Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru vs. Vampilia (Japan) this Sunday!


Sun Jan 3, 2010, 8pm
The Toff, 252 Swanston St Melbourne


Maximum Arousal presents:

MANI NEUMEIER (Germany) performing 2 sets + VAMPILLIA (Japan)

Mani Neumeier has been at the helm of Germany's legendary & influential Krautrock group Guru Guru for over 35 years. He first started in the '60s German free jazz sphere with Alexander von Schlippenbach's big band Globe Unity Orchestra (featuring Peter Brotzmann, Peter Kowald, Jaki Liebezeit & others) before switching to the well-known freak-out psychedelic rock experience Guru Guru. Guru Guru's legendary early releases such as ''UFO'' document the reigning moments of this acid-destroyed-jamming Krautrock outfit, and are essential artifacts of pure thunder. Mani also recorded on classic influential 70's releases such as Harmonia's ''Deluxe'' + Cluster & Eno's ''Begegnungen''. He continues to work in Guru Guru & many other projects such as Acid Mothers Guru Guru together with Makoto Kawabata & Atsushi Tsuyama.

Mani will be performing 2 sets at the Toff this evening - the first one being a solo percussion exploration which promises to be a special treat. In the second set Mani will be joined by local stalwarts Kris Wanders, Tom Fryer and Dave Brown.

Also appearing are the infamous 10-piece Japanese unit Vampillia featuring ex-members of the Boredoms. The Osaka based band have a reputation for turning classical music into Hardcore. Famous for their aggressive, chaotic performance with three eccentric Vocalists out the front, a body painted punk dancer, a macho man with a saw in his hand and a drug queen psychedelic guitarist, and twin violins at the back, they call themselves '10 piece Brutal Orchestra'. Having Toyohito Yoshikawa (ex Boredoms) as a drummer, they are recognized as a genuine post-Boredoms indie act in Japan. Their 2nd drummer, Kazuhisa Chikada is a member Worlds End Girlfriend (& toured Australia supporting Japanese post rock legends MONO).

Sparks will surely fly and this evening promises to be a special, must-see event!
Upcoming:

Sun Feb 21 - Alasdair Roberts (UK)
Thu Mar 4 - Tim Hecker (Canada)

Sunday, 27 December 2009

This Wednesday the 30th of December @ Stutter...

  • Superstupid
  • Menstruation Sisters
  • Circle Pit

Superstupid: 'Power Trio.' Say the phrase to any long-hair since its conception some 40 years ago and they'll immediately know what to expect. Blistering leads, power-house drumming, heavy bass lines and bluesy vocals. Sounds like a formula, yes? Well, it is. Many have stepped up to the plate, attempting to make their 1+1+1=3 but few dare be mentioned in the same breath as legends like the Groundhogs, Grand Funk, Sleep, Sir Lord Baltimore and the almighty Cream. But who among us will take this hard rock to a new place? Enter Super Stupid: three dudes from the burbs of Melbourne each with degrees in Cactology and a Masters in Riff-ality. Let the throb fest begin!

Rumored to be riding a shock wave down from Sydney, Menstruation Sisters are more of a natural phenomenon than a musical group. Owing more to the sound of ice melting and eggs hatching than strummed guitars and pounded drums, the Sisters keep one ear on the ground and the other towards the atmosphere. Rather than working within the lines of modern rhythm and structure, they revert towards a primal direction, cutting off the fat and oozing forth only the most natural and unfettered sounds. Naturally, such a technique can be unsettling, as it's not something most humans are interested to hear, or have heard since upright-walking became a viable mode of transportation. This is music for those who kill their own food.

Joining SS & MS will be Sydney's Circle Pit, performing in Melbourne for the first time in Summer '09 in a new slimmed down 2 piece formation. Lover's rock of the highest order, Jack & Angie have their phazers set for kill...

8:30pm

$10 (full) / $5 (conc)
@Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne

www.myspace.com/stuttermelb

Monday, 21 December 2009

This Wednesday the 23rd of December @ Stutter...

+ OLLIE BOWN, one half of UK freetronica experimentalist duo Icarus (Output, Leaf, Temporary Residence, Rump), will play a 4 channel AV laptop mashup polyrhythmically diffusing samples of philharmonic orchestras, metal percussion and jazz drums, with photographic images plundered by UK artist Brittski (UK / Germany).

+ SAMUEL DUNSCOMBE
, of Golden Fur and Forth Impact, presents his first solo laptop set. Sam uses MaxMSP to morph, pervert, and destroy real world phenomena to take you on a journey to the darkest regions of your skull. Quiet anxiety, slow death, and screeching white fear collide with the obscene remnants of what was once beautiful.

+ AXXIMILATION - The possessed duo forged at the bottom of a black riverbed, is droney, Metal noise, riot bitch, death core, grime sludge, brown panther, girl metal hack, drill and bass, brain smash of feedback....and audio abuse.

+ DJ MONTENEGRO (of The Sabbatical Caddish DJs) between the sets!

8:30pm

$10 (full) / $5 (conc)

@Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne

www.myspace.com/stuttermelb

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Saturday 16th of January @ Irene's Warehouse



LAKES
DEAD ANTS RAINBOW
MATTHEW BROWN
TIM CATLIN
SHELLYS
EKO EKO AZARAK
A. WALLACE & TOM HALL
ANEKANTAVADA
AKTION UNIT

Saturday, 16th of January 2010
Starts at 5pm
Entry is $5

Irene's Warehouse
5 Pitt St, East Brunswick
(Google Maps)

Friday, 18 December 2009

This Sunday the 20th of December Stutter is proud to present:

  • PEACEMAKER, the transformational harsh noise project founded by Richard Hoak, drummer of grindcore primitives BRUTAL TRUTH and TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION

  • OFFAINENFEVORUPTUS, a collaboration of Dave Coen (IVENS) and Dan Brady + Pete Hyde (OCCULT BLOOD) taking the raw neaderthalic grind noise of Occult Blood the ear blistering electronics of Ivens / Gore Crow Tones and blasting, pounding electronic beast beats.

Doors: 3pm
$10 (full) / $5 (conc)

@Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne

www.myspace.com/stuttermelb

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Tuesday, December 22nd @ the Make It Up Club

Two influential figures from the MIUC's past are in Melbourne at the same time, and present two classic avant jazz projects. MIUC founders, Will Guthrie and Ren Walters, reprise a vital collaboration with Chris Becker; and Tim O’Dwyer (MIUC artistic director from the 90s/00s) returns to Melbourne with his pumping trio featuring two of Australia’s greatest expatriate jazzheads (and Ghostface acolytes) in Darren Moore and Clayton Thomas.
  • Will Guthrie (Nantes) (drumkit), Chris Becker (bass) and Ren Walters (guitar)
  • Tim O’Dwyer, (Singapore) (alto saxophone), Darren Moore (Singapore) (drumkit) and Clayton Thomas (Berlin) (double bass)

The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start
$5/$10

Coming up:
19/01: Stutter, NowNow and MIUC present @ Horse Bazaar
20/01: Stutter, NowNow and MIUC present @ Horse Bazaar
26/01: Chaos of the Haunted Spire (Belgium)
02/02: Make It Up Club Benefit Fest featuring lots of amazing stuff

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Tuesday, December 15th @ the Make It Up Club

In the midst of the What Is Music? Festival, the MIUC has been graced with a number of performers visiting Melbourne for that great event. Infamous stringmeister, Jon Rose presents a new improv work for quadraphonic speakers and violin; one of the truly great punk-noise-improv groups in Occult Blood have recombobulated in a reconfigured form of extreme sonic inspiration; and the legendary Tasmanian guitarist, Greg Kingston, unites with Bum Creek genius, Tarquin Manek for what promises to be a sublime duo of Dadaist genius.
  • Jon Rose (solo quadraphonic violin)
  • Occult Blood, featuring: Maya Victoria (UK) (electronics and noise), Pete Hyde (Bris) (voice and noise) and Dan Brady (electronics and noise)
  • Greg Kingston (Tas) (guitar, tourettes and genius) with Tarquin Manek (dada performance and genius)

The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start
$5/$10

Coming up:
22/12: Will Guthrie, Chris Becker and Ren Walters; Tim O’Dwyer, Darren Moore and Clayton Thomas
26/01: Chaos of the Haunted (Belgium)
02/02: Make It Up Club Benefit Fest featuring lots of amazing stuff

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

What Is Music? Festival 2009


After a thunderous return in 2008, the What Is Music? Festival is back again attempting even more ridiculous and sublime experimental music programming. After 15 years the reputation of the Festival precedes it, and 2009 will see even more incredible performances and events unleashed upon Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

American laptop terrorist John Wiese will perform his first solo shows ever on these shores, having played the festival as a member of Sunn O))) in 2005, as well as premiering visual scores for large-scale ensemble. Expect the extremest of frequencies, and some of the best improv you've ever heard.

Joining us from Poland will be Musica Genera Festival curators Robert Piotrowicz and Anna Zaradny. Robert is a master sculptor of dense, layered synth beauty, though his infamous grindcore roots lend a sense of the brutal/beautiful/brutiful. Anna brings a much needed and appreciated sense of feminine grace and patience with her complex, slow-shifting laptop work, not to mention an impressive pedigree including collaborations with Burkhard Stangl, Zbigniew Karkowski, Tony Buck and Cor Fuhler.

From Japan: hercel. Shayne Bowden/Ayako Mori, man/woman, painful/ecstatic, creation/destruction, foreign/familiar and lots more tasty dichotomy action, all wrapped in a crunchy shell of power electronics. Essential viewing for both the modern intellectual neanderthal and primitive reactionist übermensch alike.

Of course all your favourite locals (and expatriates) will be there too, including Oren Ambarchi, Jon Rose, Clayton Thomas, Clare Cooper, Green Beret, Aux Assembly, Dead Boomers, Matt "Skitz" Sanders and many more (un)usual suspects presenting new works, new sounds, new experiences.

Perhaps the most exciting event will be the Festival's closing: 50/50. 50 artists in 50 minutes. Ranging in style from rock to pop, hip hop to electronic, spoken word to noise, 50/50 is the perfect distillation of What Is Music?'s aim - to present as wide an array of musical possibilities as possible. This giant undertaking is being performed live at the ABC's Iwaki Auditorium and recorded for broadcast on ABC Classic FM. Not to be missed.

Here's the rundown of the Melbourne events next week:

  • Sunday - John Wiese Ensemble (two sets) plus a screening of the Korean film Suicidal Variation at the East Brunswick Club - 7.30pm start, $15/10 entry
  • Monday - Sabbatical presents Shayne Bowden & Rob Mayson, Green Beret, Dead Boomers with Lloyd Honeybrook and Aux Assembly at the Old Bar - 7.30pm start, $10 entry
  • Wednesday - Stutter presents hercel (Japan), Anna Zaradny (Poland), LVSXY (Clare Cooper and Clayton Thomas) and Jon Rose - 8.00pm start, $15/10 entry
  • Thursday - John Wiese solo, Robert Piotrowicz (Poland), Oren Ambachi & Matt "Skitz" Sanders, and a tag-team set between Lucas Abela, Marco Fusinato and Lloyd Honeybrook - 8.00pm, $15/10 entry
  • Saturday - Festival closing night - 50/50 - 50 artists in 50 minutes (have a gander and link for a complete line-up) - 7.30pm start, $20/15 - this will be broadcast on ABC Classic FM's New Music Show

For the full rundown on this year's Festival, including bios, venue details and ticketing go to www.whatismusic.com.


Lego Feet (The Second) Wed 16th Dec



The second reiteration of an evening where Audio/Visual and Sound Artist meet, greet and share personal interpretations of their chosen medium.

Vijay Thillaimuthu
www.xenosine.com

Tessa Elieff: Tattered Kaylor
tattered-kaylor.com

Kit Webster
www.kitwebster.com.au

Tristan Louth-Robins (Adelaide)
www.tristanlouthrobins.com

Josh Bach
http://www.joshbach.com

Richard Pilkington
http://demusnetwork.com/dolphin/Richard

Tim Catlin
http://timcatlin.net

Martin Kay
http://www.myspace.com/kaytime

Wednesday December 16th
7:00PM - 11PM
$5 Entry
@ 1000 £ Bend
361 Little Lonsddale St
Melbourne City

Warehouse walls and an open space,
Couches, conversation and clinking of glasses - all in the name of Sound and Sight.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Tuesday, December 8th @ the Make It Up Club

A new, automated robot percussion and trumpet project from Eugene Ughetti featuring radio-bots developed by Matt Gardiner, with Eugene and Peter Knight on acoustic percussion and processed trumpet respectively; Dave Brown (arguably Australia’s most innovative guitarist) launches his latest Candlesnuffer CD, Mimosa; and legendary Melbourne grindcore drummer, Matty Skitz (Damaged) joins avant schlagwerker Sean Baxter for a blasting/junknoise drumkit duo.
  • Eugene Ughetti (percussion), Peter Knight (trumpet) and Matt Gardiner (robotics)
  • Candlesnuffer AKA, David Brown (solo guitar and concrete) Mimosa CD Launch
  • Matt “Skitz” Sanders (drumkit) and Sean Baxter (drumkit)

The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start
$5/$10

Coming up:
15/12: Jon Rose; Occult Blood, featuring: Maya-Victoria, Pete Hyde and Dan Brady; Greg Kingston (Tas) with Tarquin Manek
22/12: Will Guthrie, Chris Becker and Ren Walters; Tim O’Dwyer, Darren Moore and Clayton Thomas

abre ojos live video @ electundra

NGC1313 Spiral Galaxy in Reticulum – Abre Ojos @ Electundra from abre ojos on Vimeo.



A live performance as part of the recent Electundra.com festival at Loop Bar.
The performance is based around the amazing astronomy photographs of Marek Dobiecki, artist, teacher and astronomer, panetix.com . Dobiecki has built himself an observatory in his backyard in the Dandenong ranges where he tracks the night sky with his computer controlled f4.5 x 30cm Newtonian Telescope capturing galaxies, nebulae and star fields. The photographs are wonderfully fragile, textured, grayscale images of up to 2 hours exposure time revealing things we can barely see with the naked eye.

These photos were built into a series of audio reactive Quartz Composer animations and the sounds are inspired from space recordings and low frequency atmospheric sounds of the earth built on a modular synthesizer.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Free noise gig - Round and Round - 6 Dec 2009

forwarded from Destinationfailure:
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Two solo noise projects go head to head with big amps and lots of pedals and shit.
Spasmobliterated Slopbucket has some involvement in some well known grind bands and a couple of hardpsych noise collectives, his shit rips.
+either//or+ plays with tapes and makes sound hurt.
In an unrehearsed ill thought out manner they shall attempt to destroy each others frequencies.
Matthew Brown will also be demonstrating Analog Synth Dimensional Travel
And a rare appearance by melbourne noise legend Cleaning Lady mopping up the left overs of the slopbucket noise spill.
Sunday 6th December Round and Round records 513 Sydney rd Brunswick Melbourne
2 pm Free All Ages

Friday, 27 November 2009

Screwtape - End Of The Younger Dryas


Apparently the comet hypothesis has been disproven. Pity.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Screwtape - Cunt's Act


New twenty minute recycled cassette on Magik Crowbar.

Vile Vortices presents Stutter Episode Three - Robbie Avenaim

Vile Vortices Productions' third episode of STUTTER features esteemed percussionist and What is Music festival curator Robbie Avenaim. This video captures highlights from a performance at Horse Bazaar from 1st July 2009. Drawing on some of the oneiric moods of his latest release "Rhythmic Movement Disorder", this extended improvisation is an aural feast of meditative sine tones, aleatoric automata, vibraphonic agitations and some stunningly executed solo statements.

Tuesday, December 1st @ the Make It Up Club

Skronkin’ Brisbane-based free-jazz-rock-improv collective, The Mute Canary Project will be collaborating with local guests for a powerhouse performance. Led by one of Australia’s most respected contemporary jazz saxophonists, Elliot Dalgleish, the group traverses traditions and generations, delivering powerful improvisations with dense but sensitive blocks of sound. And, New Zealand sound artist Nathan Thompson (perhaps best known for his work in the legendary Sandoz Lab Technicians and Sleep) teams up with long-time collaborator and NZ émigré, Ryan Cockburn for a guitar/electronics duo.
  • The Mute Canary Project (Bris and Melb), featuring Yusuke Akai (guitar), Elliott Dalgleish (sax), Scott McConnachie (sax), Jack Richardson (guitar), Dave Brown (bass), and more.
  • Nathan Thompson (NZ) (guitar) and Ryan Cockburn (electronics)

The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start
$5/$10

Coming up:
08/12: Eugene Ughetti, Peter Knight and Matt Gardiner; Candlesnuffer CD Launch; Sean Baxter and Matt Skitz Sanders
15/12: Jon Rose; Occult Blood, featuring: Maya-Victoria, Pete Hyde and Dan Brady; Greg Kingston (Tas)
22/12: Will Guthrie, Chris Becker and Ren Walters; Tim O’Dwyer, Darren Moore and Clayton Thomas

Quiver @ Horti Hall 08.12.2009

For Quiver's upcoming show at 8pm on December 8th , Horti Hall is being transformed into a teeming architecture of sound, video and experimental installation.

With a strong focus on the relationships between sound and image, Quiver will be presenting diverse and idiosyncratic explorations by leading composers, improvisers and visuals artists.

Alvin Lucier's landmark work Queen of the South, for music, resonating surfaces, strewn materials and closed-circuit TV system, will inhabit the space, stretching the boundaries between concert performance and audio-visual installation.

The ensemble will feature Waiting to be Turned Into Puzzles, the 45-minute masterpiece by one of Australia's most innovative composers David Young, and incorporates the latest collaboration between himself and film artist Louise Curham.

And in an exciting one-off event, Quiver has invited live video-projection artist Anthony Magen, as well two of Melbourne's most dynamic improvising musicians, Dale Gorfinkel and Samuel Dunscombe, to develop a new work, Entropy Studies, extending the collaborative potential of live sound, video and electronics processing.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Tuesday, November 24 @ the Make It Up Club

Tonight: Performance art, solo guitar and noise contraptions. Melbourne artist, Duckjuggler, presents his new installation piece cephalorgy combining live performance, automated objects and aesthetic mayhem. Lawrence Folvig returns for his latest explorations in rarefied, solo electric guitar improv. And local terrorizers of the New Noise, A. Wallace and Tom Hall make their debut at the MIUC with junk noise objects, electronics and strings.
  • Duckjuggler (solo sound installation/performance)
  • Lawrence Folvig (solo guitar)
  • A Wallace and Tom Hall (Melb) (noise, junk and strings)

The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start
$5/$10

Coming up:
01/12: The Mute Canary Project (Brisbane); Nathan Thompson and Ryan Cockburn (NZ)
08/12: Eugene Ughetti, Peter Knight and Matt Gardiner; Candlesnuffer CD Launch; Sean Baxter and Matt Skitz Sanders
15/12: Jon Rose; Occult Blood, featuring: Maya-Victoria, Pete Hyde and Dan Brady; Greg Kingston (Tas)
22/12: Will Guthrie, Chris Becker and Ren Walters; Tim O’Dwyer, Darren Moore and Clayton Thomas

What Is Music? 12-19 Dec 2009

forwarded from Pat O'Brien:
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What Is Music?
12-19 December 2009
After a thunderous return in 2008, the What Is Music? Festival is back again attempting even more ridiculous and sublime experimental music programming! After 15 years the reputation of the Festival speaks for itself and 2009 will see even more incredible performances and events unleashed upon Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
American laptop terrorist John Wiese will perform his first solo shows ever on these shores, having played the festival as a member of Sunn O))) in 2005, as well as premiering visual scores for large-scale ensemble. Expect the extremest of frequencies, and some of the best improv you've ever heard.
Joining us from Poland will be Musica Genera festival curators Robert Piotrowicz and Anna Zaradny. Robert is a master sculptor of dense, layered synth beauty, though his infamous grindcore roots lend a sense of the brutal/beautiful/brutiful. Anna brings a much needed and appreciated sense of feminine grace and patience with her complex, slow-shifting laptop work, not to mention an impressive pedigree including collaborations with Burkhard Stangl, Zbigniew Karkowski, Tony Buck and Cor Fuhler.
From Japan: hercel. Shayne Bowden/Ayako Mori, man/woman, painful/ecstatic, creation/destruction, foreign/familiar and lots more tasty dichotomy action, all wrapped in a crunchy shell of power electronics. Essential viewing for both the modern intellectual neanderthal and primitive reactionist übermensch alike.
Of course all your favourite locals (and expatriates) will be there too, including Oren Ambarchi, Jon Rose, Clayton Thomas, Clare Cooper, Jim Denley, Alan Lamb, David Shea, Brendan Walls, Matt "Skitz" Sanders and many more (un)usual suspects presenting new works, new sounds, new experiences.
Perhaps the most exciting event though will be the final night of the festival that Melbourne's already talking about, 50/50. Five conductors, four screens, three hundred seats, too much excitement in one massive night. 50 bands. 50 minutes. Not to be missed.
For more information including full lineup, venues and updates, visit http://www.whatismusic.com/

Saturday, 21 November 2009

This Wednesday the 25th of November @ Stutter...


Marco Fusinato is guest programming Stutter for the month of November.

In the last installment of HATRED OF FANTASTIC, this week will feature:

  • JUSTIN K FULLER (mum smokes, ZOND) solo performance.

  • ABSOLUTEN CALFEUTRAIL - The Absoluten Calfeutrail project is focused principally on the suggestion of isolated settings, associated trepidation and disquieting states produced by festering anxieties. The initial drive for this undertaking was drawn in 2005 from the stimulation provided by Moebius’ (Jean Giraud) 1977 graphic work of the same name, but has since evolved to draw in inspiration from a range of personal fixations.

  • FORTH IMPACT! - Forth Impact! (alexander garsden: acoustic guitar, samuel dunscombe: laptop) 21st century bush poetry, heralding the Apoc-calypso through ext. technique and Max MSP. Filth and Bilge and Hell.

@ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

8:30pm $10 (full) + $5 (conc)

Click here for Stutter Myspazz

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Unusual Work launch - Old Colonial Inn - 27 Nov 2009

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NGC1313 Spiral Galaxy in Reticulum – Abre Ojos @ Electundra

abre_ojos_ngc1313The latest Abre Ojos project is based around the amazing astronomy photographs of Marek Dobiecki, artist, teacher and astronomer. Dobiecki has built himself an observatory in his backyard in the Dandenong ranges where he tracks the night sky with his computer controlled f4.5 x 30cm Newtonian Telescope capturing galaxies, nebulae and star fields. The photographs are wonderfully fragile, textured, grayscale images of up to 2 hours exposure time revealing things we can not see with the naked eye.

These photos have been taken and built into a series of audio reactive animations and match to sounds built on the modular synth that have been created drawing on inspiration from space recordings and low frequency atmospheric sounds of the earth.

NGC1313 is being premiered at Electundra at Loop on Saturday November 21st @ 3pm sharp, tickets are $12.00.



Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Carte Blanche - Dante's - 22 Nov 2009

forwarded from Brigid Burke:
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Carte Blanche:
ros bandt and brigid burke
Perform soundart films 2009
Sunday November 22nd at 5.00 p.m.
Dante's upstairs gallery

'Carte Blanche place of possibilities investigates the space between the screen and the sound, the performers and audience in original electro-acoustic works.

Carte Blanche’s sound art films created in 2009 will come off the gallery wall through live performance, sonic objects, musical instruments, speakers, video cameras, notations and confetti. Hear music boxes, suspended car parts from the dead car, clarinet animations of original prints drawings and drawings, bowed signage and free improvisation by these
two award winning female artists.

Ros Bandt, tarhu, music boxes, confetti, car parts
Brigid Burke, clarinets, cloth, video camera, laptop.

Dante's upstairs gallery
150-156 Gertrude Street
(cnr Napier Street)
Fitzroy 3065
Phone: 03 9417 2468

Price $10/$25 with limited edition DVD

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Tuesday, November 17th @ the Make It Up Club

Nomex is the performance identity of UK/NZ bruitist noise artist, Paul Kidd. He returns to Melbourne this month for a series of shows around town, and will be performing a solo at MIUC focusing on his more abstract, fractured and brutal sonic spectra. Vainamoinen is a new duet comprising Sydney sound artist, Anna Vo, and Melbourne-based New Noise maverick, Dan Brady. And Make Up Sex is the latest project from 2 of Melbourne’s most interesting singers from the worlds of jazz and punk
  • Nomex (New Zealand) (abstract avant noise)
  • Vainamoinen featuring: Dan Brady (noise and contraptions) and Anna Vo (noise and contraptions)
  • Make Up Sex, featuring: Sophie Brous (vocalizations) and Tarquin Manek (ululations)

The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start
$5/$10

Coming up:
24/11: Lawrence Folvig; Duckjuggler
01/12: The Mute Canary Project (Brisbane); Nathan Thompson (NZ)

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Wednesday 25th November



Cable Sound Collective presents

Akousmatikoi

A re-interpretation of the acousmonium
10 sound artists present 5 collaborations via a 360 degree speaker configuration

Cornelius Wilczek : Danny Griffith

Jacques Soddell : Tessa Elieff

James Rushford : Phoebe Faulkner

Byron Scullin : Jason Montero

Camilla Hannan : Lizzie Pogson

$10 Entry
$5 Concession
Wednesday 25th November
6:30 - 9:00pm
Northcote TownHall
189 High St
Northcote






Avantgarde Contrabaix Konzert - La Mama Courthouse - 24 Nov 2009


forwarded from Mark Cauvin:
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Avantgarde Contrabaix Konzert

Just letting you all know that I will be performing in Melbourne on 24th November at La Mama Courthouse in Carlton as part of their La Mama Musica series.

I am going to play:

1) baroptic (2009) by Mark Cauvin (new work)

2) Elegia in RE – Giovanni Bottesini Versione 2006 di Fernando Grillo per contrabbasso solo (Italy)

3) No More Rock Groynes - (May 2009) by David Young (Australia)

4) WKP 258- (2008 – 2009) by Mark Cauvin

5) Ko-Tha I II III- 1967 Giacinto Scelsi versione 1975 per contrabbasso di Fernando Grillo (Italy)

Doors usually open at around 7.30pm

Booking can be made at La Mama Courthouse

Seeing At Night - Gertrudes Brown Couch - 14 Nov 2009

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Neumusak is very proud to present
Seeing At Night

A night of rare Audio-Visual performances by
Primitive Calculators
infinite decimals
ZOND
K Mason
This Sat, 14th Nov @ Gertrudes Brown Couch
Free CD at door - tracks from each act - $12/$15

This is a very special one off event – with an early start (8.30pm doors), sets starting at 8.45pm (for a midnight finish) - don’t miss out!
Tracks can be heard at - http://www.myspace.com/Neumusak

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

System Building - Recital Centre - 11 Nov 2009

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An international percussion work of miniature proportions, Rosemary Joy's System Building fuses percussion and architecture on an intimate scale.
System Building features a new series of miniature percussion instruments, the construction of each instrument inspired by one of the venues in which the work is being performed.
Fresh from performances in the Netherlands and Berlin, System Building plays the Melbourne Recital Centre and Sydney’s CarriageWorks in November.
Drawing inspiration from the architecture of Sydney’s CarriageWorks, Radialsystem V (Berlin), Watertoren West (Groningen) in the Netherlands, and the Melbourne Recital Centre, System Building challenges the very idea of a musical instrument.
Astonishing Mexican percussionist Diego Espinosa and Melbourne's wunderkind Eugene Ughetti will perform this minutely staged work for duo percussion, to an audience of only twelve people at a time.
‘Rosemary Joy’s instruments make magical sounds but test the idea of the musical instrument.’ - RealTime
ARTIST: Rosemary Joy
PERCUSSIONISTS: Diego Espinosa (Mexico), Eugene Ughetti (Australia)
Evaristo Aguilar (Mexico) - Berlin only
INSTRUMENT CONSTRUCTION: Adam Stewart and Rosemary Joy
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Vabre (Melbourne and Sydney)
PERFORMANCES >>
Melbourne Recital Centre (Australian Premiere)
November 11, 2009: 6pm, 6.20pm, 6.40pm, 7pm, 7.20pm, 7.40pm, 8pm
CarriageWorks, Sydney
November 23, 2009: 6pm, 630pm, 7pm, 730pm & 8pm
Further information:
Info: http://www.aphids.net/features/System_Building_-_Melbourne_and_Sydney

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Tuesday, November 10th @ the Make It Up Club

A night of rarefied acoustic improv featuring strings and reeds: where extended technique shines through. Melbourne expat, Diane Peters (known for such innovative groups as Archaeopteryx in the 90s), returns from Italy with her new collaborator, Maria Vicentini for a duo of preparations and extended technique on harp and viola. Multi-woodwind virtuoso, Tony Hicks presents his recent explorations in solo reeds. And a new duo of prepared double bass with two exciting young performers: Ida Dueland and Jonathan Heilbron.

  • Diane Peters (ITALY) (harp) and Maria Vicentini (ITALY) (viola)
  • Tony Hicks (solo reeds)
  • Ida Duelund (prepared contra bass) and Jonathan Heilbron (prepared contra bass)

The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start
$5/$10

Coming up:
17/11: Nomex (New Zealand); Vainamoinen featuring: Dan Brady and Anna Vo
24/11: Lawrence Folvig; Duckjuggler
01/12: The Mute Canary Project (Brisbane); Nathan Thompson (NZ)

Hillingar Net release

As you can see from the post below Zac Keiller and Abre Ojos have been duking it out over the tinterwebs and are due to perform next weekend at the Electundra festival- to coincide with that and whet your appetite the three remixed tracks have just been released!

You can grab the full three tracks in 320k MP3 goodness here: ZKvsAB.zip (72.9mb)

Or here are the individual tracks:
Mirage-espejismo.mp3 (23.9mb)
Momentary-un dundas kun mento.mp3 (25.3mb)
Low Lying-prostrata si nonda.mp3 (31.5mb)

More details over on the release page.

Hillingar - Electundra - 14 Nov 09

forwarded from Dreamland Recordings:
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HILLINGAR / is the live entity that is Abre Ojos & Zac Keiller.
The shimmering ambient guitar work of the prolific Zac Keiller spans over 10 albums and one of these - Hillingar (nordic for mirage) was put into the hands of Abre Ojos to remix, reinterpret and add layers of sounds from his custom built eurorack modular synthesizer. Three tracks were chosen for treatment and the result is Hillingar - espejismo di yermo- the mirage wasteland (soon to be available online release).
With the tracks resulting in such a perfect marriage of styles, the two musicians have taken it one step further and will be re-creating their ambient drone compositions with a live performance of sound and visuals at the opening day of Electundra ’09.
Hillingar perform on Saturday November 14th @ 3pm sharp. Tickets $12.00.
Be sure to arrive early and catch live performances by Pip Ryan, Jonathon Hutchinson, Benjamin Schmidt and Seb Guzman Ramirez, Nervous Doll Dancing, Max & Isnod, Winduptoys, The Surly Mermaids, AND/OR, Duotone and Psuche.
Details on the festival can be found here:
http://www.electundra.com
http://www.myspace.com/electundrafestival

Monday, 2 November 2009

Cut It Up... closing party - Disco Beans - 6 Nov 2009

forwarded from Nathan Thompson:
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At the closing party to my 2week exhibition called Cut it up... at DiscoBeans I (I.n0jaQ) will be performing live using my Headgear instrument "Wet Dream War Machine"Legendary space noise freakout duo, pig&machine, will be doing their business.Other guest Artists will be on the bill too.It kicks off at around 6pm.Solar powered sound installations and live electronics.Artwork give aways and the best vegan food in town.Licensed so no BYO
Free entry
Fri 6 Nov, from 6pm.
Japanese Sock Shop/DiscoBeans238 High Street Northcote, 3070

Friday, 30 October 2009

Tuesday, November 3rd @ the Make It Up Club

Tonight’s concert (guest-curated by visual-art-punk-provocateur, Harriet Morgan) features four acts at the forefront of Melbourne’s NewNoise improv scene. MURT’ER is the new duo project from Morgan and transcendental voice artist, Alex Vivian. Stonehenge Vacuum, featuring Christopher Hill on blackmetalvoiceambience and Masato Takasaka on guitarclinicschredding, fuses atonal guitar skronk and extended vocal technique. Marco Fusinato is a master of ecstatic free noise, generated by overdriven guitar and deracinated electronic detritus. And, to kick proceedings off, 2 giants of noisestep genius in Justin Fuller and Simon Taylor.
  • MURT’ER featuring: Harriet Morgan (guitar and drum machine) and Alex Vivian (voice and pedals)
  • Stonehenge Vacuum featuring Christopher LG Hill (vocals) and Masato Takasaka (guitar)
  • Marco Fusinato (guitar and electronics)
  • JK Fuller (noise…) and Simon Taylor (…and noiser)

The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start
$5/$10

Coming up:
10/11: Diane Peters (ITALY) (harp) and Maria Vicentini (ITALY) (viola); Tony Hicks (solo reeds); Ida Duelund and Jonathan Heilbron (prepared double basses)
17/11: Nomex (New Zealand); Vainamoinen featuring: Dan Brady and Anna Vo

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Recurse at West Space


Friday 30 October | 6.30-8.30pm | $10 entry
Recurse is an evening of playing bodies, sound and image featuring performances by audiovisual improvisers Rosalind Hall and Marco Cher-Gibard and a showing of a movement performance work by Julian Williams and Craig Pead.

Marco and Rosalind combine the use of prepared saxophone/objects with a sound synched video sampler, creating spinning layers of audiovision in an evolving relationship between performer and an obsessive machine. Julian Williams is a musician and playwright, and well known as a member of the Hi God People.

West Space

Level 1, 15 - 19 Anthony Street
Melbourne, Vic, 3000, Australia
+61 3 9328 8712
info@westspace.org.au

Tuesday, 27 October 2009



RMIT Sound Art Grad Show

Stephen Parker, Lizzie Pogson, Melody Henderson, Danny Griffith,
Rosalind Hall, Marco Cher-Gibard, Tessa Elieff, Sam Page, Battlesnake


Thursday 5th November 7-10pm
Horti Hall 31 Victoria St Carlton (opp Trades Hall)
Beer by the "Good Brew" company + BBQ

This Wednesday the 28th of October @ Stutter...

  • SHE CAMEL OF GOD - Elise Bishop (ON, Elise&Jem, BadCop BadCop, Aux Assembly) + Paul Hirst (The Ashvins, Rake) - Since 1995, these New Zealand veterans of bass noise make music for the hungover or on-edge, or those that like their organs jostled.
  • I.n0jaQ (AU/JP) - On a break from his travels around the world on a DIY postman's scooter (http://faster-than-walking.com/) - I.n0jaQ has spent the last 10 years on the Osaka experimental noise scene. Infamous for his incorporation of art and DIY technologies - his works including dancing robots, circuit board canvases to solar powered sound generating machines. This man would rule the world if he were in a Mad Max movie!!

  • ROHAN REBEIRO (My Disco) - Drum machine and samples. Repetitive medium slow motion.
  • dj SAIGON SAUSAGE - Black silk. No dice.

@ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

8:30pm $10 (full) + $5 (conc)

Click here for Stutter Myspazz

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Ligeti's Poeme Symphonique - South Melbourne Town Hall - 30 Oct 2009

from Australian National Acadamy of Music:
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Only 24 metronomes to go

The Australian National Academy of Music needs only another 24 metronomes for the special performance of Ligeti’s Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes on Friday 30 October at 1pm.

So far the Academy has received 76 metronomes, some of which have been hand delivered while others that have come through the post.

One of the lenders has said that her metronome leads a dull life and is very excited about this opportunity to appear in public.

All metronomes on loan will be stars in this special performance.

Rarely performed, Ligeti’s Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes is prepared by ten players under the guidance of a conductor.

Each of the 100 metronomes will be set up on the stage, and then they all will be wound to a set maximum and at different speeds. Once they are all fully wound and started simultaneously, the audience enters the Town Hall for this unique performance experience.

As the metronomes wind down one after another and stop, individual metronomes are more audible and the performance will end when the last metronome stopped ticking.

If you are able to lend your metronome and make this performance come to life, please call the Australian National Academy of Music on 9645 7911.

Ligeti Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes will be performed as part of the Haydn & Ligeti series on Friday 30 October, 1pm at the Australian National Academy of Music, Sth Melbourne Town Hall. Tickets: Donation


The Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne Town Hall, 210 Bank Street, Sth Melbourne. www.anam.com.au

For further media information:
Magda Petkoff, Purple Media, 0409 436 473, magda@purplemedia.com.au

TONIGHT: Experimental Music at Monkey

Thursday 22 October 2009, 7pm - 9pm
Experimental Music at Monkey

Come along to hear an extraordinary first time get together between David Brown on prepared guitar, Jim Denley (Sydney) on saxophones, Dale Gorfinkel on vibes and inventions, and Kim Myhr (Norway) on guitar.
Monkey Bar

181 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy (near edinburgh gardens)

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Tuesday October 27th @ the Make It Up Club

A night of solos from 3 distinctive improvisers, exploring the outer limits of their instruments and the traditions circumscribing them. First up is a solo drumkit and processing project from jazz drummer extroadinaire, Sam Price. Ben Byrne returns for a maelstrom of laptop genius. And Tim Catlin continues his expansion of the resonant possibilities of the humble humbucker.


  • Ben Byrne (solo laptop and electronics)
  • Tim Catlin (solo electric guitar and effects)
  • Sam Price (solo drumkit and processing)
The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start
$5/$10

Coming up:
03/11: Christopher L G Hill and Masato Takasaka; Harriet Morgan and Alex Vivian; Marco Fusinato

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Hiddensounds - Horse Bazaar - 7 Nov 2009 (early)

forwarded from Jordan Lacey:

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Horse Bazaar presents
hiddensounds, Infinite decimals & Bulke.

A night of sonic exploration at Horse Bazaar on Saturday the 7th November from 6pm to 9.30pm.

Hiddensounds (www.myspace.com/hiddensounds)
is the audio-scrawl exploration of Jordan Lacey. Frequency beats. Buttons holding secrets. Knobs and faders telling lies. Fretted instruments stroked. Silence. Noise. The sounds underneath. Three veg and mash. Happy Accidents. On the night exploring highways, rivers and crowds.

Amplified string duo Infinite Decimals (Barnaby Oliver / Don Rogers) (www.myspace.com/infinitedecimals)
produce waves of vertically complex sonic texture filled with phantom melodies and psychoacoustic surprises. Intellectual concentration, anti-rationality and sustained physiological effort obliterate mind-body duality to produce organic and richly detailed auto-compositions.

Bulke (Pradip Sarkar & Jordan Lacey) (www.myspace.com/bulkesounds)
is a blend of dub-tech, bassline, and krautrock, geared towards the dancefloor with tracks varying from midtempo electronic ballads to 130 BPM four to the floor beats. The band was built on the basis of a love for the electronic sounds coming out of Berlin. Bulke will be joined by Prem CJ on Electronic Tabla.

Paul Rodgers, a.k.a. Arnold Eye Irons, avant-projectionist & VJ will wave his fingers through all three acts, and DJ post-punk sounds on the in-betweens.

Where: Horse Bazaar
When: Saturday 7th November 2009
Time: 6 – 9.30 pm
Cost: $5

Saturday, 17 October 2009

This Wednesday the 21st of October @ Stutter...

@ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

8:30pm $10 (full) + $5 (conc)

Click here for Stutter Myspazz

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Barnaby Oliver+ Paul Rodgers - av set@ Westspace next Tuesday

Paul Rodgers and Barnaby Oliver present 2 hours of immersive expanded cinema and audiovisual confusion as part of the Tomorrow the World festival of experimental sound, performance and audiovisual programming at West Space.

Paul Rodgers:
16mm Projections, prisms, video feedback, found footage
Barnaby Oliver: Revox, found sounds, microphones, audio feedback, dictaphone, synthesiser.

6.30-8.30pm
Tuesday November 20th
Westspace Gallery
Level 1, 15 - 19 Anthony Street Melbourne 3000

more info:
http://www.westspace.org.au/
http://www.westspace.org.au/images/stories/TomorrowTheWorld_Program.pdf

Sabbatical Presents 07.11.09


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Tuesday October 20th @ the Make It Up Club

A Bumper night of Cracked Toys, Outsider Instruments and Extreme Vocals. Crackside is a debut ensemble featuring some of Melbourne's most interesting and adventurous sound artists. Over a number of sets throughout the night, the group will fragment and morph, both spatially and in personnel, within the MIUC performance space. With an arsenal of circuit-bent keyboards, electronics and musical toys, along with an array of intriguing, home-made instruments, Crackside promises an unforgettable experience of displaced and mobile sonic invention. Also performing well be an extreme choir composed of luminaries from the Melbourne grindcore, noise and avant-jazz communities. Expect the humble voice to be extended far beyond it's conventional limits by a group of vocal practitioners renowned for their individual technique and improvisational sensitivity. Extreme-Voice-Noise in da haus, ya'll!!!
  • Crackside (Cracked Toys and Outsider Instruments) with: John Jacobs, Riki-Metisse Marlow, Dale Chapman, Rosalind Hall, Dale Gorfinkel, Rod Cooper and more TBC
  • Extreme Vocal Noise with: Bonnie Hart, Shane Van Den Akker, Sophie Brous, Pete Hyde, Paul Kidney and Nik Kennedy

The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start
$5/$10

Coming up:
27/10: Ben Byrne (solo); Tim Catlin (solo); Sam Price (solo)

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

What is Glitch Hop - Miss Libertine - 30 Oct 2009


forwarded from Juhi Sharma.
Wednesday Oct 21st
6 - 10pm
Guildford Lane Gallery
Guildford Lane

The first in a series of three evenings dedicated to performance based New Media Arts.
Sound collective, "Cable" will present recent works.

Lizzie Pogson

Tessa Elieff

Danny Griffith

Kristian Roberts

Jason Montero

Phoebe Faulkner

Acoustic, Electronic, Screen Based, Synaesthetic, Static, Live, Luminescent, Futuristic, Dated, Despised - punters are invited to grab a drink, watch, listen and discuss the events that unfold around them.

More details here

This Wednesday the 14th of October @ Stutter...



THE SMS INTERACTIVE MUSIC PROJECT

The SMS-Interactive Music (SIM) Project brings together a world class group of musicians and technicians to develop an improvised collaborative performance technique. This technique involves improvised musical performance, technology and the audience as co-collaborators.

By creatively subverting readily available computer hardware and mobile phone technology, matched with the skills of our musicians, we will bridge the divide between audience and performers. Our goal is to facilitate an open interaction that has a high level of musicianship, thereby creating a new musical experience.

Concept - Fred Rodrigues
Max MSP Wiz - Claire Herbert
Software Writer - Ankur Badwhar

Performers - Hirofumi Uchino AKA Defektro (self-made instruments), Kusum Normoyle (voice, electronics), Adrian Klumpes (keys, electronics), Abel Cross (bass, electronics), and the audience!

Find out more at: sims-interactive.com

Also performing on the evening will be::

SCOTT TINKLER (trumpet) / FINN RYAN (drums)

DEFEKTRO

KUSUM NORMOYLE dj'ing between the acts!!

@ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

8:30pm $10 (full) + $5 (conc)

Click here for Stutter Myspazz

Experimental Music at the NGV #3 - 18 Oct 2009

forwarded from John Nixon:
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MARCO FUSINATO
+ ALWAYS

SUNDAY 18 OCT 2009
3:00pm

FREE

THEATRE
Ian Potter Centre
NGV AUSTRALIA
Federation Sq Melbourne
The theatre is behind the bookshop

The third in an occasional series of experimental music concerts featuring Melbourne visual artists will be by Marco Fusinato + ALWAYS. Both these solo performers use improvisation.
Marco Fusinato brings the electric guitar and electronics together to shatter the aural space using both the maximal and the minimal – his distortion is pure noise.

LP launch

Marco Fusinato
“Ripping Skies”
No Fun Productions USA
12” LP (available from the artist @ $20)


Alex Vivian is ALWAYS. He brings his voice as a primary musical source using two microphones together with two delay pedals, creating an eerie, jumbled, Dadesque musical experience.

“ALWAYS, Aolwayse, Orhlweighs, Al(daddy)ways is the ever evolving sound project of Alex Vivian. Wholly based on the element of chance and fragments of ideas (whether 'original' or stolen from overheard sounds from a sauna, a starved daddi eating his first meal in 2 weeks, meeting of slave/ master master slave, whyte label techno), ALWAYS creates a mess of thoughts and feelings that cancel each other out, complement, work up and flatten......” AV

M.Rösner + The Ghost of 29 Megacycles tour 22-24 Oct 2009

forwarded from Gregory Taw:
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M.Rösner + The Ghost of 29 Megacycles Australian Tour Spring 2009
Western Australian based artists M.Rösner and The Ghost of 29 Megacycles mark the release of forthcoming records with a joint Australian tour in October and November 2009. The tour will take in shows in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. After a slew of well received hand made CD-R's, The Ghost of 29 Megacycles will launch their debut album “Love via Paper Planes”, featuring 6 tracks of shoegaze guitar, organ and processed vocals recorded in M.Rosner's living room at Myalup Beach. “Love via Paper Planes” will be released through Sydney label, Sound and Fury. After a 3 year break between albums, M.Rösner releases “repeat” on limited edition 12” vinyl through UK label 12x50. Inspired by Morton Feldman, cycles and patterns and the ocean, “repeat” was built from recordings of vocals, piano, processed guitar and max/mxp. For the past 18 months M.Rösner has been joined on stage and in the studio by The Ghost of 29 Megacycles' Greg Taw. Greg augments Matt's laptop and guitar sound with drum textures and guitar drone, pushing the live sound into new minimalistic directions.
Melbourne Dates:
Thursday October 22
Horse Bazaar, MelbourneThe Ghost of 29 Megacycles, M.Rösner(solo), Seth Rees and The Townhouses
Friday October 23
Glitch Bar, MelbourneM.Rösner, The Ghost of 29 Megacycles, Mystic Quilts
Saturday October 24
The Tote, Melbourne This is your Captain Speaking, M.Rösner, The Red Tree and The Ghost of 29 Megacycles

www.myspace.com/theghostof29megacycles
www.soundandfury.com.au
www.pablodali.netwww.miatera.com

Humbuckers - West Space - 15 Oct 2009



forwarded from Tim Catlin:

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"Humbuckers" October 15th, 6.30-8.30pm, West Space Gallery Level 1, 15 - 19 Anthony Street, Melbourne. $10


"Invented way back in the 1950’s, the humbucker is a guitar pickup that reduces hum and noise from electromagnetic interference. Ever since then guitarists have been finding ways of adding noise back into the signal…Feedback, distortion, altered tunings, guitar preparations, live-sampling, electronic modification and customised effects are some of the ways in which players have sought to circumvent guitar orthodoxy. “Humbuckers” showcases three local guitarists employing different strategies for extending and transcending the limitations of the common electric guitar."


Featured performers - David Brown (Candlesnuffer), Tim Catlin and Bonnie Mercer (Grey Daturas)


No shredding...he he, well, maybe the paint!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Tuesday October 13th @ the Make It Up Club

Ikko Taniuchi (Osaka) is a remarkable performance artist: exploring the nexus of sound, movement and visual spectacle, he confronts audiences with a rich feast of deconstructed Butoh and action painting, investing the performance with both visceral intensity and wry humor. For his performance at the MIUC, he will be collaborating with 2 masters of fractured, post-breakcore, electro-improv mayhem, Yuka Mikayama and John Harte, most famously associated with legendary group, Pig and Machine. And, to kick proceedings off, 2 of Melbourne's most sublime soloists in a premiere duo of acoustic sonorities teetering on the edge of feedback chaos.

  • Gearoid Brinn (guitar) and Chris Young (bass clarinet)
  • Ikko Taniuchi (OSAKA) (extreme butoh), Yuka Mikayama (vocals and drummachine) and John Harte (guitar)

The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start
$5/$10

Coming up:
20/10: John Jacobs, Dale Chapman, Dale Gorfinkel, Rod Cooper

Friday, 9 October 2009

Collapsed Toilet Vietnam LIVE 17.10.09

It's been a long time since either Collapsed Toilet Vietnam or Downtown have had the opportunity to play a show. This October 17th sees them both playing their first show for 2009 with the explosive duo of Kusum vs. Sean Baxter, Ivens (fresh off a Japanese tour) and noise rockers Bunyip Moon. Bring body armor, dancing shoes, pest repellent, party lubricant, space minds, flu masks, salt lick and positive (but flawed) attitudes to LOOPHOLE 834a High Street, Thornbury. 8pm - midnight!

Saturday 17th October

Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, Downtown, Kusum vs Sean Baxter, Ivens, Bunyip Moon

LOOPHOLE 834a High Street, Thornbury.


Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Sabbatical Presents 22.10.09

Thursday 22 October Sabbatical presents intense sound FOR YOUR HEALTH at The Old Bar (74-76 Johnston Street Fitzroy Victoria). Offerings on this occasion include Eko Eko Azarak (Emma Albury solo performance), Matthew Brown (hearty analogue), Galactagogue (Mark Skelton solo performance) and Bonnie Mercer (of the Grey Daturas) bringing the evening to a close. Doors open at 8:30pm, with the first performance beginning at 9pm. As usual we will have a bunch of filthy listening you can take home for a small fee if you wish.