Sun Oct 4
The Toff 252 Swanston St Melbourne
Maximum Arousal presents:
ROSY PARLANE (New Zealand)
Maximium Arousal is proud to present a unique evening of sound art!
He is mostly unsung and not overly prolific, but Rosy Parlane is one of the kingpins of slowly uncoiling, constantly changing drone music whose purposefulness is directly proportional to its smothering beauty.
Hailing from New Zealand, Parlane began playing music with the avant-garde rock trio Thela. Thela released two cds, Eponymous and Argentina on Thurston Moore's label Ecstatic Peace! He subsequently began working with abstract electronic based music, both as a solo artist and as Parmentier with fellow Thela collaborator, Dion Workman.
His full and intricate soundscapes are comprised of of sample-loops, pianos, guitars, and field recordings manipulated via digital means. Parlane has released two solo albums on Sigma Editions, and a collaboration with Christian Fennesz on the Australian label, Synaesthesia. He has two solo albums out on Touch: Iris and Jessamine and he was featured on Christian Fennesz' recent release Black Sea.
Sublime sounds not to be missed!
Active since the early 90's in sound art and image, ILIOS (Greece) has been exploring the extremities of sound and image derived phenomena. Through constant change in his sound palette, touching and surpassing the limits of the sound spectrum, flirting with the opposites from ultra-orthodox silence to ultra-catholic noise, ILIOS advocates for an 'anti-career'. Some of ILIOS' recorded output has been regarded by the media as: "The sound of death" or "The most enervating record imaginable". ILIOS has collaborated with the likes of Francisco Lopez, Jason Kahn, Norbert Möslang, Xabier Erkizia, Julien Ottavi, Thurston Moore and Mattin and has performed more than 170 shows in various venues and festivals in Asia, Europe, South and North America.
This will be ILIOS' first Australian performance