Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Rat-Noise @ MUSIKUNST - 2:30 pm Sat 27th Oct 2014

This month at MUSIKUNST on Sat the 27th of September, Shane Van Den Akker curates to bring you a regional taste of sound exploration from Ballarat sonic/noise makers. Traveling to Melbourne to bring us all an afternoon of the exotic "Rat-Noise", three sets of sonic explorers will show us how its done out in the sticks

Performing will be:

Donkey Muthers of Arse & Adam Simmons

Tov Wa Ra with Johannes Van Diemen & Gorheim Lundqvist

Matt Malone with guests Kucharzewski Dimitri & Edwood McKay

Venue open from midday for lunch - event runs from 2:30 to 5:30 pm - event entry: $10 / $5 conc
Edinburgh Castle Hotel 681 Sydney Rd Brunswick

Monday, 22 September 2014

Multitudes - An Immersive Performance of Light and Music

Nat Grant and Dirk de Bruyn team up for a new collaboration in 3 parts with live music, film, light and shadow play.

Dirk de Bruyn - film and light manipulation
David Kimball - light and shadow manipulation

Anna Camara - percussion
Nat Grant - percussion
Miranda Hill - double bass
Erica Rasmussen - percussion

8pm start, Friday 26 September at Conduit Arts Space (83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy).

Kids welcome.

Facebook event here. (image courtesy Dirk de Bruyn)

Sunday, 21 September 2014


Sunday 21st September from 6pm at Conduit Arts
Hi God People, Hannah Raisin, Roarawar Feartata, Jen Moore

'Fluid Fantasy' at Conduit Arts Space features four Melbourne performance artists exploring the notions of desire, its futility and fundamentality while creating an alluring space for its existence. Hi God People will seek to nurture imagination and offer the potential for a toilet epiphany guided by a powerful and hypnotic guru. Artists Hannah Raisin, Roarawar Feartata and Jen Moore will lead us through fantasy, music, ritual and fun infused with the abject fluids of reality.

Curated by Sophie Perillo 

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Current: Sound Body Sight - Conduit - 20 Sept 2014

Trio of performers - dancers and musicians - with a visual artist working with each trio. Each hour from 3 pm. until late.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Trioka - Uni of Melbourne 9-19 Sept 2014

Eric Demetriou, Vincent Giles + Nigel Tan
Curated by Aneta Trajkoski.

9-19 September 2014.
Closing Night and drinks on Thursday 18 September, 5-7pm
George Paton Gallery and System Garden, University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Troika presents three sound works by artists Eric Demetriou, Vincent Giles, and Nigel Tan. Each artist adopts sound as a material to explore the spatial, visual, and sculptural. The exhibition is set across two locations on the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus: the main gallery of George Paton Gallery, and the System Garden Tower outside the School of Botany.

As a self-supporting sculpture, Eric Demetriou’s Da Vinci Bridge flirts with conceptual and everyday notions of noise. Demetriou’s sculpture mischievously employs an anarchic gesture of noise as aural excess and as site for sonic exploration.

Vincent Giles's The Great Unhearing is sound installation in the iconic System Garden. Giles transforms the System Garden Tower into a resonating space responsive to the tower and the surrounding garden.

Nigel Tan’s audio-visual installation #30 is a collaborative project with fifteen visual artists. The installation examines and informs unorthodox associations between sound and film.

George Paton Gallery
Gallery hours: 11am-5pm Monday to Friday.
2nd floor, Union House, (enter via Tin Alley), University of Melbourne, Parkville.

System Garden (a short walk west of Union House).
Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
System Garden, School of Botany, (enter via Bank Lane), University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

OpenLAB this Sunday Sept 14. Library at the Dock

2pm SUNDAY Sept 14th – Docklands Library Performance Space. This month we will be looking at performance and digital expression through real world engagement with Roger Alsop & Dan Koerner.

WE ARE BACK at the newly minted DOCKLANDS LIBRARY. For those not initiated, it's a wonderful new library space with an emphasis on creative applications of technologies - a re-imagination of what libraries should or could be in the future. It still offers all the traditional functions of a library, but it also has an in-house Maker space, computer workshop, sound facilities, interactive kids zone and more.

Library at The Dock (as it is officially called) is located at 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade. There is plenty of on-street parking available as well as public transport. Library at The Dock is a short walk from Southern Cross Station and can also be reached by catching the 48 & 112 Trams. Make your way upstairs to the lecture theatre once you get there.

Diversity and engagement underpin Roger Alsop’s practice. He is currently working with community groups, developing and communicating a sense of place; in developing the media/movement performance Infundibular with students, and his own practice, which explores the relationships between artist, audience, and environment. This includes, sound art/music composition, interactive art, and video art. He teaches undergraduate, postgraduate and research students at the VCA and Box Hill Institute, and has also mentored performance students at Victoria University, and through the Spark program. He has written on topics including sound and interactive arts, artistic approaches to environmental sustainability, art and medical imaging, cross media art, and gesture interactions. Arts Victoria, VicHealth and the Royal Botanic Gardens have funded his creative work, which is presented internationally.

Dan Koerner is a Creative Director of Sandpit, a company focused on the convergence of participatory culture, digital content and physical experiences in order to excite and engage audiences in new ways.

Dan has a background in live performance, film and web development as a director and creative collaborator. From 2007-2011 he worked at creative director of PLOT Media in Melbourne, directing music videos, TV commercials and several short films including Yasue (2010) and if i dance will it keep me warm (2011) which made official selection for the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival and its Accelerator Program for that year. He has been an artistic associate of Adelaide’s The Border Project since 2002 working as a designer (Please Go Hop!, 2005), videographer (Trouble On Planet Earth, 2008), performer (Highway Rock n Roll Disaster, 2006) and director (Disappearance, 2008 & I Am Not An Animal 2012). In 2007 he directed and created Kissy Kissy which came to that year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival where Dan was a co-creator of the Black Lung venue on Hindley Street. In 2011 he directed Take Me There for Restless Dance Theatre in that year’s Come Out Festival.

At Sandpit Dan has designed multiplatform extensions for feature films 52 Tuesdays, The Boy Castaways, a campaign for Hopscotch’s release of feature film Now You See Me, and has directed an interactive audio tour experience I, Animal for Melbourne Zoo. Sandpit recently created an interactive phone booth project Dial-A-Story with Penguin Books, and Windmill Theatre on their forthcoming performance, and feature film, Girl Asleep.


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