GOLDEN FUR - ''Golden Fur is a trio comprising Samuel Dunscombe (clarinet/laptop) Judith Hamann (violoncello) and James Rushford (keyboard/viola), with an ongoing and dedicated interest in classical, experimental and improvised music. Focusing on more obscure contemporary and 20th century music, Golden Fur's quest is to bring a refreshing sonic palette to chamber music, adding volume and volatility by means of amplification, built instruments, electronics, film and dramaturgy...''
THE SCRAPES (Bris) - ''The Scrapes, formed in Brisbane late in the summer of 2008, are an unusual duo of feedback drenched guitar and scraping, epic violin. Their music is rooted firmly in the traditions of western classical music while representing an attempt to transgress them. It is music that evokes landscapes and acts of nature as well as cerebral landscapes. Inspired equally by composers such as Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass and La Monte Young, sound artists and pioneers of the drone such as Tony Conrad and Spacemen 3, and the dark, demented sounds of the underground of rock music, The Scrapes can be at once immersive and chaotic in a live setting where wild improvisation and high volume come into the fold.''
JAMES RUSHFORD / JOE TALIA / MARCO FUSINATO - James Rushford and Joe Talia are a Melbourne-based duo. Part instrumental concréte, part ambient drone, the duo uses prepared viola and tabletop percussion to create sounds more akin to a modular synthesiser than acoustic instruments. Influenced by composers such as Iancu Dumitrescu and Eliane Radigue, the duo’s static, slowly unfolding textures become dappled and immersive environments that are both ecstatic and terrifying. They will be performing with a master of ecstatic free noise, Marco Fusinato on guitar and electronics.
$10 (full) / $5 (conc)
397 Little Lonsdale Street