Tuesday, 9 February 2016

5pm Sunday! LEBOWSKIS Presents H.Abyst // Turpentine Faultlines

This Sunday - 14th February - at the Moreland City Band Hall - 22 Cross Street Brunswick East - Lebowskis presents a panorama of new improvised music from H.Abyst and Turpentine Faultlines.

H.ABYST : 5.15pm

Aurora Darby - Voice
Shaun Rammers - Tenor saxophone
Peter Bouwman - Bass guitar

A trio of sweet and sad cinematic sequences, improvised and carved from the limitless potential of a silent room. Lifting the listener from the expected into a wider emotional spectrum of experience.

TURPENTINE FAULTLINES (pictured) : 6.15pm

Kim Kerze - Guitar & pedals
Michael McNab - Drums & percussion

Turpentine Faultlines is the instrumental folk-noise duo of Kim Kerze and Michael McNab. Slowly unfolding sound worlds that hover between song and clamour. Traces of wailing melodies emerge out of blurry drones, subtle tactile gestures morph into carefully timed chaotic interruptions, and passages of vulnerable uproar dissolve into moments of sweet near-silence.

Doors open at 5pm

$5 Concession
$10 Full


Sunday, 7 February 2016

Precious: New Release: Exhibition and Opening Concert

Nat Grant's new sonic artwork 'Precious' will be exhibited in the Long Gallery at Montsalvat from February 14 - March 15.

'Precious' is a quadraphonic composition made using only the sounds of keys, recorded and digitally manipulated. Over the past 3 years Nat collected the hundreds of keys that are used in the composition, and the accompanying stories of where they came from or what they used to unlock.

In lieu of a traditional exhibition opening there will be a short concert on Sunday 14 February, 2-4pm. 'Precious' will be played and there will also be performances from Nat, Ede Eves and Adam Simmons.

Entry is $5 and light refreshments will be served. 

If you pre-purchased the 7" vinyl entry will be free and the vinyl can be collected from the opening. 

Vinyl will be available to purchase at the opening also as well as via bandcamp (digital download also available):  https://natgrantmusic.bandcamp.com/album/precious

Information about the exhibition: http://www.montsalvat.com.au/WhatsOn/EXHIBITIONNatGrant-Precious.aspx

Montsalvat is at 7 Hillcrest Avenue Eltham
The gallery is open 9-5 Monday to Sunday and entry to the exhibition for the remainder of the month will be free.

Nat will also be giving an artist talk on Wednesday 17 February at 2pm.

Nat Grant

Ede Eves

Adam Simmons

facebook event here https://www.facebook.com/events/792455444191913/

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Bogong Centre for Sound Culture Masterclass 

Sound, Art & the Environment

May 20 - 24, 2016

Recording Antarctica 2016 

The Sound, Art & the Environment masterclass is a four-day all-inclusive learning experience, in the unique location of Bogong Alpine Village. Led by Dr Philip Samartzis this masterclass introduces students, artists, industry professionals and those interested in phonography to concepts and practices informing site-specific sound art.

The masterclass provides participants with in-depth workshops in sound recording, critical listening, compositional methodologies and sound spatialisation. Workshops are supplemented by technical demonstrations and fieldwork drawing on sound art, soundscape and contemporary music to help facilitate dynamic responses to site. Additionally the masterclass provides time for participants to play and discuss their project for analysis and feedback.
Dr Philip Samartzis, the current Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellow, has a significant history of practice within remote and endangered wilderness areas. He is the Artistic Director of The Bogong Centre for Sound Culture and Coordinator of Sound within the School of Art at RMIT University.
The Sound, Art and the Environment masterclass is limited to only 12 participants and will book out early.

Registration deadline: May 2
Register for this Masterclass at info@bogongsound.com.au

For further information visit Bogong Centre for Sound Culture

Wumpy/Thhomas/Bad Ambulance - LongPlay - 28 Feb 2016

+++++ Ivory Tower Records Presents +++++

Bad Ambulance

////////// live and up close in the intimate LongPlay cinema \\\\\\\\\\

Wumpy is the alias of Melbourne-based experimental producer Michael McNab. He has released three albums under this moniker, loosely falling into the hip hop category but also incorporating elements of noise, audio collage and surrealism. For this performance he will present a new set of music using a projector, laptop/iphone magnetic interference, microphone feedback, vibrating speaker, MPC and youtube.


Thhomas (Tom Mansfield) uses electronic instruments to create lofi beat music and atmospheric collages. Tom has two releases available through Moontown Records, his first a self-titled cassette and more recently the boogie inspired 'Clams' 7".


Bad Ambulance is a producer based in Melbourne. He creates an energetic, dark and introspective atmosphere with his music combining influences from contemporary club music, hip hop and beats music.


~~~~~ music starts at 8.30pm, free entry!!! ~~~~~


(forwarded from Michael McNab)