Clinton Green gigs + new Shame File Music mailorder additions

Upcoming gigs:

After my hiatus of a couple of months from live performance due to a broken foot, I’m just about back on my feet again and looking forward to playing a range of varied gigs over the next few weeks.

Saturday 17 April, 3-11:30pm
CURRENT 2014: Sound Body
Conduit Arts, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Entry: donation

CURRENT is an event that brings together Melbourne improvisers of various colours arranged into new trios. I have played at and attended CURRENT before and it is always a joyous and special event. This year is slightly different, in that dancers as well as musicians will be part of each trio.

Tuesday 27 May, 9pm
Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise
Make It Up Club @ Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Entry: $10/$5

I am part of a large ensemble of musicians, directed by Ian Parsons, who will be performing about 15 pages of Cardew's landmark graphic score.

Saturday 31 May, 4-7pm
Clinton Green’s Good Improv/Bad Improv
Musikunst @ Great Britain Hotel – basement, 447 Church St, Richmond
Entry: $10/$5
Facebook event

"Good Improv/Bad Improv" explores both negative and positive behaviours in group improvisation. Performers are arranged into trios, then each musician draws an instruction from a hat, which they then follow in the subsequent improvisation, without revealing the instruction to their fellow performers or audience until afterwards. Instructions include:

- Play softer than everyone else
- Completely disregard what the others play
- Be the star of the trio

Putting themselves out there in a very risky musical situation are the following improv social scientists (shuffling into different trios throughout the afternoon):

Todd Anderson-Kunert
Jenny Barnes
Sean Baxter
Evelyn Morris
Barnaby Oliver
Adam Simmons

Here is the score for the piece, including full details of how it works and all the instructions available to performers -

Friday 6 June
Solo performance
Cross Street (Moreland City Band Hall), Cross St, East Brunswick

More details to come

Tuesday 24 June, 9pm
Duo with Paul Wain (Antediluvian Rocking Horse)
Make It Up Club @ Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Entry: $10/$5

New on Shame File Music mailorder:

Great Waitress - "Flock" CD Two haunting, other-worldly improvisations combining accordian, clarinet and piano from this Australian/German trio.


Rosalind Hall "Carriage of the Voice" CD Hall's live practice of extended saxophone manipulation aided by strategically-placed microphones and self-made reeds enters another world on this her debut solo album. Recorded at White Space in Castlemaine, Hall responds to the natural reverb of the space and creates two haunting pieces that for the uninformed listener could be mistaken as electronic drone music, only betrayed by the sound of Hall's breath echoing through the sax horn like the call of a conch shell.