Sunday, 26 June 2016

Ediface - Brunswick - 26 Jun 2016

(no)signal is a Melbourne based sound + media art collective
dedicated to experimentation and the exploration of non-traditional art media within a supportive and inclusive environment.

1. a building, especially one of large size or imposing appearance [site]
2. any large, complex system or organization [art]
3. a two day site-specific accelerated collaborations residency curated by (no)signal [event]

A house full of new collaborations, performances and installations by artists

:: Sorcha Wilcox :: Jay Curtis :: Mino Peric
:: Soraya Mobayad :: Laura Davis :: Gill Lever

Sunday 26th June17 Victoria Grove, Brunswick

Doors open to the public @ 6pm
$5 entry + snacks provided

This is an alcohol free event

Supported by RMIT Link Arts and Culture

(forwarded from Miranda)

Thursday, 23 June 2016

GRIST / COLOST BAGUETTE / BIRDS / DFFDL - Last Chance - 13 Jul 2016

Drones and HNW'S at the former public bar 

GRIST - blackened drone
B I R D S  - improvised ambient skramz drone
COLOSTOMY BAGUETTE? - harsh grinding noise
DAFFODIL 11 DAY INTERVAL - electroacoustic devotional drone

Last chance Rock n' Roll Bar
Doors: 7:30 with first band at 8
Cost: $6
(forwarded from Anthony Cooley)


** For Immediate Release**

six minutes and three seconds’, the new single by Brisbane exploratory noise-rock trio FEET TEETH, is just that - six minutes and three seconds of fuzzy commodore 64 synths, wonky trumpet, brittle electronics, and caveman drumming. The improvisational outfit is releasing two full lengths in July that come from the same recording sessions, GOUT (independent) and BRUXUS on Canberra label, hellosQuare.  Recorded over two days, the records feature Erik Griswold [Clocked Out - Piano], Andrew Tuttle [MiniBrute Synthesizer], Luke McCallum [Ghost Notes - Trumpet], Kahl Monticone [Guitar] and Timothy Tate[Analogue Electronics] and show two different sides to the ensemble. BRUXUS is a more dissonant, anarchic release while GOUT has a more brutal, driving quality.

FEET TEETH have previously collaborated with poets and contemporary dancers and performed on their own for Brisbane Festival (2012), Brisbane Emerging Arts Festival (2013), the NOWnow (2013) and the Queensland Poetry Festival (2013), released a full length cassette on hellosQuare, various CDs and digital material independently, presented a live soundtrack on FBi’s EarsHaveEars show and had their music reworked by national and international experimental musicians.

To celebrate the releases FEET TEETH are touring in July:

July 5th @ Make It Up Club, Bar Open VIC w/ Sean Baxter & Rafel Kaczmarek; Boyz XIX
July 6th @ Class Acts, The Grace Darling VIC w/ Hertz (D.a. Calf) + LVP

Please email for access to a pre-release stream of GOUT or BRUXUS

Previous comments about FEET TEETH:

“One of the strangest, most wonderful acts oozing out of the cracks of Brisbane … Utilising drums, marimba, trumpet and electronics (including their ever reliable C64 reimaginings), the band tap into a free-jazz purgatory that is often presents a corporeal, cacophonous cocoon to slip inside and melt away in. It isn’t restive, narcoleptic music however - there is an errant restlessness to the instrumentation here, even in the spaces between the chaos - but there is a world being created that requires complete immersion, zero outside-world intrusions.” - Sonic Masala [blog]

“It’s one thing to employ a unique form of presentation, it’s another entirely to expand that form into results sturdy enough to support a full-length recording.
Aphthae Epizooticae [previous FEET TEETH tape] manages this feat and then some via a meager store of instruments including percussion, marimba, Commodore 64, and trumpet” -  Tinymixtapes website

“Kicking the EP off with Hsinchu, Feet Teeth cram more interesting ideas into four-and-a-half minutes than should theoretically be posible. Said ideas don’t battle each other for attention, in fact  they almost line up and take turns.” Timeoff Magazine


(forwarded from Feetteeth)


Avantwhatever Festival is a five day showcase of contemporary experimental music that we will be staging in our media partner Triple R FM’s Performance Space in Brunswick, Melbourne from July 13-17 this year.  Here is the program in full:
Wednesday July 13 – Performances – Triple R Performance Space – Doors at 7:30pm – $15 plus booking costs
Robin Fox
Joel Stern
Rosalind Hall
Thursday July 14 – Performances – Triple R Performance Space – Doors at 7:30pm – $20 plus booking costs
Gabi Losoncy (US)
Thembi Soddell
Half High
Martin Kay
Friday July 15 – Performances – Triple R Performance Space – Doors at 7:30pm – $30 plus booking costs
Jason Lescalleet (US)
Peter Blamey
Smash Tennis
Carolyn Connors
Saturday July 16 – Soundwalk – Meet on Sydney Rd outside Brunswick Town Hall – 12pm – Free
Anthony Magen
Saturday July 16 – ‘Trophy Tape’ Screening and Q&A – The Alderman – 2:30pm – Free – Limited Capacity – RSVP to avantwhatever [at] avantwhatever [dot] com
Jason Lescalleet (US)
Saturday July 16 – Performances – Triple R Performance Space – Doors at 7:30pm – $30 plus booking costs
Manfred Werder (CH), Arek Gulbenkoglu, Simon Charles and Shani Mohini-Holmes
Sunday July 17 – Performance – Merri Creek – 12pm – Free
Jim Denley
Sunday July 17 – Workshop – The Alderman – 2:30pm – Booked out!
Manfred Werder (CH)
Season Tickets – $95 all up
Tickets are available now here   – be quick, there’s only 120 available for each night!

Monday, 20 June 2016

Community Sounds with Rully Shabara - Body Voice Centre - 23 Jun 2016

Community Sounds at the Body Voice Centre Special Guest Rully Shabara (Senyawa) 23 June from 7.30pm

Everyone improvises and anyone can be creative. Creativity and improvisation help us connect better with each other and build stronger communities. Every Thursday night in June there is an opportunity to experience this by participating in collectively creating music.

We are very fortunate to be joined by world renowned musician and performer Rully Shabara for our session this week. In addition to his work with the jawdropping
experimental duo Senyawa , Rully is the developer of a technique for collective composition, Ruang Jagat . We have been
applying this technique during our own “Experimental Community Arts Events”, but to participate in a workshop led by Rully is an opportunity not to be missed.

Taking place at the Body Voice Centre in Footscray, this series of workshops operate at the intersection of performance and participation facilitators Paddy Gordon and Conor O’Hanlon identify as both experimental performers and community arts leaders, and seek to open up spaces that allow for inclusive engagement with cutting edge ideas around improvisation, spontaneous composition and music as play. This is a safe space to explore making weird noise.

As musicians and facilitators, improvisation and deep listening underpins and grounds our practice. Regardless of whether you are an experienced player or a beginner, come along and see how improvisation and musical free play can help build a sense of community and connection. There are no barriers whatsoever to participation – come and join us!

Community Sounds takes place Thursday nights in June from 7.30 to 9.30 at The Body Voice Centre, 50 Wolverhampton Street, Footscray.
$10 waged, $5 unwaged/student.
(forwarded from Community Sounds)

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Red Wine and Sugar + Slated

Mark Groves and Samaan Fieck
Joshua Wells and Simon J Karis
Thursday, June 30 at 8 PM
The Post Office Hotel
229-231 Sydney Rd, Coburg, Victoria, Australia 3058


Massfacts: Live at Neon Parlour
Red Wine and Sugar (Samaan Fieck and Mark Groves)
Absent Outfit (Tim Coster & Matthew P Hopkins)
Llara Isabell Arena
Doors 5:30pm / $5 ENTRY / BYO
Live sound by Marcus Cook
At this edition of Massfacts Red Wine and Sugar will be launching 'Chattels + The Confidence and Humour of John' - a CD collecting the out of print material released by the project on Mazurka Editions.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016


Avantwhatever Monthly – June 2016 Radio Cegeste (NZ) Sabina Maselli Carmen Chan The Alderman 134 Lygon St Brunswick Wednesday June 22 Entry $10 | 7pm for a 7:30pm start Performer details: Radio Cegeste Sally Ann McIntyre was born in Hobart, and currently resides in Dunedin. Her creative practice is highly responsive to place, and includes sound art, the creative use of radio, and the the use of field recordings, as well as a concurrent practice in poetry and associated forms of writing. A major platform for her artistic output since 2006 has been a hand-made narrowcast radio station named radio cegeste, a nomadic performance and recording project which broadcasts within a small radius to any locality on the frequency 104.5FM. Lo-fi, site-specific technological interventions into the soundscapes of various places and ecologies are often conceived as exploratory inter-species collaborations, for which she acts as curator and operator, destabilising the notion of one-to-many broadcast, and associated forms of control and authorship within the medium. Soundscapes recorded on site are layered back into the environment with historic field recordings on 78rpm and other media, problematising the immediacy of listening, and asking questions about its historicisation. radio cegeste has released material on the labels winds measure, Consumer Waste, and/Oar, Idealstate, Flaming Pines, and Gruenrekorder. Sally’s sound work also includes ongoing research into the materiality of recorded silence, the history of birdsong transcription, and the hauntology of extinction as a trace within sound archives, including the use of pre-electrical sonic inscription and playback mechanisms, such as gramophones, phonographic wax cylinders and music boxes, to bring extinct birdsong back to audibility. Projects have been exhibited in galleries and project spaces in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the U.S. Her critical practice spans radio documentary, critical writing, and curatorial and organisational work. She has written for Flash Art International, Art Asia Pacific, and other print media, and since 2009 has been involved as an Australasian curator for the international Radia network, which is a curatorial platform for peer-to-peer experimental radio art, commissioning many new works from sound and radio artists in the region. Her interests include environmental history, post-humanism, the history of museums, ethno-ornithology, island ecologies, avian electomagnetic navigation, obsolete technologies, the poetics of erasure and the trace, the possiblity of locality within the globalised, and the cultural and historical situatedness of listening. Website: Curently based: Dunedin, New Zealand Sabina Maselli Engaged in the language and techniques of cinema, Sabina makes works that exist at the intersection of film, performance and installation. She also directs music videos, and collaborates regularly with musicians in audio-visual shows and expanded cinema works. She often works within live performance and site-specific situations, using both analogue and digital technology, the body, voice and sound as ways to express an alternative form of 'cinematic' viewing, blurring the lines between live and prerecorded. Through acts of transformation and the presence of 'invisible' formations- such as memory and its different manifestations in the physical, biological, material and mythological realms- Sabina creates multi-layered works that live in a continuous state of flux. The synthesis between still and moving, actual and virtual, documentary and fiction, form the basis of her research into memory, perception, identity, and concepts of the sublime. Recent productions/commissions/exhibitions: Chamber Made Opera, Meat Market, (Melbourne), 2016; Sydney Contemporary, curated by ACMI- Ulanda Blair and Jess Bram, (Sydney), 2015; La Maison Folie, Mons European Capital of Culture festival, (Belgium), 2015; BIFEM (Bendigo), 2014; Australian Art Orchestra, MOFO (Hobart), 2014; Punctum (Castlemaine), 2012; NES artist residency (Iceland), 2013; C3 Contemporary art space, (Melbourne), 2012; JARF festival and residency, (Indonesia) 2012 Recent support: Arts Victoria Grant; JUMP mentorship Grant, Australia Council for the Arts; In-Habit Grant, Punctum; Toyota Spirit Highly Commended Award; Japan Foundation Sydney Grant. Sabina holds a Masters in Creative Media (Film &TV) from RMIT University. Sabina is also an active member of the Artist Film Workshop based in Melbourne. Carmen Chan Carmen Chan Carmen Chan is a musician and artist. She takes a holistic approach to music and its presentation, and is excited by articulating ideas within their given contexts. Her creative project 'Do You See What I Hear?' (2006-) has invited interpreters ranging from professional musicians to non-musicians to become engaged. The project has been featured at Festival of Slow Music, Tilde New Music Festival, Shepparton Art Museum, the International Alliance of Women's Music blog, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Surrey Hills Music Festival, and with the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. Carmen was also invited to present her work at the Notations21 European tour and symposium in Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2012. Her composition 'No Clouds' was included in the Melbourne Now exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. With a range of skills from percussion, piano, cello, found objects, improvisation, interpretation, graphic notation to composition, Carmen is a technically accomplished musician with a developed awareness of the role of Western Classical music in society. She has been recipient of several grants and scholarships from organisations and institutions including the Ian Potter Foundation, the University of Melbourne, and the Rotary Club of Melbourne. As educator, she has taught at Monash University, Scotch College and Presbyterian Ladies' College in Melbourne, in composition programmes for students and children in Sweden, worked with school children at the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, and also recorded with the Amplified Elephants at the Footscray Community Arts Centre. Carmen also successfully brought Cry Baby Concert to Rushworth in rural Victoria during 2009. Carmen is also involved in Melbourne's experimental music scene. Since 2014 she has performed regularly with Ren Walters' THIS ensemble and has appeared at CURRENT events, Make It Up Club, SeenSound: Visual/Music Screenings, Conduit Arts, GAIP, AvantWhatever, Musikunst, Quiet Noise and Antechamber series. In 2015 she was involved in Adam Simmons' 100:25:1 project, and she created a new artwork+performance at Town Hall Gallery. She has been on the committee of Conduit Arts Initiative from late 2014 until its recent closure.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Hillegonda: 3 Projector Performance - VCA Founders Gallery - 21 Jun 2016

Hillegonda—3 Projector Performance
Tuesday 21 June 7-8pm 

uses flicker images, mirrors, shadowily, voice and incidental soundtrack sounds to moan about a lost past. At the VCA Founders Gallery 234 St Kilda Road. Free Entry. Part of a Retrospective of Dirk de Bruyn’s Experimental Animations at the Melbourne International Animation Festival.
(forwarded from Dirk de Bruyn)

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

SHHHH - Footscray Community Arts Centre - 18 & 19 Jun 2016



Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre as part of the ArtLife program in partnership with JOLT and The Click Clack Project. The ArtLife program is assisted by the Victorian Government. JOLT and The Click Clack Project are supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
(forwarded from Charlotte Bolcsky)

INLAND 16.3: Because Gravity Overpowers Me

inland 16.3

 - because gravity overpowers me -

works by:

sabina maselli
scott mcconnachie
anthony pateras
erkki veltheim
rohan drape
alexander garsden

8pm, Monday 13th June, Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St. Carlton

Tickets: Full $20/Concession $12, Available at the door

Sunday, 5 June 2016



Maximum Goregrind Hooliganism

So crisp

You just made a big mistake, pal

Electronic bleaknesses

Sci-fi sensory synthesis

The Tote Upstairs
Doors 6:00pm
First act 6:30pm
$5 entry
More info:

Saturday, 4 June 2016

GNAUMGN, Making It Up, 2016: A Recording Thereof

GNAUMGN - pronounced "nom" - is an experimental free-noise rock-jazz punk-ambient duo from Australia, made up of experimental veterans A Demon Sheen / A D Machine (HAARK, GRIST, INTRINSIC LIGHT, STINKY PICNIC, ILI PIKA, etc) and David Prescott-Steed (GWELE, MELBOURNE DRONE ORCHESTRA, SECTORAL, DIABOLICAL DEVICE, LE VIDE, etc).

Here's a gig of theirs from April 2016, at Melbourne's famous Make It Up Club


The duet improvise across a wide palette of genres and instrumentations, in a style-free exploration of both music and non-music, that has so far included guitars, music boxes, drums, violins, trampolines, rockpools, marbles, voice, toy pianos, harmoniums, synthesisers, cardboard tubes, arghuls, field recordings, distorted contact mics, drum machines, metronomes, bells, reel-to-reel machines, and so on.  Nothing is out of bounds for GNAUMGN, and there are no rules.  They have even made experimental recordings through time and space, recording improvisations separated by 174 kilometres and several days (see the Remote Listening experiments on their Bandcamp page).  However, for this very special conceptual performance, the duo decided to ditch their normal drums and varied electronics approach, in favour of a simpler double-guitar ensemble.  Enjoy?

(If you do vaguely like what you hear, they also have many albums available for free here:



Wednesday, 1 June 2016


VIDEO FLEX is a VHS label and online video archive showcasing live performances of Australian underground music.