Saturday, 27 February 2016

ATUNAL : Long Play : Saturday 12th March

ATUNAL presents a night of listening
Saturday 12th March. 8 PM Sharp

Set 01 
recorded works

Nat Grant :

Polly Stanton :

Todd Anderson-Kunert :

Tarab :

Set 02 
sound film : CURONIA

John Grzinich :

Tickets $10
Due to limited seating BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 
To book please send us an email at
atunalsound AT gmail DOT com

 Long Play : 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy

For more info:
atunalsound AT gmail DOT com

Make It Up Club - Bar Open - March 2016 programme

1/3: Jessika Kenney [USA] & Crys Cole; Erkki Veltheim & Sabina Maselli; MV, Nat Grant & Pete Hyde

8/3: Guest curated by Samaan Fieck - Jonny Marks [NZ]; Frances Plagne & Crys Cole; Makiko Yamamoto

15/3: Guest curated by Llara Isabell Arena - Clare Cooper [SYD] & Sean Baxter; Smash Tennis; Carey Knight & Michael McNab

22/3: Guest curated by Carla Ori

29/3: Hexreign guest curation/invocation; Voidhanger; Rotteur; Vermis Ultra

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

Monday, 22 February 2016


inland 16.1

 - who saies my tears have overflow'd his ground? -

works by:

jenny barnes
jessika kenney [US]
magic steven
oliver mann
francis plagne
joe talia
dafne vicente-sandoval [FR]
jakob ullmann
rohan drape
alexander garsden

7:30pm, Sunday 28th February, Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St. Carlton
Tickets: Full $20/Concession $12, Available at the door

Monday, 15 February 2016

Sound Of Not Doing #01

27/02/2016 :: Magnet Presents:


5+ Hours of Drone/Ambient/Psych. Special extended sets & collaborations, a rare appearence of Rod Cooper's Vessel (a 4-metre long boat-shaped sound sculpture), and other curious happenings. Get comfortable and bask in the waves of...


Visuals by Tina Douglas, Xenosine & more
Immersive Sound Setup by Magnet Studios
Matcha Tea, Sweets & Snacks by Discobeans available for purchase
Couches and other comfortable stuff to sit/lie on - feel free to BYO pillow, blanket, camping mat, beanbag etc.
Outdoor garden area for brain resting

Entry by Koha (donation). All support is greatly appreciated!
First act 6:00pm sharp, other set times unknown...
11 Roosevelt St.
North Coburg

Magnet -
Discobeans -
Steve Law -
The Convoy -
Eves -
Rod Cooper -
Spasmoslop -
Xenosine -
Tina Douglas -

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

5pm Sunday! LEBOWSKIS Presents H.Abyst // Turpentine Faultlines

This Sunday - 14th February - at the Moreland City Band Hall - 22 Cross Street Brunswick East - Lebowskis presents a panorama of new improvised music from H.Abyst and Turpentine Faultlines.

H.ABYST : 5.15pm

Aurora Darby - Voice
Shaun Rammers - Tenor saxophone
Peter Bouwman - Bass guitar

A trio of sweet and sad cinematic sequences, improvised and carved from the limitless potential of a silent room. Lifting the listener from the expected into a wider emotional spectrum of experience.

TURPENTINE FAULTLINES (pictured) : 6.15pm

Kim Kerze - Guitar & pedals
Michael McNab - Drums & percussion

Turpentine Faultlines is the instrumental folk-noise duo of Kim Kerze and Michael McNab. Slowly unfolding sound worlds that hover between song and clamour. Traces of wailing melodies emerge out of blurry drones, subtle tactile gestures morph into carefully timed chaotic interruptions, and passages of vulnerable uproar dissolve into moments of sweet near-silence.

Doors open at 5pm

$5 Concession
$10 Full

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Precious: New Release: Exhibition and Opening Concert

Nat Grant's new sonic artwork 'Precious' will be exhibited in the Long Gallery at Montsalvat from February 14 - March 15.

'Precious' is a quadraphonic composition made using only the sounds of keys, recorded and digitally manipulated. Over the past 3 years Nat collected the hundreds of keys that are used in the composition, and the accompanying stories of where they came from or what they used to unlock.

In lieu of a traditional exhibition opening there will be a short concert on Sunday 14 February, 2-4pm. 'Precious' will be played and there will also be performances from Nat, Ede Eves and Adam Simmons.

Entry is $5 and light refreshments will be served. 

If you pre-purchased the 7" vinyl entry will be free and the vinyl can be collected from the opening. 

Vinyl will be available to purchase at the opening also as well as via bandcamp (digital download also available):

Information about the exhibition:

Montsalvat is at 7 Hillcrest Avenue Eltham
The gallery is open 9-5 Monday to Sunday and entry to the exhibition for the remainder of the month will be free.

Nat will also be giving an artist talk on Wednesday 17 February at 2pm.

Nat Grant

Ede Eves

Adam Simmons

facebook event here

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Bogong Centre for Sound Culture Masterclass 

Sound, Art & the Environment

May 20 - 24, 2016

Recording Antarctica 2016 

The Sound, Art & the Environment masterclass is a four-day all-inclusive learning experience, in the unique location of Bogong Alpine Village. Led by Dr Philip Samartzis this masterclass introduces students, artists, industry professionals and those interested in phonography to concepts and practices informing site-specific sound art.

The masterclass provides participants with in-depth workshops in sound recording, critical listening, compositional methodologies and sound spatialisation. Workshops are supplemented by technical demonstrations and fieldwork drawing on sound art, soundscape and contemporary music to help facilitate dynamic responses to site. Additionally the masterclass provides time for participants to play and discuss their project for analysis and feedback.
Dr Philip Samartzis, the current Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellow, has a significant history of practice within remote and endangered wilderness areas. He is the Artistic Director of The Bogong Centre for Sound Culture and Coordinator of Sound within the School of Art at RMIT University.
The Sound, Art and the Environment masterclass is limited to only 12 participants and will book out early.

Registration deadline: May 2
Register for this Masterclass at

For further information visit Bogong Centre for Sound Culture

Wumpy/Thhomas/Bad Ambulance - LongPlay - 28 Feb 2016

+++++ Ivory Tower Records Presents +++++

Bad Ambulance

////////// live and up close in the intimate LongPlay cinema \\\\\\\\\\

Wumpy is the alias of Melbourne-based experimental producer Michael McNab. He has released three albums under this moniker, loosely falling into the hip hop category but also incorporating elements of noise, audio collage and surrealism. For this performance he will present a new set of music using a projector, laptop/iphone magnetic interference, microphone feedback, vibrating speaker, MPC and youtube.

Thhomas (Tom Mansfield) uses electronic instruments to create lofi beat music and atmospheric collages. Tom has two releases available through Moontown Records, his first a self-titled cassette and more recently the boogie inspired 'Clams' 7".

Bad Ambulance is a producer based in Melbourne. He creates an energetic, dark and introspective atmosphere with his music combining influences from contemporary club music, hip hop and beats music.

~~~~~ music starts at 8.30pm, free entry!!! ~~~~~

(forwarded from Michael McNab)

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

DYSWIH: 'If I am a musical thinker' - La Mama Courthouse - 15 Feb 2016

#DYSWIH presents Ben Boretz's 'If I am a musical thinker' at La Mama Musica with Brigid Burke (visuals), Warren Burt (electronics), Carmen Chan (cello, percussion), Llara Goodall (tape), Clinton Green (speaker), Adam Simmons (wind instruments), and Gary Verkade (recorded voice).

Originally written for graduate music students at the University of Texas, Austin in 1981, Ben Boretz's 'If I am a musical thinker' is a statement of the aesthetic, social and spiritual credo of the American composer and theorist himself. He proposes that artistic expression answers primal human needs for experiencing identity through ariticulation in artistic media; and further, that theoretical reflection is constructively or deconstructively crucial to expression and is itself expressive in nature. [credit:]

The text is one of the inspirations to this project ten years ago.

Monday 15 February, 7:30pm.
Performance at La Mama Courthouse: 349 Drummond St, Carlton
Tickets $15/10 Phone booking: 9347 6142

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