The second week of Make It Up Club's 16th birthday festivities dishes up a delicate degustation of abstracted sonic declarations for the discerning devotee of improvised music keen to explore the potentials within instrumental textures and their minutiae. New Zealander radio artist Sally McIntyre casts her receiver out into the imperceptibly omnipotent abyss of frequencies surrounding us, variously drawing in and transmitting out EVP of extinct birds, the void of defunct gallery spaces and the like, ably matched by the nihilistically nonentitative nullcore isms of Joel Stern. Four compressors and movers of air take advantage of the wondrous phenomenon known as resonance frequencies, in the cases of Casey Moir and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang to elicit timbres from their vocal folds, with Johan Moir the tubing of a trumpet and Nigel Brown the bass reed blocks of an accordion. The quixotically melodic minds behind Angel Eyes and Pikelet, namely Andrew Cowie and Evelyn Morris, come together to drift through the sonoverse on dreamy drones and ethereal tones in an audible cornucopia of pop-flavoured elation. And in a potential repeat of the most delightfully perplexing 30-minute conversation to take place at MIUC in 2013, nonrepresentational orators Jenny Barnes and Georgie Darvidis return to the Bar Open stage with free jazz wunderkinder James McLean and Alistair McLean providing the brotherly skittery-rhythm section.
• Casey Moir [SE] (Voice), Johan Moir [SE] (Trumpet), Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (Voice) & Nigel Brown (Accordion)
• Andrew Cowie (Guitar) & Evelyn Morris (Piano, Percussion)
• James McLean (Percussion), Alastair McLean (Guitar), Georgie Darvidis (Voice) & Jenny Barnes (Voice)
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