Saturday, 28 March 2015

Make It Up Club - April 2015 programme.

7/4: Viv Corringham [UK] & Dave Brown; Paul Kidney w/ Schlager Music; Jaala 
14/4: Biscotti & Orlando Furious; Deep Vein Thrombosis; Justin Fuller 
21/4: Brigid Burke; Anita Hustas; Carmen Gar-Man Chan, Adam Simmons & Matthew Horsley 
28/4: Phantom Graveller; Phoebe Robertson & Zak Pidd 

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 


(forwarded from Make It Up Club)  

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Iceage Productions Releases March 2015



Grace Anderson - Still

Grace is a Melbourne musician involved in various projects including Repellant with Evelyn Morris (True Radical Miracle), First Response with Dan Lewis (Aktion Unit), GRACE with Stuart Grant (Primitive Calculators) and VDL Witches with Danica Davis and Sharmayne Grace McLean.

Grace has recorded vocals with the Primitive Calculators for their recent split with Chinese noise outfit Torturing Nurse on Genjing Records and appears on the latest Primitive Calculators album, as well as performing live with Pocket Calculators.

This is Grace's first solo release and is available as a free download.

Grace Anderson - Still (free download)

Various Artists - Surface Noise Vol.2

"Fetish 25" sees Perth's Cat Hope in bass guitar noise mode, screaming into pickups and coaxing deep frequencies from the strings with radios and whips. White Drummer takes subterranean noise literally, playing solo drumkit whilst being lowered into the icy waters of the Derwent river at MONA FOMA in 2013, not missing a beat as she continues to play assisted by breathing apparatus, all recorded live here. Ltd edition of 50 hand-numbered copies, split release with Shame File Music.

VA - Surface Noise Vol.2 (limited edition CD)

Also available:
Pentadrvg/Kromeshna - Pentadrvg/Kromeshna
(field recordings/dark ambient from Russia - 2 hrs x 2 discs)
Various Artists - The Shape Of Sound Vol.3
(compilation featuring Warren Burt, Robin Fox and Ollie Olsen amongst others)
Peter James - Otoño/Invierno
(minimal dark ambient)
Undecisive God (Clinton Green) - RPMs 5, 6, 7
(abrasive prepared turntabilism)
Automating - Bereitschaftspotential
(experimental electronics)
Shane Fahey - Twin Korg - Water Drip Code
(sound experimeriments using 2 Korg MS-20s triggered by water)
Constant Light - Formula Mourning / Lie Of The Lands
(synthetic dream pop)
Monolith - Monolith
(bleak minimal industrial drone)


Coming soon:

VA - Decoding The External World
Scattered Order
Antique Crumbling Framework
VA - Surface Noise Vol.3
Abre Ojos
Radio Washing Machine
Sacrifical Anode






Tuesday, 17 March 2015

INSIDE OUT - La Mama Musica


 
facebook event here

 LA MAMA MUSICA: INSIDE OUT


Nat Grant (percussion, electronics) – solo

and

Graeme Croft (internal body sounds, field recordings, pvc contrabass, breath), Ben Simmons (internal body sounds), Sarah Whitteron (voice)


Monday 23 March
La Mama Theatre
205 Faraday Street Carlton
7:30pm
$15/10 

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1590555947856467/

Monday, 16 March 2015

In the Dark - Sat 21st March 4pm - Castlemaine State Festival 2015


Sink into your seat as the lights are dimmed. No images, no distractions.

Experience a new way to hear stories and sound - with the lights off.

In the Dark features beautiful radio stories, true stories, and stories of place, all from Central Victoria (with the occasional blow-in from Port Campbell, Creswick and Melbourne) and is curated by Jane Curtis, ABC Open producer for Central Victoria.

This event is free - no need to book. 

Sat 21st March 4pm sharp till 5pm as part of the Castlemaine State Festival 2015 
Phee Broadway Theatre, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine. 

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/LLtVo

The gifted storytellers and artists that you'll hear include Lisa D'Onofrio, Ros Bandt, Rose Turtle, Alison Hanly, Rick Nelson, Jessie Boylan, Mark Wilfred Anstey, Ben Shue, Amy Tsilamanis,Liz Martin,Liz Dellar, Sherryn Groch, Janet Galbraith and Robert Acton.

This is a really special event – it's a unique way to be immersed in the intimacy of radio storytelling.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/403569253136271/

Festival event: http://castlemainefestival.com.au/2015/event/in-the-dark/

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Facebook Party


In our increasingly busy lives it's getting harder than ever to meet friends face-to-face. That's why we love social media - it helps us stay connected from the convenience of our laptop, smartphone or work computer. Facebook Events make get-togethers richer by letting us chat with other attendees and post photos afterwards. If only the events themselves were as fun and convenient!

Well now they are. On Thursday 19th March, New Waver and Proof of Concept invite you to crack a bottle, put on your favourite classic rock or dance playlist, and join the virtual party - without the hassle of leaving your home or workplace. Just join the Facebook Party event and start posting!

(Those unwilling to exit the physical world may join us at LongPlay, St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy, where the party will be broadcast on the data projector.)

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Shani Holmes & Michael McNab co-curation - Conduit - 26 Mar 2015




 
*** Shani Holmes & Michael McNab co-curation ***


26/3 @ Conduit Arts 83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

*** Shani Holmes & Michael McNab ***
A new collaboration emerging from THIS ensemble. Shani vocalises. Michael plays reduced drumkit and objects. Together they attempt to blur the line between performative and social contexts.
https://soundcloud.com/shani-holmes/bfast-improv-with-micahel-mcnab-4

*** 默契 ***
(pronounced ‘Moe-chee’ or ‘Mo-Qi’) is a phrase in Mandarin that has no direct English translation, but can variously be interpreted as ‘silent bonding’, ‘unspoken agreement’, ‘mutual understanding’, ‘tacit’, ‘in sync’. Chun Liang Liu and Clinton Green are artists working together with dance, music, movement and sound. Their performances, often unofficial and in public spaces, seek engagement and interaction with audiences and passersby. 默契 describes their connection in performance
http://moechee.com/

*** Brett Thompson & Dale Gorfinkel ***
In this collaboration, Brett plays electric guitar and Dale plays drum set.
http://brettthompson.org/
http://dalegorfinkel.com/

Set Times
8:30 Shani Mohini-Holmes & Michael Mcnab
9:15 默契
10:00 Brett Thompson & Dale Gorfinkel

♥ ♥ With welcome and intermission music provided by Brett and Dale on acoustic guitar and kora ♥ ♥


(forwarded from Michael McNab)

Dinner and a Show! - Cross Street - 20 Mar 2015






 Dinner and a Show!
Cross Street presents an evening of shared listening and eating.

Featuring performances by the following artists:

8:00 - Duo consisting of Shani Mohini-Holmes (voice) & Adrian Sherriff (every instrument he could possibly fit into his car in 15 minutes)

8:45 - Nigel brown solo. Drawn to exploratory approaches of the not-quite-understood. Sonic possibilities revealed through modifying, deconstructing, and extending the piano accordion.

9:15 - Intermission with free soup - vegan + gluten free!

9:45 - Oversaturated spontaneous electronic collage trio.
Clinton Green - turntables + hand percussion
Michael McNab - youtube + hand percussion
Ren Walters - sampler + hand percussion

 
Moreland City Band Hall, 22 Cross Street, Brunswick
Friday 20 March 2015
 
(forwarded from Michael McNab)

The Body Sound Project & Quadrivium - Long Play - 14 Mar 2015





****The Body Sound Project****
For the past Two years, Graeme Croft has been completing his Masters of Fine Arts at RMIT University - undertaking a research project titled ‘The Human Body as an Instrument: An Investigation into its Music’.
The project has involved investigating the history and practice of music which incorporates the internal sounds of the body (such as heart, breath and gut sounds), gaining skills with technologies to amplify body sounds, and developing a series of sound works based on the body as an instrument and its music in various contexts.

The LongPlay performance will revisit several of these compositions. Ben Simmons will feature in a body sound duet along with Graeme Croft. Belinda Woods and Graeme will also perform two pieces: for breath sounds and bass flute/contra-alto clarinet, and body sounds and alto flute.

****Adrian Sherriff’s Quadrivium****
Quadrivium may be considered to be the study of number and its relationship to physical space/time: arithmetic as pure number, geometry as number in space, music as number in time, and astronomy as number in space and time.
Quadrivium is Adrian Sherriff, Graeme Croft, Elnaz Sheshgelani and Shani Mohini-Holmes.
The group will present an electro-acoustic performance involving play, movement, drama, instrumental resources (bass trombone, contra-alto clarinet and voice) and electronic processing.


Saturday 14 March, 2015
Music from 8pm
*Free Entry*

Long Play, 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy

Facebook event

(forwarded from Shani Holmes)

Saturday, 7 March 2015

默契 (Moe Chee) performances in March

默契 (pronounced ‘Moe-chee’ or ‘Mo-Qi’) is a phrase in Mandarin that has no direct English translation, but can variously be interpreted as ‘silent bonding’, ‘unspoken agreement’, ‘mutual understanding’, ‘tacit’, ‘in sync’.

Chun-liang Liu and Clinton Green are artists working together with dance, music, movement and sound. Their performances, often unofficial and in public spaces, seek engagement and interaction with audiences and passersby. 默契 describes their connection in performance.




**  Tuesday 10 March, 9pm
默契 (Moe Chee) (Clinton Green & Chun-liang Liu)
w/ Forenzics and Todd Anderson-Kunert
Make It Up Club
Bar Open (upstairs), 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

A special event for several reasons:
-        It’s our first performance since Chun-liang and I named our partnership 默契 (Moe Chee)
-        It’s our first performance together for 2015 (besides THIS Ensemble shenanigans)
-        It’s our first performance together where we have had PERMISSION to perform!

**  Thursday 26 March, 2015
默契 (Moe Chee) (Clinton Green & Chun-liang Liu)
w/- Dale Gorfinkel & Brett Thompson, Shani Holmes & Michael McNab
Conduit Arts, 83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy


New on Shame File Music



Cat Hope/White Drummer Surface Noise Vol. 2 CDR - "Fetish 25" sees Perth's Cat Hope in bass guitar noise mode, screaming into pickups and coaxing deep frequencies from the strings with radios and whips. White Drummer takes subterranean noise literally, playing solo drumkit whilst being lowered into the icy waters of the Derwent river at MONA FOMA in 2013, not missing a beat as she continues to play assisted by breathing apparatus, all recorded live here. Ltd edition of 50 hand-numbered copies, split release with Iceage Productions.

New limited edition CD from Clinton Green In Situ out now on nonlinear



Clinton Green "In Situ" CDR These recordings are composed from turntable manipulations of Todd Anderson-Kunert’s ‘The situation we’re in’ seven inch vinyl. Available in an edition of 30 CD’s, each with an individually hand constructed collaged cover made by Jessica Anderson-Kunert.

Order from Shame File Music

Callum G'Froerer "Harmonies" - Northcote Uniting Church - 11 Mar 2015




 
Callum G'Froerer's farewell-to-Melbourne gig before he departs for Berlin in mid-March. A night of trumpet works, improvisations, and new collaborations.

Callum G'Froerer, trumpet

Notated works - Stockhausen: Harmonies | Eres Holz: MACH | Liza Lim: Wild Winged One

Trumpet and sine tone improvisations with Simon Charles

Charcoals I for trumpet player and Jenny Barnes on tape

Northcote Uniting Church Hall
11 March 2015
8.30pm
$10 suggested donation

 
(forwarded from Callum G'Froerer)

Friday, 6 March 2015

Make It Up Club - March 2015 programme

March 10th

  • Forenzics [NSW] feat. Matthew Syres (Guitar), Dirk Kruithof (Guitar), Joe Cummins (Trumpet Kaoss), Maria Moles (Drums) & Shahane Bekarian (Visuals)
  • Clinton Green (Turntable, Percussion, Light) & Chun-Liang Liu (Voice, Movement, Percussion, Light)
  • Todd Anderson-Kunert (Electronics)

March 17th

  • Steve Heather [DEU] (Percussion) & Marco Fusinato (Guitar, Electronics)
  • Scott Sinclair (Electronics), Sean Baxter (Percussives) & Lloyd Honeybrook (Hate Sax)
  • Yuka Mikayama (Voice), Nayuto Adachi (Electronics) & Adam Hatsu-Shin (Movement)

March 24th



  • Ghost Gums feat. Ian Wadley (Guitar), Samaan Fieck (Guitar) & Kishore Ryan (Percussion)
  • Left Hand Path feat. Toby Brodel (Electronics) & Michael Famularo (Electronics)
  • The Newport Dolls feat. Luke Sinclair (Guitar, Voice), Thomas Blatchford (Voice), Zilla Bailey (Voice, Typewriter), John Stevens (Keyboards, Noises) & Katie Hare (Voice)

March 31st

  • Chris Pound Guitar Orchestra
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 


(forwarded from Make It Up Club)  

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

OpenLAB Sunday 8th March 2pm









After the long break we are back in 2015!! SUNDAY 8th of MARCH, 2015, 2pm.
This year we will be running OpenLABS bi-monthly at the docklands library, rather than monthly, as we will be focusing on a more diverse selection of regular events throughout the year.

We are opening up the year with Emme Orbach and Rex Hazard!! Be prepared to learn the fine art of organic growth systems for art creation, and utilising the open-source maker/hacker space model to facilitate disaster relief in communities that are at risk. Be prepared to hear some really insightful and personal experiences!!!

WHAT IS OPENLAB? - OpenLABs is here to share and explore the wonderful world of creative makers. Each talk allows artists, musicians, engineers, performers, and designers to come together and share their work and creative passions with the public and other creatives.


Emme Orbach (www.emmeorbach.com) is a contemporary sculptural installation artist based in Melbourne. She completed a bachelor of visual arts and design at ACU in 2012, and recently graduated from honours in spatial practice (sculpture), at RMIT in 2014. Her work has been exhibited in various group shows, notably the NotFair Satellite Art Fair in 2014, and is currently showing at Blindside’s Debut XI and Rubicon ARI.
Using the vehicle of contemporary sculptural installation, Emme Orbach’s work enables the natural growth of crystals over aluminium forms. This systematical approach allows the work to conjure it’s own intrinsic aesthetic, which develops independently from the artist’s hand. Instead, the artist becomes a catalyst for an operation far more complex than the human hand could ever produce alone.

During the OpenLAB talk, Emme will discuss how generative art practices question the conventional role of the artist. She will approach this first-hand, reflecting upon her own process-driven practice, that utilises crystal residue-building systems. While also referring to a number of contemporary artists that tap into animal behaviours, and organic growth systems in order to create.


Rex Hazard is a buccaneering pioneer of setting up and working with communities of creative builders, Hacker spaces, co-working spaces and Makers Spaces across the globe from U.S.A., Africa, Israel, Philippines, and Australia. Deeply dedicated to working within this field, Rex also works as a part of Communitere (https://www.facebook.com/Communitere.org), an organisation that utilises these open source initiatives to establish creative spaces in disaster zones.

A core focus of this work is to give victims living in disaster zones the opportunity to rebuild their lives as they see fit from within the local community, rather than top down global approaches that may lead to disempowering those communities. Rex is currently visiting Australia and is interested in the maker and hacker culture here and discuss how a large spread of these communities, across Melbourne, are just waiting to meet and share their creative ingenuity and form a larger more connected community. As well as discuss ideas of how to utilise makers spaces for disaster relief.


Media Lab Melbourne
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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

MY FIRST... 8pm 5th Mar. Conduit Arts - Steve Heather & Siegmar Zacharias (Berlin) and more


concert / collective writing / performance

MY FIRST... is a concert / collective writing / performance that tells a generic biography from 0 to 100 using first time experiences. During MY FIRST.... concert / collective writing / performance we will collect together "First times" with the public.

Staring in Alphabetical order:

Alice Hui-Sheng Chang – vocals
Anthea Caddy - cello
Annie Last – text / performance
Aviva Endean – clarinet
Erick Mitsak - text / performance
Erkki Veltheim – violin, viola
Jenny Barnes – vocals
Joe Talia – revox
Peter Knight – trumpet
Ren Walters – guitar
Siegmar Zacharias - text / performance
Steve Heather – drums, percussion, ukulele, text / performance

This performance is part of the development and collection of texts or a Radiotonic Radio National piece, MY FIRST....


8pm, Thursday 5th March 2015
at Conduit Arts - 83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

$10 entry

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1002059149822574

re::set Merri Creek 9th MAR 4pm - Chang, Byrne, Boquillas, Sprod, Dunn, Robinson, Brown, Scoglio


A guided event along the banks of the Merri Creek that invites artists to contemplate the sonic, spacial and contextual qualities of this urban wilderness.

Alice Hui-Sheng Chang
Ben Byrne
Boquillas
Eamon Sprod + Collaborators
Liz Dunn
Geoff Robinson
Nigel Brown
++++++

Initiated by Zoe Scoglio

We will be meeting at the Merri Creek in Northcote on the grassy patch at the East end of Walker Street before walking as a group between sites.

Monday 9th of March
4pm - 6pm
$5/$10 suggested donation



Monday, 2 March 2015

Sunday School - The Public Bar - 15 Mar 2015


Sunday School @ The Public Bar
Sunday 15 March 2015
4pm, *free entry*
HALFSHARK + Andrew Tuttle + Inner Light

HALFSHARK: After several years and a critically revered debut under the Carry Nation name, Jessie Warren has reinvented herself as HALFSHARK. Warren and her collaborators create masterfully crafted cryptic pop songs with a haunting yet radiant energy. http://halfsharkmusic.com/ +https://www.facebook.com/halfsharkmusic

Andrew Tuttle: Andrew Tuttle of Brisbane creates a synthesis of electronic/acoustic instrumentation and genre, and improvisation/composition performed on computer, synthesiser, banjo, twelve string acoustic guitar and electronics. Previewing 'Slowcation' CS release on A Guide To Saints (Room40) in April 2015. http://www.andrewtuttle.com.au/ + http://www.facebook/andrewtuttlemusic

Inner Light: First Australian show from this nascent project of Smoke Bellowdream-team Christian Best and Meredith McHugh. Dreamy cosmic modular synthesis soundscapes augmented by electric guitar and fife to create a melodic wonderland.
https://skilledlabourtapes.bandcamp.com/track/nostromo-lids + https://smokebellow.bandcamp.com/
 
(forwarded from Andrew Tuttle)