Friday, 23 December 2011

Vile Vortices video of a MIUC set featuring Chaos of the Haunted Spire

Here divided into two Vimeo clips is a one hour performance filmed and edited by Vile Vortices Productions featuring Chaos of the Haunted Spire, a Belgian experimental free jazz duo comprising Andrew Claes (saxophone and processing) and Teun Verbruggen (drumkit and processing). The set took place on January 26, 2010 at the Make It Up Club. For more information and a brief write up check out our blog Aeternal Flux (

Chaos of the Haunted Spire - live Pt1 from vile vortices on Vimeo.

Chaos of the Haunted Spire - live Pt2 from vile vortices on Vimeo.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Tuesday December 20th @ the Make It Up Club

Our final concert for the 2011 season is inspired by a century of Futurist intervention into Western aesthetics. Curated by Kerrie Farnsworth and Shane van den Akker, this week explores the influence of Luigi Rusolo's noise manifesto, “The Art of Noises,” and his intonarumori instruments as manifest in contemporary improvisation and instrument building, both analogue and digital. Exhorting us to open our musical ears to the sounds of the urban and industrial sonosphere, the Futurists anticipated the sonic complexity and abstraction that has become the foundation of modern avant garde improv. Farnsworth and van den Akker have assembled a cast of Melbourne's innovators in this tradition for a series of solo and collaborative noise making. MIUC will return for 2012 on Tuesday, January 17th. Keep safe and listen intently!

  • Dan Tucceri (formations)
  • Dale Nason and Shane Van Den Akker (extrapolations)
  • Rod Cooper and Kerrie Farnsworth (repercussions)

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:
2012: MIUC will reconvene on January 17th, 2012 after the Xmas/NY break

Axmen - Gasometer - 19 Dec 2011

Axemen are a New Zealand anti-institution. They are 30 years in existance this year, describing themselves as 'Experimental Psychedelic Pop'. They're on their debut trip to Australia, playing in Melbourne for the first time this Monday (19th) @ The Gasometer.
This is no ordinary band as a quick read of their bio will attest - links to music and videos via this link as well
Axemen perform a full set with supports:
Paul Kidney Experience (being the support season for PKE)
Bum Creek (being Bum Creek)
School Girl Report (unmissable young noiseniks from NSW)
Facebook event here, 9pm start for live sets
Prior to the show (at 6pm) Axemen will run a workshop showing off their DIY digital and electronic recording and performance wares, well worth a look, if its your thing.
In between this and live show you can of course get all gastro at the Gaso.
(forwarded from Neumusak)

Friday, 16 December 2011

Alternate - West Space 5-7 Jan 2012


A Today Your Love Project

Jessie Scott and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang

8pm, 5-7 JAN 2012
at West Space

Meet downstairs of 225 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Tickets $10, Bookings essential to

…I was in a medieval walled-in town. A doctor was having his prostate operated on. We were planning a commitment ceremony…he started to look younger. We had broken some taboo law…

We all dream. It comes back to us in flashes, as secrets that we are too embarrassed to share, or as revelations that guide our decisions.

Alternate is a project developed through a residency in September 2011 as part of the Today Your Love Program. Inspired by the many dreams they collected during the residency, Jessie and Alice have created an immersive performance through voice and video, which evokes a dream journey and takes the audience across multiple sites in and around West Space.

Alternate draws you into the strange, slippery, liminal space between conscious and unconscious, real and imagined, text and subtext.

West Space Links:
Jessie Scott
Alice Hui-Sheng Chang
Facebook event :

(forwarded from Alice Hui-Sheng Chang)

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Monday, 12 December 2011

Ernie Althoff "Thirty More" reissue

Shame File Music presents the final installment of the Ernie Althoff Cassette Archive, Thirty More .

Originally released on cassette in 1992, this release differs from Althoff's earlier cassettes in that it is made up of numerous distinct pieces, almost exclusively recorded on 4-track.

Thirty More is presented online for free download/streaming, accompanied by detailed, track-by-track reissue liner notes by Althoff, along with the original liners, cover art, and photos of some of the instruments used.

The Archive is also has a complete Althoff discography.

Download/stream for free or order a CDR copy from Shame File Music

Celebrate the completion of the Ernie Althoff Archive, there will be a house/backyard show hosted by Shame File Music in January, focussing on unamplified experimental music:

quiet noise - Saturday 14 January 2012

Ernie Althoff (with solar-powered music machines)
Clinton Green (Undecisive God)
Andrew McIntosh (Screwtape)

15 Neil Street, West Footscray

Facebook event page

Tuesday December 13th @ the Make It Up Club

This week at MIUC for our penultimate concert of 2011, 3 unique solos focussing on acoustic austerity with only the slightest hint processed augmentation. Making her debut, former Swedish, then Perth, now Melbourne-based vocalist, Casey Moir explores the extreme capabilities of the voice. Samuel Dunscombe, on a fleeting trip from San Francisco, presents the clarinet in all it’s extended capacity. And Sean Baxter with floor tom, junk percussion and over-driven PA feedback.

Casey Moir (solo voice)
Samuel Dunscombe (solo clarinet)
Sean Baxter (solo percussion)

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:
20/12/2011: The Art of Noise, Curated by Kerrie Farnsworth and Shane van den Akker.
2012: MIUC will reconvene on January 17th, 2012 after the Xmas/NY break

Mystic Eyes / Dark Passenger / Bonnie Mercer / Em Vécue Aquieu

Dreamland Recordings present their final show for 2011, which aims to be an unusual evening of tag team guitartronics.

After a recent sojourn to New York. LISA MACKINNEY, The star of such short films as: Mystic Eyes - (the movie!) and "Second Viennese School" makes a triumphant return to the local music world with her careful, timely study of acetone and guitar drones.

Support comes in the form of the controlled chaos of DARK PASSENGER creating his mono-chromatically eroding and degraded metallic drones.

BONNIE MERCER further explores the worlds of unrestrained depraved feedback, hallucinatory white noise and hypnotically evolving sonic guitar experiments.

The evening opens with frosty, classically inspired synth and guitar drones from new comer Em Vécue Aquieu fresh back to our shores after a year-long stint living in Europe.

All taking place within the intimate basement confines of The Grace Darling Hotel.

Wednesday December 21st. $8.00

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

aRoostercat - White Elephant Arts - 9 Dec 2011

presented by black dOOR and PA_ON_RECORD
black dOOR and Pa_On_Record present
a launch of black dOOR
with glittery shiny infinite sound excitement by
Company Fuck
Crenel Shrimp Cocktail Party
People Person
Company Fuck;
one man karaoke noisecore explosion living in a border-less avant retard territory.
Crenel Shrimp Cocktail party;
soundwalker, soundmaker, diy sound gadget builder, experimenter, Anthony Magen's collaboration with likely and unlikely minded others create a new filed of sound realm.
People Person;
A duo consist of Nathan Gray (visual artist, member of the snawklor and the French) and Julie Burleigh (the French). People Person was formed in Berlin earlier this year and have since played in Germany and Indonesia. People Person make their first appearance in Australia at he black dOOR launch! thus, double celebration.

White Elephant Arts
286 Albert Street
Brunswick, VIC

entry by donation
come and be shined on and get excited.


(forwarded from Akiko Yamasaki)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Tuesday December 6th @ the Make It Up Club

Tonight at MIUC, two groups of jazz virtuosi, subverting the traditions. CHILALA is a new group convened by drummer extraordinaire, Jimmy McLean and featuring some exciting young performers in experimental jazz improv. And a new trio from Andy Harrison with a revolutionary take on the gypsy folk tradition, incorporating textural soundscapes, minimalist discipline and emotional intensity. 

  • CHILALA, featuring: James McLean (drums/cymbals/junk), Jon Heilbron (prepared double bass), Angus Leslie (Guitar and vocals) and James Bowers (keyboard Instruments)
  • Nela Trifkovic (voice), Kyle Miller (guitars and laptop), and Andrew Harrison (keyboard and pedals)

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:
13/12/2011: Samuel Dunscombe; Casey Moir.
20/12/2011: The Art of Noise, Curated by Kerrie Farnsworth and Shane van den Akker.
2012: MIUC will reconvene on January 17th, 2012 after the Xmas/NY break

Monday, 5 December 2011

Shame File Music new items, sale, and related gigs

New additions to Shame File Music:

Various Artists "The Shape of Sound: Volume 2" CD Another cross section of Melbourne's current experimental/noise scene, this time with a dual emphasis on newish acts (Penguins, Mad Nanna, Admin Bldg, Monolith) alongside "elder statesman" (Arthur Cantrill, Screwtape, Ernie Althoff, Undecisive God). AU$10ppd

Shame File also has a few copies left of last year’s Volume 1, featuring Infinite Decimals, Automating, Zac Keiller, Primitive Calculators and more.

“The Shape of Sound: Volume 2” will be launched in Melbourne this Friday Night, with some very special performances including the debut sound performance by Arthur Cantrill and the first live collaboration between Ernie Althoff and Undecisive God:

Friday Dec 9 (from 8:30pm) at the Grace Darling Hotel, 114 Smith St, Collingwood.
-Barnaby Oliver with Dark Passenger
-Oranj Punjabi
-Ernie Althoff with Undecisive God
-Arthur Cantrill

James Rushford & Joe Talia "Paper Fault Line LP An amazing record...combines various things, such as improvisation, electro-acoustic music and composition. Massive blocks of sound are cut with sparse electronics, collage like but never chaotic or out of control. If anything, this reminded me of the old work of Mnemonist and Biota who worked from with similar ideas of improvisation and studio techniques, perhaps sometimes from a more rock context, whereas Rushford and Talia seem to have a more musique concrete like background said Vital Weekly #804. Only a couple of copies of this import left, Shame File is the only Australian distributor at the moment, so be quick - AU$35ppd

Radical Creation "Primordial Sludge and Human Ethics" cassette Melbourne noise with an impressive range of dynamics and texture. Dubbed onto recycled spray-painted cassettes of Christain sermons. AU$7ppd

Stelarc - "Fractal Flesh" CD Recordings of sound/body performances from 1996-97. Stelarc used internet and live audience interactions causing involuntary physical movement via muscle stimulators in his actual and virtual limbs (such as his Third Hand), linked via MIDI controlls to sound outputs. - AU$27ppd

Elle - CD Harsh noise that ocassionally seems to have harmony at its source, and at the other scale goes to the extremes of distortion to create granulated textures - AU$10ppd

Sale items and special deals - only one copy remains of each of these items, so be quick!

Automating "Train in Vein" CD Ranging from manipulated field recordings and samples to industrial noise soundscapes littered with live music recordings, Sasha Margolis has created a considered and varied alternative to Y35.3's power electronics - AU$5ppd

Mark Cauvin "Transfiguration" 2 CD Reputedly the first of it's kind, a double CD tour de force of solo double bass, performing works from composers like Scelsi, Berio and more. - AU$10ppd

Gyanism "Yr Nicked" mini CD Brisbane noise shronk craziness featuring Scott Sinclair and Joel Stern among others. AU$4ppd

Kalimayat "Postbharata" CD Dymanic nosie running a range of intensities/frequencies - AU$5ppd

Melted Men 7" Strange mumblings over percussion and other random sound sources- AU$8ppd

Matthew O’Shannessy & Eamon Sprod “(untitled)” mini CD An alien soundtrack of electronics and (?) mouth sounds, creating two fresh and original sound pieces. - AU$4ppd

Slasher Risk - Triple Jesus CD A series of guitar based improvisations, ranging from ambient to industrial to noise. AU$5ppd

Smidirin "Coming into Existence" CD A cross-continental collaboration between Dr. Alien Smith of Lux Mammoth in Perth, and James Smith of W.I.T. in Melbourne - AU$5ppd

Solids "Possible Human" CD Forerunner to the Hi-God People, Solids present psychedelic noise collisions of guitar, drums and analogue synth - AU$5ppd

Sympathetic Division CD A collection of this Adeladian's best electronic/ambient material of the past few years, these tracks fill as many spaces as they leave in a balanced ambient workout - AU$5ppd

Various Artists "Stove Goats" CD Brisbane sound art denizens Urblooten (Joe Musgrove), Secret Killer of Names (Lloyd Barrett) and Company Fuck (Scott Sinclair) pay tribute to Burzam. Not for posers. AU$5ppd

Special offers:

Artefacts of Australian experimental music: Volume I and Volume II for only AU$50ppd

The entire NMATAPE series on CDR (11 discs) for AU$75ppd.

**Mark this Shame File Music house/backyard show in your calendar for January:

Quiet Noise – unamplified experimental music

-Ernie Althoff (with solar music machines from his classic Heliosonics CD, available from Shame File)
-Clinton Green (Undecisive God)
-Andrew McIntosh (Screwtape)

House/backyard show – BYO – Free
Saturday 14 Jan 2012, 2-6pm
15 Neil Street, West Footscray (5 min walk from Tottenham Station on the Sydenham/Watergardens line).

Shame File Musicspecialising in Australian experimental

Sunday, 4 December 2011


Scott Sinclair's one-man noisecore karaoke explosion! An entire rainbow of musical styles with every electrified scream, grunt, cough, or spit. In his own unique way, CxFx transforms the stage  into a hyper-violent karaoke bar of the future - and he may even persuade the audience to sing along.

Partynoisemania with Yuka Discobeans (vocals/electronics), Brad Smith (drums) & Nik Kennedy (vocals/electronics). Vicious mullets! Brutal noisebeats! Frightening gloomscapes! Xxxtreme dance maneuvers!

Breakcore infused rhymthmic power noise.

Loops into the future.

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Last Discobeans Monday gig for the year! Thanks to everyone who has performed and come to these gigs over the year and helped make them so much fun! Next gig after this one is 9th of January, keep an eye out!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Vale John Blades

The Australian experimental music community lost one of its finest last Friday when John Blades passed away due to complications associated with cancer.

John was best known as a founding member of The Loop Orchestra, the long-time host/producer of the Background Noise radio program , and a tireless supporter of experimental musicians and sound artists around the country.

Outside of music, John advocated for people with disabilities (he was diagnosed with MS in 1982) in many ways, most memorably in his Walkley Award-winning radio documentary “The Too Hard Basket” about sexuality and the disabled.

John was one of the rare people I’ve met who I know pretty soon that I am privileged to have crossed paths with. His severe disability could not conceal his keen intelligence and broad knowledge of the arts, his humour, and most of all a positive energy and enthusiasm that he brought to his work. Listen to his fantastic radio doco “The Too Hard Basket” and you’ll get an idea of what I mean. If anyone in this world had something to be down and self-pitying about, it was John, who struggled for years with MS, only to finally succumb to cancer. His last email of a few weeks ago, informing his friends of his grim prognosis, agreed with what we all thought – ‘it wasn’t fair’. Yet he was still warm and positive, holding out hope for a final experimental treatment. We come across so many negative, self-pitying people – none of them have had the trials John did, and yet he was one of the most positive, enthusiastic people I’ve ever known (even though he had had episodes with depression the past; very common for people with MS). His personal and professional support for my own work was significant and lifted my spirits on several occasions.

I saw reports of John’s passing in social media on the weekend, but didn’t want to post anything here until I had something more official. Rik Rue rang me last night and asked that I inform Melbourne people who knew John, and pass on the details of the funeral service (Monday 5 December at Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney). Even if we can’t attend, I’m sure those of us who knew John and/or were moved by his work, will spare a thought for him.

Dale Gorfinkel and Cor Fuhler - Royal Park - 4 Dec 2011

Sunday 4 December 11am - 12.15pm, Out Hear joins Friends of Royal Park, MelbourneMeet at Trin Warren Tamboore carpark, Oak St (Manningham st) Parkville, Melbourne

Out Hear founder and sound artist, Dale Gorfinkel, will lead a soundwalk of Royal Park. On this walk our ears will be open to the park's sounds as they serendipitously unfold. It's a relaxed walk for about an hour with a few resting points. The only challenge is no talking! A unique experience for all ages.Dale has many years experience playing music in various outdoor locations around Australia and this event also features him playing his modified trumpet contraption along with multi-instrumentalist and inventor, Cor Fuhler.

Cost: $10 ($5 kids under 12)
For more info: or Dale 0401096309

Map of Trin Warren Tamboore

Transport to Trin Warren Tamboore from the CityCycling: Cycle along Capital City trail, leaving the trail at Manningham Street footbridge. Then cycle approximately 300 meters north along Manningham Street until you reach the car park on the right. Bycylce hoops are located near the public toilet.Tram: Catch Tram number 59 'Airport West' from Elizabeth Street. Alight at stop 22 on the corner of Boundary and Flemigton Roads, North Melbourne. Walk over the footbridge located on the west side of Flemington Bridge Railway Station, crossing Flemington/Mt Alexander Roads and Manningham Street. Leave the trail at Mannigham Street and walk approximately 300 metres up Manningham Street to the Trin Warren Tamboore carpark. (5-10 minutes walking time)Train: Catch the Upfield line train and alight at Flemington Bridge. Walk over the footbridge located on the west side of Flemington Bridge Railway Station, crossing Flemington/Mt Alexander Roads and Manningham Street. Leave the trail at Mannigham Street and walk approximately 300 metres up Manningham Street to the Trin Warren Tamboore carpark. (5-10 minutes walking time)

(forwarded from Dale Gorfinkel)

Undue Noise: analog synths, computers, acoustic instruments and noise

Sat 3rd December 8pm Old Fire Station View St Bendigo $5

The last undue noise for the year features a mix of analog synths, computers, acoustic sounds and noise.

VICMOD is a group of modular synth enthusiasts that meets monthly in Melbourne to build and discuss modular synthesisers. Tonight you’ll hear their ensemble, The VICMOD Ensemble, who recently had a great show at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. VICMOD is also Kyneton based Ross Healy’s record label that features great Australian and International experimental music.

WARREN BURT is one of the major figures in Australian Computer music. Now Daylesford base – this will be his first solo performance for Undue Noise.

ATMOS ENSEMBLE is a Castlemaine/Maldon based free-improv group, led by Simon Howard, using mainly acoustic instruments
(AE will also have a longer jam between 5 and 6pm)

JACQUES SODDELL also runs a regional based record label (cajid media) which specialises in Australian sound art. His “cinematic” computer based soundscapes using mutated field recordings & other sounds are well known to Undue Noise audiences. He is also founder of Undue Noise.

THEY EAT SCUM – is a new and constantly evolving line-up of musicians and sound artists from across Victoria. Basing their sound on the concept of ‘free punk’, their improvised sound ranges from solo noise sets and sound art, through to full band psych rock, and noise jams. A very loosely structured outfit, sometimes consisting of a solo member, duo, or trio, through to a full band, their name is taken from the Richard Kern ‘transgression cinema’ film of the same name from the early 80’s New York punk scene

equiries jacques soddell 0421786595

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Sound Design and VJ Workshop with Robin Fox and Tim Bright at Signal 37

Join audio-visual artists Robin Fox and Tim Bright in a sound and video design intensive exploring cutting edge and experimental techniques incorporating the Giant Theremin and Signal screens.

Work will culminate in an interactive, live video and sound installation and performance as part of the Signal 37 Showcase event.

10 day program

6 places available

Signal 37 is a summer creative arts program jam packed with workshops, mentoring opportunities, conversations, exhibitions and performances. The program offers young people the chance to work alongside professional artists, develop skills across a wide range of art forms and gain accreditation, opening pathways into the creative industries.

Signal 37 is FREE and open to young people 13 to 20 years from all walks of life. You don’t need any experience to get involved.

For more information and to register go to

(forwarded from Nicole Hurtubise)

Monday, 28 November 2011

Tuesday November 29th @ the Make It Up Club

Three diverse and equally innovative collaborations this week. Stephen Richards (the genius behind the mixing desk at the MIUC every week) performs with his recently scratch-built modular, analogue synthesiser alongside the sublime extended cello practice of Golden Fur's Judy Hamann. US metal and hardcore guitar shredder, Theorn Campbell has convened a trio of abstracted and broken-beat digital grind improv for his debut performance. And, fresh from Berlin-via-the-Goldcoast, the incomparable master of avant-improv plunderphonics, Scott Sinclair, is joined by free-sax-noise firebrand, Lloyd Honeybrook.

  • Stephen Richards (synth) and Judith Hamann (cello)
  • Theorn Campbell (guitar with signal processor and halfstack, laptop and keyboard), Caitlin McKimm (v-drums) and Eliot McTavish (keyboard and drum machine)
  • Lloyd Honeybrook (alto sax and good haircut) and Scott Sinclair (electronics and bad haircut)

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:
06/12/2011: CHILALA, featuring: James McLean, Jon Heilbron, Angus Leslie and James Bowers; Nela Trifkovic, Kyle Miller and Andrew Harrison.
20/12/2011: The Art of Noise, Curated by Kerrie Farnsworth and Shane van den Akker.

cleaninglady - duo and solo shows this week.

There are two excellent cleaninglady shows happening this week.

Firstly : 

Tomorrow night - Tues 29th Nov @ Make It Up Club as a duo with the brutal improvising Cello stylings of Judith Hamann.

This will be their second outing as a Duo ; following on from the the dialogue established at the Discobeans show a few weeks ago.

cleaninglady on homebrew analog modular synth / sequencer , Judith Hamann (Golden Fur) on Cello.

Entry : $10 and $5 Unwaged

Secondly :

cleaninglady (solo) Thurs 1st Dec at Racket #17

cleaninglady on homebrew analog modular synth / sequencer.

cleaninglady intends to explore the full frequency range of his hand made synth at this gig and give the Miss Libertine's P.A. a bit of a workout...

Come down and support this excellent night at Miss Libertines. 

Entry : $5 for everyone.



Sunday, 27 November 2011

"State Of Decay" Publication Launch, Saturday 3rd December.












Saturday, 26 November 2011

SPASMOSLOP playing @ Brunswick Beach - 28/11/11

MONDAY 28th – SPASMOSLOP [a.k.a. Nik Kennedy]: A NOISE VORTEX for the end of the world concocted out of a potent beach cocktail, a mike and who knows what else. (7:30pm, dur: 30 mins)

I'll be donning my finest summer tourist wear and relaxing on the beach while drinking/playing an apocalyptic hydrophonic cocktail, with an esky full of pedals. Thanks to Sonja Hornung for the invitation!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Seeking venues/spaces

We're currently doing the rounds and trying to find new places in which to host performances.

If you are reading this and are a booker, or have access to either traditional venues, or non traditional, in the form of warehouse or gallery spaces then please get in touch via our site and say hello.

Thanks, Dreamland.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

What Is Music? - 8 & 10 Dec 2011

What Is Music? is back for its 13th year of existence with two killer nights of avant sounds at the East Brunswick Club and Revolt Melbourne, attempting to hit every frequency in the audible spectrum!

Thursday 8 December 2011 @ East Brunswick Club

This night will see the debut of a new piece Molecular Music Project Number 1, composed by Melbourne’s favourite drumjunk abuser/sonosphere explorer Sean Baxter for Australia’s leading new music ensembleGolden Fur, which comes with the caveat “culminates in a sustained and uncomfortable refrain in the higher registers”. The mid-range density abuse is supplied by guitar obliterator Marco Fusinato, again with Golden Fur, reviving their far-too-rare, undeniably brilliant collaboration that takes the harshest of electronics and seamlessly adds usually delicate, though hyperamplified, electroacoustic music into a swirling mass of ecstatic controlled chaos. The night concludes with a special extended set from Oren Ambarchi and Joe Talia, more than fulfilling the bass quota for the gig! Ambarchi’s lush abstracted guitar and Talia’s sophisticatedly discriminating drumming are the perfect pairing, droning into the abyss and into the unknown…

Doors: 7:30pm

Venue: East Brunswick Club, 280 Lygon St, East Brunswick, 3057

Cost: $10 on the door (no pre-sale)

More info:

Facebook event page.


Saturday 10 December – Circle Jerk @ Revolt Melbourne

Circle Jerk will present handcrafted landscapes, algorithmic art, interactive instruments and visceral progressions. This kaleidoscope of noise will be sculpted behind the veil of 100 loud speakers.

A tangling of electronic music, music concrete, noise, ambience and industrial, on two custom built multi-speaker diffusion systems, will spread throughout the huge industrial arts complex of Revolt Melbourne. The diffusion systems will present listeners with the rare opportunity to experience a dynamic collection of unique, immersive environments, drawn from the minds of selected artists.

The spaces will intertwine with an array of video and performance installations and improvisations, from a motley troupe of Melbourne’s finest contemporary artists.

Artists include: Anthony Pateras, Natasha Anderson, Phillip Samartzis, Shinjuku Theif, Robbie Avenaim, Cor Fuhler, Adam Hunt, Ryan Granger, Richard Pilkington, Kristian M Roberts, Chris Vik, Michael O’Dwyer, Jez P.A. Speelman, Brian O’Dwyer, James Gaunt, James Wright, Amy Gebhardt, Mark Walker, Marcia Jane and many more.

Doors: 7:00 pm

Venue: Revolt Melbourne, 12 Elizabeth Street, Kensington 3031.

Cost: $15 Full – $12 Conc +bf…. more on the door


Click here to book.

Facebook event page.

(forwarded from Amanda Betlehem)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

[Melb, AU] 25.11.11 - SoundBytes 10 - wah wah lounge - 185 lonsdale st

We are now in countdown mode to the biggest ever chipmusic event to hit Australian shores, and in our last SoundBytes for 2011 we want to remind you just how good the Australian talent is before we bring you international artists to compare with!
In association with Melbourne Music week, we’ve pulled together a combination of regulars, old favourites and a new discovery to bring you Melbourne’s most high energy, low tech audio experience.

Adelaide’s Doctor Chipmusic himself, little-scale returns to Melbourne for the first time in over a year to show case exactly what he’s been up to in the last twelve months and has some amazing material to share.
From Sydney, Abortifacient gets back to Melbourne after playing amazing shows in Europe and Japan earlier this year to show off a bunch of brand spanking new material for its Melbourne debut.
The core of Brisbane’s chip scene dot.AY finds himself back in Melbourne, along with one of his Brisbane partners in crime Rubijaq, they will be fresh from supporting Daedelus on the Brisbane stop of his Aussie tour.
Of course we haven't forgotten the locals. After two blip festival performances in a year (which, for the uninitiated, is a pretty huge deal!) cTrix is back on the line up for show #10, as is Maddest Kings Alive playing material guaranteed to get you bouncing.

This will be the very last SoundBytes til our MASSIVE Two day Blip Festival shows in conjunction with 8bitpeoples in February, so start the festive season off right by getting your chip on.

Tickets on sale at

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Out Hear Festival, 25-27 November


Title: Ulam VLF loop (graphite) 2009  Photography – Andrew Curtis  Image: Courtesy the Artist and BREENSPACE, Sydney

Photo: Joyce Hinterdings Ulam VLF loop (graphite) 2009, Photography Andrew Curtis, Image: Courtesy the Artist & Breenspace, Sydney

…an immersive experience for ears & eyes.
Out Hear Festival is a mesmerizing weekend of sound-sculptures, installations, automated kinetic contraptions, interactive modified instruments, performances and soundwalks. Bringing together renowned artists: Joyce Hinterding (NSW), Ernie Althoff, Riki-Metisse Marlow, Ross Manning (QLD), Matt Chaumont, Anthony Magen & FCAC artist in residence Dale Gorfinkel.
All ages welcome!
Performance evening: Friday 25 November 8pm $10/7
Big West Festival weekend: Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November 11am – 4pm FREE!
Soundwalks depart 11.30am & 2.30pm Saturday & Sunday

Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Street, Footscray VIC 3011
tel: (03) 9362 8888

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for The Arts, its arts funding & advisory body.

The Shape of Sound Vol 2 Launch part 1 - Grace Darling - 9 Dec 2011

THE SHAPE OF SOUND Vol.2 - Launch Part 1

Friday 9th December - doors open 8:30

The Grace Darling Hotel - Collingwood

Entry: $10

Penguins (12:00 - 12:30pm)
Barnaby Oliver with Dark Passenger (11:15 - 11:45pm)
Oranj Punjabi (10:30 - 11:00 pm)
Ernie Althoff with Undecisive God (9:45 - 10:15pm)
Arthur Cantrill (9:00 - 9:30pm)

The first and only live performance/demonstration of tape manipulation using a Revox and Nagra by legendary experimental film and sound artist Arthur Cantrill.

100 limited edition, hand numbered CDs on sale for $10 featuring unreleased tracks by:
Penguins, Arthur Cantrill, Dark Passenger, Mad Nanna, Galactagogue, Ernie Althoff,Oranj Punjabi, Undecisive God, Bonnie Mercer, Screwtape, Admin Bldg, Barnaby Oliver and Monolith.

Facebook Invite

(forwarded from Iceage Productions)

Slub - Thornbury Theatre - 26 Nov 2011

After 15 years of silence & hibernation SLUB have re-assembled!! They play a one-off show to conicide with the ROOTTMANN Lp appearing on CD (and re-mastered) for the first time since its original vinyl release in 1989.

Original ROOTTMANN co-workers, noise-maestro JOHN MURPHY and drummer CHRIS HUGHES now reside in Berlin and will be present in spirit - neither could face the long swim (or the ride on a leaky boat) to partake in this 'multi-media' performannce!

This pair will be ably replaced by new members MICHAEL WILCZEK (drums - GRONG GRONG) and guitarist TROY NORFOLK (SCOURGE, CHRISTBAIT), who join PETER KENNY - original member since SLUB's conception - sharing vocal duties with near-birth SLUB identity SONKE RICKERTSEN (on guitar also).

For this very special event, Collingwood artist DEAN McINERNEY will employ 2 film screens strectching across the vast interior of The Thornbury Theatre to project an array of abstract visual works.

True to its philosophy of 'constant change', SLUB's latest incarnation is spiked some new material, and a few surprises, even for those familiar with SLUB's output. Note: SLUB vocalist VIKKI RILEY has had to prioritised her pressing refugee work in the NT thus won't be partaking in this show

Supports HARRY HOWARD & NDE and CUBA IS JAPAN guarantee a very special night.

People this event is not to be missed - it is both noise-music history, and history in the making!

Venue is the majestic
Thornbury Theatre (851 High St, Thornbury)
Saturday, 26 November, doors 7:30pm

Tickets online via Oztix $15:
(or $20 at the door - if not sold out).
Cd available on the night

This event on Facebook:!/events/288120667878101/

(forwarded from Neumusak)

Tuesday November 22nd @ the Make It Up Club

Tonight at the MIUC, a stellar lineup of performers embracing the possibilities of no-core improv. Percussion innovators, Nat Grant and Maya-Victoria return with their duo of deconstructed rhythmic timbres. The post-noise, electroacoustic innovations of the Galactagogue Duo. And a premiere collaboration between two fairly recent Melbourne emigres who combine and transcend the traditions of avant classical and new noise, featuring Robinson Watt and Kevin CK LO

  • Nat Grant (vibraphone) and MV (tape loops)
  • Kevin CK Lo (dual feedback violin) and Robinson Watt (synth and guitar)
  • Galactagogue duo, featuring: Mark Skelton (pedal synth and noise machines) and Kerrie Farnsworth (tenor saxophone)
 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:
29/11/2011: Stephen Richards and Judith Hamann; Theorn Campbell; Lloyd Honeybrook and Scott Sinclair.
06/12/2011: CHILALA, featuring: James McLean, Jon Heilbron, Angus Leslie and James Bowers; Nela Trifkovic, Kyle Miller and Andrew Harrison.
20/12/2011: The Art of Noise, Curated by Kerrie Farnsworth and Shane van den Akker.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Ice Cream Exorcism 2 - Tape Projects - 24 Nov 2011

Ice Cream Exorcism 2
Presented by PA_ON_RECORD & Tape Projects

Thursday 24 November, 8.30pm - 12.00am
Ross Manning
... Mark Barrage
Roboto Dinero

+ DJ Holy Moly Roly

Tape Projects
1/81 Bouverie St

$5 Entry


(forwarded from Akiko Yamasaki)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Warren Burt plays an organ in Amsterdam from Daylesford

Performance in Amsterdam in Daylesford, 13 November 2011

Tuesday November 15th @ the Make It Up Club

Tonight at MIUC, electro-acoustic improv from Pyriphlegethon, featuring Adrian Sherriff, Sarah Whitteron and Graheme Croft‏ combining rarefied avant-clasical aesthetics with free improv abstraction. And Special Editions Residency Program, featuring, Mic and Brian O'Dwyer transcending their rock and grind roots with this new project of visceral free skronk.

  • Pyriphlegethon, featuring: Adrian Sherriff (laptop), Sarah Whitteron (voice) and Graheme Croft (contra alto clarinet)
  • Special Editions Residency Program, featuring: Michael O'Dwyer (guitar) and Brian O'Dwyer (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:
22/11/2011: Nat Grant and MV.
29/11/2011: Stephen Richards and Judith Hamann; Theorn Campbell; Lloyd Honeybrook and Scott Sinclair.
06/12/2011: CHILALA, featuring: James McLean, Jon Heilbron, Angus Leslie and James Bowers; Nela Trifkovic, Kyle Miller and Andrew Harrison.
20/12/2011: The Art of Noise, Curated by Kerrie Farnsworth and Shane van den Akker.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Sonic Arts Research Centre - Recital Centre - 12 & 15 Nov 2011

(forwarded from Melbourne Recital Centre):

Pushing the boundaries of music, the Sonic Art Research Centre presents two compelling concerts for a brave new world. Based at Queen's University Belfast, SARC brings together researchers and composers across music, computer science and electrical and electronic engineering with the central aim to create 'sonic art'.

Saturday 12 November 8pm
Features works that push the boundaries of instrumental practice through research into interactivity, extended techniques, and new forms of notation and communication.

Tuesday 15 November 6.30pm
Features the use of emotions to control musical parameters (through the use of body sensors), instruments that play themselves (virtual acoustic instruments), and performing over a network (telematics).

We would love for you to join us and experience these very unique showcase performances.Salon - Tickets from $35

31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006

Saturday, 5 November 2011

DISCOBEANS MONDAY - 7th November 2011

7th November 2011:

Is a sound and performance project of Fjorn Butler using  no-input, tape and tape player sounds and found object manipulation. Psychedelic sludge mixed with library recordings of body noise.

One man lost in the PAL cosmos, finding his way through black holes and fragmented signals, he adjusts luminance and chrominance to weave video feedback and looped radio transitions in order to try and find a new path back to earth, that is if the space madness doesn’t get him first.

Farewell your loved ones. Cosmos-destroying harshnoise beats, black hole subsonic voids and death bellows of the apocalypse. Libido Airbag gets arsefucked by Arse Destroyer.

'Video/Sonic Crisis concept
Euro Video Projection
Unstable forms
Pre Music'
'17 Euro Zone member states
27 European Union member states
1 $US = 0.6241 Eu' 

Thoughts, rituals and meditations.

238 High St. Northcote
7:00pm / $5 entry

Friday, 4 November 2011

Tuesday November 8th @ the Make It Up Club

This week, two of Sydney's great, young avant garde improvisers (both of whom have been pivotal curators and organisers of the incredible NOWnow festival and monthly series in NSW over the last few years), perform. Exploring the abstracted sonorities of wooden and metal reeds, Laura Altman and Peter Farrar promise a focussed listening experience, spanning the acoustic, psycho-acoustic and micro-acoustic worlds of their respective instruments. Recently returned, Toby Brodel is presenting his solo voice and guitars project, where soundwaves make you think. And, Hanna Silver debuts a new trio of post-serialist/abstract free jazz persuasions.

  • Laura Altman (clarinet) and Peter Farrar (saxophone)  
  • Tobias Brodel (bass guitar, guitar and microphone) 
  • Bad Doctor, featuring: Hanna Silver (synthesizers and effects), Michael O'Connor (flute and effects) and Conrad Tracy (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:
15/11/2011: Adrian Sherriff, Sarah Whitteron and Graheme Croft‏: Special Editions Residency Program, featuring: Michael and Brian O'Dwyer (drumkit).
22/11/2011: Nat Grant and MV.
29/11/2011: Stephen Richards and Judith Hamann.
20/12/2011: The Art of Noise, Curated by Kerrie Farnsworth and Shane van den Akker.

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Matthew Brown - Tape Projects - 5 Nov 2011

Iceage Productions in association with Tape Projects presents:

MATTHEW BROWN (10:45 - 11:15)
PORPOISE TORTURE (10:00 - 10:30)
ERNIE ALTHOFF (9:15 - 9:45)
MONOLITH (8:30 - 9:00)

$5 Entry
Saturday, November 5 · 8:00pm - 11:30pm

1/81 Bouverie Street, Carlton.


(forwarded from Iceage Productions)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Colin/Simmons/Brown - Monkey - 3 Nov 2011

(forwarded from David Brown):

Denis Colin/Adam Simmons/David Brown
THURS 3rd Nov, 8pm @ Monkey 181 St Georges Road North Fitzroy.

Fresh from an extremely successful tour with La Societe Des Antipodes, including the Wangaratta Jazz Fest, Denis and Adam will be joined by David Brown for a series of solo, duo and trio settings.

Denis Colin - bass clarinet
Adam Simmons - saxophone, contra alto clarinet, shakuhachi
David Brown - prepared guitar

Greg Haines - Horse Bazaar - 16 Nov 2011

(forwarded from Ben Gavin):
The Silent Hour presents

GREG HAINES (UK - miasmah/sonic pieces)

16th of November 2011 / 8pm
Horse Bazaar

Tickets on Sale at:

If you would like anymore information please go

Out Hear - Soundwalk and Festival

Sunday November 6, 3.30pm:

Soundwalk & Performances from Studley Park Picnic Area with Sleepy Headz: Laura Altman (SYD) & Peter Farrar (Blue Mountains) and Sounds Like Movement: Peter Fraser (movement) & Dale Gorfinkel (sounds).

Meet at Keanes Bridge, Studley Park Picnic Area, Boathouse Rd, Kew (off Yarra Boulevard)
map of studley park

Bookings & info: Dale 0401096309

Public transport directions: 18 min bus trip from Melb Central/Lonsdale St. Take the 200 Bus towards Bulleen or the 207 Bus towards Donvale, get off at Yarra Bend Park, Studley Park Rd. Short walk down to picnic area. Buses depart Central at 2:31pm, 2:46pm & 3:03pm.


November: Out Hear Festival at Footscray Community Arts Centre part of the Big West Festival

Big West Festival weekend installations, performances and soundwalks: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November 11am – 4pm FREE!

Performances: Friday 25th November 8pm $10/7

Opening performance: 17th November 6-8pm


Artists: Joyce Hinterding (NSW), Ernie Althoff, Rikki-Metisse Marlow, Ross Manning (QLD), Matt Chaumont, Anthony Magen and Dale Gorfinkel

(forwarded from Dale Gorfinkel)