DREAMLAND RECORDINGS in association with ART BEAT are proud to present a special, intimate event, featuring three projects each known for creating their own atmospheric music and soundscapes.
CELER / is Will Long, who currently lives in Tokyo, Japan, working in publishing, photography, music, and writing. He manages the label Two Acorns, and handles all releases, communication, and distribution of Celer and Chubby Wolf, also performing live regularly as Celer, and collaborating with other artists. Celer creates ethereal symphonic washes that gently ebb and flow, with the washes' volume and intensity imperceptibly increasing until finally cresting out in a whisper.
GREY SKIES BLUE / is an experimental documentary about protest, power and the possibility of change. Utilising interviews and imagery from the S11/Melbourne World Economic Forum demonstrations of 2000, Grey Skies Blue documents the experiences of a community gathered at a political demonstration and articulates in abstract brushstrokes their desire for positive social change. Featuring an original soundtrack performed live by Melbourne experimental musicians Seth Rees (Amplifier Machine, The Spheres) and Guy Harris (The Spheres, Winternationale) the three screen documentary is an evocative encapsulation of a shared emotional experience - the crystallisation of a time, place and community of people who believed if but for a fleeting moment that “another world is possible”.
TRAPPIST AFTERLAND / is a collaboration between Adam Cole (Arossa, Kali, Pollen Choir) and Adam Casey (The Boy Who Spoke Clouds, Seascapes of the Interior) exploring psychedelia, ritualism and chanting amidst folk songs. They write devotional music that examines mysticism, christian alchemy, spiritual fervour and the inner struggles of the eternal. Trappist Afterland dwell in a bygone era when the battles of the spirit were looked upon as a reality.
All happening on Thursday September 15th with a special early evening show
(6:30pm sharp! - 10:00pm) @ Art Beat. 211a Victoria St. West Melbourne. $8.00.