Thursday, 17 April 2014

Anthony Pateras shows 28 & 29 Apr 2014

Very honored to be performing my new solo piano work Blood Stretched Out alongside new work by colleagues Rohan Drape and Alexander Garsden in Sydney and Melbourne.  We are variously joined by Will Guthrie, Joesph Talia, Erkki Veltheim and Monica Brooks/Laura Altman in duo formation.

Also playing...my duo POLETOPRA with visual artist Marco Fusinato in Melbourne.

28/4: Solo Piano – Church of All Nations, Melbourne
29/4:  Poletopra/Solo Synth – Make It Up Club, Melbourne

(forwarded from Anthony Pateras)

Tuesday April 22nd @ the Make It Up Club

This Tuesday at MIUC we have another outrĂ©core evening of sounds from the outer reaches of the sonoverse, featuring a bounteous four performances situated variously across the electric-acoustic textural spectrum. French datawizard Yvan Volochine was kind enough to grace the Make It Up stage a month and a half ago and is back once more to blast us with supercollisions of audial algorithms and synthetic streams for ears. Lowest Common Denominator spread the auditory plague that is their pandemoniac musicultural dicing-and-reassembling, applying the time-tested anything-goes approach to sound sorcery, gallantly striving for the ultimate in experimenial annoytainment. Antique Crumbling Framework is the unholy union of two distinctly blackened brains, Chris LG Hill and Peter James, torturing impedimenta to invoke bestial abstractions and a sufficiently fatalistic soundtrack for the coming winter. And Kevin CK Lo is a veritable incongruity no matter what one's auricular standpoint, but for those addicted to unorthodoxy and virtuosic perplexity it would be difficult to evoke many more mystifying young Melbournian improvers than he. 

Yvan Volochine [FRA] (Supercollider)
Lowest Common Denominator feat. Ennio Swaggart (Electronics) & Elron Mancini (Annoytainment)
Antique Crumbling Framework feat. Christopher LG Hill & Peter ''Poidaaa'' James (Electronics)
Kevin CK Lo (Violin/Flute/Flucc'd)

The Make It Up Club
http://makeitupclub.blogspot.com/
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
$5/$10

Coming up:
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
6/5: Charles Ives Singers w/ Tarquin Manek & Michael Zulicki; Dylan Martorell; Dale Gorfinkel
13/5: Phonetic Orchestra; Jon Heilbron, Reuben Lewis & Christian Windfeld; Jon Heilbrin & Michaela Davies
20/5: Cocks Arquette w/ Marco Fusinato & Sean Baxter; Samaan Fieck, Ben Harrison & Dave Brown; Swift Treweeke & Mat Blackwell
27/5: Ian Parsons presents an evening of Cardew's Treatise
3/6: Pausa II feat.Adrian Sheriff & Brigid Burke; Freya Schack-Arnott, Tom Toner & Jenny Barnes
10/6: Tracey [BRIS] feat. Nicola Morton, Bonnie Hart & Marisa Allen; Muura [BRIS]
17/6: Nekrasov; Sooterkin Flesh

Friday, 11 April 2014

REFUND CURATES MUSIKUNST - 4pm Sat 26th April 2014

"Great musical performances leave you with a sense that time and space has been ripped out from under you... Sounds pile up against each other and hit you with an emotional force that becomes bigger than the sum of its parts... You see the performer putting everything they have into their brief time with an audience to feed off their energy... For 3 hours in a basement I'm going to make sure that happens" - Refund.

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XENOSINE
“Musician and filmmaker Vijay Thillaimuthu (aka Xenosine is working right in the analog space of defunct technologies” - Jake Wilson, The Age. Xenosine is an audio-visual artist that creates the perception of a synaesthetic relationship between sound and video in his work. This relationship is exemplified by the fact that what you are seeing and what you are hearing are both created by the same analogue voltage, whether it is being turned into vibrations via a speaker cone or used as a means to accelerate and deflect electrons in a cathode ray tube television or oscilloscope. His method is by modular synthesis combined with signal feedback, fed through springs via transducers, mixed with voltage rendered from video signals and so on, a system that is ever expanding like the behaviour of synaptic networks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqXMaFcqpoc
http://xenosine.com/

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ANON SPEAK
Buried in an era of paradoxical ineptitude & proficiency, Anon Speak have no place. They fall neither in a bracket of accomplishment nor failure; they simply rely on their ability to deconstruct contemporary music, reinterpreting the pieces into loosely cohesive structures. Subjectively categorized under hip-hop, the duo don’t disillusion themselves into thinking otherwise. They have a trajectory that can be defined by you, however where it leads…
https://vimeo.com/19859937

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ABRE OJOS
Abre Ojos invokes the elements of this world and the next through deep frequencies of sound and light. Brutal meditation to match this brutal world. The gates have fractured and the bounty is yours.
http://abreojos.net/
http://vimeo.com/71813179

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REFUND vs SHANE VAN DEN AKKER
Refund is a modular synthesist, Tracker Veteran, and former lead guitarist of the math metal band dropbunny: Shane Van Dan Akker is a workhorse vocalist and performer, and among one of the most active musician in the melbourne noise scene: Together they will be taking their respective talents to all the extremes that their instruments, speakers, and bodies will allow. Snarls will be juxtaposed against drones, manic laughter offset to electronic counterpoint, and screams fighting against 808 kick drums.
http://refund.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IuFedyt058

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Entry Cost: $5 Concession / $10 Regular
4pm Sat 26th April 2014
GB Hotel BASEMENT 447 Church St Richmond

Tuesday April 15th @ the Make It Up Club

For this edition of MIUC we are thrilled to present three forays into the sonoverse focussed on the singularly well-defined intentions of the lone improviser courtesy of one expat, one interstater and one native. Will Guthrie is an amazing Melbourne-fostered multivalent: consummate percussive explorateur, one of the most formidable forces of Aussie improvdiaspora, not to mention a Make It Up Club founder, so to miss one of his rare local performances should not be an option. Updating the classic collaborations of Coltrane/Ali and Brotzmann/Bennink for the extreme metal millennia, Lloyd Honeybrook and Sean Baxter reprise their acoustic free jazz onslaught. And local vocaliser Jenny Barnes presents a rarefied solo extemporisation, rich in potential interpretations both adamantly intended and spontaneously manifested. 

Will Guthrie [FRA] (Percussion)
Lloyd Honeybrook (alto saxophone) and Sean Baxter (drumkit)
Jenny Barnes (Voice)

The Make It Up Club
http://makeitupclub.blogspot.com/
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
$5/$10

Coming up:
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
6/5: Charles Ives Singers w/ Tarquin Manek & Michael Zulicki; Dylan Martorell; Dale Gorfinkel
13/5: Phonetic Orchestra; Jon Heilbron, Reuben Lewis & Christian Windfeld
20/5: Cocks Arquette w/ Marco Fusinato & Sean Baxter; Swift Treweeke & Mat Blackwell
27/5: Ian Parsons presents an evening of Cardew's Treatise
3/6: Adrian Sheriff & Brigid Burke; Freya Schack-Arnott, Tom Toner & Jenny Barnes

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

AVANTWHATEVER MONTHLY - APRIL 2014


Avantwhatever Monthly - April 2014

Dark Night, Bright Light
- Camilla Hannan, Van Sowerwine & Martine Corompt 

It's Not You, It's Us
- Cassandra Tytler

The Alderman
134 Lygon St
Brunswick

Sunday April 27

Entry $10 | 4pm

Avantwhatever Monthly is held the last Sunday of every month at The Alderman in Brunswick - join the Avantwhatever group on Facebook or go to www.avantwhatever.com and sign up to the mailing list to hear about upcoming releases and events.

Performance Details:

Dark Night, Bright Light

Camilla Hannan: Sound
Martine Corompt, Van Sowerwine: Vision

Take a fast trip, where sound overtakes and images are glimpsed. Meanings are mixed and metaphors dominate. Cacophony, silence, disruption and crescendo. Camilla Hannan’s sound work sits upfront and centre, taking you to places simultaneously familiar and alien. In collaboration with visual artists and animators Martine Corompt and Van Sowerwine. Dark Night, Bright Light inhabits and transcends.

It’s Not You, It’s Us 

Cassandra Tytler

Cassandra Tytler’s live visual art performance “It’s Not You, It’s Us”, seamlessly integrates live performance with projected video. With “It’s Not You, It’s Us”, Tytler, herself the performer, explores a world of love, violence and gender confusion. The character she plays attacks itself at every turn, yet tries to find an identity that is true to itself. Set against a backdrop of low-fi beauty, “It’s Not You, It’s Us” will add a dollop of apprehension the next time you look in the mirror.

Robin Fox and Filipe Reynolds @OpenLAB April 13


 



OpenLAB 2pm Sunday the 13th of APRIL. This month we are back at the Media Lab Melbourne, 136A Cromwell St Collingwood, with a huge line up!!! Open LABs is here to share and explore the wonderful world of creative makers. Each talk allows artists, musicians, engineers, performers, and designers to come together and share their work and creative passions with the public and other creatives.

This months presenters are:
Robin Fox>>>>>> From oscilloscopes to lasers, and from dance to giant theremins, Robin Fox is a sonic and visual celebrity working across live performance, exhibitions, public art projects and dance. He also holds a PhD in composition from Monash University and an MA in musicology which documents the history of experimental music in Melbourne 1975-1979. His recent projects include designing and building a Giant Theremin for the City of Melbourne, a seven metre tall interactive musical sculpture; the White Beam project commissioned by Dark Mofo which shot a high powered white laser beam through the trees on Salamanca lawns; developing a hybrid sound/dance work A Small Prometheus with Stephanie Lake involving fire powered kinetic musical sculptures which had a sell-out seasonat the 2013 Melbourne International Arts Festival and sound/light design for Lee Serle’s SYNC at the Lyon Opera Ballet. A new work ‘Transducer’ for microphones, speakers and percussionists co-composed with Eugene Ughetti was recently premiered at Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth.
http://robinfox.com.au/


 

Felipe Reynolds>>>> Felipe's experience and skills in the set design and costume world are phenomenal and mind blowing experiments with materiality, structure and form. He has worked internationally as a Set and Costume designer for Opera, Theatre, Dance and Television. He has also had fashion editorials in Tangent and Cause Celebre magazines. As well as designing Blue Chip and Community Events some career highlights are renovating the historic art deco El Rey Theatre in LA and resident designer at Tiroler Landes Theatre in Innsbruck Austria. For 7 years he worked as the designer of inflatable components for large scale animatronic creatures for Creature Technology Co. and Global Creatures. Developing and making puppets for such world acclaimed productions as Walking with Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular, How To Train Your Dragon Spectacular and the World Premier of King Kong the musical. Most recently he designed and made an articulated inflatable body for the Bear mascot for the Sochi Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. His work can also be seen in Radio City Music Hall where he made a Lady Liberty Puppet for the Heart and Lights show to open 2015.
Felipe is a WAAPA graduate also is the Resident Artist at Ampersand Studio, Docklands.
http://www.felipereynolds.com/Felipe_Reynolds/Home.html


Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/292123850943251/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Formless Mondays


Formless Mondays is a weekly gig series that has been running since the start of the year in the upstairs space of The Catfish (formerly Gertrudes Brown Couch). Incorporating projections and encouraging collaboration and improvisation, the gigs seek to provide unpredictable live music experiences that challenge both audiences and performers. Curated by JJ Baker of Bandcamp Hunter, Formless Mondays are free entry and run every Monday from 8:30.
Artists interested in performing can contact JJ by email - jjpbaker at gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/formlessmondays