Monday, 18 October 2010

SABBATICAL PRESENTS 241010

Sunday 24 October, Melbourne based advocates of buried sound Sabbatical present a fascinating lineup of local explorers at The Workers Club (Cnr Brunswick and Gertrude Streets Fitzroy). Opening the evening is the duo of Mitchell Brennan and Fjorn Butler, pursued for a Melbourne outing after an excellent set centred on junk instrumentation and digital signal processing at Vox Cyclops in Newcastle over the TINA weekend recently. Judith Hamann follows with a solo cello performance, exploring the timbral and sonic possibilities of the instrument through preparations, alterations and alternative methods of physical engagement. The duo of James Rushford and Joe Talia then offer works that are part instrumental concréte, part ambient drone. This accomplished duo uses prepared viola and tabletop percussion to create sounds more akin to a modular synthesiser than acoustic instruments. Closing the evening is the Dead Boomers industrial harsh noise duo of Mark Groves and Leith Thomas, accompanied in this instance by Dan Crow of local grindcore unit Odiusembowel on drums. A virulent close to proceedings is assured, ideal when bracing for an impending Monday morning. 7pm / $6.50

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