(forwarded from Luke Holland)
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Guest curator: Clinton Green
Conduit Arts (83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy - http://conduitarts.wix.com/conduitarts# )
Thursday 20 March, 8pm
Dave Brown & Clinton Green
When Conduit Arts asked me to guest curate a night of music, I decided I would be uber-selfish and programme artists that I most wanted to see and hear. These are artists whose music and performances I have enjoyed for many years, or have wanted to see before but missed them. I hope you enjoy them – I certainly will!
Adam Simmons & Gelareh Pour: I’ve seen Adam perform in many guises and ensembles over the years, and he never disappoints with his creativity, originality, and fine musical chops. I have never seen him perform with Gelareh, but I heard a recording of a duo they played together for the Festival of Slow Music and it was one of the most moving pieces of music I’ve heard in a long time.
The Hi-God People: I have put on shows with this theatrical music ensemble several times over the years, and watched their development from improv outfit to human-movement-happening extravaganza with a respectful bow of my head. As with most Hi-God People performances, I have absolutely no idea what they will eventuate, but I guarantee no one will be bored.
Carolyn Connors: Another of my favourite local artists who never disappoints. Vocal powerhouse, improviser extraordinaire, recently returned from touring a show through the US to rave reviews (ahem…PHOTO ON THE BACK OF THE NEW YORK TIMES, PEOPLE!), here’s your first chance in a while to bask in close proximity to a solo acoustic Connors performance.
Dave Brown & Clinton Green: Dave needs little introduction as Australia’s king of prepared guitar, but he attracts perhaps fewer plaudits as one of this town’s most sensitive and subtle improvisers. I saw him play two sets the other week with Tony Buck and Magda Mayas; not only did Dave hold his own with these two international improv heavyweights, he was SUBLIME. Dave and I played in a trio together last year with visiting guitarist, Juan Para, and we both thought there was something there between us worth exploring further and have been looking for an opportunity to play again. This is our first time performing as a duo.
Sounds Like Movement
Musician Dale Gorfinkel and dancer Peter Fraser treat their duo, Sounds Like Movement, like a band, building a repertoire of ‘pieces’ for improvisation. These pieces may feature kinetic sound sculptures, noise-making clothes, footpump-powered modified trumpets, or human-sized origami.
Curious and playful, their work invites audiences to tune into the wonderful friendship of sound and movement.Footscray Community Arts Centre
Fri 14 Mar, 6pm
Sat 15 Mar, 5.30pm
Sat 15 Mar, 5.30pm
Full $15 / Conc $10http://fola.com.au/program/sounds-like-movement/
(forwarded from Dale Gorfinkel)
Saturday, 8 March 2014
OpenLAB march will be held on Sunday the 9th of March (tomorrow!!) at the "Melbourne Future" Exhibition at 2a Little Breese Street, Brunswick at 2pm.
This will be an exciting talk as the presenters will have their artworks on display.
Play Parameters is an experimental sonic and performative excursion into the art of gameplay. In this imaginative and inventive arts project, Troy Innocent and Benjamin Kolaitis have designed an interactive installation that meshes visual and compositional gameplay elements together with the structural elements of musical instrumentation.
>>Dr Troy Innocent is a world builder, iconographer and reality newbie. His artificial worlds – Iconica (SIGGRAPH 98, USA), and Semiomorph (ISEA02, Japan) – explore the dynamic between the iconic ideal and the personal specific, the real and the simulated, and the way in which our identity is shaped by language and communication.Innocent co-founded the digital arts collective cyber dada and through pioneering works such as Idea-ON>! contributed to the Australian new media arts practice during the 90s.
>>Benjamin Kolaitis is a contemporary instrument builder, sound artist and sculptural artist. He currently works with sculpture, sound, electronics and programming to develop kinetic sound sculptures, invented instruments and improvised performances. A key feature of his work is play, engagement and community. He seeks to encourage audiences to expand their engagement with sound as a material element through the tactile nature of play, together with skill sharing and community engagement.
Roger has been dedicated to the realm of virtual and psycedelic realities. In this special talk Roger will discuss his work with the Oculus Rift and altering audiences perceptions. Roger will also discuss his travels in trying to bring this amazing platform in new perception to a broader and wider audience.
Exhibition details here: https://www.facebook.com/
Posted by glitchpop at Saturday, March 08, 2014
Friday, 7 March 2014
This edition of the Make It Up Club is another plentiful helping at the beautifully confusing sonic buffet comprised of Melbourne's profusely varied and intriguingly flavoured aural improvisers, this week with added piquant de danse. Simon Charles and Alisdair McIndoe serve up delicate flakes of lightly-seared abstracted woodwind and an accompanying medley of movement, with a well-refined collaborative palette aged over half a decade. Ghost Gums savour the pungency of locally-sourced looseness filtered through timeless skitteryness, with freshly-tossed guitars and drums hinting at an underlying bitterness in their eloquently undercooked audial broth. And the Royal Melbourne Noise Choir pits four homebrewers of vocal noise against one another to dish up what sounds like being blanched, feels like being julienned, and will make your head feel like it never needs to eat again.
• Ghost Gums feat. Samaan Fieck (Guitar), Ian Wadley (Guitar) & Kishore Ryan (Drums)
• Royal Melbourne Noise Choir feat. Sir David Prescott-Steed (Voice, Electronics), Baron Ciarán Geoghegan (Voice, Electronics), Piers Viscount du Voisin (Voice, Electronics) & Lord Shake van den Akker (Voice, Electronics)
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
18/3: Julian Percy [DE], Yvan Volochine [DE] (Computer) & Sean Baxter (Percussion); Ned Collette & Joe Talia; THIS Ensemble
25/3: Pissbolt; Holy Boner; Peter Hyde, Chris Nylstoch & Sean Baxter
1/4: Duckjuggler; PROPAGATIONS (Bris), Langlo Paniflax
8/4: Tim Coster; Jonathan Nokes, Kristian M. Roberts
15/4: Will Guthrie (FR); Austin Buckett (SYD); Jenny Barnes
22/4: Lowest Common Denominator; Antique Crumbling Framework; Kevin CK Lo
29/4: Poletopra; Anthony Pateras (BEL); Marco Fusinato; Francis Plagne; Shit to the Spirit
Noise flash returns for it’s third installment, at a new outdoor location within 5km from the Melbourne CBD….
Noise Flash is a silent experimental audio performance, whereby the audio is performed live and broadcast via short wave FM radio transmitters. Up to sixty artists perform simultaneously using acoustically silent devices that are battery powered. Audience members wishing to hear the performance need to bring a FM radio and headphones, and tune into the broadcast frequency. Within the performance location, nothing will be acoustically audible.
For more information please visit the FAQ located here:
The artist call out has begun, and will be open to expressions of interest until Monday 7th April. The performance will be on Sunday 27th April at 1pm, and will last for one hour.
In order to perform, you need a performance set up that is self powered, predominantly silent (in an acoustic sense), and has an output that can be adapted to fit a 3.5mm male stereo jack.
To obtain an expression of interest form, or for any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE: Volunteers and field recorders are also be sought to help out on the day, if you have time/hands/field recording expertise to spare please contact me also!
Saturday 15th March
Conduit Arts Initiative, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
8pm, $10 Entry.
'Duals' returns for a second round of Acoustic improvisor VS Electric improvisor... although the lines blur the rules are the same!
The rules being: Two teams. Each team has all the members names placed in a hat. With the aid of some audience participation, one name from each team is drawn from a hat. The two competitors go head to head in audible dual-ing for a maximum of twenty minutes.
Unlike 'sport'*, this is actually about how you play, not who wins...
The (relatively) accoustic team are:
Alice Hui-Sheng Chang
The (relatively) electric team are:
Brought to you by Leo Kavanagh, Todd Anderson-Kunert and Conduit Arts.
*Note: Any resemblance to sport is merely coincidental and not intentional.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412527012336350/?notif_t=plan_user_joined