Friday, 29 August 2014

Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music: 5-7 September

the second bendigo international festival of exploratory music starts in a week. 3 days, 22 events, featuring a range of contemporary classical and experimental music, concerts, talks, installations, workshops. beautifully put together by david chisholm. too many highlights to list. some are free, others aren't too expensive.

friday sept 5 to sun sept 7,  various venues


Monday, 25 August 2014

re::set conduit - 7.30pm 5th Sept. - Brown, Jacobs, Hannan, Chang, Prior, Scoglio & Sprod

re::set conduit

September 5th - 7:30pm for a 8:00pm SHARP start -
                                                ONE set approximately 1 hour 20 minutes long.
Conduit Arts: 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

September 5th sees Conduit host the first instalment and launch of a new series of sound activities, re::set. This series will explore various combinations of collectively run sound performance/presentations and site specific actions, each exploring divergent locations and approaches. 

This first event re::set conduit will feature works by 

Nigel Brown: acoustic interference
John Jacobs: live word salad
Camilla Hannan: 4 channel processed space
Alice Hui-sheng Chang: duet for roller door and voice
Michael Prior: cupboard sequencer
Zoe Scoglio: the sound of objects
Eamon Sprod: careful arrangements of sonic rubbish

For this first event each of the contributing artists will present overlapping individual works, slowly creeping their way from one end of Conduit to the other.

More info:
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Antechamber- Wesley Anne - 17 Sept 2014

ANTECHAMBER, a series for experimental sound, will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Wesley Anne. It will be launched on Wednesday September 17 and feature performances by:

Warren Burt
PRIME (Scott McConnachie & Ren Walters)
Jenny Barnes, Simon Charles, Rueben Lewis & Jon Smeathers.

Entry is free.

Wildebeest debut album

Improvisational psych-guitar duo Wildebeest have released their debut record titled "Blue//Black". The album is comprised of four extended, (mostly) improvisational jams fusing minimalist structures with exploratory soundscapes. The four tracks on "Blue//Black" challenge the dichotomy of darker and lighter tones; resulting in an Eno-esque approach to album structure. Influenced by krautrock, minimalism, shoegaze, ambient, hip-hop, and drone, "Blue//Black" is a wild array of paralytic noise and dreamy textural exploration.  

Check out the album on bandcamp:
(forwarded from Ash & Luke)

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Composing in the Moment @ MUSIKUNST --- Saturday 2:30–5:30 pm 30th August 2014

This month at MUSIKUNST we will be stretching the boundaries of musical interpretation with two performances back to back that defy the participants understanding, players & audience alike, of ‘composition’.

First up, Ian Parsons presents eight musicians performing eight of the best pages from Cornelius Cardew's massive 'Treatise' (1964-68) - the biggest and most challenging graphic score ever written! Art, logic and indeterminacy collide in this rarely performed work, live at Musikunst

Next up will be a musical treatment of sound inspired by the blending of classical minimalism and drone. With 11 performers using multiple electric guitars in combination with classical stringed instruments (plus a few surprises). The compositional tool employed here will be simply the tuning alone.


Myfanwy Alderson - viola
GearĂ³id Brinn - electric/fretless guitar & bass
Biddy Connor - viola, musical saw
Julian Day - keyboard
Ciaran Geoghegan - electric guitar & bass
Clinton Green - turntables / objects
Piers Morgan - electric guitar & bass
Barnaby Oliver - Zither / violin
Ian Parsons - cello
Gelareh Pour - voice
David Prescott-Steed - violin / guitar
Gareth Skinner - cello
Daniel Tucceri - keyboard / guitar
Mark Viggiani - guitar
Ian Wadley - guitar
Andrew Watson - violin

The Edinburgh Castle Hotel
681 Sydney Rd Brunswick
(cnr. Albion St)

2:30 – 5:30 pm Saturday 30th August 2014
door: $10 / $5 conc.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Speak Percussion in Bendigo

undue noise presents Speak Percussion
electro-acoustic works for percussion
Friday August 22, 8pm
Old Fire Station, View St, Bendigo
$15/$10 tickets at door

“virtuosic and adventurous”  The New York Times

Speak Percussion creates a surreal musical world using re-purposed machines, electronic objects and antiquated technology in their new project, CIRCUIT. Reel-to-reel tape machines, gaming controllers and sampler keyboards are used alongside percussion instruments of all kinds.
CIRCUIT features several recently commissioned works by the leading next generation of Australian composers. Shlomowitz’s  Popular Contexts Vol 6  uses samples of roaring crowds, fractured techno grooves and airplane engines to create hyper-stylised musical words. Meadowcroft’s  Cradles  has been making waves in the international new music community for its combination of pop infused synths with revox machine antics. Speak has also developed a new work with Melbourne programming legends Ethno Tekh, using Xbox controllers to execute virtuosic sample playback alongside fast-paced percussive textures.

Anthony Pateras    Hypnagogics for micro-sounds & tape
Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts Vol 6 for vibraphone, drum set and sampler keyboard
Thomas Meadowcroft  Cradles for two tape machines & Wurlitzer       
Ethno Tehk/Speak Percussion New Work for Xbox Controllers, Drumkit & Percussion

Speak Percussion is a flexible line-up of Australia’s finest creative percussionists that has a 13-year history of commissioning, performing and creating innovative new work. Ranging from solo concerts to massed sound events, Speak Percussion’s work is presented throughout the world in concert halls, bars, galleries and site-specific locations.
Speak Percussion regularly collaborates with a diverse range of artists in creating unique hybrid projects, and has explored the intersection between percussion and architecture, gastronomy, installation, instrument building, astronomy and dance.

Or Rather I Heard That Voice Ruined From Such Long Silence - Church Of All Nations - 8 Sept 2014

or rather i heard that voice ruined from such long silence - 


The second in a new and ongoing performance series, this concert presents new work by Melbourne expatriates Samuel Dunscombe (AUS/USA, Clarinet/Computer) and Judith Hamann (AUS/USA, Violoncello), alongside a first time duo between Australian composers Rohan Drape (Keyboards/Computer) and Alexander Garsden (Guitar/Computer).  These performances frame new notated works by composers James Rushford and Anthony Pateras, performed by soprano Jessica Aszodi (AUS/USA) who recently gave their world premiere during Vivid Sydney.


8pm, Monday 8 September, Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St. Carlton.  Tickets: Full $20/Concession & Under 30 $12, Available at the door
(forwarded from Alexander Garsden)