Friday, 26 May 2017

The Ecology of Place - RMIT SAB Cinema 16-18 Jun 2017

The Ecology of Place, RMIT SAB Cinema, 16th-18th June

The Ecology of Place is a spatial-sound cinema program featuring new sound and moving image works by artists exploring the natural and built environment. Artworks from across the areas of experimental film and documentary, electro-acoustic composition, ethnography, photography and acoustic ecology will be presented over three days. 

The program features works from Yan Jun (CHN), Polly Stanton (AU), Matthew Berka (AU), Emily Richardson (UK), Slavek Kwi (IE), Madelynne Cornish (AU), Philip Samartzis (AU), Yannick Dauby (TWN), Byron Huang-Dean (AU) and Daniel Lercher (AT).

Friday June 16 - Sunday June 18th 

RMIT SAB Cinema,
Building 80, Level 1, Room 2, 
445 Swanston St, Melbourne

Free entry

For more information and program schedule please visit The Bogong Centre for Sound Culture

​Supported by the City of Melbourne through the Arts Grants Program
Also supported by the RMIT School of Art

(forwarded from Byron Huang-Dean)

Thursday, 25 May 2017

'Do You See What I Hear?' - in honour of Earle Brown and Morton Feldman

Featuring two graphic scores – Brown's FOLIO and 4 Systems and Feldman's King of Denmark, and a new collaboration by Warren Burt and Carmen Chan in celebration for these composers' 90th birthdays.  Musicians are joined by dancers Tony Yap & Collaborators for two pages of Brown's work with new choreography – echoing the connections between composers and dancers prevalent in the New York School.

Musicians: David Brown (electric guitar), Warren Burt (ipad & iphones), Carmen Chan (percussion), Coady Green (piano), Miranda Hill (double bass), Gelareh Pour (kamanche)

Dancers: Tony Yap & Collaborators: Kathleen Gonzalez, Brendan O'Connor, Jonathan Rainin, Takashi Takaguchi, Tony Yap

Produced with support from the Earle Brown Music Foundation,
Image: Earle Brown's graphic score 'December 1952', from “FOLIO & 4 Systems”. Reproduced by permission of Music Sales Pty Ltd.

Sat 10 June 6:30pm
Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston Street, Carlton

Tickets $15 at the door or with a small fee on eventbrite
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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Corsano/McConnachie/Brown - Bar 303 - 24 May 2017

Do Not Miss! Special Event!
Wednesday 24th May - FIGHT CLUB 4: ROUND 4 - Bar 303, 303 High St, Northcote

a rare meeting of globally esteemed percussionist Chris Corsano (USA) with local exploratory improvisers Scott McConnachie (sax) and Rory Brown (bass)...

"Anyone who has ever seen him live already knows …  Chris Corsano is seriously one of the most exciting drummers on the planet." - Adam Richards, (Feb. 2006)

"[Corsano is] an improviser who ignores all boundaries and limitations and seems game for any challenge—playing and touring with Bjork or going head-to-head with the legendary British saxophonist Evan Parker - he readily adapts to disparate contexts without surrendering his intense personality." - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader (Aug. 2016)

  - FABRIC –

...Fight Club life members and house band continue their journey …

Free Entry
Voluntary Band Donation: gold coin or note
Wednesday 24th May:
 - 8:30-9:30 (set 1) : Corsano(USA)/McConnachie/Brown
 - 9:30-10:30 (set 2) : FABRIC
Bar 303, 303 High St, Northcote

Chris Corsano also appearing in Melbourne at :
+ Liquid Architecture : The Tote Hotel, Fri 26th May 2017:

Links :

- Chris Corsano Solo:

- Chris Corsano With Evan Parker and Joe Mcphee:

(forwarded from Rory Brown)

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Doco Premiere: 'A Conversational Exploration of Sonic Practice', ACMI, Wed 24th May, 7.30pm.

(film trailer is also available for viewing via the same link) 

Frequently after talking to another artist, Todd Anderson-Kunert found himself thinking of another question he would have liked to have asked them, but didn’t. This film is about what happened if he did ask those questions.

Between 2014 and 2017, in and around Melbourne, Australia, he conversed with a selection of 31 sonic artists, each time for 30 minutes.  These conversations were edited down, each time finding a new question he wished he had of asked.

This question was used as the starting point for the next conversation with a completely different artist. This documentary film follows that process.

The conversation engages with a variety of themes, including temporality,  performance, fragility, recording, artistic development, and creative process. It also offers an insight into some of the experimental sound communities operating within Melbourne, Australia.

facebook event page:
For more information:

NOTE: This is currently the only booked screening for Melbourne.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Sunday May 28: Bowlines and Adam Simmons - Improvising strings and wind
5pm at Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High St, Northcote
$20/$15 or EARLY BIRD tickets by May 13 at $15/10

This Bowlines concert features Helen Mountfort – cello, Hope Csutoros – violin, Ernie Gruner – violin, viola. Their collective musical flights of fancy draw inspiration from many sources including classical and world music. Original cross-genre music from three eclectic string players,
heard in My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Stiletto Sisters, Bohemian Nights and more.

+ Special Guest – Adam Simmons - one of Australia's most prolific and varied artists, whether as an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist performing in a myriad of ensembles, creator of his unique musical sculptures or specialised educator in improvisation, instrumental technique and shakuhachi.  At this concert possibly playing alto flute, bass clarinet or soprano saxophone -  Solo and with Bowlines :

Monday, 1 May 2017

Tarab and Andre Piguet present
the latest incarnation of
careful arrangements of sonic rubbish
a multi-channel diffusion for speakers, transducers, found sounds, found objects and room.
Saturday May 6th
Studio open 2:30PM : Performance 3:00PM
Gertrude Contemporary : Studio 8
200 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

tarab explores re-contextualised collected sounds and tactile gestures formed into dynamic, psycho-geographical compositions inspired by discarded things, found things, crawling around in the dirt, junk, the ground, rocks, dust, wind, walking aimlessly, scratchy things, decay and most if not all the things he hears and sees. More than simply documenting a given site, tarab is interested in a direct engagement with our surrounds, teasing out half narratives, visceral sensation, false leads and heightened awareness.
tarab's has presented performances and installations in Australia, Europe, Japan, South Korea, North America and South America. Compositional works have been published by 23five (US), Naturestrip (AU), Semperflorens (RU) Unfathomless (BE), Kaon (FR), Nonlinear (AU), Crónica (PT) and Aposiopèse (BE/FR).

André Piguet is a New Zealand-born artist based in Melbourne. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing) from RMIT, Melbourne. Recent solo exhibitions include Earth Passing Thru Trap, Sydney, Sydney (2016); Selected Ambient Works, Vol. 2, Station, Melbourne (2016); HOUSE, 746 Swanston St, Black Art Projects (2016); Le Hobbit, Hekla, Brussels, Belgium (2015); and Selected Ambient Works, West Space, Melbourne (2014). Recent group exhibitions include 2000, SYDNEY, Sydney, (2016) Spring 1883, Station, Melbourne (2016); Honky Tonk Lagoon, Spring 1883, Minerva, Sydney (2015); Pestilent Unground; Epidemic Openness, Station, Melbourne (2015); Casual Conversations, Minvera, Sydney (2015) Infinite Variation, Utopian Slumps (2014); and Quake II, Arcadia Missa, London, UK (2014) Piguet is represented by Station, Melbourne. He is a current Gertrude Studio artist. across drawing, sculpture, and site specific installations that consider the relationship between architecture, the body, and their transformation through photography. Utilising the graphic language of drawing with an expanded material repertoire including epoxy resin, steel, wax, synthetic liquids metals, ceramics and found objects to create sculptures that act as scale models for psycho-architectural spaces.


in other tarab related news:

two new releases both on French/Belgian label Aposiopèse:

VA: VIII. online only compilation featuring: Coppice, Yvan Etienne, Tarab, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Thomas Tilly, Herve Moire & JPE, Juliean Beau and Tomoko Sauvage.

and the very soon to be released - now available for pre-order:
An incomplete yet fixed idea: tarab

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Powered by steam - 04

Powered By Steam 04
mixed duo improv electronics
David Prescott-Steed
Gearoid Brinn
Anthony Cooley

Also featuring guest curation via (no) signal

Saturday May 27
7:30PM $5
No idiots

NOISE GIG 05-05-17

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Butler/Wilson/Zooben - Dead Catfish Blues

New album release by Melbourne based improvisers: Butler/Wilson/Zooben

Dead Catfish Blues

Listen/Free Download:

Gary Butler: Electric Guitar and Toys.
James Wilson: Electric and Acoustic Guitars and Junk.
Konk Zooben: Saxophones and Modded Reel to Reel Recorder.

(forwarded from Konk)

Friday, 21 April 2017

Absurd Cosmos Late Nite/Telephone/Clinton Green - LongPlay - 27 Apr 2017

Final performance ever of Mark Groves' Absurd Cosmos Late Nite project. "Groves wearily pursues the oppressively mirthless and red-eyed air of a post-midnight suburban petrol station scene - a stop for coffee, snacks, The Picture magazine, forced conversation and the undead ambience of lo-resolution broadcast chatter, in which this perpetual predawn marinates, night after night. Chosen text and audio are assembled from collected fragments of local talkback, overheard declarations and the endless YouTube comment pit." -

Clinton Green makes something akin to music

Telephone is Jennifer Callaway & Michael McCosker

Thursday 27 April 2017, 8:30pm

LongPlay, 318 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 
$10 entry.

Facebook event

New titles on Shame File Mailorder

Ross Manning "LED" 10" - This record documents a live performance by Manning using only LED lights as a sound source. The effect is stunning; sometimes sounding electronic, other times like massed strings. Another essential release from this ever-creative artist.

Great Waitress  "Hue" LP - Hue demonstrates both the patience and confidence of the trio of Magda Mayas (piano), Monika Brooks (accordion) and Laura Altman (clarinet). Their third album is really quite remarkable. It squeaks, rattles reverberates, shimmers, converges into a truly unique organism, one that feels not just far beyond the sum of its parts, but also, oddly enough quite untouched by human hands - Cyclic Defrost

**Great Waitress’ “Flock” CD also back in stock**

 Dotabata "Eventual Dusk" cassette - Analogue harsh noise from electronics, found objects, field recordings and tape manipulation. Limited edition of 26 hand-numbered copies.
Order these and more from

New album from Clinton Green 'Lay Your High City Low' (online/cassette)

My first solo release in 2 years is now available for download/limited edition cassette on Illuminated Paths.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Making Music Grate - La Mama/Lebowskis - 24 Apr & 7 May 2017

Make Music Grate
Monday 24 April. 7:30 - 9:30
LaMama Musica
205 Faraday Street, Carlton

Performers: Gary Butler, Adrian Sherriff, Ernie Althoff, Robbie Avenaim, Vincent Giles, Nadia Knight, Warren Burt, Houston Dunleavy, Rafal Kaczmarek and Tim Hilton.

Sunday 7 May 5-7
Moreland City Band Hall
16-22 Cross Street Brunswick

Performers: Brigid Burke, Paul Kidney, Adam Simmons, Belinda Woods, Tim Pledger, Houston Dunleavy, Gary Butler, Rafal Kaczmarek and Tim Hilton.
(forwarded from Gary Butler)

Monday, 10 April 2017

Modulated by Noise Zine Launch, 30th April, 12-5pm, Neon Parlour, Thornbury.

In 2016 an open call out was made for artists/non-artists to respond to the idea of ‘noise’ (however they interpret that to be) in any 2D form, providing it fit on an A4 piece of paper, and could be printed in black and white. In total 70 contributions were made from all over the world, and were compiled into ‘Modulated by Noise’.

Join us in launching this project, with an eclectic afternoon of 10 minute performances/readings from a selection of those involved in the project, including: Automating, David Prescott-Steed, Jake Moore, Dominic Kavanagh, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Crystal Gold, Max Karklins, Ciaran Geoghegan, null hypothesis, DFO:BAD, Channels, Yoshitake Kawai, and Todd Anderson-Kunert.

Sunday April 30th, 12-5pm.
Neon Parlour, 793 High St, Thournbury, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3071
$5 entry. All Ages. All welcome.
The zine will be available on the day for $10. And then after that via the nonlinear webstore at

nonlinear seeks to create a safe and inclusive environment for all attending our events.
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Kraus - Night Heron - 13 Apr 2017

Presented by: Tapeways and Alberts Basement

Date: 13/4/17 (Starts at 7.30pm and over by 11.00pm)

Venue: The Night Heron, 228 Nicholson St Footscray

Artists: Kraus (NZ)
              Sky Falcon
              DJ Smart phone lady

Cost: Free!!

FB event page here:

(forwarded from Allanah Stewart)

Thursday, 6 April 2017

de Groot & Slide Night "Sailing Ships & Tarot Cards"

Composer Christopher de Groot together with Melbourne’s only exotica band SLIDE NIGHT release their 72-minute exotica magnum opus Sailing Ships & Tarot Cards.

The album, released through New Zealand art music label RATTLE RECORDS is a melting pot of 1960s exotica, Delia Derbyshire inspired sci-fi music, classic Bernard Herrmann and a pinch of John Zorn – Tropical noir-nightmare!

Incorporating mysterious sound bites and location sounds, Sailing Ships & Tarot Cards is an auditory journey around Australia and the world. It blends the rich and fascinating world of mid-century exotica with flavours of the Australian bush and a twist of David Lynch.

The album is out now through Northside Records, Readings Carlton and Rattle Records –

“Sailing Ships and Tarot Cards” is an engaging musical road-trip that whisks you through a landscape of changing moods - leaving you breathless and eager to hear it again.

-Paddy Harrisson 

Radio Announcer - Ports of Paradise on PBS106.7FM

(forwarded from Christopher de Groot)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

INLAND 17.4 - Chiri + Will Guthrie + Chloe Smith / Lizzy Welsh

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inland 16.4

 - a house of broken dishes, in dense woods -

INLAND proudly welcomes Chiri - the unprecedented amalgam of Korean Pansori story-telling theatre and contemporary free improvisation as imagined by Bae Il DongSimon Barker, and Scott Tinkler.  Sharing the stage will be Australian master percussionist Will Guthrie, and a duo performance on renaissance instruments by Chloë Smith (viole) and Lizzy Welsh (viol).

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8pm, Monday 10th April, Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St. Carlton

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

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

'Sound Of Not Doing 4' Gig Review

"It was like hearing a single, fleeting second stretched out and unravelling in slow motion"

Follow link below for full review:

The Donkey's Tail - RearView - 7 Apr 2017

‘Portrait of a member of The Donkey’s Tail’

7 – 22 April 2017

Opening Friday 7 April 6:30pm

THE DONKEY’S TAIL will perform 7:30 – 8:00

RearView Project Space

75 Victoria Parade Collingwood

(enter via laneway off Wellington Street at rear of building)

Hours Wed – Sat 12 – 6

(closed Easter Fri & Sat)

(forwarded from John Nixon)

Sunday, 19 March 2017


PHANTASMAGORIA is a free site responsive festival located at Bogong Village.

Curated by Madelynne Cornish and Philip Samartzis – PHANTASMAGORIA re-imagines and transforms Bogong Village into a world of shadows, murmurs and dreams. The festival uses contemporary art practices to create illusion and spectacle, tracing the vanishing individuals and communities that have marked the alpine region. It includes video and sound works, installations, interactive artworks, site responsive performances, artist talk and an immersive sound garden comprising commissioned compositions.

Featured artists include Atticus J Bastow, Matthew Berka, Peter Blamey, Elise Bonato, Sharyn Brand, Katharina Brauer, Ben Byrne, Christophe Charles, Madelynne Cornish, Melissa Deerson, Lesley Duxbury, Sarah Edwards collaborating with Kim Lane and Mt Beauty Secondary College, Kylie Esler, Aidan Kelly, Daniel Lercher, Willy Merz, Harry Nankin, Overtone Ensemble, Charinthorn Rachurutchata, Geoff Robinson, Philip Samartzis, Gabi Schaffner, Jacqui Shelton, Utako Shindo, Erin K Taylor, Diego F Terros, Michael Vorfeld and Bryden Williams.

PHANTASMAGORIA will open on the evening of Friday April 7, with light refreshments and performances and continue over the opening weekend Saturday 8 and Sunday 9. A residual exhibition consisting of the video and sound installations will remain in Bogong Village until the exhibition's closing date, Sunday April 30.

Festival dates:
Opening Friday 7 April (8pm onwards)
Saturday 8 (10am to 11.30pm)
Sunday 9 April (9am to 12.00pm)

Exhibition dates:
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April (12pm to 5pm)
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April (12pm to 5pm)
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April (12pm to 5pm)

Bogong Alpine Village
Bogong High Plains Road, Bogong

Bogong Village - or call 03 5754-1131 when booking quote BCSC14