener
concentration. All materials are low budget, recycled and
re-appropriated. The title refers to the row of tables, and the 'food'
still on them.

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Venues/Spaces/Cellars In Melbourne Discussion

Hello All
Well, I'm hoping we can all have bit of a chat about places in Melbourne to perform and host what ever it is that you do under the 'experimental' tag. A discussion about your favourite spaces, bars with casual bookers or perhaps that hidden World War II bunker you've just found. I'm really interested in hearing what is happening outside the City / Inner North, especially out West.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Default Jamerson & Aktion Unit - 8th of May

FREE SHOW! - Thursday the 8th of May.
A night of slow drone and colossal improv shoegazer.

Rumour of $2.50 pots and $5 shots.

Thangs Cafe - 502 Lygon St., East Brunswick
7:30pm kick off.

Friday, 2 May 2008



Located at Ashburton Drive, Mitcham. 1 to 6pm. Gold coin donation.
Displaying artwork and photography by local artists Tony Nelson, Olga Woods, Hilary Breman and Joanne Bale.

Featuring live performances by:

WOLF 359 / are an industrial electronic outfit. Their sound is metallic and fluid with a live show verging on cabaret. This occasion will mark the launch of their second release the Blizzard E.P.

ZAC KEILLER / plays droning guitars, atmospheres and other electronics.

NOVO / will be performing improvised jazz and blues. A Local three piece instrumental ensemble, their influences range from Frank Sinatra and Sun Ra to Chuck Berry and Elvis.


Wolf 359: 2pm-2.25pm
Zac Keiller: 3pm-3:45pm
Novo: 4pm-4:45pm

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Next Wednesday the 7th of May @ Stutter:

Ai Yamamoto - "Ai Yamamoto has been working on Electronica / abstract sound escapes last several years in Melbourne. Her noise / industrial project has been just released from Cultural records in UK as EP. She would be playing some of those industrial noise works as well as her usual favorite emotional whimpy electronica!"

Cougar Flashy & His Spooky Adventures
-" half naked, loud and aggressive, probably crying and fighting myself or others and giving people the finger and stuff, maybe two full drum sets

Errki Veltheim
- "Erkki Veltheim dusts off the gas mask and resurrects the violin of apocalypse in a one-man meta-metal band."

Dave Brown/Rod Cooper/Sean Baxter - This is the premier performance of an obvious grouping. These three sonic innovators have performed variously with one another in numerous combinations over the last 5 years, but never as a trio. Expect brutal and brittle, microsonc abstraction and macrosonic doom - Evoking the ghosts of Black Metal ambience and the crackling horrorscapes of junkyard noise.

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

Coming up in May:

14/5 - Christina Tester/Bonnie Hart/Chris Nylstock + Emile Zile + Jason Heller +
Dj Downpat.
21/5 - When Worlds Collide (Greg Wadley & Adam Nash) + Sasha Margolis + Casey Rice + Dj Dylan Martorell.