Friday, 13 September 2013

More Talk, Less Action - West Space - 19 Sept 2013

Laptops, Costumes, Pedals and Projections: issues for live performance of experimental, drone and noise music




"Music can you take you somewhere. Lots of music takes me nowhere at all.
Sometimes, it is interesting to hear, but I’m left wanting more. I want an experience, to be in a zone that is fluid, unpredictable and inclusive, shaped by the audience, with an element of risk." - Paul Kidney.

Laptops, Costumes, Pedals and Projections: issues for live performance of experimental, drone and noise music – Thursday 19 September 2013, 7:30pm, at West Space, Level 1, 225 Bourke St, Melbourne

Is it enough for musicians to hunch over a laptop or a bank of effects pedals and let the sound speak for itself? Do audiences have the right to expect to be entertained? Does an undue emphasis on movement and visuals detract from the music? Our panel includes musicians who push the boundaries of conventional performance. Short demonstrations by the Hi-God People and Michael Pulsford will explore the possibilities for performance of experimental music.

On the panel are:

Julian Williams (has been involved in experimental music and theatre for 25 years, and is known for his performance group The Hi-God People and a series of indie bands, solo recordings and plays/movement pieces)

Paul Kidney (mild-mannered nurse by day, by night freaksound DJ of Ear Of The Behearer and front thing for improv/psych/noise collective The Paul Kidney Experience)

Michael Pulsford (teaches performance and live art at RMIT's School of Art, and is an improvising drummer)

Moderated by More Talk, Less Action co-curator, Greg Wadley.

More Talk, Less Action is a series of events incorporating both discussion and performances on specific themes of relevance to contemporary practice of experimental music, noise and sound art. 
 

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