Monday, 29 November 2010

Tuesday November 30th @ the Make It Up Club

The amazing Avenaim in brutal freejazz mode with double reeds assault from Brett Evans and John Smeathers. Corey Keems and Shane van den Akker tear open the possibilities of the emergent drum/voice duo format. And venerable Melbourne visual artist and Charles Ives Singer, Victor Meertens brings the Fluxus.

  • Robbie Avenaim (drumkit), Brett Evans (tenor saxophone), and John Smeathers (alto saxophone)
  • Corey Keems (drumkit) and Shane van den Akker (voice)
  • Victor Meertens (drums, guitar and voice)

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:
07/12: RSI and Mitchell Brennan; Que Nguyen; Knob, featuring: Caroline Bandurski, Jon Perring, Matt Murphy, and Nick Livingston.
14/12: Gridish, featuring John Jacobs, Ross Healy, Steve Law and Marco Cher-Gibard; Harriet Morgan; Spasmoslop, AKA: Nik Kennedy.

Friday, 26 November 2010

The Shape of Sound Vol. 1 CD Launch - Bar Open - 22 Dec 2010

Mute Canary Project - Melbourne Tour

forwarded from Pat O'Brien:
If you're not already attending one of the other amazin' events on Saturday Afternoon, this week, come down to Sunshine & Grease at 3pm to see the Mute Canary Project. In somewhat stripped back mode.

*MELBOURNE TOUR - 26th of November - 2nd of December 2010
TMCP + Guests:

Ian Chaplin – Saxophone
Philip Rex – Double Bass
Marc Hannaford – Piano
Pat Thiele – Trumpet
Nashua Lee – Guitar
Stephen Magnusson – Guitar
Eugene Ball – Trumpet
Oscar Garrido de la Rosa – Bassoon
Phil Noy – Saxophone

Uptown Club - 26th of November
Sunshine 'n Grease - 27th of November
The Horn - 28th of November
Bennett's Lane - 29th of November
303 Bar - 29th of November
Bennett's Lane - 30th of November
The Make It Up Club - 30th of November
Horse Bazaar - 1st of December

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Exile: The World’s First Opera for the iPad


EXILE is the world’s first Opera for the iPad. An interactive music video, EXILE combines the exquisite drama of Helen Gifford’s chamber opera with the extraordinarily textured and layered generative visuals of cult digital artists Champagne Valentine (Amsterdam).

Aphids announces EXILE will go LIVE and will be made FREE for Download via the App Store 6pm on December 10th, with previews on Federation Square Screens. The Fed Square wireless network will provide easy links all summer to this pixelbending interactive EXILE iPad App.

The sophisticated technical and visionary expertise of Champagne Valentine enables a playful generative art experience, allowing the user to navigate the psychological state of high priestess Iphigenia, drawing voodoo motifs of blood and bones, serenaded by the haunting operatic reflections on Iphigenia’s gruesome history conducting human sacrifices.

EXILE is a major Victorian and international collaborative production for 2010, and is the ultimate and dramatic combination of advanced digital media, new mobile technologies and contemporary music.

EXILE for the iPad is a co-production of Aphids and Chamber Made Opera. It was recorded in co-production with Speak Percussion for a live studio audience at the Iwaki Auditorium with ABC Classic FM, with Iphigenia played by renowned soprano Deborah Kayser.

6pm, Friday 10th December, 2010
For further details on the EXILE iPad App visit:
(forwarded from Thea Baumann)

Dolphins into the Future - Sunshine & Grease - 2 Dec 2010


HSP is pleased to present the Oceanic voyage and tour diary of US and Belgium travelers, and DOLPHINS INTO THE FUTURE & MONOPOLY CHILD STAR SEARCHERS.

at Sunshine & Grease, Thursday 2nd December, 8pm, $10

with support from: MOUVING, & TIM COSTER.

PLEASE NOTE: Melbourne show starts early (8pm), and capacity is limited to the first 50 people!

Dolphins into the Future is the Antwerp-based, Cetacean Nation Communications and Taped Sounds ambassador, Lieven Martens. Forming his music through a process of ‘automatic writing instigated by dialogues with the cetacean world’, Martens’ warbly and effervescent sonic ecosystems abound with the attuned aquatic energies and tranquility of liquindi percussion, echolocative synth gurgle, Polynesian cantata and tape-collage swirl.

Martens has released music on Kraak, Not Not Fun, Release the Bats, and his own evolving imprints, which have also played host to an array of artists such as, Oneohtrix Point Never, Orphan Fairytale, Kraus, J.D. Emmanuel, Emeralds’ Steve Hauschildt and James Ferraro. Dolphins’ radiant musical glare and calming ascension emerges from an innerspace of reflective elation and Higher Intelligence.

Monopoly Child is The Skaters’ and Pacific City Vision’s Spencer Clark. His ornate, hallucinatory environments are enacted through a Xerox mirage of celestial horse gallop, mizmar-like horn melisma and avian vocal Interpretation. His live performances have been likened to a mix of temple inauguration and 50's Ethnic Folkways bootleg, and his myriad of recorded artifacts surf from devotional pyramid drone and celestial bamboo ritual to the tropical romance audio novel of his most recent vision, ‘Make Mine, Macaw’.

Courtesy of the Ancient Skywatchers of California and Shamans for Levitated Coconuts, amongst other distant bureaus, Clark’s cosmic accretion of tapes, CDrs and LPs have appeared on labels like Old English Spelling Bee, Heavy Tapes, Eclipse and New Age, and he has collaborated and performed with artists such as Tomutonttu, Sonic Youth, Deerhoof, Nurse With Wound, Charalambides, Melvins and Wooden Wand.

Thanks to HSP, Kraak, High Reflections, Obedient Atom, Adam Art Gallery, Happy, Disembraining Machine and Altmusic NZ for their support.

(forwarded from Tim Coster)

New Music Project - Melbourne Recital Centre - 2 Dec 2010

forwarded from Golden Fur:
Completing their successful 2010 subscription series at Melbourne Recital Centre, Golden Fur's final New Music Project is on December 2nd, 6pm at MRC Salon. This will be our last dedicated New Music Project till May/June 2011, and features a long-awaited collaboration with *the* soprano Jessica Aszodi. Program as follows:

David Chisholm - Golden Fur (commission/world premiere, for clarinet, cello and electric harmonium)
Ana-Maria Avram - Telesma (for clarinet and computer sounds)
Salvatore Sciarrino - Vanitas ('still-life' opera for soprano, cello and piano)

Please come have a drink and help us sign off on 2010!

Tix available here. Act fast because it's limited capacity in there:

Monday, 22 November 2010

Tuesday November 23rd @ the Make It Up Club

Three premieres this week where the voice features in unusual ways: After her recent return from the States, the amazing voice-artist Emma Albury teams up with Sabbatical power-noise performer, Marcus Cook for the first time. ABC Radio National's John Jacobs debuts a new conceptual improv piece recycling and abusing the mixed messages of the info-waves, with audience participation welcome. And powerhouse duo, Fucked... are joined by the incredible grindulations of Nik Kennedy.

  • Emma Albury (voice) and Marcus Cook (electronics)
  • Loosley, featuring: John Jacobs (voice and dada), Anthony Magen (voice and dada), Lynda Roberts (voice and dada), and Ceri Hann (voice and dada)
  • Fucked, featuring: Robbie Avenaim (drumkit) and Lloyd Honeybrook (alto saxophone) and Nik Kennedy (voice and noise)

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:
30/11: Yusuke Akai Sun Ra project; Corey Keems and Shane van den Akker; Victor Meertens.
07/12: RSI and Mitchell Brennan; Que Nguyen; Knob, featuring: Caroline Bandurski, Jon Perring, Matt Murphy, and Nick Livingston.
14/12: Gridish, featuring John Jacobs, Ross Healy, Steve Law and Marco Cher-Gibard; Harriet Morgan; Spasmoslop, AKA: Nik Kennedy.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Artefacts Vol II out now.

Artefacts of Australian experimental music: volume II 1974-1983 is out now on Shame File Music , distributed through Fuse Music in Australia and Metamkine in Europe .

SPECIAL DEAL - get Artefacts volume 1 and 2 for only $50 (that's a saving of $15) - only from Shame File Music , Sunshine & Grease, and at the launch, featuring:

- Jon Rose performing on violin and interactive bow
- Dark Wave/electronica pioneer Browning Mummery
- Composer, performer & instrument maker Sarah Hopkins
- And a very special performance of Ron Nagorcka’s seminal tape recorder opera “Atom Bomb” re-imagined by Melbourne New Music trio Golden Fur.


Track listing and audio samples here

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Sabbatical Presents: DEFAULT JAMERSON CS+launch

Recuerdos de 3232: a short run double A side cassette of 2008 material from Marcus Cook's Default Jamerson project. This release bookends the considered processes Marcus was employing during 2007-08, seen often in the live setting during this period.

Sabbatical Presents Default Jamerson: Recuerdos De 3232 Launch Saturday 27 November 2010. Featuring: Default Jamerson, Dick Threats, Bleach Boys (Maya Victoria solo) and Mitchell Brennan. Live at KIPL (136 Roden Street West Melbourne) from 3pm. Six dollars in.

Monday, 15 November 2010

This Wednesday the 17th of November @ Stutter

  • Salmon with a dictaphone, Brown with the motor of a milk-frother meet to force two strange provinces into one audible gel.

    Original blues instrumentation and Songs with the Membragurdy

    A pinnacle of collaborative excellence as forged from the minds of James Rushford (Golden Fur, Nelson Bugg), Alex Garsden (Calexxx, Forth Impact!), Caitlin Ryan (Calexxx, Murphy and the Trucks) and Chris Harrigan (DJ De Sade, Nelson Bugg). Their debut show will feature a performance of their new hit song 'Choco and Biscuit', alongside a smorgasboard of electro-snaps and beatz guaranteed to make your boo-boo bounce and your ear-bleeds melt. Sponsored by Choco and Biscuit / Thanking you.

  • RSI
    The unlikely pairing of Korg MS10 emulator on Nintendo DS and looped tapes resulting in an uneven terrain of sound.

  • Imperial court music from DJs SUSHI BATH (Ieva Javaciute & James Rushford)

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street
$10 (full) + $5 (conc)

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Pimmon - Gasometer - 20 Nov 2010

The Lost Machines by Adam Simmons - La Mama 14-16 Nov 2010

A final reminder about the show starting tonight, Sun 14 Nov at La Mama - 3 nights only!!

For bookings, call La Mama on 9347 6142 or online at

AND for an idea of what one might expect...: Check out this from ABC Radio National's "The Music Show" that was aired today: just go to and search for "Adam Simmons".)

(forwarded from Adam Simmons)

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Sunshine & Grease - 14 Nov 2010

Rob McDougal
Mad Nanna
The Donkey’s Tail
Tim Catlin
The Charles Ives Singers
The French

Sunday 14 NOV 2010

9 Queens Parade

(forwarded from John Nixon)

A View From The Forest - Max Sipowicz

New album by Melbourne guitar improviser Max Sipowicz is out now on Clinical Archives. The album titled "A view from the forest", contains 8 beautifully sparse tracks emphasizing the texture of sound instead of melody and rhythm.The album is available to download for free from

(forwarded from Max Sipowicz)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Tuesday November 16th @ the Make It Up Club

A very special night featuring the members of Japanese grind-scuzz masters, Teratova in various combinations. Teratova's Harada joins the Melbourne punkprov supergroup, Goat Witch; Teratova perform an exclusive noise improv trio. And Jerome Rebeiro returns to Melbourne for a one-off electronic processing performance.

Teratova (Japan), featuring: Taku Oshio (guitar), Shingo Matsumiya (bass), and Takashi Nii (drumkit)
Jerome Rebeiro (laptop, processing and effects)
Goat Witch with Harada, featuring: Steve Brick (guitar), Deryck Hunt (drumkit), Josh Beagley (bass), Patrick Millman (bass), Tommy Forshaw (bass) Jem Moloney (drumkit) and Hidekazu Harada (fretless bass)

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:
23/11: Emma Albury; John Jacobs; Fucked.
30/11: Yusuke Akai Sun Ra project; Corey Keems and Shane van den Akker; Victor Meertens.
07/12: RSI and Mitchell Brennan; Que Nguyen; Knob, featuring: Caroline Bandurski, Jon Perring, Matt Murphy, and Nick Livingston.
14/12: Gridish, featuring John Jacobs, Ross Healy, Steve Law and Marco Cher-Gibard; Harriet Morgan; Spasmoslop, AKA: Nik Kennedy.

Undecisive God/Screwtape Split/tape

Undecisive God - RPM's
Screwtape - Shitless
Professionally pressed C-40 in an edition of fifty.
Trade only.

Monday, 8 November 2010

This Wednesday the 10th of November @ Stutter...

    tv aka clickjaw aka empty folder has also been part of The Professional
    Savage, Syringe Stickup Mama and has done some other stuff.

    Sasha Margolis' solo project. Sifting through the sonic waste and discarded technology left by the roadside of a world speeding too fast into the future. Field recordings, found sound, tape manipulation, noise and effects units. Currently pursuing live and studio created binaural soundscapes and archaic tape based drones.

    Lloyd Honeybrook - Boogiebass
    Gareth Thompson - Boogiedrums
    Lachlan Barwise - Vacuum Cleaner Brutality
    Trev Clay - Arsey Aktions
    Mitch Brennan - Analog Annihilation
    Nik Kennedy - Throat Scraping Destruktion
    Vijay Thillaimuthu - Serious Intensity

Susie's Gone are a band named after some noise that was named after a song. They are also Melbourne's #1 Testicle Candy Tribute Band, slinging their very own brand of ripped-off boogiebrutality and/or woogienoise. Boasting members of The Kill, Bum Creek, Holy Boner, Susie's Gone and Rapex, and people who've worn the shirts of such bands as Sissy Spacek, Mr. Bungle, Sunn O))), Puss Whip Bang Gang and Napalm Death, and friends of people who've heard of such bands as The Beach Boys, Fabio Umberto, Moëvöt, Kiss and Susie's Gone not to mention...I forget where I was going with this. Just come down to Horse Bazaar and nod along as we tear apart your favourite rock/metal/punk hitz.

  • DJ TRISTAN VOX. Abject ectoplasmic bilge and shimmering sovereign speechlessness, burnt black about all edges.

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street
8:30pm $10 (full) + $5 (conc)

The Australian Cassette Underground - a historical overview

Don Campau's excellent website The Living Archive of Underground Music recently published a historical overview of cassettes in Australian underground music, written by Artefacts compiler, Clinton Green. Amongst other things, the article discusses Ron Nagorcka's tape recorder opera "Atom Bomb" as a key event in the development of tape music (where tape recorders are the primary generators of aural and/or compositional materials) not only in Australia but internationally as well. "Atom Bomb" is essentially a dialogue between performers and several domestic tape recorders, where sonic materials (vocals and keyboards) are generated during the performance, sampled, played back and resampled by the tape recorders. In composing "Atom Bomb", Nagorcka recalled a statement from Jean Charles Francois earlier in the decade to the effect that ‘all electronic music is a distortion of music’s reality’; "Atom Bomb" is essentially an exploration of this concept with cassette tapes.

First performed at the Clifton Hill Community Music Centre in 1977 by Nagorcka and Warren Burt, "Atom Bomb" will be performed for the first time in thirty years by contemporary New Music trio, Golden Fur, at the launch for the Artefacts of Australian experimental music: volume II 1974-1983 double CD, on 27 November 2010 at the Iwaki Auditorium in Melbourne. Don't miss this one-off re-imagining of a key work from the Australian experimental music canon.

House Show - 13 Nov 2010

Saturday, 6 November 2010

SeedPod #6 Nov 13th/14th

Immersion Studio: 
by Jacques Soddell and Tessa Elieff
Saturday November 13th and Sunday November 14th
The Old Fire Station/Engine Room, Bendigo
Tix $10 @ the door

Sound does not know the rules that apply to us regarding walls, corners and closed doors. It travels through, beyond and around – being in numerous places at once yet existing as a single entity. It permeates our surroundings and impacts on our environment. Under the guise of being unseen it expands and contracts space, pulling and twisting the edges we construct around our perceived reality.

Tessa Elieff is currently completing her honours in Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sound) at RMIT. Her work centres on recordings of natural sonic phenomena. Spaces and places that create their own unique audible environment.

Jacques Soddell is a sound artist producing electroacoustic music, with an interest in deconstructing natural sounds (field recordings) to create new sounds & textures.

During their time in the Immersion Studio Tessa has collected surround and stereo recordings from Bendigo's Sacred Heart Cathedral and Jacques has delved further into methods of manipulation, destruction and cohesion regarding sound.  Their final presentation will showcase a work created from their skills combined - one that entwines both the untouched field recording and it's manipulated Other.  Listeners will experience a piece that aims to challenge our interpretation of reality, provoking us to question everyday perceptions we regard as being absolute.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Bum Creek Al Bum launch - Tote - 20 Nov 2010

Fresh from their sold out show supporting Japanese heroes the Boredoms, relocated Canberra freakazoids Bum Creek are getting hungry! Their debut album AL has just come out on limited edition vinyl from Chapter Music, and to celebrate, the improvised noise idiot savants are putting on a lunchtime spread!

So come lunch with Bum Creek and friends the Ancients, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, Anthony Pateras, Matthew Brown and Northlands on Saturday afternoon, November 20 at the Tote Hotel. There'll be a BUM BQ with $1 sausages and $1 vegie options, limited edition Bum cupcakes and more, including sounds selected by DJ Shags and DJ Twin Twin, and interior decoration by Frommer and Wotherspoon.

The finer details are as follows:
Saturday November 20, 12pm - 5.30pm
Tote Hotel, Collingwood
with the Ancients, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, Anthony Pateras, Matthew Brown and Northlands, DJ shags, DJ Twin Twin
tickets $10 on the door

(forwarded from Guy Blackman)

Tuesday November 9th @ the Make It Up Club

This week features 3 drumkit-centric duos. Noise maestro Penguins in a new duo with Melbourne grind and abstract drummer, Brian O'Dwyer; Skronk-merchant Troy Naumoff with Trent Brown; and Shane Reynolds' analogue tape manipulations with Atticus Bastow.

Brian O'Dwyer (drumkit) vs Penguins (guitar, effects, space)
Facemelt, featuring: Trent Brown (drumkit) and Troy Naumoff (guitar)
Atticus Bastow (drumkit) and Czura AKA Shane Reynolds (analogue tapes)

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:
16/11: Teratova (Japan); Goat Witch with Harada; Jerome Rebeiro.
23/11: Emma Albury; John Jacobs; Fucked.
30/11: Yusuke Akai Sun Ra project; Corey Keems and Shane van den Akker; Victor Meertens.
07/12: RSI and Mitchell Brennan; Que Nguyen; Knob, featuring: Caroline Bandurski, Jon Perring, Matt Murphy, and Nick Livingston

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Sona-Nyl 20th Nov @ Bendigo Hotel

“In London there is a man who screams when the church bells ring”

Featuring Dark Dub Rockers Terminal Sound System, Sydney’s Atmospheric Doom merchants The Veil, Improvised Psych Metal duo Stellarvore, and a special opening performance by Audio/Visual Drone merchant Abre Ojos, Sona-Nyl will be a night not be soon forgotten!
It’s all happening on Saturday November 20th at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood (just down from the tote) from 8pm. $10 presale or $12 on the door. Tickets available direct from the bands, 27 Stone or from Missing Link Records in Bourke st.
Every person who attends will be given the opportunity to download recordings of the nights’ sets for free as part of 27 STONE’s bootleg series, as well as $10 jugs of Carlton Draught before 10pm.
For more Information go to or email

You can buy tickets online here and every ticket bought online gets a free sticker and the chance to win a limited edition Abre Ojos t-shirt.

The Terminal Sound System is s.klein, half of cult doom-noise outfit HALO (Relapse Records), joined live by real human compatriots m.fogarty and g.haztigeorgiou, and a synced visualscape of reappropriated video.
Described by at least one inebriated listener as “Cinematic Doom”, the Terminal Sound System builds imaginary soundtracks out of crystalline eight-dimensional Meccano, layering doom riffs with malfunctioning breakbeats, apocalyptic postrock with sinister subbass worship and post-post Lynchian cocktail IDM.

The Veil:
The Veil are a Dark Atmospheric band currently based in Sydney. Founded in 2006 by Che deBoehmler, the band soon began demoing material and solidifying the lineup.
In early 2009 The Veil released the “Nightfall Watching” EP, displaying a broad mixture of influences and succesfully blending elements of Doom, Post-Punk/Early Goth, and touches of early 90s-esque Death/Black Metal. The Veil are currently in the final stages of recording their debut album.

STELLARVORE are an improvised, experimental, instrumental duo out of Melbourne consisting of D on Drums and C on Guitar/Bass and Synths.
Born as a side project of Blasting Death/Black outfit Severian, Stellarvore quickly took on a life of it’s own as the duo found themselves embracing the freedom a simpler formation brings. Mixing Doom, Black Metal, Shoegaze, Noise and Industrial STELLARVORE is an ever changing beast with eyes of fire and blood in its mouth.

Abre Ojos: is improvised sound and vision for dystopian meditation using modular synths

Sonic Array - Irene's Warehouse - 20 Nov 2010

Dreamland Recordings is proud to present: SONIC ARRAY

Sonic Array is the epic warehouse show we have always wanted to host. Featuring one of the most diverse lineups you’re likely to see with styles consisting of experimental, noise, rock, drone, ambient, instrumental and who knows what else? Something guaranteed for every set of ears!


All taking place within the lovely warehouse space of Irene’s.

Saturday Nov 20th @ Irene’s Warehouse.
5 Pitt St. Brunswick East.$10.00.
From 3pm – 10:30pm. First act performs 3:15pm SHARP.
Facebook event page with streaming tracks from each band:

Monday, 1 November 2010

Transmissions From Pyongyang

Four bands have been brought together to release one sonic message bathed in the visual projections of Paul Rogers, one of Melbourne’s most original and pioneering VJs.

The show encompasses the seafaring auditory narratives of Cuba is Japan, with drummer Cameron Potts press-ganged back into service after a stint at sea with Bordoms. The intergalactic depravity of Slocombe’s Pussy with their full arsenal of psycho-delic phonic weaponry, warming up ready for the launch of their 53 minute DVD debut in early 2011.

Agonhymn and their own concoction of venomous black jazz, oozing like aluminum sludge flowing from a ruptured tailings dam in the picturesque countryside of Western Hungry. And Abre Ojos, the one-man modular synth pyromaniac pitting man against machine with scrambled electronics and projections provoking metacognitive reflection…

This is the first presentation under the auspices of Supercriticality Records.

$10 entry, doors on 830pm at the Tote Hotel, Thursday 4th