Friday, 30 May 2014

Tuesday June 3rd @ the Make It Up Club

This instalment of MIUC is an electroacoustic wonderland of amicably competing frequencies, where the electronic and the acoustic intermingle to create sounds greater than the sum of their textural components. David Ahern (of local aleatoric trailblazers Teletopa) left behind only one (loosely) composed score from his early period of embracing extemporaneity, 1971's Stereo/Mono for wind instrument and feedback, of which there is no known recording. As such, it is hard to conjure a better duo to interpret a complex, indeterminate work like this than Australia's leading saxophonic improviser Jim Denley and one of Melbourne's finest avant sound-crafting engineers Byron Scullin. Brigid Burke and Adrian Sheriff bridge the electroacoustic divide with a much more vigorous tact, smashing together packets of abstracted free-wind-and-percussion-isms and generative electronics in a plunderphonic-fuelled flurry. And three soundexplorers concerned with the vibratory possibilities of strings and skins and cords - cellist Freya Schack-Arnott, percussionist Sam Hall and vocalist Jenny Barnes - engage in collaborative efforts to emanate fresh, raw audial potentials. 

Jim Denley [SYD] & Byron Scullin perform David Ahern's Stereo/Mono (1971)
Pausa II feat. Brigid Burke (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Wood Flute, Percussion, Laptop) & Adrian Sheriff (Bass Trombone, Shakuhachi, Zendrum, Laptop, iPad)
Freya Schack-Arnott (Cello), Sam Hall (Percussion) & Jenny Barnes (Voice)

The Make It Up Club
http://makeitupclub.blogspot.com/
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
$5/$10

Coming up:
10/6: Tracey [BRIS] feat. Nicola Morton, Bonnie Hart & Marisa Allen; Muura [BRIS]; Stella Severain & Nayuto Adachi
17/6: Sooterkin Flesh; Complete feat. Brent Stegeman, Dave Coen & James Kritzler; Brett Thompson, Ian Jackson & Damian Coward
25/6: Christopher Young & Leo Kavanagh; Gearoid Brinn; Paul Wain & Clinton Green
1/7: Sky Needle; Lochie Bradfield, Conor O'Hanlon & Paddy Gordon; Aktion Unit
8/7: Steve Law & John Jacobs; Richie Cyngler & Dale Chapman; Voidhanger
15/7: Ben Kolaitis & Jon Smeathers; Ryan Granger & Michael O'Dwyer; Tim Panaretos & Connor Cody
22/7: Richard Barrett [UK], Milana Zarić [UK], Nat Grant & Joe Talia; Warren Burt
29/7: Kerrie Farnsworth, Paul Kidney, Adam Ritchie & Brad Smith; Erick Mitsak; Daggers Mid Flight
5/8: Atticus Bastow; Toby Jamesjoy; James Cvetkovski & Steven Soha
12/8: LP Osborne & Thomas Miller; Graylands
19/8: Yag Yok; Bound for Glory; Scott O'Hara & Kynan Lawlor
26/8: Alexander Garsden
2/9: Constant Light w/ Peter James & Simon Strong

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Overtone Ensemble performances

After a brief hiatus the Overtone Ensemble are performing again

Friday May 30 
Conduit Art Space 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Doors at 8pm $10
Overtone Ensemble (Tim Catlin, David Brown, Atticus Bastow and Philip Brophy)
Hammered microtonal percussion, swinging speakers, ebow guitars and vibrissa
with:
Steve Richards/ David Palliser/ Ian Wadley Trio

Monday June 16
Light in Winter Festival
5:30-5:40pm
Federation Square, Melbourne
Overtone Duo - Tim Catlin and Dave Brown playing federation handbells and vibrissa.
Short performance alongside the Radiant Lines light installation at Fed. Square.


Friday June 27
Cross Street Venue (aka Moreland  City Band Hall)
22 Cross Street, Brunswick
Overtone Trio (Tim Catlin, David Brown and Philip Brophy)
with:
Robbie Avenaim and Barnaby Oliver
More details to come.
 
(forwarded from Tim Catlin)

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Bowlines - Open Studio - 17 June 2014

Ernie Gruner, Heather Stewart & Jenny Thomas (violins, violas, hardanger if available). 

Contemporary classical meets world music through improvisations.


Music with depth, intelligence and warmth, created from classical, jazz and world sources.
Original cross-genre music from three eclectic string players.

Inspired by groups including John Zorn's Masada Trio, Balanescu Quartet, The Necks, Coolangubra, Kronos Quartet, Born in a Taxi.

Listen to some Bowlines music : www.bowlines.bandcamp.com 
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bowlinestrings
 
 NEXT PERFORMANCE IS TUESDAY JUNE 17th
Open Studio,
204 High St, Northcote
8.30 – 10.30pm
Tickets at door $8

(forwarded from Ernie Gruner)

Friday, 23 May 2014

Tuesday May 27th @ the Make It Up Club

This week at MIUC is an entire evening of the sounds that lines and squares and shapes and numbers make when they coalesce on that cornucopia of composition that is Cornelius Cardew's 'Treatise', where Wittgensteinian truth functions interact with improvised indeterminacy as a bunch of Melbourne's, and one of Sydney's, best experimental musicians and improvisers throw in their joint and several talents to make sense out of this magnum opus of graphic music. Written 50 years ago, the 193 page score still baffles and bamboozles all but the boldest, and 14 of them will assemble on the stage of MIUC next Tuesday to delve into that unsettled, entwined universe where even a little dot on a page sends people into furious frenzied fights about what it means. 

Featuring Clinton Green (turntables, objects), Gearóid Brinn (electric bass), Daniel Tucceri (keyboard), Carmen Chan (vibraphone, toys), Sean Baxter (percussion), Phoebe Green (viola), Ian Parsons (voice), Belinda Woods (flutes), Miranda Hill (double bass), Barnaby Oliver (guitar), Luke Paulding (tuba), Julian Day (keyboards), Zac Johnston (violin) & Mark Viggiani (guitar)

The Make It Up Club
http://makeitupclub.blogspot.com/
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
$5/$10

Coming up:
3/6: Jim Denley [SYD]; Pausa II feat. Adrian Sheriff & Brigid Burke; Freya Schack-Arnott, Tom Toner & Jenny Barnes
10/6: Tracey [BRIS] feat. Nicola Morton, Bonnie Hart & Marisa Allen; Muura [BRIS]; Stella Severain & Nayuto Adachi
17/6: Sooterkin Flesh; Complete feat. Brent Stegeman, Dave Coen & James Kritzler
25/6: Christopher Young & Leo Kavanagh; Gearoid Brinn; Paul Wain & Clinton Green
1/7: Sky Needle; Lochie Bradfield, Conor O'Hanlon & Paddy Gordon; Aktion Unit
8/7: Steve Law & John Jacobs; Richie Cyngler & Dale Chapman
15/7: Ben Kolaitis & Jon Smeathers; Ryan Granger & Michael O'Dwyer; Tim Panaretos & Connor Cody
22/7: Richard Barrett [UK], Milana Zarić [UK], Nat Grant & Peter Knight; Warren Burt
29/7: Kerrie Farnsworth, Paul Kidney, Adam Ritchie & Brad Smith; Erick Mitsak; Daggers Mid Flight
5/8: Atticus Bastow; Toby Jamesjoy; James Cvetkovski & Steven Soha
12/8: LP Osborne & Thomas Miller; Graylands
19/8: Yag Yok; Bound for Glory; Scott O'Hara & Kynan Lawlor
26/8: Alexander Garsden.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Soundings 5 - Bar 3 0 3 - 31 May 2014


S O U N D I N G S # 5
The fifth instalment of the SOUNDINGS event series seeks like those before it to escavate and exhibit the all too buried creative bounties of Melbourne’s music underground.

Taking place in the heart of Northcote on Saturday May 31st at Bar 3 0 3, the bill features an eclectic cohort of acts and ensembles collectively driven by a shared experimental musical impulse.
Across 2 stages SOUNDINGS # 5 features AV ensemble The Spheres, Great Earthquake, Goodbye Enemy Airship, The Vainglories, Humans, Vodnik, Rosalind Hall and Leafy Suburbs.
Traversing numerous experimental fields and ranging from art rock and drone to electronic and classical avant garde, SOUNDINGS # 5 promises to be a wild ol’ ride and one not to be missed!
Doors open at 6pm / $10.  
For more information please visit:  http://soundingsmelb.wordpress.com/
(forwarded from Guy Harris)

We Are Denizens of Pluto - City Library - 29 May 2014

You don’t step into the Underworld, the Underworld steps into you
Conflicting emotions are given away
What does a public know about private suffering?
When pain is proffered by greater bodies it’s collectively felt as bad will
Open interview/invisible jukebox for The Wire magazine
Talking with myself, cutting out the middleman, reflecting without audience nor amateur critic
Who’s influenced who, who’s dreaming who, who breathes life into your dull decay?
Hash brown crackle, KTL drones, lemon molecules tease my senses
Will you never know me, like I know myself?
Are you honestly going to order this displacement?
You’re no-one ‘til nobody never knows you
You’re nobody unless somebody No’s you

WE ARE DENIZENS OF PLUTO


Ashley J Higgs
Richard Stringer
Nat Grant
Abraham Dunovits
Forbes Hawkins


Transforming Higgs’s latest poetry into improvised songcycles
Proudly supporting the 10th Birthday Celebrations of Melbourne Library Service’s busiest public library City Library in the Sounds Poetica series
253 Flinders Lane, Gallery Space, 1st floor
MAY 29 Thursday 6pm – 7.30pm
No Door Charge

(forwarded from Ashley Higgs)

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Tuesday May 20th @ the Make It Up Club

This edition of MIUC propounds three first-time frequential factions, with eleven devotees of the deafening drilling into dense dominions of sonoversal darkness to wield heavy textures for heavy listening purposes. After first inciting improvtinnitus at Rocktober last year barbarian noiserock behemoth Cocks Arquette return with neoteric pulse creator Ev Morris, and in true Make It Up spirit will co-summon cataclysms of cacophony with first-time collaborators Marco Fusinato on mangled shreds and Sean Baxter on temporal obliteration. The debut convergence of three divergent dudes, almighty aleatoricist Dave Brown, analog synethicist Mat Watson and punctilious windwielder Ben Harrison, possesses so many audial potentials that to forespeak too much would be fate-tempting folly (and collapse quantum potentials). And yet another premiere pairing of two unacquainted but kindred direcore digital delinquents in Swift Treweeke and Mat Blackwell, both noise/trendy break barbarians and butcherers of breathing tubes, both ready to get brutal. 

Cocks Arquette feat. Simon Karis (Guitar, Electronics), David Karis (Guitar, Electronics), Walter P. Humfray (Guitar), Peter Bramley (Bass), Ev Morris (Drums), Marco Fusinato (Guitar, Electronics) & Sean Baxter (Percussion)
Dave Brown (Guitar), Mat Watson (AKS Synth) & Ben Harrison (Trumpet, Voice)
Swift Treweeke (Electronics) & Mat Blackwell (Electronics)

The Make It Up Club
http://makeitupclub.blogspot.com/
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
$5/$10

Coming up:
27/5: Ian Parsons presents an evening of Cardew's Treatise
3/6: Jim Denley [SYD]; Pausa II feat. Adrian Sheriff & Brigid Burke; Freya Schack-Arnott, Tom Toner & Jenny Barnes
10/6: Tracey [BRIS] feat. Nicola Morton, Bonnie Hart & Marisa Allen; Muura [BRIS]; Stella Severain & Nayuto Adachi
17/6: Sooterkin Flesh; Complete feat. Brent Stegeman, Dave Coen & James Kritzler
25/6: Christopher Young & Leo Kavanagh; Gearoid Brinn; Paul Wain & Clinton Green
1/7: Lochie Bradfield, Conor O'Hanlon & Paddy Gordon; Aktion Unit
8/7: Steve Law & John Jacobs; Richie Cyngler & Dale Chapman
15/7: Ben Kolaitis & Jon Smeathers
22/7: Richard Barrett [UK] & Milana Zarić [UK]; Warren Burt
29/7: Kerrie Farnsworth, Paul Kidney, Adam Ritchie & Brad Smith; Erick Mitsak; Daggers Mid Flight
5/8: Atticus Bastow; Toby Jamesjoy; James Cvetkovski & Steven Soha
12/8: LP Osborne & Thomas Miller; Graylands.

Musikunst: Good Improv/Bad Improv - Great Britain Hotel - 31 May 2014

Good Improv/Bad Improv - a game piece/structured improvisation challenge by Clinton Green


 
A selection of Melbourne's most skilled and adventurous improvisors take on the challenge of Clinton Green's game piece/structured improvisation "Good Improv/Bad Improv".

"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

Can you pick which are the good or bad behaviours?

Read the full score/instructions here.

Putting themselves out there in a very risky musical situation are the following improv social scientists:

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


All performers will shuffle into different trios throughout the afternoon.

 
Saturday 31 May, 4-7pm
 
Musikunst
Great Britain Hotel - basement
447 Church street, Richmond

$10/$5

Facebook event
 
 

 

Monday, 19 May 2014

Live Soundtracks - Longplay - 22 May 2014


Live Soundtracks: The Film works of Dirk de Bruyn

Thursday 22nd May at Longplay

Six musicians improvising live soundtracks to the films of Melbourne experimental guru Dirk de Bruyn.

8pm-11pm at Longplay bar and cinema, 318 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy (the cinema is through the bar, out the back). $10/5.

Featuring:
Mark Pedersen and Brigid Burke
Bb/Bass Clarinet and electronics

Nat Grant and David Kimball
Prepared guitar, prepared saxophone, objects, amplifiers, effects

Todd Anderson-Kunert and Leo Kavanagh
Drums and electronics

"Dirk de Bruyn has been creating film works for over 35 years; mostly in the hand-made, 'direct animation' mode. He also performs live with multiple projections of his films in a highly embodied mode of expanded cinema performance. His work is renowned for its intricate, suggestive layering of sound and image, and use of sumptuous, blooming fields of colour."

http://otherfilm.org/dirk-de-bruyn/


(forwarded from Nat Grant)

Friday, 16 May 2014

AVANTWHATEVER MONTHLY - MAY 2014



Avantwhatever Monthly - May 2014

Rosalind Hall (Saxophone - Album Launch)
Michael Prior (Guitar & Drums)

The Alderman
134 Lygon St
Brunswick

Sunday May 25

Entry $10 | 4pm

Avantwhatever Monthly is held the last Sunday of every month at The Alderman in Brunswick - join the Avantwhatever group on Facebook or go to www.avantwhatever.com and sign up to the mailing list to hear about upcoming releases and events.

Performance Details:

Rosalind Hall will be launching her album 'Carriage of the Voice', using multiple speakers and feedback along with her saxophone and body to perform material from the record that was developed during a residency in Castlemaine last year.

Michael Prior will be, well, playing guitar and drums, at the same time.

Artist Details:

Rosalind Hall

The beguiling, chameleonic saxophone has possessed Rosalind Hall for most of her life. As she has grown, she has made it her mission to extricate the horn from her trainings, to unearth the inner vibrations of the saxophone body and to elicit from it the sonic microcosms of her mind. She has made reeds from different materials and found extensions and vibrating objects for the bell that alter and extend the playing techniques to create unpredictabilities that necessitate playing and responding in the moment. Improvisation is the guiding force behind her music, experimentation and redefinition a driving goal and collaboration with people and spaces a transcendental joy.

Michael Prior

Michael Prior’s practice is located between the sonic, sculptural and performative. His work employs strategies of fabrication, organisation and mechanisation to explore musical structures in material forms. Aleatoric method is applied to a physical manifold (objects, the body in space, sound generators) to create self-developing compositions and social exchanges. MP has exhibited installation works at PICA (2009), MONA FOMA (2010, 2013) and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2007-8). Since 2001 he has performed in Helsinki, London, Edinburgh, Berlin, New York, San Francisco and locally for sound programs such as Liquid Architecture and the Now Now.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

4pm 18 May 2014, Monkey Bar


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 - http://www.shamefilemusic.com/ug/goodimprov.pdf
  

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:
http://ShameFileMusic.com
 

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.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Tuesday May 13th @ the Make It Up Club

This Tuesday at MIUC we showcase a selection of the fine young aleatoric talent nurtured by the sonically vigorous city we live in, focussing on the pulchritudinous parlance borne of Melbourne's long-standing post-jazz idiom. For the past year since last gracing the Bar Open stage The Phonetic Orchestra have further evolved their sonic possibilities through personnel progression, further diasporic research and on this evening a special guest in Danish percussionist Christian Windfeld. Windfeld will also have a chance to improvise toe-to-toe with two of our most excellent endemic audial-equilibrists-of-aleatory, double bassist and Phonetic Orchestra director Jonathon Heilbron and dependable Make It Upper Reuben Lewis on trumpet. And Michaela Davies presents her involuntary approach to extemporisation, whereupon electric muscle stimulation will be applied to herself and Jonathon Heilbron to invoke an externalised rampancy and challenge their string-sonifying improvised intentionality. 

  • The Phonetic Orchestra feat. Jonathon Heilbron (Bass), Callum Moncrieff (Percussion), Reuben Lewis (Trumpet), Brett Thompson (Guitar), Jenny Barnes (Voice), Jon Smeathers (Electronics), Michael McNab (Percussion), Aviva Endean (Clarinets) & Christian Windfeld [DK] (Drums)
  • Jonathon Heilbron (Bass), Reuben Lewis (Trumpet) & Christian Windfeld [DK] (Drums)
  • Jonathon Heilbron (Bass, Electronics) & Michaela Davies [SYD] (Violin, Electronics)

The Make It Up Club
http://makeitupclub.blogspot.com/
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
$5/$10

Coming up:
20/5: Cocks Arquette w/ Marco Fusinato & Sean Baxter; Samaan Fieck, Ben Harrison & Dave Brown; Swift Treweeke & Mat Blackwell
27/5: Ian Parsons presents an evening of Cardew's Treatise
3/6: Jim Denley [SYD]; Pausa II feat. Adrian Sheriff & Brigid Burke; Freya Schack-Arnott, Tom Toner & Jenny Barnes
10/6: Tracey [BRIS] feat. Nicola Morton, Bonnie Hart & Marisa Allen; Muura [BRIS]; Stella Severain & Nayuto Adachi
17/6: Sooterkin Flesh; Complete feat. Brent Stegeman, Dave Coen & James Kritzler
25/6: Christopher Young & Leo Kavanagh; Gearoid Brinn; Paul Wain & Clinton Green
1/7: Lochie Bradfield, Conor O'Hanlon & Paddy Gordon; Aktion Unit
8/7: Adam Milletts [NZ]; Steve Law & John Jacobs; Richie Cyngler & Dale Chapman
15/7: Ben Kolaitis & Jon Smeathers
22/7: Richard Barrett [UK] & Milana Zarić [UK]; Warren Burt
29/7: Kerrie Farnsworth, Paul Kidney, Adam Ritchie & Brad Smith; Erick Mitsak.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Mudlark Melbourne shows - 18 & 22 May 2014

After releasing their debut EP "Zimdahl" to local ears at the beginning of the year, experimental duo Mudlark (WA) will be hitting the road with a bag of freshly pressed 12"s this May for a string of dates on the East Coast of Aus. 
Mudlark’s long awaited twelve inch “ZIMDAHL” will finally be baptised this forthcoming May. Australian East Coasters will get the chance to witness the weird, experimental yet sophisticated orgy of guitar and percussion, a bizarre blend of sound rarely existing in music nowadays. Released by Sydney record label Wood & Wire and featured on New Weird Australia, Mudlark's sound has blown away WA audiences and it is now time to propel this uniqueness on a national scale.

Giving music a new perspective, this instrumental two-piece create an impressive distinction between complete structure and organised chaos. They are mischievous mind melting music mechanics from Mars.  

Melbourne Dates:

SUN 18th of May
MELBOURNE @ Bar 295
w/ Vishnu Keys + Snowy Nasdaq

THUR 22nd of May
MELBOURNE @ Boney
w/ Wooshie + Electric Sea Spider

(forwarded from Slinky Beaver PR)

Current 2014 "Sound Body" - Conduit Arts - 17 May 2014


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Tuesday May 6th @ the Make It Up Club

This installment of MIUC is chock-full of indeterminate surrealisms, ingenious madcappery and impetuous improvisation as four contrastive acts ponder the same thematic material of unadulterated sonic liberty. Charles Ives is well-known for meditating on The Unanswered Question with a plank of wood applied gently to piano keys; the Charles Ives Singers take said plank and smash conventional music over the back of the head with it. Michael Zulicki and Tarquin Manek are an entirely different group who are playing at a different time and are also smashers. Dylan Martorell is a name that conjures hypercomplex visual creations that cause the mind to boggle and the brain to ache (for more), so just try to imagine the aforementioned stimuli broadcast directly through your ears into your auditory cortex. And Dale Gorfinkel presents his new home-brew kit construction, a unique instrument concerned with the manipulation and redirecting of air via balloons and valves and miscellany until it vibrates into some truly confounding music. 

Charles Ives Singers feat. Alexis Ensor (Objects), Victor Meertens (Objects), David Palliser (Objects)
Michael Zulicki (Percussion) & Tarquin Manek (Percussion)
Dylan Martorell (Sound)
Dale Gorfinkel (Wind)

The Make It Up Club
http://makeitupclub.blogspot.com/
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
$5/$10

Coming up:
13/5: Phonetic Orchestra; Jon Heilbron, Reuben Lewis & Christian Windfeld; Jon Heilbrin & Michaela Davies
20/5: Cocks Arquette w/ Marco Fusinato & Sean Baxter; Samaan Fieck, Ben Harrison & Dave Brown; Swift Treweeke & Mat Blackwell
27/5: Ian Parsons presents an evening of Cardew's Treatise
3/6: Jim Denley [SYD]; Pausa II feat. Adrian Sheriff & Brigid Burke; Freya Schack-Arnott, Tom Toner & Jenny Barnes
10/6: Tracey [BRIS] feat. Nicola Morton, Bonnie Hart & Marisa Allen; Muura [BRIS]; Stella Severain & Nayuto Adachi
17/6: Sooterkin Flesh; Complete feat. Brent Stegeman, Dave Coen & James Kritzler
25/6: Christopher Young & Leo Kavanagh; Gearoid Brinn.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Formless Mondays continue this May with a mix of inventive bands, ranging from the far off edges of guitar pop to classic psychedelia. Kicks of tonight May 5th with The Citradels. May 5 : The Citradels May 12 : Holy Lotus and Barbiturates May 19th : Salad Boys and Cool Sounds May 27th : Magma Lava

Shades of Silence - a vocal improv workshop with Alice Hui-Sheng Chang


New free web album: Rosalind Hall and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang





We are proud to announce our next album,

Embossed Tales of Throats

Rosalind Hall and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang

Released by pan y rosas discos

Free download at http://www.panyrosasdiscos.net/pyr115-rosalind-hall-alice-hui-sheng-chang-embossed-tales-of-throats/

This release sees us collaborating through improvised plays with extended voice and saxophone, investigating the use of both tape and digital recording technologies and various microphones to create changing impressions of our sounds and inspiration for new gestures.

The work was recorded over 2011-12 and constructed over 2013-14. Artwork by Jess Hall (http://jesshall.com.au/)

More listening at http://aliceandrosalind.bandcamp.com/


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/283538205156703/?ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited&source=1

Saturday, 3 May 2014

DISCOBEANS SUNDAY - 11/05/2014

+ GALACTAGOGUE
Deep penetration brutal noise

+ MANGIA
Dan Demonic - piano / Trent Paniflax - drums / Shane Donkey - vocals/noise / Nik Slop - vocals/noise

+ CENTREFOLD
Anxiety disorders....sludgy digital balladry and smashing beats....
https://soundcloud.com/centredfold/god-creates-man-creates-god?in=centredfold%2Fsets%2Ffolded

+ JUXTPOSE VS. JAMES ANNESLEY
Improvised Ewi/Sax courtesy of James from Virtual Proximity and beats from techno producer Juxtpose

+ PHANTOM GRAVELLER
Sax/Theremin/Feedback universe manipulation

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539 Plenty Rd. Preston
Doors/Food/Coffee from 6:00pm
First act 7:30ish
$5 entry

Friday, 2 May 2014

International Relations - West Space - 7 May 2014

LATE Night Program


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Rully Sharbara (Yogyakarta) + Sophia Brous (Melbourne)
Wukir Suryadi (Yogyakarta) + Tarquin Manek (Melbourne)
Nathan Liow (Melbourne) + Angus Tarnawsky(New York)
Curated by Joel Stern.

Wednesday 7 May 2014 9:00pm-12:00am 
West Space is thrilled to present two new collaborations between Indonesian and Australian improvisors, collapsing multiple tongues, tastes and timezones into a universal stew of noise and joy.
Rully and Wukir will be well known to devotees of non-western noise for their unique band Senyawa, who combine punk and avant-garde nous with skewed takes on Javanese classical traditions. Senyawa's introduction to Australian audiences was back in 2011 as part of the Overground extravaganza at the Melbourne Town Hall. They were showstoppers that night and have been in high demand in Oz ever since. Sophia Brous, the curator of Overground, helped start the Senyawa craze - so here's a little chance to complete the circle.
Sophia's a brilliant improvising vocalist and performer and at this concert she'll be duetting with Senyawa honey throated crooner Rully Shabara in a one-off sing-off. Duo number two comprises two men with indescribable instruments who know how to use them. Wukir Suryadi, virtuoso of heavy-bamboo, student of great Indonesian poet-national hero W. S. Rendra, and instrument-building icon, meets Tarquin Manek, the Melbourne via Canberra avant-savant from Bum Creek with a suitcase full of curated junk.
Plus to kick off the night we will be presenting Artifacts, a sonic work by Nathan Liow and Angus Tarnawsky that is part of Rosemary Willink' s exhibition Can we please play the internet?. Nathan and Angus expose sonic phenomena associated with the vast physical network that enables the internet. Artifacts is a slowly evolving feedback conversation created by a live acoustic piano performance in the gallery, broadcast immediately to NYC then returned and amplified through speakers and mixed with the existing performance. Within this process, inaudible sounds become apparent and distortion begins to erode and decay what is heard. The Internet itself leaves a unique signature and becomes an organic third party working alongside the artists.
West Space
Level 1, 225 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Australia
This event is supported by the City of Melbourne.
(forwarded from West Space)

Thursday, 1 May 2014

New Music Concert Series #3 - Brunswick Green - 4 May 2014

Brunswick Green  New Music Concert Series #3
A Night of Hitting Skins & Things
 
Set i  Christian Windfeld- (Denmark) Solo Drumset
Berlin based jazz-improv-experimental

Set ii Nat Grant-Solo Percussion
'acoustic percussion with electronic manipulation'.

Set iii Nat Grant-Ronny Ferella-Reuben Lewis
wood-skins- brass-electronics collaboration

Sunday May 4th 8pm-11pm
entry by donation
The Brunswick Green
313 Sydney Road Brunswick

Christian Windfeld- Solo Drums

Christian Windfeld is a Danish musician living in Berlin. With a background in
jazz he has toured all over Europe, in The US and Canada with various
international groups of musicians from the jazz, improv and experimental pop scene.
He appears on recordings in several countries and has received top reviews in international magazines like Jazzit, All About Jazz, Orkester Journalen and Jazz Special.  In 2012 and 2013 he was nominated with two different groups for a Danish music award in the category "Best new name in jazz".    Over the years Christian has received grants from a.o. 

Nat Grant- Solo Percussion

Nat Grant is a multi-instrumentalist, sound artist, composer and teacher. She works predominantly as a freelance artist and has been employed as a composer and performer in the fields of puppetry, theatre, film, animation and dance. Nat’s work explores intersections between improvisation, chance and intention in the development of sound as a sculptural medium. Through the integration of electronic processing and sampling with acoustic sound recordings, she creates cumulative sound works that link consciousness and memory, allowing interaction between human and natural environments.
Nat is currently completing a PhD in music composition at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), and performs regularly at venues around Melbourne.

Nat Grant-Ronny Ferella-Reuben Lewis percussion-drumset-trumpet
Navigating the now.  A collaboration of three divergent musical views.  A multi generational-genre--discipline outfit.

The Brunswick Green -championing acoustic creative music, the Brunswick Green is becoming an important player in the Melbourne music scene.  The intimate and friendly setting at “the green” ensures a great listening experience for all.

(forwarded from Nat Grant)