Tuesday September 28th and October 5th @ the Make It Up Club

For our annual Melbourne Fringe Festival presentation, the Make It Up Club is focusing exclusively on percussion. Over 2 successive Tuesdays, some of the city's most adventurous improvisers (spanning the worlds of avant classical, grindcore, sound art, free jazz, and art-punk), will push the rhythmic and timbral potential of the membraphone to extremes. Headlining each concert, a special exploration of current trends in realtime drumkit processing, with two titans of the experimental scene, Robin Fox and Robbie Avenaim, head to head on the 28th, and British code-ninja Ollie Bown (Icarus) manipulating grindcore powerhouse Max Kohane (AoA, Pivixki) on the 5th. The rest of the program includes large group collaborations, including a quartet comprising four of the most exciting emerging percussionists from the avant classical and free improv milieu, comprising James McLean, Nat Grant, Gareth Thomson and Matthias Schack-Arnott. And a quartet featuring 4 of the boldest women drummers in the art and punk scenes at the moment: Bianca Hester (The French, Paeces), Maya-Victoria (Occult Blood), Jen Tait (GoGenreEverything) and Harriet Morgan (ZOND, Wasted Truth). Solos that span the sonic spectrum from Riki-Metisse Marlow's aleatoric sound sculptures, and Joe Talia's (Wirewalker) expansive cymbals and drums to the blastasfuck onslaught of Brad Smith (Super Fun Happy Slide, Holy Boner). And a duo featuring two of Australia's most respected percussive explorers from the traditions of free improv and avant classical: Sean Baxter (Pateras/Baxter/Brown, Embers) and Eugene Ughetti (SPEAK Percussion). GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME!!!

September 28th:

Robin Fox (processing) and Robbie Avenaim (percussion)
Joe Talia (cymbals and drums)
Brad Smith (drumkit and voice)
James McLean (drumkit), Nat Grant (percussion), Matthias Schack-Arnott (percussion) and Gareth Thomson (drumkit)

October 5th:

Ollie Bown (processing) and Max Kohane (drumkit)
Sean Baxter (drumkit) and Eugene Ughetti (percussion)
Riki-Metisse Marlow (automated and aleatoric percussion)
Bianca Hester (drumkit), Maya-Victoria (drumkit), Jen Tait (drumkit) and Harriet Morgan (drumkit)

The Make It Up Club

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

Coming up:
12/10: Dead Boomers with Dan Crow; GNAUMGN; Clinton Green.
19/10: Natasha Anderson's RMIT Performance class.
26/10: the ReMOVALISTS featuring Tony Hicks, Ren Walters, David Tolley and Ted Vining.
02/11: Dominic Kavanagh; Galactagogue Trio.