Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Out Hear Launch with Jim Denley, 2pm Saturday June 11th

On Saturday 11th June, 2pm, there will be a beautiful outdoor event in the
park area surrounding Studley Park Boathouse. The event will feature Jim Denley (Syd), an inspiring musician with many
years experience creating music in Australia's outdoors. This will be a
really special afternoon.

This will be the launch of 'Out Hear' which focuses on presenting
soundwalks and outdoor sonic performances. Please check out the new website
www.outhear.com. I also invite you also to subscribe to the Out Hear

Out Hear Soundwalk with Jim Denley - saxophone and flute
Saturday 11th June, 2-4pm Location: Meet at Studley Park Picnic Ground (map of Studley
Cost: $10
Artists: birds, insects, Jim, plus you and your footsteps.

For more info and bookings please contact Dale:
dgorfinkel [at] gmail [dot] com

Melbourne Jazz Festival highlights June 4-13 2011

Melbourne Jazz Festival events of interest from an experimental/avant garde perspective:

Sun Ra Arkestra (Opening Celebration Concert, Federation Square, Saturday 4 June, 3-5pm) (Kelvin Club, Saturday 4 June, 6:30pm & 8:30pm - second show SOLD OUT) (Masterclass - Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Sunday 5 June, 1pm) (The Forum, Sunday 5 June, 8:30pm - SOLD OUT)

Faust (The Forum, Friday 10 June, 8:30pm)

Charlemagne Palestine & Tony Conrad (Melbourne Town Hall, Saturday 11 June, 9pm)

Overground (Melbourne Town Hall, Sunday 12 June, 3-9pm)

Full festival programme

Sunday Black Mass Choir - Noise Bar - 5 June 2011

(forwarded from Cancer Makhluk):
Sunday Black Mass Choir 5th June 2011

A new night of neverending Turmoil and utter Misery desekrated by Cancermakhluk under the sign of the rotting Inverted Southern Kross.

Ebola Disco ( noise + power electroniks ) http://www.myspace.com/eboladisco

Ross ( grind + noise core )

Hordes of the Black Cross ( anti cult black fucking metal )http://www.invertedsovthernkross.wordpress.com/

Military Position ( Harriet K Military of Zond/Wasted Truth/Murghterr)http://www.facebook.com/pages/Military-Position/166199790101680?ref=ts&sk=wall

DJ A Demon Sheen unleashing grim black metal and beyond the choirs of decaying stars....

1900hrs Noise Bar , Brunswick

Realm ov Azab - Old Bar - 2 June 2011

(forwarded from Cancer Makhluk):

2nd night of the upcoming winter that will descend upon the inhabitants of the Southern Hemisphere...to release the Beast ov winter into the Realm ov Azab !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marco Fusinato ( harsch noise / elektronixxxx)...http://www.marcofusinato.com/

Malam ( gloom and doom noise ) http://www.youtube.com/impuls3kontrol

Wurms ( psychedelik stoner doom!!! )http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wurms/146144495446884

Hordes of the Black Cross ( Anti Cult Black Fucking Metal )http://www.invertedsovthernkross.wordpress.com/

DJ Dômïnüs Jàydôrtiüm fééble skréé'

Raw, True, orthodox, ambient, atmospheric, blackened crust, bleak, dark, un black, black, RA, NS, TN, DS, US, NES, BM melancholic audio arts

2030hrs Old Bar
2 June 2011

Monday, 30 May 2011

International Noise Conference - Melbourne edition non-review and polemic

The inaugural Melbourne edition of the International Noise Conference was not your ordinary noise gig. Rather than the standard pub format of “30 minute performance – break between set up – then repeat”, this was a near-constant succession of concise noise performances performed back-to-back, rotating between two performance rooms. The near-constant, no-breaks, frequency of noise music, along with the event’s free entry, gave the atmosphere a flavour that reminded me more of an informal house show; audience response was nearly always positive and often euphoric, and the lack of raised stages also contributed to an intimacy between performers and audience. This closeness was especially apparent in the smaller “no PA” area (amp stacks were used instead) – a lounge room-sized area where the audience crushed in and at times crowded around performers.

I did not see every one of the 30 or so acts, (I slipped out for a meal for about an hour around 6pm, then left before seeing any of the international acts besides Leslie Keffer as I found that too much noise could, indeed, be enough), but even though I saw/heard most of the local performers it seems redundant to write here anything like a traditional review that goes through the line-up with descriptions and comments. What I found enjoyable and interesting about the day was the overall impression this barrage of noise had on me (making me think even more firmly that contemporary noise is much more about quantity than quality), and how various differing circumstances about this show affected my expectations and perceptions of performances that, in the usual pub gig format, would probably have left me bored.

The day did have its musical/sonic highlights that I would’ve enjoyed in any setting; chief among these being Sean Baxter’s floor tom performance. For those who haven’t seen Baxter perform this before, it consists of a floor tom close-mic’d through the PA creating bottom-end feedback who’s pitch is altered by Baxter pressing objects onto the drum skin and adjusting the drum’s tension with tuning keys. The reflective surfaces in KIPL provided by the concrete floors created a massive sonic effect that you experienced physically almost as much as aurally. When Baxter began I was talking to Peter James in the No PA room (Baxter was performing in the PA room); the wave of bottom-end feedback was like a filter on Peter’s voice, cutting out frequencies so it sounded like it was being digitally altered. This, along with the vibration of the drum skin created by the feedback demonstrated visually when Baxter placed small chopstick-sized drum sticks on the drum that then proceeded to dance around of their own accord, made the performance a multi-sensory demonstration of the physical elements of sound.

But performances like this were the exception rather than the rule – more than half of the performers adopted what has (at least in Melbourne) become the standard noise set-up: a string of effects pedals usually processing some sort of primitive sound source. The sound sources could be anything from voice/microphone, analogue phones, tape loops, keyboards, occasional guitars, and on several occasions mic’d pieces of metal junk. I admit that such set-up’s often bore me as a punter, but on this day it was almost as if we were witnessing a scientific study of noise performance, where trends and common approaches became apparent (our theoretical scientists probably would’ve also been interested in the fact that every second person seemed to be recording performances with their own digital audio or video device).

This sample of noise performance may have also been restricted due to the event’s banning of laptops, but I think that the use of analogue gear and effects pedals with a primitive sound source you can bash on gives the performer a chance to display a physicality in noise generation that generally isn’t available to laptop-performers. Probably the most transcendent noise performance I’ve ever witnessed was performed on laptops alone (Merzbow), but I think this current noise scene (localised or not, I’m not sure) has transcended even he. The Melbourne edition of the International Noise Conference demonstrated that the current oeuvre of noise values brevity, physicality and low-tech instrumentation.

Claire Furchick (who’s performance I unfortunately missed), who had also been to the Sydney edition of the event the previous night, mentioned to me that she noticed a real difference in noise performed by men and women. I saw several female performers, including Oranj Punjabi, Bleach Boys and Leslie Keffer, and think she has something here. The former two’s performances, although using basically the standard noise set-up described above, seemed more restrained and certainly less urgent/desperate, which was a welcome change of pace on the day. I again regretted not being able to attend the Ladyz In Noyz Showcase that was on earlier this year, and I wondered if there is a generalised-yet-identifiable difference in approach to noise performance aligned with gender. Leslie Keffer was a marked deviation from other performances, using beats and encouraging several audience members to turn KIPL into a dance floor, which was again a welcome change of pace, even though I remained a flat-footed wallflower.

Massive kudos to the Sabbatical team for putting this on. And now...


So what does all this mean for what noise may or may not be in Melbourne 2011?

Noise should be:
- Free: paying for entry to noise gigs or noise CDs/tapes gives the problematic expectation that some noise has some measurable value, which is wrong because noise is
- Low tech/low quality: ‘high quality’ noise is now an oxymoron. If noise is high quality, it is no longer noise. For this reason, noise should be
- Brief: the impact of low-quality noise is lost if it goes on for more than 10 or 15 minutes. Heil Spirits’ performances was memorable in that it lasted about 3 minutes. The audience demanded an encore (Sabbatical’s Leith Thomas noting that Heil Spirits ahd finished before his set was even due to start), which lasted about another 90 seconds. But this doesn’t mean noise can’t be
- High Quantity: writing in Noise: the political economy of music, Attali identified the third stage of music as ‘repeating’. This can be applied to noise music – noise must be repeated not only by the individual performer, but by every noise performer. This is a characteristic of noise music. If it differs markedly, it is not noise.

Love to hear your comments on these (deliberately provocative) ideas here – add your comments below.

Racket - Miss Libertine - first Thursday of every month

(forwarded from Chiara Costanza):

Racket - a loud noise or clamor, especially of a disturbing or confusing kind.

Racket is Melbourne’s experimental audio/visual experience, where artists from widespread backgrounds come together to showcase a striking diversity of media and performances.

The first Thursday of every month at Miss Libertine

2 June 2011:

YOBKISS live............. last show in Australia
SURGE live
INXILE/ Lise Couchet

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Tuesday May 31st @ the Make It Up Club

This week, another installment of our occasional series where we feature multiple sets by a distinctive improviser in differing contexts. Cor Fuhler is one of the innovators of the post-70s free improv scene in Holland. From prepared-piano and inside-piano, to guitar, electronics and an array of unusual instruments in between, Fuhler creates unique and dynamic musical worlds, where detail and precision coexist with grit and power. Currently residing in Melbourne, he has devised a program in collaboration with some of the cities most adventurous improvisers in 3 very different sets.

Cor Fuhler (guitar), Robbie Avenaim (percussion) and Bonnie Hart (bass)
Cor Fuhler (keyolin and lamellophones), Dale Gorfinkel (vibraphone) and Dave Brown (acoustic guitar)
Cor Fuhler (EMS Synthi), Sean Baxter (percussion) and Carolyn Connors (voice)

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:
07/06/2011: Marcus Whale (Sydney); Rod Cooper.

Sabbatical Presents: Knife Culture

Knife Culture: Buried Melbourne

A double compact disc compiling buried Melbourne sound.

Launch event at KIPL (136 Roden Street West Melbourne) 4pm Saturday 4 June, featuring 16 artists featured on the compilation: Sean Baxter / Bleach Boys / Mitchell Brennan & Fjorn Butler / Matthew Brown / cleaninglady / Rod Cooper / Dead Boomers / Default Jamerson / Dick Threats / Dotåbåtå / Ebola Disco / JK Fuller / FTRG / Galactagogue / James Rushford & Joe Talia / Wife

$15 entry or $40 with the compilation.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Levitation: Thy Beast Within - Albert St Brunswick - 28 May 2011

In Cancermakhluk's humble bestow upon the Beast of Winter that has been dormant in its tormented lair for 11 months, these looming Apparitions of the Autumn-scarred night have come forth to levitate the kold, unforgiving Beast................

May 28th Sat - Nekrasov, Grist, Voidhanger, Bleach Boys, Abre Ojos, DJ Harriet K Military

This is the last month of autumn before the grimmm concrete winter descends upon the inhabitants of the Southern Hemisphere. " As thy noose ov hope tightens upon our lives, thy slither of dawn winter mist enshrouds every waking moment......."


(forwarded from Cancer Makhluk)

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The Space Between - Horse Bazaar - 1 June 2011

I just wanted to let you know about a show coming up next Wednesday 1 June at Horse Bazaar. The event is called The Space Between. It's students from RMIT's Immersive Environments course (run by Philip Samartzis). We're presenting new experimental audio work and performances composed exclusively for surround sound. The whole thing should run for about two hours, starting at 7:30pm sharp. Free entry.

(forwaded from Jonathon Nokes).

Monday, 23 May 2011

VICMOD records looking for Aussie artists

VICMOD Records has only been in around since Feb 2010 and so far have released 15 albums from artist around the globe. As we are Aussies and are based in Melbourne, we are always on the look out for new artists who are pushing the boundary of electronic music. I live in the country now and its hard to keep up with what is happening.

If you feel you can organise a focused abstract / experimental release ( album length) email us.
vicmodrecords at gmail dot com

In the meantime here are some amazing cassette only releases for the year

9 Casettes to grab so far this year

Ben Vida – Music For Soft Epic (Roots Strata)

Million Mist – Original Motion (Gift Tapes)

J. Hanson – New Ruined Maps (Draft)

Various - Pacific Support (Draft)

A Diller – Still Life (Draft)

M. Geddes Gengras – This Could Be The Last Time (Stunned)

Watersports - Natural History (Dog Daze Tapes)

Samantha Glass – Synthetic Daydreams (Digitalis Ltd)

U Made Ship – Eclectronics (Digitalis Ltd)

Real Talk - Builders Arms - 4 June 2011

(forwarded from Andrew Tuttle):

Micronations presents the debut of a new irregular series of music, Real Talk. Real Talk has a focus on exploratory, abstract, minimal, beautiful and otherwise wonderfully sitdown-ish sounds from throughout Australia and across the globe. Real Talk will guide your ears and eyes through a radical and diverse vortex of awesome. Real Talk sidles into the winter season in the cosy confines of the Builders Arms Hotel in Fitzroy, with a broad range of innovative sounds from Melbourne and beyond.

Real Talk: Time Shield + Anonymeye (Brisbane) + Ben Byrne + A. Wallace + Micronations DJs

Saturday 4 June, 2011
Builders Arms Hotel
$8, 8.30pm.
presented by Micronations


Piano Alone - Eleventh Hour Theatre - 28 & 29 May 2011

6 pm Saturday 28 May & 6 pm Sunday 29 May
ELEVENTH HOUR THEATRE, 170 Leicester Street, Fitzroy
PIANO ALONE – a recital from six decades
Lawrence Whiffin, PIANO SONATA No.3 (2010) first performance
Australian piano works from the six decades of Astra’s history
Keith Humble (1959), Helen Gifford (1966), Warren Burt (1971), Mark Pollard (1983), Marguerite Boland (1994), Tom Henry (2006)
Michael Kieran Harvey, piano

Astra concerts continue their 60th year of celebrations in 2011 with an all-Australian piano recital given by one of the country’s leading contemporary performers. The program is given twice, in the fine acoustics and intimate space of Eleventh Hour Theatre in Fitzroy.

The pianist Michael Kieran Harvey has been a driving factor for new Australian piano works, both nationally and across the world, since winning the international Ivo Pogorelich Competition in 1993 with Carl Vine’s First Piano Sonata. In these two Astra performances he premieres a large-scale new sonata, written for him by Lawrence Whiffin in 2010, the composer’s 80th year. The new work is itself a celebration of Harvey’s brilliant virtuosity, put to work in a richly varied environment of styles, which extend from the grand contrapuntal tradition of Bach and Schoenberg to a well-known French comic opera tune – with a pervasive sound of chiming bells throughout the work.

The new sonata is set against the background of the last six decades – the 60 years of Astra’s existence. Extending from Lawrence Whiffin’s colleague Keith Humble in the 1950’s to his former student Tom Henry in the 2000’s, the six works speak of changing times and styles, and of the network of personal and artistic factors which are the essence of musical history.

Bookings essential - www.trybooking.com.au/PQL or phone Astra office - 9326-5424

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Tuesday May 24th @ the Make It Up Club

After last years inaugural showcase, the MIUC has the pleasure of presenting the 2011 cohort of Natasha Anderson's RMIT performance class. Comprising a dozen emerging sound artists exploring a vast range of approaches to new sonic extrapolation, the student's of this semester's course exploit numerous sound production strategies. From traditional electronic and acoustic instruments, to novel interactive devices and software applications, the group will present a number of sets in varying combinations with varying to degrees of improvisational structure, from aleatoric palimpsests to the completely free.

Natasha Anderson's RMIT Performance Class, featuring:
Chris Vik (laptop, voice and xbox kinekt)
Jon Perring (electric baritone guitar)
Nick Carson (electric guitar)
Kristian Roberts (discman and percussive objects)
Claudio Tocco (saxophone)
Luke Sands (vocals and assorted objects)
Kirri Buchler (violin)
Hugh Young (synthesizer and saxophone)
Tom Sullivan (guitar)
Adam Hunt (laptop, vocals and audio mulch)
Alister Mew (laptop, Kaos pad and sampler)
James Gaunt (iPad and samples)

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:
31/05/2011: 4 sets with Cor Fuller, featuring: Robbie Avenaim, Bonnie Hart, Dave Brown, Carolyn Connors, Sean Baxter and Dale Gorfinkel.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

International Noise Conference Melbourne Edition

Final Melbourne lineup following a late scratching: Dotåbåtå / Chaos Warrior / Cult of the Placenta Head / Reunion Sacred Ibis / Poison Sockets / FTRG / Undecisive God / Social Climber / Radical Creation / Aktion Unit / Juarez / Military Position / Psychward / Susie's Lite / Furchick / Oranj Punjabi / Gauntlet / Rod Cooper / Bleach Boys / Sean Baxter / Incompetent Cervix / Marco Fusinato / Dead Boomers / Occult Blood / Wife / Heil Spirits / Ebola Disco / Nomex (NZ) / Leslie Keffer (USA) / Graham Moore (USA) / Laundry Room Squelchers (USA)



Sunday, 15 May 2011

Tuesday May 17th @ the Make It Up Club

In their first Melbourne show since returning from an epic US tour with Occult Blood, Ivens and Whitehorse, Pete Hyde and Dave Coen combine for an onslaught of abstracted voice and electronics. The second of 3 appearances this month from Sean Baxter, focusing this time on floorcore percussive junk, featuring bamboo, enamel and aluminium. And PCS, a new trio comprising Piers Morgan, Cayden Mowbray and Sarah Richards exploring lo-fi, disjointed psych/skronk rock.

  • Pete Hyde (voice and noise) and Dave Coen (voice and noise)

  • Sean Baxter (percussive junk)

  • PCS, featuring: Piers Morgan (guitar and effects) Cayden Mowbray (percussion and electronics) Sarah Richards (keyboards and effects)

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:
24/05/2011: Natasha Anderson's RMIT performance class, featuring: Chris Vik, Jon Perring, Nick Carson, Kristian Roberts, Claudio Tocco, Luke Sands, Kirri Buchler, Hugh Young, Tom Sullivan, Adam Hunt, Alister Mew, and James Gaunt.
31/05/2011: 4 sets with Cor Fuhler, featuring: Robbie Avenaim, Bonnie Hart, Dave Brown, Carolyn Connors, Sean Baxter and Dale Gorfinkel.

Friday, 6 May 2011

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.

Thursday, 5 May 2011


um, that's like this saturday! it's at IRENE'S, and it promises to be quite spectacular.

7 Dollars will deliver unto thee:

7.30PM- (Main Room)
Niko Niko - experimental prog visits jamsville and beyond, via freakout city.

8.00PM- (Lounge Room)
GNAUMGN - blackened faux-jazz meets pure improv noise-metal fuckup

8.30PM- (Main Room)
Holy Boner w/ Yuka & DXN TXCCXRX - the mind-melting noise porridge of Nik and Brad sprinkled with the banshee wailings and piano desecrations of Yuka and Dan Two Cherries

9.00PM- (Lounge Room)
Dead Ants Rainbow - freedom, love, and excruciating improv-noise-skronknastics

9.30PM- (Main Room)
BAADDD - HoofKake will rear its bizarrely-shaped two heads for all, with spastic motions and squawking

10.00PM- (Lounge Room)
Infinite Decimals - sonic psychedelics thrown against a canvas of eardrums


10.30PM- (Main Room)
disrupture - straight from the Reverend Kriss Hades and the Cult of the Placenta Head, an ear-perforating onstage blackout of toaster-destroying bewilderment.


Irene’s Warehouse is on Pitt St, a little dead end street just before the East Brunswick Club. trams no. 1 and 8 will get you there. cheers!

Von Einem/Screwtape Split/tape

Screwtape this time with Mark Grove's new heavy electronics project, four-track recordings of very pure filth. Trade only.

undue noise's black box improv

Saturday May 7, Old Fire Station, View St, Bendigo. From 1 pm. Today is for the musicians, but audience is welcome. undue noise presents an informal day of improvised or semi- improvised experimental music, featuring mainly local (central victorian) musicians at the old fire station in view st bendigo. We start at 1pm with fracture featuring saxophonist steve marton, who now lives locally. following that various members of local groups OaX, Planet Caravan, Primidian, and more will collaborate in informal jams throughout the day. There will also be some 4 channel work. Bring your instruments if you do experimental, noise, musique concrete or whatever garde. Let me know if you are coming (jacques@cajid.com or 0421786595)

undue noise info and our blog at http://cajid.com/undue-noise.html

International Noise Conference - KIPL - 21 May 2011

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Infinite Decimals DVD launch - Northcote Uniting Church - 6 May 2011

(forwarded from Zac Keiller):

Dreamland Recordings is very proud to present INFINITE DECIMALS DVD version of their recent Cd release. The DVD uses three different approaches (Super 8/16mm, installation and digital works) to create avideo for each of the three tracks from the Dreamland released Cd,"2.54421781.. ".

infinite decimals launch this DVD on Friday (6th May) as part of avery special night of performances at the Northcote Uniting Church featuring interstate and local acts. Each performance promises to be unique in taking advantage of this acoustic setting - infinite decimals themselves intending to use the original church pipe organ.

Lineup and set times:

This Is Your Captain Speaking - 11-11.45
Ghost Notes (Bris) - 10-10.45
Infinite Decimals- 9-9.45
Ghost of 29 Megacycles (Perth)- 8 - 8.45
Mt Augustus (solo) 7.30 - 7.50

DVD available on night for special price of $8, entry is $10


This month we're on the SECOND Monday instead of the first... with...

[Sean Baxter: plunderphonics/turntablism
/smooth soul music]

[one of the founding member of Curse Ov Dialect will be performing a solo set as
1)a political surreal rapper from planet filfla
2)instrumental master of ancient chants and beats
3)possible special guests]

[Bisket Martin doing her one girl show with a hand slapped so nicely in
your bottom your ears shall bleed to the soothing sounds of love, mastrabation and salad]

[Brad Smith: Stupid facial expressions, bombastic blasting, sweaty man stench, bass induced noisewall erection/deconstruction, horrendous throat torture and good ol' fashion mental instability]

[Dale Chapman & Matt Williams: indian banjo, conch, electronics, space echo, theremin, percussion, voice]

BLACK MARKET May 2011 program

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Tuesday May 3rd @ the Make It Up Club

Tonight at MIUC, an amazing trio and two premiere duos. Fucked! comprises three innovators of their respective instrumental traditions, incorporating volatile amplified layers to acoustical sound generators. Featuring Robbie Avenaim on physically and sonically expanded drumkit, Lloyd Honeybrook on over-driven saxophonics and Nik Kennedy extending the raw acoustical power of the voice. Carolyn Connors, Australia's virtuoso of extended vocal technique, launches a new collaboration with avant cellist and Golden Fur mastermind, Judith Hamann, exploring the limits of timbre and form. And a collaboration between two of the international avant garde's most innovative percussionists featuring the astounding Norwegian drummer, Morten J Olsen (MoHa!, Ultralyd and Berlin's Splitter Orchestra) and Melbourne's own Sean Baxter.

Fucked! Featuring: Nik Kennedy (voice and noise), Lloyd Honeybrook (alto saxophone and noise) and Robbie Avenaim (drumkit and noise)
Carolyn Connors (voice) and Judith Hamann (cello)
Morten J Olsen (percussion) and Sean Baxter (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:
10/05/2011: 3 sets with Clinton Green featuring: Marco Fusinato, Ernie Althoff, RSI, Buttress O'Kneel, Riki-Metisse Marlow & Gabriel Carazo.
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.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Roland Oberheim new release on VICMOD Records

Roland Oberheim – Zen and the art of Hard Disc Recording.

Roland Oberheim , great name, is his actual name!

LinkAnother hidden treasure, this time from 2001.

Zen and the art of….could well be the sounds of the last day on earth.

A world of space, destruction, chaos and beauty. Broken/fractured drum machine against a dark horizon of synthesis, pre dsp mangling mangling etc.

A future classic.

Only US$5