This week, the sublime THIS Ensemble, convened by legendary Melbourne guitarist, Ren Walters perform 2 sets in various configurations. THIS Ensemble have consistently elevated the possibilities of spontaneous composition for many years, incorporating the extremes of abstraction and sonority, with fluid and intelligent improvising minds. Comprising some of the most accomplished instrumentalists in the city, who's virtuosity across a range of idioms—from acoustic free jazz and avant classical to rarefied sonics and fractured electronics—is always astounding to witness.
THIS Ensemble, featuring:
- Adrian Sherriff (bass trombone)
- Anita Hustas (contra bass)
- David Tolley (electronics)
- Adam Simmons (saxophones, clarinet)
- Tony Hicks (saxophones, clarinet)
- Pat Thiele (trumpet)
- Phil Collings (drums, percussion)
- Ren Walters (guitar)
- Sam Pankhurst (contra bass)
- Steve Law (electronics)
- Erkki Veltheim (violin)
- Scott McConnachie (alto sax)
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
18/10/2011: Jasmine Guffond (Berlin); Tony Osborne (SYD); Oscil Ether (BRIS).
25/10/2011: Kevin CK Lo, and Troy PJ Naumoff; Ned Collette, Joe Talia, Ben Bourke and James Rushford; Clinton Green and Andrew Mackintosh.
01/11/2011: David Tolley's The Other.
08/11/2011: Laura Altman and Peter Farrar (SYD).
15/11/2011: Adrian Sherriff, Sarah Whitteron and Graheme Croft.