Avantwhatever Monthly – July 2015
Martin Kay (Microphones, mixer and recordings)
Michael McNab (Percussion)
134 Lygon St
Saturday July 18
Entry $10 | 3pm
Avantwhatever Monthly is held at The Alderman in Brunswick. This year it’ll be happening on different days and at different times month to month. 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.
I am a sound recordist/artist/designer currently producing audio-montages and compositions that explore the intersection of architecture, psychoacoustics, social-dynamics and place. My works are constructed primarily from un-mixed and un-edited environmental sound recordings, which I capture using a mixture of straight, extended and oblique recording techniques – probing the various unheard material realities, angles and perspectives of a given sound event, as well as providing a tactile space that has surface, texture and reflection, whereby the listener is sensitised to hearing as if it were touch. Through employing a technologically limited (recording focused) work methodology, I have been increasingly motivated to find inventive ways of capturing sound, and increasingly compelled to develop fresh compositional approaches that reflect my own psychological and emotional relationships to the places and situations I encounter.
Michael McNab is a percussionist and electronic musician based in Melbourne. He is a member of Tchake with Josten Myburgh and performs regularly with the THIS ensemble.