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…
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.