Friday, 30 November 2012


Rambunctious moshgrindsurfpartynoisecore, dancefloor destroyers, manic mullets, cowbells and more!! With Yuka (vocals/electronics), Nik (vocals/instruments/electronics) and Brad (drums/hitting).

Audiovisual doom, noise and drone.

Zac Keiller seeks to discover new and unique sonic textures from one of the most overused and unimaginatively approached instruments in Western music: The guitar. The majority of his previous releases saw him working with ambient textures or electroacoustic improvisation. Whilst more recent efforts have seen him limiting the use of pedals, attempting to find a kind of transcendence through stark purity of tone, using the entire guitar, attempting to make it breathe with no smoothing out of the rough edges or slick over processing. The compositions vary and grow to tell stories and create mood, with an atmosphere in parts epic wall of sound, while at others minimal and sublime.

Drone-pop from Brisbane.

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7PM start
$5 entry
238 High St. Northcote

Tuesday December 4th @ the Make It Up Club

This week at Make It Up Club local sonic genius/visual genius Nathan Gray curates his vision of Cornelius Cardew's Scratch Orchestra, defined by Cardew in their draft constitution as ''a large number of enthusiasts pooling their resources (not primarily material resources) and assembling for action (music-making, performance, edification).'' Basically what this means is Gray has been kind enough to gather a heap of Melbourne's amazingest sonic/visual artists to read off some paper - in this particular instance James Tenney's Swell 1 & 2 - and perform and allow you to bask in the glory that is improvised music (etc.) 
 • A Scratch Ensemble - Dave Brown (edification), Connal Parsley (edification), Helen Grogan (edification), Nathan Gray (edification), Francis Plagne (edification), Joe Talia (edification), Jared Davis (edification), Others.

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:
11/12: Nothinghunger; Cooper Bowman and Fjorn Butler; JK Fuller.
18/12: Sean Baxter, Gearoid Brinn and Dave Brown; Angus Leslie, James Pankhurst and Jenny Barnes; Robbie Avenaim, Nik Kennedy and Lloyd Honeybrook.
January 2013: MIUC's 15th birthday festival over the final 3 Tuesdays in Jan!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Retro Futurism

Retro Futurism airs Fridays midnight - 2am on Melbourne's Triple R 102.7FM during November 2012.

Retro Futurism looks backward to look forward, celebrating musical modernists working on the edges of composition, improvisation, quantisation, from Schoenberg to Sun Ra, from Darmstadt to Detroit, from vocoder to VST, from yesterday to tomorrow...

From the harmonic revolutions of Vienna, the Impressionist mists of Paris, through the serial, aleatoric, stochastic, concrete, electro-acoustic, improvisation and electronic experiments made throughout the twentieth and twenty first centuries, as well as songs about spaceships, robots and the cosmos.

Retro Futurism is future music, regardless of heritage.

(forwarded from Joshua Meggit)

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

On air with Ear of the Behearer, an avant sound, abstract and experimental radio program, hosted by Paul Kidney on PBS FM 106.7. I will talk about the motivation and intent of the upcoming Solritual which will take place on the 12th Dec (121212 ) at Bar Open and 21st Dec at Tapeprojects Space as part of the Litha:Summer Solstice. In addition, I will be playing selected tracks by ritual evokers who have contributed exclusively to a CD & booklet that will be made available on the 121212. For the restless nocturnal spirits, tune in to the dead of the night 2am this Friday morning, 30th November. A recorded podcast will be made available as well for future listening. Onwards to the Sun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ..................... For those who need to figure out the right time zone..... ...................

Monday, 26 November 2012


Avantwhatever Presents...

Ernie Althoff ('Accentuate the positive' - Voice and two manipulated vari-speed cassette recorders)
Nigel Brown & Zoe Scoglio (Table driven with tactile transducers & Various objects)
Ross Bencina (Particle Music)

Tape Projects
1/81 Bouverie St

Saturday December 8
Entry $10 | 8pm

A launch for the next in our series of limited edition releases - Ernie Althoff's 'Tide Shelf'.

Shame File Music news - new items, US experimental sale.

For a short time - Special sale list of stock from US labels XI, Deep Listening & Pogus. I will begin adding these items to the Shame File catalogue over the coming weeks at full retail prices, so get in quick to take advantage of the special prices listed in this document (thus saving me the effort of creating catalogue entries for them!).  Some titles are selling fast, so enquire first as to availability.

New on the Shame File Music mailorder catalogue:

Warren Burt "The Animation of Lists and the Archytan Transpositions" 2CD - Absolutely astounding album of other-worldly music created with Burt's self-built just-intonation tuning forks. The alunimium forks are tuned to a 19 note scale derived from ancient modes created by Ptolemy. The overtones and harmonics created by the ringing tones of these forks ring around your room, completely enveloping you in their soundworld. This is perhaps Burt's most astounding recorded acheivement, and given his massive output, that gives you an idea just how special this is. Finally back in stock, but selling fast.

Circle Ov Thee "Grey" CDR - Originally released on limited edition cassette in 1998, this dark lo-fi subterranean noise statement from Queensland is a good representation of noise cassettes from this time. With variations in texture, intensity and dynamics, the shorter track lengths make for more interesting listening than some more contemporary harsh noise.
Coming up live:
Shame File Music's Clinton Green will be DJ'ing at the Battle of the One Man Bands
Gasometer, cnr Smith St and Alexandra Pde, Collingwood
6 December 2012, 8pm.
Facebook event

Shame File Music - Australian experimental music and beyond

Sunday, 25 November 2012


Intense noise and frowning. Your brain, deep fried.


Brown (double bass) and Kennedy (vocals/processing/electronics) reprise their duo of haunting electro-organic noisescapes.


Primitive minimalist industrial drone bleakness.


Reuben Ingall (Canberra) sings and plays guitar through an array of home-made software patches controlled by a DIY footswitch, to create sad-pop buried in glitchy psychedelia.


'Transmissions' operates as the guise of Nick McCorriston, sound designer and producer. He's a graduate in Sound Design at VCA and Sound Production at RMIT, and has recently realised a dream of turning his beloved childhood Nintendo Power Glove into a wireless musical instrument, which he uses to awake a childlike sense of playfulness in his set.

7:00pm start

$5 entry
238 High St. Northcote

Flyer by Peter James

Friday, 23 November 2012

OpenLAB December 2nd!

OpenLAB is hitting December with a BANG, WHIT and a ZIRRRRR!
This month we will be showcasing the amazing work done by American Modular Synth Guru KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN and Generative Visuals Unity Wizard BRAD HAMMOND.
Come along and get an insight into their amazing work!

Open LABs will then end in an all out free-form open discussion and hands on tinkering space where guests can present a finished, or unfinished, work, seek collaborations, seek peer review, or make a call out to the community to help 

troubleshoot a problem they are having.

So bring your ears, eyes, and whatever current project you may be working on, or simply show up and share/teach/learn a new world of electronic art!
Free Event
Date and time: Sunday 2th of December, 2-5pm
Venue: Rear entrance via carpark Media Lab Melbourne 136a Cromwell Street Collingwood- [see here:]

Event page:

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Tuesday November 27th @ the Make It Up Club

This week's instalment of MIUC sees us paying (dis)respect to the musical genre that introduced pure improvisation to most of the Western world. Yoann Durant demolishes the space within his saxophone with the physicality of his breath - and does so with the upmost delicacy/precision and reckless brutality in the same breath. Prepare for sublime free jazz catharsis as the quintet of Brett Evans, Tom Fryer, Rory Brown, Ali Watts and Damien Ellis launch us into the sonoverse on an ecstatic ship powered by pure distilled skronk. And a welcome addition to any edition of MIUC: brilliantly staunch improviser Christopher Young will be filling in audiences on the latest results of the continued interrogation of his reed instruments.
 • Yoann Durant (France) (Soprano Saxophone)

Brett Evans (Tenor & Baritone Sax), Tom Fryer (Guitar), Rory Brown Double Bass), Ali Watts (Double Bass) and Damien Ellis (Drumkit)

Christopher Young (Horns)

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:
04/12: Nathan Gray-curated interpretations of Cardew's Scratch Ensemble.
11/12: Nothinghunger; Cooper Bowman and Fjorn Butler; JK Fuller.
18/12: Sean Baxter, Gearoid Brinn and Dave Brown; Angus Leslie, James Pankhurst and Jenny Barnes; Robbie Avenaim, Nik Kennedy and Lloyd Honeybrook.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Trans Pacific - Montsalvat - 6 Dec 2012

Concert Three: Trans Pacific

December 6, 8pm


  • Sillage, Samual Holloway
  • New Work, Yukiyo Takahashi
  • New Work, Carmen Chan
  • Two Bells, Dylan Lardelli
  • Improvisation, 12 Dog Cycle


Kim Tan, Matthew Horsley, Aviva Endean, Dylan Lardelli, Simon Charles, Nigel Brown and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang.

7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham.

Tickets $15/$20

ph:9439 7712

(forwaded from Alice Hui-Sheng Chang)

Decomposed - West Space - 29 Nov 2012

Tender Collection and West Space present:


Featuring performances by:
Keith Fullerton Whitman (USA)
Alice Hui-Sheng Chang & Rosalind Hall
Todd Anderson-Kunert
Matthew Berka, Byron Dean & Jonathon Nokes

DECOMPOSED is a night of improvised audiovisual performances in quadraphonic sound. Come along to experience the presentation of new improvised performance work in an immersive environment.

Curated by Tender Collection.
Presented by West Space.

Doors at 6:30pm. Performances at 7pm SHARP. $10 entry.
West Space is located at Level 1/225 Bourke St, Melbourne.

Facebook event:

(forwarded from Alice Hui-Sheng Chang)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Wed 5th Dec >> Intonational Mayhem

Hand Made Music - Last gig in this series...

Sympathia - Seame Campbell

An assemblage of hard rubbish. Sympathetic reverberations, feedback & circuit bending. Celebrating the incidental & accidental.

Forks and Springs - Warren Burt

Giant tuning forks and Electro-Acoustic Percussion Board accompanied by various squerps and skwergels from his trusty netbook. Expect intonational mayhem and sonic jolliness.

Plus surprise guests - strange sounds...

Come hear the best of Melbourne's experimental instrument makers at the last of this series of Hand Made Music.

8:30pm Wed Dec 5th @ Wesley Anne 250 High St Northcote $10/15

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Fractal Shale - Tape Projects - 22 Nov 2012

Fractal Shale

8:00 - 10:30 pm, Thursday 22nd November 2012

Entry $5

Four beguiling new performances involving multiple projections, live audio-visual melding and experimental improvisation. Curated by Kynan Tan

Scott Morrison (Room 40) - live audiovisual recreations of the seen and heard rural landscape.

motion - 6-piece experimental electroacoustic jazz, spontaneous interaction

Kynan Tan - new dual-screen audiovisual work multiplicity. Channelling the data of the masses into 3D geometry and warped synaesthesia

Reformed Sax Offender - saxy times, mashed videos.  no, reformed sax offender, stop that.

Tape Projects
1/81 Bouverie St
Carlton VIC
(forwarded from Kynan Tan)

Keith Fullerton Whitman - Workers Club - 25 Nov 2012







Keith Fullerton Whitman, the enigmatic maestro of modular synthesis returns to Australia this November, playing on an incredible bill at the Workers club in Melbourne!  Over the past decade Mr.Whitman has shape-shifted through the outer reaches of audio, concocting a deeply personal and provocative audio maze that has most recently ventured into complex voltage controlled synthesis. He has recorded for influential electronic labels such as Kranky and Editions Mego and the word on the street is that his recent live shows have been mindblowing! Also on the bill is a rare duo performance from long time sparring partners Oren Ambarchi & Robbie Avenaim, guitar noise maestro Marco Fusinato's last Oz show before heading to the USA for 5 months, and a rare Melbourne appearance from NZ's Dean Roberts. Beginning with the post punk rock trio Thela and moving through White Winged Moth and into his solo recordings, Dean Roberts has marked himself as a guitarist and songwriter of unique talents - this is an amazing bill & clearly an event not to be missed!

Sun Nov 25


The Workers Club

Cnr Brunswick and Gertrude St
Fitzroy, VIC, 3065

(forwarded from Oren Ambarchi)

Watercolours & Sound - Monkey - 24 Nov 2012

Rosalind Hall - Prepared saxophone
David Brown - Prepared guitar
Jiri Tibor Novak - Watercolours

Monkey, 181 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North
Saturday 24 November, 5pm

An old Art School cohort of mine from several decades ago, Jiri Tibor Novak will be hanging some watercolours at Monkey bar this coming Saturday and leaving them up on display for a couple of weeks. To mark the occasion Rosalind Hall and I will do a short prepared guitar/ prepared saxophone with small amplifiers performance from around 5PM. Watercolours will be for sale, Rosalind and I are all sold out.

(forwarded from Dave Brown)

Through The Eyes of Our Children - Vagabond Space - 30 Nov 2012

Through The Eyes  of Our Children
 6pm-9pm Friday 30th of November
* part of Against The Wall Art Exhibition

Through the eyes of our Children:
Is an exploration through dance, sound and vision of Children's imagination and the constant experiences they endure be it beauty or destruction.Using four main elements, dance, sound, vision and performance,Through the Eyes of Our Children will take you through a creation of beauty and what its deconstruction and eventual chaos might mean. In other words, we will attempt to take you on a fairly messed up journey.

This work will be taking place as a part of an exhibition titled 'Against The Wall'  by a new Artist Run Initiative named Vagabond Space, please find links below to our website and Facebook event page:

(forwarded from Amber Diss)

Monday, 19 November 2012

Feral Flotsam Compilation Launch / Tape Projects / Nov. 24th

Altered States Tapes is stoked to present a long-gestating double c90 compilation titled "Feral Flotsam". In order to mark it's release, Tape Projects will be hosting the majority of the local acts who contributed.

Mshing & Military Position
Tim Coster
Dry Mouth

Saturday, November 24th
Tape Projects, 1/81 Bouverie St. Carlton
6pm // $10

Limited copies will be available for sale on the night.

Facekook event
Altered States blog

Friday, 16 November 2012

Tuesday November 20th @ the Make It Up Club

This week, MIUC plays host to three all-new collaborations with no less than eight of Australia's foremost improvisers examining group dynamics and the interplay of the electronic and acoustic worlds. Anthony Magen, Dale Gorfinkel and Matt Chaumont will embark upon an internal journey of sonic bliss in celebration of Anthony's new 5'' record. Ben Byrne and Sam Pettigrew present their trans-disciplinary, trans-Murray river duet and Ros Hall, Arek Gulbenkoglu and recent Sydney emigré Milica Stefanovic examine the minutiae of the sonic possibilities of their instruments. 
 • Anthony Magen (Turntables, Circuit Bent Bits, AV Presenter, Tape, Portable Hard Drives, Voice, Body, Microphones and Objects), Dale Gorfinkel (Modified Trumpets, Objects) and Matt Chaumont (Tonal Allegory)
Ben Byrne (Data Tapes) and Sam Pettigrew (Sydney) (Bass)
Milica Stefanovic (Bass), Rosalind Hall (Sax) and Arek Gulbenkoglu (Snare Drum)

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:
27/11: Brett Evans, Tom Fryer, Rory Brown, Ali Watts and Damien Ellis; Christopher Young.
04/12: Nathan Gray-curated interpretations of Cardew's Scratch Ensemble.
11/12: Nothinghunger; Cooper Bowman and Fjorn Butler; JK Fuller.
18/12: Sean Baxter, Gearoid Brinn and Dave Brown; Angus Leslie, James Pankhurst and Jenny Barnes; Robbie Avenaim, Nik Kennedy and Lloyd Honeybrook.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Battle of the One Man Bands - Gasometer - 6 Dec 2012

(forwarded from Rod Cooper)

Kynan Tan curates @ MUSIKUNST - 4pm Sat 24th Nov 2012

Kynan Tan presents two varied performances
displaying the broad range of his work.

Kynan Tan performs "rætina" - solo audio-visual performance
Material from Kynan's album on the listen/hear collective label, melting style boundaries in a mix of glitch, synthesised spectral textures and processed rhodes and guitar samples. Combined with a system for directly converting sound into video - this computer music performance becomes an immersive, sensory spectacle.

"Té" - Andrew Brooks [saxophone]
& Kynan Tan [computer]

+ Alice Hui-Sheng Chang [voice]
Improvised electroacoustic textures, sound mass and voice

Kynan's collaboration with saxophonist Andrew Brooks began while both were living in Berlin, where they started discussing sound and methods of group improvisation. The group has performed in Germany and Australia, collaborating with artists such as Philip Zoubek, Joe Talia, Finn Ryan and James Rushford. Collectively each collaboration draws parallels between electronic and acoustic sound, each taking part in cacophonous noise, heavy drones and contemplative tones.

On this evening Té will be collaborating with Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, who's work focus solely on developing extended vocal technique as a means for improvisation and communication. Her vocal explorations include sound from varying tension of physical vocal parts, driving air into alternative passages and vibration of calls and breath. The results of these explorations create a delicate world of primal and vulnerable soundscapes.


GB Hotel Basement 447 Church St Richmond VIC
Doors: 4pm, Sound: 4:30pm, $10 / $5 conc.  

Monolithica - Federation Square 12-24 Nov 2012

MONOLITHICA is up and running at Federation Square (from 12-24 November). Amplified Elephants, Noise Scavengers, Arcko, Adam Simmons/Noriko Tadano, BOLT Ensemble and myself have upcoming shows - and we had some great input from talented musicians and sound people last Monday - lovely work by many people in a four hour collective work.

Performances Outdoors in the Square are designed for passing traffic and audiences who are keen to check it out. Performances in BMW Edge are a sit down affair. We would love to see you there - most of the events are free too...

Fed Square - Main Square
Wed 14th Nov, 4-8pm - Mono - a 4hr minimalist, ambient synth drone piece with the Amplified Elephants.
Thur 15th Nov, 7pm - Extinction - Based on birdcall this piece is about the absence of birds in the city and urban landscape. BOLT sting quartet
Sat 17th Nov, 2pm - Monuments - Chamber orchestra, found sound, field recordings and sculptural machines. Featuring the Amplified Elephants, Noise Scavengers and the BOLT ensemble.

BMW Edge
Fri 16th Nov, 8-10pm - Erasing, The People Syndrome + - This BOLT quartet will be playing the music that was featured at the Extremities Japan Festival and Tour in September
Sat 17th Nov, 7:30pm - Adam Simmons and Noriko Tadano duo $15/$10 concession
Fri 23rd Nov, 8pm - Shimmersong - Featuring the Amplified Elephants and the BOLT Chamber Orchestra. There will be a panel discussion after this show as well.
Sat 24th Nov, 8-10pm - Pulling Strings - Arcko String Orchestra will perform works by Sutherland, Meale, Birthwhistle, Hullick. $15/$10 concession.
(forwarded from James Hullick)

Monday, 12 November 2012

Tuesday Novem 13th @ the Make It Up Club

This week, analogue experimentation from four innovative performers. Tim Catlin, presents his new stringed instrument alongside, the sublime accordion deconstructions of Nigel Brown. Tim Coster returns to MIUC with his signature synth manipulations. And the inimitable Tarquin Manek, with his solo project of absurd gravitas. 
 • Tim Catlin (Bowed and Activated Metals) and Nigel Brown (Deconstructed Accordion)
Tim Coster (Modular Synths and Effects)
Thugquota, AKA Tarquin Manek (Vox, Sox, Dox, Pox)

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:
20/11: Anthony Magen, Dale Gorfinkel and Matt Chaumont; Ben Byrne and Sam Pettigrew; Milica Stefanovic, Rosalind Hall and Arek Gulbenkoglu.
27/11: Yoann Durant (France); Brett Evans, Tom Fryer, Rory Brown, Ali Watts and Damien Ellis; Christopher Young.
04/12: Nathan Gray-curated interpretations of Cardew's Scratch Ensemble.
11/12: Nothinghunger; Cooper Bowman and Fjorn Butler.
18/12: Sean Baxter, Gearoid Brinn and Dave Brown; Angus Leslie and Jenny Barnes; Robbie Avenaim, Nik Kennedy and Lloyd Honeybrook.

True Strength - Conduit Arts - 23 Nov 2012

True Strength + Carolyn Connors + Matthias Schack-Arnott @ Conduit Arts Nov 23rd
8.00PM - MATTHIAS SCHACK-ARNOTT (solo percussion)
Matthias Schack-Arnott is a new music specialist who regularly performs across Australia and internationally. Matthias' improvisational language combines the precision of classical percussion with experimental aesthetics. For this rare solo set, Matthias uses ruined tubular bells, granite tiles, sheet metal and gongs to create a new work exploring corrosion and decay.

8.45PM - CAROLYN CONNORS (solo voice)
Carolyn Connors is one of Melbourne's absolute treasures.
She's an experimental and improvising singer, a composer and a theatre maker.
"...remarkable Carolyn Connors...Material Mouth is one of those deeply satisfying works which leave you ruminating for hours afterwards... (one) of Australia's most interesting performance artists" Alison Croggin,

Featuring Alexander Garsden (guitar) and Ida Duelund Hansen (voice, double bass). Their music draws on the languages of British and American revivalist folk from the last century, manifested in longer form compositions and textures taken from Baroque, Mid-Late Twentieth Century Classical and Experimental Music.
November 23rd at Conduit Arts, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
8pm start (doors 7.30)
(forwarded from Ida Duelund Hansen)

'299,792,458 m/s' DVD Launch Show - this Saturday at Conduit Arts

8pm, Saturday November 17
Conduit Arts, 83 Brunswick St Fitzroy
Entry $10

To mark the release of their latest DVD Infinite Decimals are presenting a multimedia performance event at one of Melbourne's newest arts spaces - Conduit Arts. The evening will feature experimental film screenings, as well as a rare live set by the Ghost of 29 Megacycles.

 Infinite Decimals' set will feature 8mm and 16mm projections, burning celluloid, prisms, lasers and digital image manipulation, alongside the group’s intensely minimal instrumental improvisations.

The DVD is the work of the group's projectionist, Paul Rodgers. Paul was a founder of London's legendary Loophole Cinema and pioneer of expanded cinema. He combines physical collage, burning celluloid, found footage and digital treatments to create beautiful and hypnotic visions. The soundtrack is from Infinite Decimals' most recent CD '10992905085008​.​.​.’ (Fallopian Tunes, 2012)A preview of the DVD can been seen at

The Ghost of 29 Megacycles is the nom de son of Greg Taw, noted for his avant-pop and ethereal dronescapes. He will give a special outdoor performance accompanied by hypnotic Dream Machine visuals and relayed into the main space via audiovisual feed.

These performances will be interspersed with screenings of works by noted experimental filmmakers Dirk De Bruyn and Lee Smith: 

Dirk De Bruyn: Understanding Science (18 minutes 16mm 1992).
 "Understanding Science is about breakdown of meaning, breakdown of relationship, trying to exist in that space between meaninglessness and understanding, at its cusp, its node, its no-man's land.. It is a melting pot of more than just fragments of images, there are clusters of things, ideas, sounds, words, that swim in and out of your attention. I wanted this film to be a dense multidimensional collage of automatic writing, sound poetry and abstracting strings of images." Program notes: Scratch Film Festival. UWA. Perth 1997

Dirk de Bruyn has been making experimental films and performing with them for more that 40 years and is currently teaching at Deakin University. His 16mm work is available from the Film Study Collection at the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra and screens at festivals internationally. 

Lee Smith: Cuna Soma + Tin Jan Istra (Experimental animation on 35mm & 16mm film & computer)

Tin Jan Istra (1994)
Tin Jan Istra, the name of a village in the former Yugoslavia, becomes the starting idea for a scratched and frenetically dancing handpainted mosaic. Forms rise, sink and reform in calligraphic gestures interrupted by found footage scratched into submission. music arranged and played by Anello Capuano.

Cuna Soma (16mm, silent, 7min, 2001).
Chromophilic splendor caught in the spell of luminosity, sweeping scratches with gestalt type movement, effecting a depth of field rarely seen in a camera-less film.

 Facebook Event

Sunday, 11 November 2012


Avantwhatever Presents... The Birds & The Bees

Anthony Magen & Christina Tester

Limited Edition 5-Inch Lathe Cut Vinyl, Soundwalk along Merri Creek & BBQ. All for $10.

2pm Sunday November 25

Phillips Reserve
Corner of Victoria St & Weigall St
East Brunswick
(Near End of 96 Tram Route)

A launch for Anthony Magen & Christina Tester's release 'The Birds & The Bees' - a special edition Avantwhatever lathe cut release limited to only 30 copies.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Broken Signals - Conduit Arts - 10 Nov 2012

Dreamland Recordings and Conduit Arts Present: BROKEN SIGNALS




MORELANDS / Morelands are an instrumental music duo inspired by the Australian bush and it's inhabitants. It takes musical influence from jazz,folk and blues. 
This will be their last Melbourne show before hitting the highway to the outback with our new debut release: "sundowner music".

AUTOMATING / Sifting through the sonic waste and discarded technology left by the roadside of a world speeding too fast into the future. Field recordings, found sound, tape manipulation, noise and effects units. Currently pursuing live and studio created binaural soundscapes and archaic tape based drones.

DARK MONOLITH / Two local forces (Dark Passenger & Monolith) team up to create the presence known as Dark Monolith, forging new territories combining industrial space drone, degraded metallic drone and concrete noise. Blended into sonic particles and vented from the speakers like interstellar dust.

ORBITS / Is the solo and collaborative project of Warwick JW Smith (JW Sparrow/ Cat Cat/ Mankilled/ The Gashes). The music branches into drone, psych and shoegaze and leaves audiences feeling entranced by layers of guitar, organ, drum and vocal loops.

Happening on Saturday November 10th
@ Conduit Arts. 83 Brunswick St. Fitzroy.
8PM. $10.00

(forwarded from Zac Keiller)

Sabbatical New Releases - Gasometer - 8 Nov 2012

 Sabbatical Presents: New Releases

 Launch show for the latest releases in Sabbatical's Cassette Series.

 Performances by:

 Justin Fuller
 Eko Eko Azarak
 Default Jamerson
 Hans Harms
 Dick Threats

 New releases available on the night:

 Justin Fuller 'Mental Shelf'
 Eko Eko Azarak 'Eko Eko Azarak'
 Hans Harms 'Vulnerable Sources Project'
 Dick Threats 'Excellents'
 Dead Boomers & Wife 'Dry Process'

 Thursday 8th of November
 The Gasometer Hotel

(forwarded from Default Jamerson)

Wed Nov 7 >>Outstrument action @ Hand Made Music!

Rosalind Hall Saxophone and beyond!
Victor Meertens voice with Alexis Ensor crude horns.
Shane van den Akker parabolic microphone driven vocals.

First Wed of every month 8:30pm @ Wesley Anne 
250 High St Northcote $10/15

Monday, 5 November 2012

Tuesday November 6th @ the Make It Up Club

This week, some improvised music to make you think! One of the great improv-shitcore duos has been resurrected as a trio: Holy Boner with added Rodney J. Cooper on handmade guitar as a permanent member. This is improvised noise-grind, somewhere between the most extreme avant garde classical music, and the most extreme grindcore, with abstracted noise as the mediator. Smash Tennis is a new duo of raw electro-acoustics with a punk attitude and a philosopher’s depth of interrogation. And Satyrs, exploring the outside limits of multiple synth-drone.

 • Holy Boner, featuring: Nik Kennedy (Bass, Vocals), Brad Smith (Drums, Vocals) and Rod Cooper (Guitar, Vocals)
Smash Tennis, featuring: Llara (Drumkit, Acid free tape) and Samaan (Guitar, Acid free tape)
Satyrs, featuring: Jesse Dimmock (Saxophone, synth, drum machine), Alez Glasov (Synth) and Cooper Bowman (Synth)

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:
13/11: Tim Catlin and Nigel Brown; Tim Coster.
20/11: Anthony Magen, Dale Gorfinkel and Matt Chaumont; Ben Byrne and Sam Pettigrew; Milica Stefanovic, Rosalind Hall and Arek Gulbenkoglu.
27/11: Yoann Durant (France); Brett Evans, Tom Fryer, Rory Brown, Ali Watts and Damien Ellis; Christopher Young.
04/12: Nathan Gray-curated interpretations of Cardew's Scratch Ensemble.
11/12: Nothinghunger; Cooper Bowman and Fjorn Butler.
18/12: Sean Baxter, Gearoid Brinn and Dave Brown; Angus Leslie and Jenny Barnes; Robbie Avenaim, Nik Kennedy and Lloyd Honeybrook.

BURNT OUT: RMIT Sound Art Graduate Performance

The RMIT School of Art presents Burnt Out, a showcase of some of Melbourne’s finest up-and-coming sound artists, musicians, producers and composers in a curated night of immaculately crafted sounds, drones, beats, and blistering noise.

Graduating this year as part of the Bachelor of Arts Sound program at RMIT, this is a rare opportunity to catch this incredibly unique group of artists in one place, for a night of diverse and captivating live electronic and instrumental perform
ances, accompanied by a selection of mind-bending video works and live visuals.


Tom Hall
Rhys Corr
Tom Baker
Byron Dean
Jacob Silver
Matt Murphy
Ryan Granger
Dieter Schmid
Jonathon Nokes
Sasha Margolis
Adam Gooderham

Visuals by:

Martin Joseph
Kristian Giannone


Tuesday 6th of November
The Toff in Town
252 Swanston St, Melbourne
Doors 7pm



Opening Monday November 5th 6-9pm, Goodtime Studios, Basement 746 Swanston St Carlton. Free. Open 12-6pm, 7th to 9th November 2012 or by appointment call 0415152067.

Friday, 2 November 2012





Mark Groves & Leith Thomas

Solo project of Justin Fuller,

Chris LG Hill