Thursday, 30 April 2009

Found Sound: The Experimental Instrument Project JAMES HULLICK & PIA VAN GELDER

Found Sound # 5 2009
JAMES HULLICK AND PIA VAN GELDER

Collaborative improvised performance by Pia van Gelder (Sydney) on original Voice Mask with some members of her Orchestra of Machines together with James Hullick (Melb) on robotic sound sculptures and instrumental automata. All welcome!

Wednesday May 20
7:30pm - 8:30pm
@ Tape project warehouse space
1/81 Bouverie St, Carlton, Melbourne
$5 / $7
www.foundsoundproject.blogspot.com



Monday, 27 April 2009

New Vile Vortices-Maximum Arousal video

Vile Vortices Productions presents the next installment in our ongoing series about Maximum Arousal shows at The Toff.



Emil Sarlija of Super Stupid illuminates the origins, major influences and possible future of this riff happy power trio. Following in the acid scoured path laid down by the likes of 'Split'-era Groundhogs, Speed, Glue and Shinki, Sleep, Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, Blue Cheer, Mainliner and Acid Mothers Guru Guru, this Melbourne outfit, propelled by the powerhouse drumming of Maximum Arousal curator Oren Ambarchi, sets an intense, yet not too serious, trajectory for O mind rock oblivion!

Sunday, 26 April 2009






















WHITE ZOMBIE
DIRECTOR: VICTOR HALPERIN
USA 1932
B+W

Right from its opening moments, White Zombie declares its intention to be
a different kind of film. It begins, not with the standard credits, but with a
scene; a native funeral, set at night and overlaid by chanting. Instantly, the
viewer is swept up into the mood of the piece. Arthur Martinelli’s
photography throughout is quite exceptional; this is one of the most
visually beautiful films of its time. Although White Zombie is not classically
Expressionistic, wonderful use is made of light and shadow, which adds
immeasurably to its atmosphere and its air of menace. The camera is also
mobile.

White Zombie also differs from many contemporary productions in its
welcome determination to wring as much as possible out of its sets and its
special effects. This attitude gives us not just the shivery scenes of the
zombies emerging from the cemetery, or passing over the horizon at
twilight, but the glass matte shots of Legendre’s castle, and above all the
fabulous deep shot inside the hall of the castle, with the zombie Madeline
playing the piano at one end of the room, and Beaumont, sprawled in a
chair, listening to her, at the other – and all the details of the production
design around and in between.

The eyes were the worst. It was not my imagination. They were in truth like
the eyes of a dead man, not blind, but staring, unfocused, unseeing. The
whole face, for that matter, was bad enough. It was vacant, as if there was
nothing behind it. It seemed not only expressionless, but incapable of
expression.”

THE DONKEY’S TAIL
The donkey’s tail is an experimental, abstract, free noise, improv, garage
ensemble using electric guitars, drums and percussion teamed with
trumpets, cello, triangle, squeaking dog toys and alike. The group is formed
in early 2007 by artist john Nixon as a recording project.

The ensemble for the concert is comprised of John Nixon, John
Bartley, Ljiljana Green, Danny Lacy, Warren Taylor, Sean Bailey, Francis
Plagne, Merryn Lloyd & Dylan Martorell.

Tuesday, May 5th @ the Make It Up Club

The first in our series of special mini-fest events for May. A night of Modular and Analogue Synth mayhem where patch-leads and pataphysics will reign supreme!

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Tuesday, April 28th @ the Make It Up Club

In the midst of their Australian tour, 3 experienced improvisers (who, individually, are no strangers to the MIUC) bring the ambient-abstract-electro-acoustic sonorities of TRIAD; A powerhouse double trio of blistering free jazz intensity with special trans-tasman guest, Jeff Henderson, and Sydney’s greatest resident double bassists in Brown and Majkowski; and one of Melbourne’s most brutal noise musicians, Mark Groves.
  • Triad featuring: Matt Warren (Tas). (guitar, laptop and effects), Tom Hall (Bris) (keyboard, laptop, electronics and pedals), Scot Cotterell (Tas) (mixer, electronics and pedals)
  • Jeff Henderson (NZ) (baritone saxophone), Kris Wanders (tenor saxophone), Rory Brown (Syd) (double bass), Mike Majkowski (Syd) (double bass), Sean Baxter (drumkit) and Angus Tarnawsky (drumkit)
  • Absoluten Calfeutrail AKA: Mark Groves (brutal noise)

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
$5/$10

Coming up:
5/5: Modular and Analogue Synth mini-fest (featuring VicMod, Stephen Richards and Matthew Brown)
12/5: MIUC presentation for the annual Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival (featuring Lloyd Honeybrook, Ted Vining, Adam Simmons, The Ants, and many more!)
19/5: Grimcore mini-fest (featuring the Psych Ward Cult)
26/5: Woodwind mini-fest (featuring Natasha Anderson, Martin Mackerras, Tarquin Mannek, and many more!)

Thursday, 23 April 2009

This Wednesday the 29th of April @ Stutter...

  • TRIAD - ''Improvisational, experimental, electro-acoustic group Triad are undertaking their first full length Australian tour. Beginning from an impromptu performance in Hobart during June 2006, the trio of Scot Cotterell (Hobart), Tom Hall (Brisbane) and Matt Warren (Hobart) bring together a wide variety of sound and time-based practices with considerable experience in recording, live performance and installation. The combination of varied instrumentation, software, analogue synths, voice and percussion create an open framework that allows a responsive and unique experience for each live performance.''

  • IMPULSE/CONTROL - (Edryan Hakim) several shades of grey and brown, sparse cowboy jangles lightly faded black metal blues with more interest in shoegazing than burning churches. songs & sounds inspired by medical difficulties, shitty jobs and hopeful hopelessness, running on ''artistic '' diffculties and a lack of control in certain impulses.

  • BARNABY OLIVER/PAUL RODGERS - Barnaby Oliver: revox, mics, synth, echoes, distortions. Paul Rodgers: 16mm projections, loops, prisms, feedback. The duo will present avant-projection, meta-dub, obsolete technologies, mutual misunderstandings, interference, obfuscation, dirty heads, smudged lenses, degradation, dismemberment and re-memberment, both intentional and unintentional.

  • dj sets by BUM CREEK between the acts!

@ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

8:30pm start ... $10 (full) + $5 (conc) ... Click here for Stutter Myspazz

A. Wallace & Tom Hall - Old Bar - 4 May 2009


forwarded from Tom Hall:
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A. Wallace & Tom Hall, Drumheller, Shellys, Great Earthquake @ The Old Bar, 4th May 2009
Monday 4th of May at the Old Bar will feature blissful soundscapes and sonic mess as A. Wallace & Tom Hall host a night of fuzzed out fun. Joining them will be newcomer Shellys who will be modulating and destroying laptop ambient fuzztronics as well as loop swells and dino-stampedes from Drumheller. Topping the night off will be multi instrumentalist genius and all round nice guy Great Earthquake.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Outdoor gig by the Maribynong River

Outdoor gig on Sunday Morning
Down by the Maribynong

10.30am

Adam Sussman (NSW) - guitar
Rory Brown (NSW) - double bass

Arek Gulbenkoglu - snare drum+junk objects
Rosalind Hall - modified sax
Dale Gorfinkel - trumpet + inventions

Location: Near the huge golden buddha monument, by the maribynong river. See google link.

Public transport/Walking directions: it's a 15 min walk from South Kensington Station. From the station walk west along Childers St. Cross Kensington Rd into Hobsons Rd. Follow Hobsons Rd and take the footbridge over the river. Turn left on other side of river and walk under the train bridge. There you are.

Wet weather: In case of rain, we'll have to make some changes. So if you're planning to come, please email your mobile number (dale_gorfinkelhotmail.com) and i'll send an SMS on sunday morning with any changes. Otherwise you can call/SMS 0401096309.

Hope to see you there.

Infinite Decimals - Old Bar - 28 April 2009

forwarded from Infinite Decimals:
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After completing work on their first full recording
Infinite Decimals play a free show @ The Old Bar, 9pm
this coming Tuesday (28th April) w/Sundown and/or Last Stand (10pm)
& Everything You Know (8pm)
Infinite Decimals Cd available at show for six bux or trade
tunes/details @ www.myspace.com/infinitedecimals

Monday, 20 April 2009

White Zombie - Monash Uni - 28 April 2009

forwarded from John Nixon:
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SCREENING OF THE 1932 CLASSIC B+W FILM
WHITE
ZOMBIE
WITH LIVE IMPROVISED EXPERIMENTAL NOISE MUSIC BY
THE DONKEY'S TAIL
TUESDAY 28 APRIL
5:30 PM SHARP
MONASH UNIVERSITY, CAULFIELD CAMPUS
ART + DESIGN
LECTURE THEATRE
G1.04
OPPOSITE FACULTY GALLERY
FREE

Dave Brown gigs


forwarded from Dave Brown:
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This Sunday, 26th April at 7:30PM, I'll be performing a duo with acoustic bass player extraordinaire Mike Majkowski, from Sydney.
We're performing at "Monkey" 181 St Georges Road Nth Fitzroy, just north of Edinburgh Gardens.

Then the following Wednesday, 29th April, it's Pateras/Baxter/Brown at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
We're supporting Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley at the Melbourne Recital Centre at Southbank.
You can find the finer details here:

Thursday, 16 April 2009

12K double CD launch at Maximum Arousal this Sunday


Sun April 19
8pm
The Toff
252 Swanston St Melbourne
Maximum Arousal & Room40 present:

LAWRENCE ENGLISH +
SEAWORTHY +
HEINZ RIEGLER

Over the past 10 years, USA label 12K has earned a reputation as one of the most eclectic homes for avant-electronics. In April the label celebrates two new releases from some of Australia's finest sound artists and to celebrate this these acts join up for a one off double CD launch in Melbourne. Described by XLR8R as creating a 'subconscious architecture' in his sound works Brisbane based artist Lawrence English's latest LP titled 'A Colour For Autumn' is a record of subtle variation, graded hues and tonal warmth.

Joining him is Sydney's Seaworthy whose latest offering 1897 was recorded in a range of ex-naval bunkers along Sydney's harbour. Exploring minimal compositions their record reflects the emptiness of the bunkers and the eerie quiet that so often descends on the natural world within the depth of winter. Also on the bill is renowned songwriter and ARIA award winner Heinz Riegler - former Not From There/Nightstick frontman who performs a rare solo show of his new material due for release later this year. Songs through a lens that is deeply personal and overtly intimate.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Tuesday, April 21st @ the Make It Up Club

A bumper lineup, including a special noise set from Johnny Saw Horses whilst Jess Pinney makes a whirlwind return to her home town from studies in London; Solo bass clarinet magic from a Melbourne veteran; Intoxicating loops with extended techniques from Nick and Cesar; And a duo of free-abstraction, featuring Sydney’s most exciting emerging contra bass talent and the genius who is Rodney Cooper.
  • Johnny Saw Horses featuring Jess Pinney (noise) and James Rushford (noiser)
  • Tony Hicks (solo woodwinds)
  • Nick Martyn (drums, extended percussion and loops) and Cesar Rodrigues (guitar, laptop and loops)
  • Rod Cooper (hand sculpted instruments) and Mike Majkowski (Sydney) (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
$5/$10

Coming up:
28/4: Triad (Brisbane/Hobart); Jeff Henderson (NZ)/Rory Brown (Syd)/Mike Majkowsky (Syd)/Kris Wanders/Robbie Avenaim/Sean Baxter; Absoluten Calfeutrail
5/5: Modular Synth mini-fest (featuring VicMod, Stephen Richards and Matthew Brown)
12/5: MIUC presentation for the annual Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival
19/5: Grimcore mini-fest (featuring the Psych Ward Cult)
26/5: Woodwind mini-fest (featuring Natasha Anderson, Martin Mackerras, Tarquin Mannek, and many more!)

Saturday, 11 April 2009

This Wednesday the 15th of April @ Stutter...

ROD COOPER'S VESSEL PROJECT IN 3 SETS

“Broken music marooned with ghost-ship transmissions...”

Most ambitious project yet from this experimental musician & instrument builder (Cooper) & his crew of all-around ratbags & ace characters. The Vessel project is a landlocked metal ‘boat’ with original instruments built into the decking panels: springs, strings, percussion & electronics... pirate shortwave broadcast from the rigging, and films projected into the sails. Ahoy, idiophones!

Rod Cooper – skipper/maniac, Dale Chapman - electronics, John Jacobs - navigation, Riki-Metisse Marlow – automated sound sculpture, Anthony Magen – disturbed projections, Bonnie Hart - 8 & 16mm, Kristi Monfries - digital reworkings, AKSANA - aerobatic graphics and Dale Gorfinkel - Finkelisms

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street,
Melbourne
8:30 PM start
$7(Full) + $5(Conc) on the door

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Tuesday, April 14th @ the Make It Up Club

Sydney’s punk/psych/drone troubadours, the Gruntled, take a detour into cosmic-psych-improv crunch fracture at the MIUC during their Melbourne tour; Fire music with blistering intensity from this version of the Wanders/Sugg Unit, featuring these four Australian free-jazz luminaries; and an exciting premiere duo from Grimcore agitators, Caddy and Fusinato blending the extremes of avant-classical aesthetics and black metal ambience.
  • The Gruntled (Sydney)
  • Kris Wanders (tenor saxophone), Andy Sugg (saxophones), Tom Fryer (fretless guitar), Louis Burdett (drumkit)
  • Anthea Caddy (cello) and Marco Fusinato (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
$5/$10

Coming up:
21/4: Rod Cooper/Mike Majkowsky (Syd); Johnny Saw Horses; Nick Martyn/Cesar Rodrigues; Tony Hicks (solo)
28/4: Triad (Brisbane/Hobart); Jeff Henderson (NZ)/Rory Brown (Syd)/Mike Majkowsky (Syd)/Kris Wanders/Robbie Avenaim/Sean Baxter; Absoluten Calfeutrail

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Sabbatical Presents 23.04.09: SCUM NIGHT III

Thursday 23 April Sabbatical presents our third ‘Scum Night’, bringing together local groups with a common thread of seductive filth and nasty sonics. Previous Scum Night alumni include Kristkrvstoffiston, Pissbolt, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, Pathetic Human, Odiusembowel, Fuck, The Retarded Girl, Occult Blood, John Butler Fucks Kids and Cult of the Placenta Head. For this occasion we have meticulously selected an exceptional assortment of volume dealers: expansive junk collective The Psychward Cult, lurid noise broker Screwtape, industrial/noise duo Ebola Disco, and grind fiends Super Fun Happy Slide. Hosted by the Old Bar (74-76 Johnston Street Fitzroy Victoria), with doors opening at 8:30pm, action from 9pm, and six bones to get you in.

Sabbatical Presents 16.04.09: JUAREZ

Thursday 16 April Sabbatical presents the launch of our twelfth series release, Revontulet by Juarez (SBB012). Although available since late 2008, until now we have been unable to secure a performance by Jessica Pinney to launch this release as she has been studying in the United Kingdom. This launch show may well be the only opportunity to catch Juarez live for an extended period, as she will again depart overseas soon afterward. Jessica will be joined on this occasion by a range of varied of supports: Dead Boomers (Leith Thomas and Mark Groves), James Rushford and Joe Talia (a new duo with a release forthcoming shortly on Sabbatical), and Aux Assembly (Dimitra Stankovic and Elise Bishop). This show takes place at Gulag Projects, located at 6 Jenkin Street East Brunswick Victoria, and begins at 8pm sharp. Entry is a very reasonable five of your Australian dollars.




Sunday, 5 April 2009

This Wednesday the 8th of April @ Stutter...

  • PHILIP BROPHY is an Australian musician, composer, sound designer, filmmaker, writer, graphic designer, educator and academic. His work constitutes reworking pre-existing media, composing film, music and soundscapes, mixing, mastering, installing and presenting audiovisual work in surround sound environments. On this occasion Philip will be presenting ''I Am Piano'' - a live music performance centred around performed reconstructions of piano samples taken from classic modern jazz recordings.

  • CEDRIC ANGLARET (FR) is a Paris-based performance and sound artist with a focus on public space actions (or non-actions). In C├ędric’s own words: “My stance as an artist is my stance as a human. I am not different from the others. My work is composed of a variety of propositions and invitations to actions, experiments or microevents. Some are collective many are individuals. A thirty minutes blindfolded walk, a walk of which every parameter is defined randomly, forty minutes of immobility in a waiting room, invitations to share a smile, extremely slow walk on a daily journey... Once the invitation is sent via flyers, classifieds advertisements, radio or word of mouth anyone interested can contact me. They are the public.”

  • HEART FLEW / CAUGHT SHIP (Bris/Melb) - This performance will reflect both bands (Heart Flew Like An Arrow and Caught Ship) resulting in both experimental and ambient traits of Heart Flew as well as a pop feeling, with the addition of sequential drums and vocals. Members for the night are Adam (guitar/keyboards), Ben (guitar/vocals), Pat (drums) and Hanna (vocals).

  • THEMBI SODDELL will be playing records between the acts!

@ Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
8:30 PM start
$10(Full) + $5(Conc) on the door

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Saturday, 4 April 2009

DSM - April gigs

Hi All, quite a busy april coming up so here's a few gigs you might be interested in:


Downstream Music - a new movement in Melbourne music
CD Catalogue & Label Launch: March, April, May

Not This Not That feat phil Slater (syd)
Special guest Damian Wright (solo guitar)
Saturday April 11th 9pm Glitch Bar
318 St Georges rd Nth Fitzroy (Limited seating, booking advised)
To reserve or book tickets email info@downstreammusic.com.au or call 0417102640
Improvised, acoustic, sound & time exploration.

"These are free improvisations but sometimes, as on Moanin' and All This For That, they sound like compositions, so assured are the ideas and so deep the interaction" - John Shand

Phil Slater trumpet, Anthony Schulz accordion, Ronny Ferella drums
Launching the new CD All This For That


CASMA ,duo featuring Geoff Hughes & Eugene Ball
Special guest Chris Hale & Gian Slater
Sunday 12th April 6.30pm Uptown jazz cafe 177 Brunswick St Fitzroy
Launching the new CD Whist
for a listen and more band info check out http://www.downstreammusic.com.au/

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Tuesday, April 7th @ the Make It Up Club

Adventurous French sound/performance artist, Cedric Anglaret, performs an exclusive solo improv set composed of the detritus of field recordings and electricity; the Tarnawsky trio returns for a blast of bent fusion and trash jazz; and the MIUC debut of Bart’s Laundry Van—fractured, imaginary soundtracks from a twisted, noirish thriller.

Cedric Anglaret (France)
Kain Borlase (bass), Caleb Wheeling Trott (saxophone), Angus Tarnawsky (drumkit)
Bart's Laundry Van featuring: Brett Jones (guitar), Sam Geoghegan (drums), Konrad Park (bass), Steve Marton (saxophone)

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
$5/$10

Coming up:
14/4: The Gruntled (Sydney), Kris Wanders/Andy Sugg/Tom Fryer/Robbie Avenaim; Anthea Caddy and Marco Fusinato
21/4: Rod Cooper/Mike Majkowsky (Syd); Johnny Saw Horses; Nick Martyn/Cesar Rodrigues; Tony Hicks (solo)
28/4: Triad (Brisbane/Hobart); Jeff Henderson (NZ)/Rory Brown (Syd)/Mike Majkowsky (Syd)/Kris Wanders/Robbie Avenaim/Sean Baxter; Absoluten Calfeutrail