The Spheres single launch - Northcote Social Club - 22 Jun 2012 (matinee)

Sunday July 22nd (matinee)

THE SPHERES (single launch) + OLLIE OLSEN w/ visual artist James Wright.

Northcote Social Club / Doors 2pm / $10.

The Spheres are a Melbourne based AV ensemble comprised of experimental musicians and film-makers collectively interested in exploring the inter-relationship between sound and the moving image.

They launch their first single ‘Mahagonny’ taken from their newly recorded song cycle ‘The Book of Hours’ at the Northcote Social Club on July 22nd. Inspired by critical aesthetics and the great ‘city symphonies’ of the silent cinema era, ‘Mahagonny’ is the first official release from The Spheres in almost 3 years and heralds the completion of their long playing song cycle ‘The Book of Hours’ scheduled for local release later this year with an accompanying collection of handmade short film and multi-screen video works.

Joining The Spheres as part of this very special matinee performance is renowned experimental composer, synthesist and sound designer Ollie Olsen. Known for his pioneering work in electronic musical composition and sound design for projects ranging from film soundtracks to art installations, Ollie has been making experimental music for the past 35 years and over this time collaborated with artists such as Roland S. Howard, J. Murphy, Damo Suzuki and Michael Hutchence to name but a few.

Teaming up with Ollie will be visual artist and VJ James Wright for an encore performance of the extraordinary audiovisual collaboration which took place recently at this year’s Dronestock 2012.

Promising to be quite a memorable afternoon of experimental sound and expanded cinematics, June 22nd at ‘The Social Club’ is one of those special Sunday arvo gigs in Melbourne town that is not to be missed!

Doors open at 2pm / $10. 

(forwarded from Guy Harris)