Saturday, 31 January 2015

Make It Up Club - February programme

3/2: Mystic Eyes aka Lisa MacKinney (Guitar, Organ) & Ollie Olsen (Synth); Dur-é Dara (Percussion), Shani Holmes (Voice) & Jenny Barnes (Voice); Gelareh Pour (Voice, Kamanche), Adam Simmons (Woodwinds), Ashley Marie Mclellan (Movement) & Harrison Hall (Movement) 
10/2: MV & Peter Hyde; Military Position; Eddie Stevens, Marney Macleod & Bonnie Mercer

17/2: Daniel Lercher [DE]; Vilan Mai & Justina Lui; Loretta Wilde, Julius Millar & Maria Moles 

24/2: Jen Tait & Mat Blackwell; Robert Mayson; Annie Llewellyn & Natasha Ritchie;

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

(forwarded from Make It Up Club)  

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Endless Bummer - MPavillaion - 30 Jan 2015

In the classic 1966 Australian surf movie Endless Summer, narrator Bill Brown tells us that the keys to unlocking pathways to new frontiers of revelry and freedom are, simply, infinite cash and time.

Another year is here, and despite a nice little break at the start, that cash/time problem isn’t showing many signs of abating. It could be the right moment to accept that the frontier we’re approaching is more Endless Bummer than Summer. Still, in good faith, we might at least sing to the ending of the age of aquarius.
So, in the spirit of facing up to the inevitable lows and unexpected highs of another year, of dancing underneath the radar, and hopefully breaking even on the life/work balance, let's try to party like it's already 2015.
ARTISTS: David Chesworth, Dungeon Possee (Zanzibar-Chanel), Document Swell, MOD B., A/S/L, DJ Bush Doof, Soft Power, Horse Macgyver, SIBLING.
MPavillion is situated in the Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne (opposite The National Gallery of Victoria).
30 January 2015, 8pm-midnight
(forwarded from Liquid Architecture)

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Seensound - Loop Bar - 28 Jan 2014

Text on silk

Seensound: Visual/Music Series

Wednesday 28 January 2015 at 8:00pm

 Loop Bar Back Room

23 Meyers Place, Melbourne

Entry $10/$5

 Visual/Music Performances and Screenings:
Rainer Linz/Jody Kingston,
Jim Sosnin,
Maciej Jedrzejewski,
Chris Perren,
Migle Ka/George Botis/Inga Ivanora,
Sebastian Avila,

Mark Pedersen and Brigid Burke
The SeenSound: Visual/Music series provides a space for the presentation of short visual/music works.
Visual/Music series commenced in 2011, curated by Melbourne-based audio-visual artist Brigid Burke,
and is proudly supported by LOOP bar.
(forwarded from Brigid Burke)

DISCO-KUNST @ MUSIKUNST - 2:30 pm Sat 31st Jan 2015

This month at MUSIKUNST, what would happen if an improv/experimental/noise audio/visual event attempted to be so rhythmically enticing as to make you feel like dancing? Would you? (dancing not required but thoughtful chin stroking in time to the music might be in lieu of) - "DISCO-KUNST" attempts to explore this possibility with help from the following:






Pselodux is one of the many pseudonyms of the multi-genre, multi-project, and multi-instrumentalist Rob Curilli. Rob will be playing an intimate set of noisy improvised cosmic IDM with analog synth arpeggios and melted digital drums and is brought to you by the colour cyan

xenosine is the work of Vijay Thillaimuthu, an audio-visual artist working across live performance and installation. xenosine is about creating intense sensory environments where a synchronistic relationship between sound and video can be perceived.

Born in the Sydney illegal party movement, bred in the Melbourne breakcore scene, and raised in the Melbourne free improvisation community, modular synthesist Refund will be heading against Xenosine in a sonic battle of blood, armed with audio visual weapons of mass destruction.

Deep Vein Thrombosis is the new "dirty techno" project from Carey Knight otherwise known as Dotabata. Employing modular synths, tape loops and other archaic technologies. While the intention is to make techno. The act of improvised production on equipment not built for the task can yield varying results... 100% analog.

Taking it's name from the mythical 3-headed beast, Chimera Disco is Ciaran Geoghegan & Piers Morgan (as core members) using a haphazard collection of pedals, beat-machines and hand-held devices to create their own psychotic version of "disco". To make up the third head of the beasty, Chimera Disco occasionally invites a rotating list of performers as special guests in the lineup. This performance will feature the the ever-evolving talents of the cleaninglady, the Supreme Overlord himself, Stevie Richards.

Entry $10 / $5 concession

Edinburgh Castle Hotel 681 Sydney Road, Brunswick - The Edinburgh Castle has meals and drinks available from the bar & kitchen all day & night and is generally speaking a kid-friendly venue

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Make It Up Club - Bar Open - January programme.

Make It Up Club (remaining) January programme:

January 20th

• Crys Cole [CAN] (Electronics, Objects), Carolyn Connors (Voice) & Anthea Caddy (Cello)

• Jason Kahn [CH] (Voice) & Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (Voice)

• Heddy Boubaker [FRA] (Synth) & Dale Gorfinkel (Switches & Hose)

• Ren Walters (Guitar, Electronics) & Matthias Schack-Arnott (Percussion)

January 27th

• Christian Kobi [CH] (Saxophone), Sophia Brous (Voice), Reuben Lewis (Trumpet) & Jon Heilbron (Bass)
• Leo Abrahams [UK] (Guitar, Electronics) & David Coulter [UK] (Electronics)
• Dur-é Dara (Percussion), Aviva Endean (Clarinet) & Lizzy Welsh (Violin)
• Peter Hyde (Voice), Chris Nylstoch (Guitar) & Sean Baxter (Percussion)
• Michael Graeve (Electronics), Ben Kolaitis (Electronics) & Vijay Thillaimuthu (Electronics)
• DJ Toecutter [NSW] (Electronics, 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

(forwarded from Make It Up Club) 

Friday, 16 January 2015

Tilde New Music Festival - Testing Grounds - 24 Jan 2015

Tilde New Music Festival 2015

In 2015, the Tilde New Music Festival expands on its 2014 success with a bigger lineup of performers of new & experimental music, representing an even bigger lineup of composers; contemporary dance and visual arts; uniquely Tilde collaborations, and; a sound installation exhibiting works by composers and sound artists from all around the world.

On January 24th, 2015, Tilde New Music Festival will again take over the Testing-Grounds experimental arts space behind the Art Centre in Melbourne’s Southbank arts precinct. There will be music performances featuring: Nat Grant, Jacques Soddell, Nick Tsiavos, Peter Sheridan, Lizzy Welsh, Vincent Giles, Laila Engle, SURFACE, Alice Bennett, Seedsman/Grimes/McAuliffe, Houston Dunleavy, Carmen Chan, and more! Dance and durational art by: Sarah Ronnie Bruce, and Christos Linou, and; visual art by Anne Bennett, and Elmedin Zunic. There will also be interdisciplinary collaborations featuring many of these artists and many others.

Tickets are $2, and are available at, along with additional perks for greater contributions (crowdfunding):

Tilde New Music Festival
January 24th, 2015

Testing Grounds
(just behind the Art Centre/opposite St John’s Southgate)

(forwarded from Vincent Giles)

Saturday, 10 January 2015


Christian Kobi (Switzerland)
Tom Robb (Bris) & Jon Smeathers
Carmen Chan & Llara Goodall

Wed Jan 28
Wesley Anne, 250 High St, Northcote


new crude work for 2015 -----'it's causal' .

Hello experimenters! Over the holiday period the crude has recorded some new works.....if you fancy consuming...please comsumes here: please enjoy. please.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Bogong Centre for Sound Culture Sound Art Residency Grant

Sound Art Residency Grant

In partnership with the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, Naturestrip, an Australian based sound art supporter, is offering an opportunity for an Australian sound artist to undertake a two-week artist residency in the Victorian Alps. The Sound Art Residency Grant allows the successful sound artist time and space to explore, develop, or realise a sound art project. This is a unique opportunity in a unique environment.
The Sound Art Residency Grant is open to any Australian artist working in the field of sound.
Whilst there are no specific outcomes, the aims of the residency should be aligned with the aspirations of the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture and its focus on art and the environment. We encourage proposals, which consider specific or combined elements of community engagement, performance, exhibition and publication.
The Sound Art Residency Grant has a total value of $2000, which includes accommodation cost of $600. The artist may use the remaining funds of $1400 to supplement costs associated with the residency.
The Sound Art Residency is specific to one of the following dates
  • Monday, April 6 to Sunday, April 19, 2015
  • Monday, May 18th to Sunday, May 31, 2015
Having understood more about the location and the intent of the initiative, you apply for the residency by accessing the guidelines and application form on this page.
The deadline for applications is Friday, February 20, 2015 at 5pm AEST and the grant will be announced by Friday, March 6, 2015.
Naturestrip is an independent Australian sound and art supporter that has evolved to fund and assist Australian artists to realise their projects.
Naturestrip supports individual and collective visions that focuses on sound to establish dialogue and works that may not seem commercially viable or contextually marketable. Thus providing a platform for artists to present ideas, provoke thought and discussion in any medium.
Naturestrip was formed in 2003 and released seven albums over the proceeding years. It created quite a following in the world of experimental sound. The label concentrated on working with artists who created compositions using field recordings as a core aspect of their art making.

(forwarded from Philip Samartzis)

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Sabbatical Summer Series

This Sunday, featuring Bleach Boys, Worng and Heat Sync. Free. 2-6pm at Holdings, 492 Bell Street, Pascoe Vale South.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

'Boquillas' Cassette Launch


Habitat Tapes: Untitled C40 Cassette Launch
15th January, 2015
Performance begins at 7PM Sharp.

$10 with all proceeds from entry donated to Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and The Mission to Seafarers - Refugees admitted free.

The Norla Dome - Mission to Seafarers
717 Flinders Street, Melbourne.

Michael O’Dwyer & Aaron Wallace
2 hour meditation with gongs, gamelan and chant inside a large concrete dome.

No BYO, bar will be run by Mission staff, cheap beers.

Please have phones on silent and feel free to move around during the performance for full impact of the dome's resonance. Pillows and blankets encouraged!

Facebook event

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Junk Mnemonic presents 'Actual Mnesia'-- Sky Needle//Paul Heslin//Isaari -- 8/1/15 @ Bar Open

Junk Mnemonic presents 'Actual Mnesia' at Bar Open, featuring:

Sky Needle, unfurling visceral one-to-one spontaneous compositions via home-made unstruments -- speakerbox bass; footpump horns; arresting, visceral vocals

Paul Heslin, coaxing music from a battery of analogue televisions, merging visual and auditory in real time, steering the whole affair from a repurposed playstation controller

Isaari, managing a partially-automated layering system, eventually building from a single sample into a shimmering, Alvin Lucier haze

Live visuals by Robbie Pitts

Thursday January 8th

Free entry