Tuesday May 10th @ the Make It Up Club

This week at MIUC, Clinton Green (AKA Undecisive God) presents 3 collaborative sets entitled: “Improvising Machines.” About three years ago, Green began experimenting with multiple turntables prepared with layered shards of broken records and objects. The original concept was to create an ''improvising machine'', where the turntable randomly skips from vinyl shard to shard, playing tiny samples of each record interspersed with the percussive effect created by the tone arm colliding with the jagged edges of the records. Green would initially improvise on guitar, before progressing to designing compositional structures for multiple turntables alone.

At ''Improvising Machines'', Green returns to the original concept of prepared turntables as generators of improvisatory materials, this time with multiple performers invited to improvise with his turntables. Three ensembles will perform with Green & different turntable set-ups, featuring a cross selection of Melbourne's avant garde improvisors and innovators. Performers will mix-and-match across three ensemble performances, exploring sonic collisons between turntables and a range of instrumentation including guitar, home-made instruments, hacked video games and plunderphonics.

• Ensemble 1 - Clinton Green (multiple prepared turntables and broken records), with Marco Fusinato (gtr/electronics) and Buttress O'Kneel (CDs/electronics)
• Ensemble 2 - Clinton Green (multiple prepared unplugged/mic'd turntables), with Ernie Althoff (acoustic instruments) and Reunion Sacred Ibis (electronics)
• Ensemble 3 - Clinton Green (multiple prepared turntables and broken records), Riki-Metisse Marlow & Gabriel Carazo (multiple prepared turntables) performing 'RPMs'.

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:
17/05/2011: Pete Hyde and Dave Coen.
24/05/2011: Natasha Anderson's RMIT performance class.
31/05/2011: 4 sets with Cor Fuller, featuring: Robbie Avenaim, Bonnie Hart, Dave Brown, Carolyn Connors, and Dale Gorfinkel.