SONIC DECADENCE: celebrating 10 years of undue noises in central victoria

Old Fire Station, View St Bendigo

Sat 28th April 2 & 8pm
Sun 29th April 2 & 8 pm
Admission $5 per session

Since April 2002, undue noise has presented almost 70 concerts of experimental music in Bendigo & Castlemaine, featuring central victorian, melbourne, interstate and international artists. This year we celebrate our 10th birthday with a 2 day festival in Bendigo called SONIC DECADENCE: celebrating 10 years of undue noises in central victoria. It will feature 24 acts covering many styles of experimental music & free improv. including the appearance of 3 acts that appeared on the very first Undue Noise in April 2002. For more info contact or 0421786595 (jacques)

(probable playing order)

Sat 28th April afternoon (2pm)
Dean Stanton
Mike Conolan
Atmos Ensemble

Sat 28th April evening (8pm)
Kristian Roberts
VICMOD Ensemble
The Runny Tadpole
Soft Black Stars

Sun 29th April afternoon (2pm)
JJ Bull
Admin Bldg
Tim Catlin
OaXface Distortion

Sun 29th April evening (8pm)
Wun Thong
Dr. Aardvarks Table O Gadgets (aka Warren Burt)
Jacques Soddell
Astrid Notarangelo
Rosalind Hall & David Brown

artist bios

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Admin Bldg are a sax and drums duo comprising members of Paul Kidney Experience and The Donkeys Tail. They have played five shows of faux-jazz, free-bop, post-blues, random-afro, breakdown-drone-out-electroloop-sax…

Atmos Ensemble. Castlemaine based free improv

Astrid Notarangelo piano & voice improv

JJ Bull. Justin Bull’s freely improvised guitar with roots in Improv/Free Jazz (and more) has been a regular feature at undue noise since day 1 in various collaborations like soft black stars, planet caravan, neon mars guitars and brakhage, as well as soloing as misty ra.

Tim Catlin Melbourne based guitarist and sound artist whose practice centres around drone-based, immersive works. His collaborations include Otomo Yoshihide, Phill Niblock, Jason Kahn, Mike Cooper, David Brown, Philip Samartzis, Rod Cooper and many others.

Mike Conolan Melbourne based minimalist sounds for cello and processing

Cray abstract laptop & electronic sounds from Ross Healy, co-founder of the VICMOD label which features Australian and International experimental music.

Dr. Aardvarks Table O Gadgets Warren Burt’s music toys include netbook, Android Pad, Kaoss pads, iPhone, Android Phone, and his little hardware board instruments

Forcefedsmile is the sporadic sound art of vocalist Tim Townsend. Consisting of stolen loops, field recordings, moans and groans and improvised vocal’s

Fracture are a improvisation/sound manipulation group with members from both Bendigo and Melbourne. Concepts of progression, time and melody are set aside in favour of textural and timbral manipulation,

Rosalind Hall and David Brown revisit their highly acclaimed prepared saxophone and prepared guitar duo. Magic with a difference.

Monolith Melbourne based group creating walls of industrial space drone occasionally utilising beats and vocal cut ups.

Muttboy has recently arrived in Castlemaine from Byron Bay. He will be performing music from the upcoming CD release “Wave Generations (Dog Is Life)” out on the Sound Crucible label, as well as totally new pulsing electronic improvisations.

OaXface Distortion Members of OaX and Blankface Distortion team up for a noise/drone jam.

Primidian is 3 Future primitives banging pots and bending circuits. A truly improvised experimental project, zero rehearsal ensures a genuine exploration into unknown sonic territories. Moments of complete cohesion and unity, punctuated with the awkwardness of the search,

Kristian M. Roberts is a composer who uses field recordings and found sound. He has written, exhibited and performed pieces for dance, multi-channel installations, and a number of film and video art scores.

Rotteur. A dark ambient project evoking freezing, desolate soundscapes, haunted by echoes of dying machinery and corrosive bursts of noise. Now Melbourne-based Darcy Long performed at the very first undue noise as

The Runny Tadpole new Bendigo experimental 3 piece improv group with Theramin, Kaossilator, home made instruments, drums & effects

Jacques Soddell produces electro-acoustic music by manipulating field recordings to create new textures.

Soft Black Stars Free improv group from Bendigo appeared at the very first undue noise. A special reunion for this special occasion.

Dean Stanton surrounds himself with home-made electronic instruments and circuit bent toy collections, the familiar gets minced in the Absurdifier.

VICMOD Ensemble VICMOD is a group of modular synth enthusiasts that meets monthly in Melbourne Tonight you’ll hear their ensemble,

Wun Thong (aka Carolyn Teo) is a poet and accomplished BS artist from Sydney who creates experimental music in the genre of Tropical Western Swing. Using elements of chance and improvisation, Wun Thong hypnotizes his audience with his visual aesthetic, mystical balls and exotic bird calls.