Thursday, 29 April 2010

More events of interest at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 1-8 May 2010

PETER BROTZMANN (GERMANY) BROTZMANN SOLO With Pateras Baxter Brown and Brian Chase (YYYs, USA)
7:30pm Tuesday 4 May, BMW Edge, Federation Square
OVERGROUND, A FESTIVAL WITHIN A FESTIVAL
Featuring Peter Brotzmann, Han Bennink, Oren Ambarchi, Anthony Pateras, Oren Ambarchi, Mick Turner, Pikelet and many more... 2:00pm-8:00pm Sunday 2 May, Melbourne Town Hall MASTERCLASS: BROTZMANN AND HAN BENNINK
4pm Tuesday 4 May BMW Edge, Federation Square
CONVERSATIONS....ON THE UNDERGROUND
A panel discussion and forum featuring Joel Stern (moderator), Peter Brotzmann, Han Bennink, Jon Dale, Brian Chase. Mon 3 May, The Wheeler Centre

HYBRIDS AND FOLKLOREA PSYCHFOLKLORIC INSTALLATION AT THE NGV
Featuring HI GOD PEOPLE THE DEAD NOTES (Bris) incl. Eugene Carchesio and Sandra Selig, JOEL STERN (Bris), SNAWKLOR, KIM MYHR (Nor)/COR FUHLER (Ned)/DALE GOREFINKEL, CLOCKED OUT DUO (Bris) with DAVID CHESWORTH, TERRA ASSTRALIAS (Bum Creek + Shags Chamberlain)
*event will run as one continuous performance in garden space. Audience are encouraged to walk freely around performers. Refreshments available.
SATURDAY 1 MAY 2010, 12-2PM sharp
*GROLLO EQUISET GARDEN, NGV INTERNATIONALSt Kilda Rd, Melbourne
FREE!

See also Overground

Go to www.melbournejazz.com for full program and tickets

AVANTWHATEVER PRESENTS...A MONTH OF STUTTER - WEDNESDAYS FROM MAY 12 TO JUNE 2 - THE HORSE BAZAAR - 397 LITTLE LONSDALE ST - 8:30PM - $10/$5

WEDNESDAY MAY 12

ALEX WHITE
MATT CHAUMONT
ROSALIND HALL & MARCO CHER-GIBARD
MARTIN KAY
+ DJ ARSECRACK

WEDNESDAY MAY 19

DALE GORFINKEL & ROBBIE AVENAIM
TOM HALL
IVENS
THE DANIEL GREEN ENSEMBLE
+ DJ DOWNPAT

WEDNESDAY MAY 26

CANDLESNUFFER
ANTHONY MAGEN & FRIENDS
CLEPTOCLECTICS
ANNA CHASE
+ DJ JIM KNOX

WEDNESDAY JUNE 2

ROBIN FOX
BRUCE RUSSELL
JON HUNTER
FRANCIS PLAGNE
+ DJ THEMBI SODDELL

THE HORSE BAZAAR
397 LITTLE LONSDALE ST
ENTRY $10/$5 8:30PM



Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Overground -Melbourne Town Hall - 2 May 2010

Overground at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2010
Melbourne Town Hall
Sunday May 2nd, 2pm to 8pm
Tickets: $30 http://http/www.melbournejazz.com/v2010/webpages/event.php?cID=60

Lineup and Running Order:

Bennink/Brotzmann Duo
Pure Evil Trio and Occult Blood
Kingston/Manek Duo
Myhr/Gorfinkel/Fuhler Trio
Chase/Misterka Duo
Salmon/Brown Duo
Carolyn Connors Solo
Golden Fur with True Radical Miracle
The Deadnotes
Pateras/Bennink Duo
Tomlinson/Ughetti/Fox Trio
Vocal Ensemble
De Bruyn/Stern Duo
Showa 44
Ambarchi/Fusinato/Chase Trio
Simon Barker with Bum Creek and Snawklor
Fuhler/Tinkler Duo
Grabowsky/Baxter Duo
Turner/Plagne/Morris/Veltheim Quartet
Embers Big Band

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Tuesday April 27th @ the Make It Up Club

For the first time in many years, two of Australia's most innovative and challenging improvising guitarists are reunited in Melbourne for a duo of sublime genius. Featuring Hobart's one-and-only Schwitters of guitar, Greg Kingston, and Melbourne avant legend, Dave Brown, The Handy Doorholes are an unlikely melding of two utterly confused temperaments where Chaos, bad sex, dead melody, nervous tics, call and response, bird talk, incendiary noise, threatened quietude, and beautiful melodic banter all loop and channel into one sick amalgam by dint of two electric guitars and a plethora of weird electrical devices, toys and junk. And returning for what promises to be an incredible conjunction of sonorific forces, improv-noise trailblazers, Pete Hyde and Dan Brady are joined by avant-techno wiz, and Abre Ojos alter-ego, Scott Baker.

The Handy Doorholes, featuring: Greg Kingston (TAS) (guitar and toys) and Dave Brown (guitar and noys)
Pete Hyde (voice and noise), Dan Brady (tapes and noise) and Scott Baker (analog synths and noise)

The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
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
$5/$10

Coming up:
02/05: Overground at the Melbourne Town Hall for the 2010 Melbourne International Jazz Festival co-curated by MIUC, featuring everyone from Evelyn Morris to Peter Brotzmann
04/05: Pure Evil Trio (Sydney); Holy Boner with Yuka Harte

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

VICMOD RECORDS 2 new releases

Steve Law and Rod Cooper new releases.

Steve Law's CD is great spikey release of transient synthesis created on ARP 2600 and other tasty vintage gear.

Rod Cooper has created an album of recordings of electronic equipment around the world.

Do check them out. (click on image to take you to the VICMOD Records site)

Many more amazing releases to come by the likes of Warren Burt, Greg Long, Cray, Jeffrey Ulhmann, Ryou Oonishi , Roland Oberheim and many more

You want avant electronics - YOU GOT IT!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Experimental Sound at The Arthouse wed 21st April


A night of experimental sound crunch, gristle and fuzz, chaos, beats, hip-hop and noise pop!
7pm Wednesday 21st April
@ The Arthouse - Cnr Elizabeth and Queensberry St City
Entry by donation

7:30 - James ‘The Beast’ Jackson – Brutal spoken word
8 - Threat Level Orange – Beats / Hip Hop
8:45 - Abre Ojos - Tangible synthetic sound
http://abreojos.net
9:30 - Evil Jed – Experimental / noise / dub / electronics and devices.
www.myspace.com/eviljedmusic
10:30 - Team Red - Noise pop / experimental / punk / collage / party music
www.myspace.com/goteamred

Sunday, 18 April 2010

This Wednesday the 21st of April @ Stutter...

+ LARS GRAUGAARD (DK)
+ MAKERS OF THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST (SYD)
+ SCATTERED ORDER MK1 (SYD)
+ DJ ROB MAYSON

+ LARS GRAUGAARD - ''Lars Graugaard is a composer, flautist, and lecturer with a PhD in the artistic and technological challenges of interactive music and multimedia. He has more than 160 compositions in all genres to his credit, regularly performed in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. He has composed works for stage and cinema, and participates as composer and/or flautist on over 40 CDs for dacapo/Marco Polo, Classico, Centaur, EMI, SONY Classical, CBS, and others. Lars regularly publishes peer-reviewed papers. Consequently, his artistic vision and musical understanding lets him move freely between sophisticated surroundings and popular culture, and his production therefore comprises digital experiments into the latest trends of interactive music, installations and cross-modal forms, as well as popular projects and compositions in the modernistic European tradition from large-scale orchestral pieces to chamber music. Recent endeavours have brought him the vicinity of experimental real-time electronica, with a variety of international projects.''

+ SCATTERED ORDER - ''From the dusty vaults of the legendary M Squared record label lurches that perennial genre busting favourite Scattered Order. This Mark 1 version of the band finds original members and label chief honchos Mick Jones and Michael Tee combining for a sonic assault of samples, noise and guitars in this rare live performance. Witness a brave attempt at DIY reverse engineering as Minidiscs, cassettes and other deleted technology are used to demolish a bunch of new tunes plus old faves like ''Heat'', ''Koo Koo Kamus'' and ''Mass Murder''.''

+ MAKERS OF THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST - ''This quirky late 70's Sydney electronica band has reanimated their deft mixture of the pseudo classical with elements of exotica & gothic pop. Best known for the 1980 underground sensation ''Tael of Seaghors''. Floating watery sounds made by synths and bubblemakers lead into a lilting, gorgeous two-chord progression in 3/4 time and ersazt pirate verse. See original members (Shane Fahey, Peter Richardson and Steve Couri) joined by Cat Colman construct their art-noir keyboard tunes with guitar clouds and microbe electronics in their first Melbourne performances in many years.''

+ DJ ROB MAYSON between the acts!

8:30pm

$10 (full) / $5 (conc)

@Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne

www.myspace.com/stuttermelb

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Aumgn - Accretion CD


forwarded from Jason Beale:
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Aumgn is a solo music project by Jason Beale, a local visual artist. The Accretion CD has 6 tracks over 35 minutes, combining ambient soundscapes, industrial noise, and minimalist drone with some primitive psych-rock guitar. Limited edition of 300 copies. Retail info and sample track at www.jasonbeale.com

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Tuesday April 13th @ the Make It Up Club

Tonight, Sydney krautrock powerhouse, The Gruntled, are performing an improv set of drone-prog, channeling the lost art of the medieval carnivalesque, and will be joined by various Stabbs and legendary psychadelic freak: Paul Kidney, busting lungs and genre expectations. And, with voices that defy the senses and sensibilities of the latent potential of the oldest human musical instrument, the incredible Carolyn Connors in duet with Adelaide's master of extended vocal technique, John Brennand.
  • The Gruntled (NSW) with Paul Kidney, featuring: Nick Potts (assorted medieval instruments, loops, effects), Ricarda Reek (hurdy gurdy), Richard Walsh (theremin, effects), Craig Darryl Skull McPeade (spoken word performance), James Dixon (synthesizer) and Matt Gleeson (bass)
  • Carolyn Connors (voice) and John Brennand (voice)


The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub
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
$5/$10

Coming up:
20/04: Lars Graugaard (Denmark) and Ben Byrne
27/04: Greg Kingston (Hobart); Pete Hyde, Dan Brady and Scott Baker
04/05: Pure Evil Trio (Sydney); Holy Boner with Yuka Harte

Friday, 9 April 2010

This Wednesday the 14th of April @ Stutter...

Undue Noise - sound and video art from Bendigo and Castlemaine

Undue Noise, founded in 2002, is a collective of a Central Victorian sound and video artists who organise regular experimental gigs in Bendigo and Castlemaine. Tonight's 4 acts feature some of its most active members.

  • DOUBLEOTHER - Doubleother are Justin Bull (guitar) and Simon Howard (computer sounds and video). Half of improv group Planetcaravan = the whole of Doubleother. Overdue regulars in Bendigo's undue noise. Languishing somewhere between the pub and some gallery.

  • PAUL FLETCHER - A video/animation & sound artist, interested in experimental relationships between narrative, sound and animated motion, Paul works collaboratively with multi-discipline Central Victorian live art collective Punctum, and Undue Noise as well as individual film and live performance projects, including the invention of custom built audiovisual instruments. A former member of Essendon Airport and Tsk, Tsk, Tsk. Paul will present a live video and sound improvisatory film, ''Sonic Island'' - an island made of sound. An island as a metaphor for a state of isolation. An isolated state buffeted and caressed by gentle waves.

  • FORCE FED SMILE - Treated loops that try to become song's yet fail in the attempt and become a psychedelic dreamscape. Sounds by Tim Townsend.

  • JACQUES SODDELL - Bendigo-based electroacoustic composer working with treated field recordings, and sometimes video. He founded Undue Noise in 2002, runs experimental label Cajid Media, is actively involved in live arts group Punctum, and since 1983 has presented an experimental music program, Possible Musics, on Bendigo community radio.

8:30pm

$10 (full) / $5 (conc)

@Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

www.myspace.com/stuttermelb

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

thursday 8th april horse Bazaar: The Night Porter


PNPP 2: Thu Apr 8th : Horse Bazaar
Plug N Play Goes Panoramic :
Live Video Performance by Dom Rhys
+ Screening of Light Rhythm Currents 2010 Compilation

Live Video Performance by Dom Rhys
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Great opportunity to explore the relationship between illustration and animation this Thursday - Dom Rhys performs and mixes intricate layers of live video and animations on one screen, while splashes of his illustrations appear on the other 3 screens. Dom will also be playing a specially prepared ambient music mix to accompany his visual work.

Dom Rhys is a current honours student in RMIT's Media Arts course. Making moody urban flavored drawings, sound and video work - ongoing themes in which have been based around ideas of science fiction, surrealism, and magical realities. Present work combines these elements, working towards live original AV performance dealing with the concept of the technological singularity. www.domrhys.com

Light Rhythm Currents 2010 Compilation
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( lightrhythmvisuals.com )
"The lightrhythm_currents 2010 program features new works by a collection of associated visual artists. Selected and curated by the founders of lightrhythm, this collection summarizes some of the most diverse films from the label, and some of the newest unreleased materials, wrapped and presented in a cinema screening format. From the surreal illustrations of Shantell martin to the 8bit styles of Raquel Meyers this diverse program entitles an audience to peer into the new visual cultures from around the world."
Ambient music selections by Dom Rhys + Jean Poole.

8-11.30PM THU APR 8
Horse Bazaar // 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
http://horsebazaar.com.au/

{ { {{ On the second Thursday of every month, Plug N Play curates screen imagery for 'The Night Porter', on Horse Bazaars long wrap-around screen. ( Enjoy 16:9 screen ratios? Try 64:9 ! )
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Drop a line if there's something visually unusual you'd like to launch / exhibit / experiment with in the months to come. This might include games / illustrations / photoshop tennis / net-based collaborations // live remixing // 'long photos' // ambient video // comic-book + website launches // }} } }

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see below! ( Image by Dom Rhys )



THE DONKEY’S TAIL SUNDAY 11 APRIL 2010 12:00PM EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC AT THE NGV #5


The Donkey’s Tail bring their homemade and regular musical instruments together to blast a cacophony of noises for your sonic and visual pleasure.

Driven along by sonic variation, agitation, nervousness and ad hocism the DT bring improv and abstraction to their version of free noise.


Using electric guitars, drums, trumpet, clarinet,

saxaphone, cello and electric rake,

the line-up of The Donkey’s Tail is:

John Nixon, Ljiljana Green, John Bartley, Dylan Martorell,

Merryn Lloyd, David Palliser and Warren Taylor



Saturday, 3 April 2010

Tuesday April 6th @ the Make It Up Club

Priming for their forthcoming tour of Japan, the duo of Robbie Avenaim and Lloyd Honebrook (affectionately entitled Fucked!), will make their final Melbourne appearance for some months. An intensely challenging collaboration—which demands as much from the audience as it does from itself—Fucked! distills the history of Modernist improv (from dada to aktionism, free music to extreme noise) into a vicious aural experience. And, from Adelaide, noisy/psych/drone/improv outfit Bitches of Zeus make their MIUC debut, featuring some of South Australia’s most adventurous improvisers including: Dan Varricchio, Lenin Simos and Pat Saracino. A night of free noise jouissance.

  • Robbie Avenaim (drumkit and percussion) and Lloyd Honeybrook (amplified alto saxophone and feedback)
  • Bitches of Zeus featuring: Daniel Varricchio (guitar, electronics, nord modular synth), Patrick Saracino (baritone guitar, electronics, moog realistic mg-1) and Michael Simos (vocals, percussion, electronics, tapes)


The Make It Up Club
www.myspace.com/makeitupclub

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
$5/$10

Coming up:
13/04: The Gruntled (Sydney) with Paul Kidney; Carolyn Connors and John Brennand
20/04: Lars Graugaard (Denmark) and Ben Byrne
27/04: Greg Kingston (Hobart); Pete Hyde, Dan Brady and Scott Baker
04/05: Pure Evil Trio (Sydney); Holy Boner with Yuka Harte

Friday, 2 April 2010

Dave Brown & Kym Myhr gigs - April 2010

forwarded from Dave Brown:
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Just letting you know about three shows I have over the next week or so.All three shows feature duets with Norwegian guitarist Kym Myhr and eachshow features different guests who'll also play with Kim and myself as a finale.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tomorrow: Saturday 3rd April 6-8PM @ SUNSHINE & GREASE9 Queens Parade Clifton Hill. Phone: 0431125821.Avenaim, Baxter, Myhr, candlesnuffer Quartet.Kim Myhr & candlesnuffer Duo, Prepared Instruments.Robbie Avenaim & Sean Baxter Duo, Percusssion, Motorized Percussion and Junk.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sunday 4th April 7-9PM @ MONKEY181 St George's Road Fitzroy North. Phone: 9489 5764.candlesnuffer, Garsden, Myhr Trio. Kim Myhr & candlesnuffer Duo, Prepared Instruments.Alex Garsden, Prepared guitar plus.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Saturday 10th April 6-8PM @ SUNSHINE & GREASE9 Queens Parade Clifton Hill. Phone: 0431125821.Myhr, candlesnuffer, Simmons Quartet.Kim Myhr & candlesnuffer Duo, Prepared Instruments.Adam Simmons, saxophones & woodwinds.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This Wednesday the 7th of April @ Stutter...

  • 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.

8:30pm

$10 (full) / $5 (conc)

@Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne

www.myspace.com/stuttermelb

Butler/Brennan Duo, NT/FSA, A. Wallace & Tom Hall @ The Old Bar



Butler/Brennan Duo (Fjorn Butler/Mitchell Brennan)
NT/FSA (Nic Tammens/Freya Schack-Arnott)
A. Wallace & Tom Hall

7:30PM
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
The Old Bar
74 Johnston St, Fitzroy

FREE