This year, Tilde New Music Academy and The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne hosts three discussion events centred on contemporary art and experimental music practice.
Tickets are available from the Arts Centre Website (please note the dates and times below when booking your ticket). $15 full/$10 conc.
In Depth #1: On Improvisation and Spontaneous Collaboration
Sunday the 15th of January, 2pm to 3:30pm
Aviva Endean and Mohamed Kubbara (or Gary Butler)
Aviva Endean and Mohamed Kubbara (or Gary Butler) discuss spontaneous collaborations, and improvisation in a contemporary music setting, with performances.
In Depth #2: On Audiovisual Performance and Composition
Monday the 16th of January, 7pm to 8:30pm
A performance of TRANSIT Plus by Brigid Burke followed by a discussion of contemporary audiovisual performance and composition.
TRANSIT Plus is series of performance works that consists of Instinct and Episodes, Green Skies….Moments and TRANSIT for Bb/Bass clarinet, electronics and live video. These compositions reference the environment, architecture of the surrounding areas, sonic and visual improvisation/composition with the creation of multi-layered juxtapositions. These three compositions create linkages between location, audience, artist, and cultural/conceptual space. They explore the roles of visual and sonic representation, communicating with the audience in creating a shared surreal/hyperrealism space with tangible moments.
IN DEPTH #3: On Commissioning, Collaboration, and Solo Performance
Tuesday the 17th of January, 7pm-8:30pm.
Phoebe Green (viola), Ben Opie (oboe), Hannah Reardon-Smith (flute)
A discussion on commissioning new works, collaborating with composers and performers, and solo performance repertoire by some of Australia's top instrumentalists.
Until the end of this month, order three items from Shame File Music and receive the third item free. See website for details and conditions.
New on Shame File Music/mailorder
Ren Walters/Clinton Green/Michael McNab "At the Salt Museum" CD/digital - In December 2015, these three Melbourne musicians camped at Murray Sunset National Park in northern Victoria, Australia, sounding various sites and performing ritualistic actions. This album documents our interactions with rusted salt harvesting machinery discovered at the outdoor 'salt museum' on the shore of the Lake Crosbie saltpan.
Splinter Orchestra "Mungo" 3CD - In March 2016 a 21-piece Splinter Orchestra (featuring the likes of Jim Denley, Laura Altman and Peter Farrar) drove from their native Sydney to Adelaide, to perform as part of the Tectonics Festival. Midway they spent 3 days recording in the vast desert recording studio that is Mungo National Park. The new 3 CD set, ‘MUNGO’, their first release in 10 years, presents an argument for a creative collective, sensitive to time/space — one that treats all the participants, be they performers, other species, or the wind, as equal players.
Limited copies of out-of-print Shame File Music titles available
A box of old consignment stock was recently returned from Europe, including these long out-of-print Shame File Music releases, available again via the website in limited copies:
Various Artists ‘The Undertow: undercurrents of Australian experimental music’ (2004) CDR, featuring Thembi Soddell, New Waver, Sadiache, Scott Sinclair, WIT, Undecisive God, Isomer, Screwtape, Bokor, Lawrence English, The Unnameable, Sue Harding, The Hi-God People, Diaspora and Kettel
Undecisive God ‘Headless’ CDR
Undecisive God ‘Sound Archive CD-ROM
Undecisive God ‘ A Year of Silence’ CDR
Undecisive God ‘Border Protection Policy’ CDR
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Please join us in the release of 'Almost there' by Todd Anderson-Kunert, produced over the last two years. Here is a video that explains the work, but note that
it contains material that may offend. It was constructed using
vibrators that are sonically controlled, and some very trusting
For more information please see: https://vimeo.com/194956392
facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/385934651758429/
NOTE: 'Almost there' is currently not able to performed live, and so Todd Anderson-Kunert will be playing a different solo electronic set on the night.
The who, what, when and where of experimental music in Melbourne, Australia.
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