This week we are treated to some of the very best in contemporary electro-acoustic, improvised musique concrete. From Amsterdam, we have Shackle: comprising two veterans of the innovative “New Dutch Swing” scene, where the barriers between avant garde classical, free improvisation and electro-acoustics were abolished long ago, leading to the virtuosic and disciplined post-concrete improv the Netherlands has become renowned for producing. Rushford and Talia are similarly impelled, and are currently two of the greatest local proponents of electro-acoustic improv. And recent West coast emigre, Chris de Groot, returns to MIUC, this time focusing on stuttering vinyl fragments amidst chaotic analogue noise.
- Shackle (Netherlands), featuring: Anne LaBerge (flute and electronics) and Robert van Heumen (laptop and controllers) Shackle is supported by the Performing Arts Fund NL.
- Christopher de Groot (prepared vinyl and analogue synths)
- James Rushford (viola and electronics) and Joe Talia (revox)
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
25/09: Adam Simmons & Marco Fusinato; Mitchel Brennan.
09/10: Adam Simmons & Gela Reh; Yan Jun (China, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang and Sean Baxter.
23/10: Dale Chapman & Tim Paneretos; Sergio Beresovksy (Argentina).
27/11: Kris Wanders, Brett Evans, Tom Fryer, Rory Brown, Ali Watts and Damien Ellis.