Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Undue Noise in bendigo sat luly 26 2pm and 8pm

SAT JULY 26 Old Fire Station -  2 sessions  2 & 8pm -  9 experimental acts from central vic PLUS a visitor   More at (our new website) $5 per session

Black Lung / Cray / Muttboy / MinoR:1000  / Jake Saxon
Evening session  will be mainly electronic in nature, including Black Lung deviating into more experimental territory (see below); Cray's always intriguing analog & computer sounds (see great interview with Ross in a recent Cyclic Defrost); minoR:1000, featuring one of the originators of Bendigo's Wierd Music Society; minimal glitchy electronica from Muttboy; and a nice Italian monosynth from Jake Saxon.

Simon Whetham / Mathew Underwood / Juzzmezz / Jacques Soddell / Gods Cum / + improv session
Afternoon variety with international traveller / field recordist Simon Whetham,  Mathew Underwood (just returned from gigging with members of Henry Cow and Nurse With Wound in Europe); first appearance from Juzzmezz and his  synth and things; unpredictable zanyness from Gods Cum; and Jacques with sounds from the geysers and relatives at Yellowstone National Park from his recent visit.... And some of us will continue with an improv session, possibly joined by others.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

More Talk, Less Action - 2014 series

We're back in 2014 with More Talk!

The 2013 series was a resounding success, so we’re keeping the same format for 2014 – short performance + panel/audience discussion + short performance. All events will again take place at West Space, whose generous support makes More Talk, Less Action possible.

What’s in store for 2014?

Thursday 7 August 2014 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Composition is Dead: writing music in the 21st centuryCat Hope, Ross Bencina, Warren Burt (with Callum G’Froerer and Cathexis performing works by Hope)
Facebook event

Thursday 2 October 2014 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Promoting Unpopular Music: how and why
Philip Samartzis, Justin Heazlewood, Patrick O’Brien

Thursday 20 November 2014 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Improvisation: how to win
Lloyd Honeybrook, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Adam Simmons

To see what happened last year, don’t forget our archive page with video, audio and photos of every event.

Althoff & Brown - Monkey - 27 Jul 2014

Ernie Althoff & David Brown
@ Monkey, 181 St Georges Rd, Nth Fitzroy

8:30PM, Sunday 27th July, 20014

Ernie Althoff - 70-string decrepit zither with metal, glass
and wood
David Brown - semi-prepared tenor guitar with everyday
analogue objects

(forwarded from Dave Brown)

Transmitting at the Watertable - Conduit - 24 Jul 2014


"Transmitting at the Watertable”

Curated by candlesnuffer
@ Conduit Art Space

83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

8:30 PM Thursday 24th July

Robbie Aveniam

will test drive his all new SARPS 2.0 robotic percussion system. An

experiment with the system, live, in an effort to better understand its potential.

Philip Samartzis.

Submerged waterways audibly ooze through concrete and tiny electrical

crackles dance and dart through porous glass vessels.

Wireless Ear

(David Brown & Garry Mansfield, open-tuned acoustic guitars).

When the blood-nut sings and sways then the Darling, grass parrots chatter like only siblings can.

They intone allegorical tales that crisscross like open-channel waterways, warbling airy tales of

possession and progression, where gum nuts and kangaroo-tendon strings coalesce with the

twang of unknown destinations.

(forwarded from Dave Brown)

Bowlines Brunswick 430pm Sunday 27th July Improvising Strings

Brunswick Scout Hall
213A Weston St, Brunswick
4.30pm – 6pm
Tickets at door $15/$10
Tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes provided
Tickets at door $15/$10 ,
Ernie Gruner, Heather Stewart & Jenny Thomas (violins and violas ) 
Improvised, surprising and enchanting music
Original cross-genre music from three eclectic string players, with classical, jazz and world music backgrounds.
Inspired by groups including John Zorn's Masada Trio, The Necks, Coolangubra, Kronos Quartet, Born in a Taxi.

Listen to some Bowlines music : 
Later performance at Festival of Slow Music in Ballarat, Sunday August 31st with guest Hope Csutoros

Monday, 21 July 2014

MUSIKUNST LIVES! - 3 pm Saturday 26th July

This Saturday sees the debut MUSIKUNST event, "Trans-Position To" in its new venue.

This event will be a re-imagining of its predecessor "Trans-Positions" from last month with the new venue, The Edinburgh Castle hotel in Sydney Rd Brunswick, providing a very different landscape altogether to explore.

The performance will consist of 18 sets of single or duo performers playing sometimes solo & sometimes collaboratively with the performers playing in another section of the same room.

Each performer (excluding the first & last players) will play a 15 min set comprising of:
• 5 mins, overlapping on top of someone else’s performance in another section of the room
• followed by 5 mins solo,
• followed by another 5 mins with a new performer overlapping on top of their performance from another section of the room

Performers confirmed so far:

Barnaby Oliver
Ben Byrne
Brigid Burke
Ciaran Geoghegan
Dan Tucceri
David Kimball
David Prescott-Steed
Gemma Horbury
Ian Wadley
Jen Tait
Nat Grant
Paul Kidney
Peter James
Matt Refund
Richie Cyngler
Shane Van Den Akker
Stevie Richards
Todd Anderson-Kunert
Zac von Bam

The Edinburgh Castle Hotel
681 Sydney Rd Brunswick
(cnr. Albion St)
3 - 7 pm, $5 doorcharge

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Blindside: 31 JULY – 2 AUGUST_PERCH_Clover, Tomlinson and Chang

31 JULY – 2 AUGUST | 


Catherine Clover with Vanessa Tomlinson and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang

OPENING with occasional performances 
Thursday 31 JULY 6-8pm 

Friday 1 Aug 6.30pm
Sat 2 Aug 7.19am (sunrise)
Sat 2 Aug 5.33pm (sunset)

FREE entry, limited capacity, 
performance reservation via email