Liquid Architecture CASTLEMAINE Saturday 26th June 8pm ICU 1 Halford St

KK Null is an electro-acoustic music composer/performer, as well as mastermind of Japanese avant-garde rock band ZENI GEVA. He has collaborated extensively with artists as diverse as John Zorn, Jon Rose, Phil Samartzis, Matmos & Zbigniew Karkowski. In recent years KK Null has concentrated his efforts on his solo & collaborative recordings, exploring the outer territories of electronica, creating intense clashing waves of noise, structured electro-acoustic ambience, broken down rhythmics, scattered pitch sculptures and droning isolationist material, which could be described as “cosmic noise maximal/minimalism”.

Sean Baxter is an Australian improvising musician interested in extreme music forms and his music practice ranges from extreme metal and punishing noise to free jazz and the Modernist abstraction of the classical avant garde. He focuses on the use of extended techniques applied to the conventional drum kit, utilising an arsenal of metallic junk and other percussive detritus.  He performs regularly with the internationally renowned Pateras/Baxter/Brown trio, the free-jazz-grind quartet, Embers, and in frequent collaborative and solo incarnations. He’s a founding member of Australian classic groups Bucketrider, Lazy and Western Grey.

Snawklor grew out of a long running collaboration between Nathan Gray and Dylan Martorell, beginning as a duo that made electro-acoustic work in galleries. Over a decade of experimentation and adjustment – from delicate sound installation to lap top skiddery to synth and guitar noise – othey have now moved in a new direction with the addition of Duncan Blachford on live drums.  “The environments we choose to play in will naturally dictate the music Snawklor will play in the future. Water music, cave music, tram music, garden music, zoo music, dog beach music, airport music, hospital music, graveyard music, sewerage plant music, wetlands music, kindergarten music.” So now we’ll get ICU music.