Clinton Green music news

Last missive for the year. It’s been a big 12 month for me; over 50 performances since January (the most I’ve ever done in a year by some way), first overseas gigs/residency. Big challenges, big revelations. Tired but somewhat sated, I’m taking a short break from performing until later in January, but a few other things are happening/available now to listen to over Christmas and New Year's...

Talking sound art and experimental music with Camilla Hannan on 3RRR FM over the summer
From this Thursday (24 December, 2015), I will be joining Camilla Hannan on 3RRR-FM each week for a 15 minute conversation about issues of relevance to contemporary sound art and experimental music practice. Camilla is hosting the Smart Arts programme for four weeks over the Christmas/New Year break, each Thursday from 9am – 12pm (AEDST). I’ll be joining Camilla at about 10:40am each week for our chat.
Our first topic is “New paradigms for sound performance”, focusing on the question of audiences – how to get them/get rid of them, different audience/listening environments, the role of the audience and more.
Tune into 3RRR at 102.7 FM from this Thursday if you’re in Melbourne, or stream here from anywhere around the globe (I think it will be available on demand, too).

Two online compilation albums featuring live duets

Recordings of a couple of live duets I’ve done have been released on two different online compilation albums:

Mambo #7 (Super-malevolent Deity Records) features an excerpt of a live improvisation with myself (gramophone & percussion) and Barnaby Oliver (banjo and percussion) at Make It Up Club in February 2013. Stream for free or purchase here

100:25:1 (Fat Rain Records) is the massive online archive of Adam Simmons' extraordinary month-long project of the same name, where he completed 100 live duets with 100 different Melbourne musicians throughout the month of November. My duet with Adam is here , and the entire album is worth spending a few weeks with! Stream for free, download purchases coming soon, I believe.

2016 Performances

Tilde New Music Festival, Saturday 23 January, 2pm at Testing Grounds,1-23 City Road, Southbank.
I’m involved in a number of performances at this year’s festival:
  • I am guest curator of the first 2 hours (2-4pm). I’ve programmed new works from The Phonetic Orchestra, and the premiere performance of a new work by myself Discretions For Ensemble.
  • I will be joining Carmen Chan and others for a performance of her work Do You See What I Hear.
  • I will be performing in a new collaboration with Camille Robinson and Stephen Roach.
The Festival continues on Sunday at the Australian Institute of Music as well. Details

Quiet Noise V, Saturday 13 February, 2pm at 15 Neil Street, West Footscray
Our annual backyard/house show of unamplified experimental music enters its fifth year, with:
  • Anna Fern (sound poetry)
  • Aviva Endean (participatory audience experiences)
  • Jenny Barnes/Clinton Green/Michael McNab (voice/text, hitting/scraping)

Herbert Jercher & Ernie Althoff – New CD available on Shame File Music mailorder

The Sunshine Shuffle pays homage to an elegant parlour guitar built almost entirely out of Australian timbers by luthier Dan Robinson. All 99 tracks were played by Herbert Jercher with just the fingers, with no extra preparations or treatments. The CD is intended to be played in shuffle mode. A longtime Melbourne sound artist, this is Jercher's first CD release. Recorded, edited and co-conceived by Ernie Althoff. Available from