Sunday, 21 May 2017

Corsano/McConnachie/Brown - Bar 303 - 24 May 2017

Do Not Miss! Special Event!
Wednesday 24th May - FIGHT CLUB 4: ROUND 4 - Bar 303, 303 High St, Northcote

a rare meeting of globally esteemed percussionist Chris Corsano (USA) with local exploratory improvisers Scott McConnachie (sax) and Rory Brown (bass)...

"Anyone who has ever seen him live already knows …  Chris Corsano is seriously one of the most exciting drummers on the planet." - Adam Richards, (Feb. 2006)

"[Corsano is] an improviser who ignores all boundaries and limitations and seems game for any challenge—playing and touring with Bjork or going head-to-head with the legendary British saxophonist Evan Parker - he readily adapts to disparate contexts without surrendering his intense personality." - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader (Aug. 2016)

  - FABRIC –

...Fight Club life members and house band continue their journey …

Free Entry
Voluntary Band Donation: gold coin or note
Wednesday 24th May:
 - 8:30-9:30 (set 1) : Corsano(USA)/McConnachie/Brown
 - 9:30-10:30 (set 2) : FABRIC
Bar 303, 303 High St, Northcote

Chris Corsano also appearing in Melbourne at :
+ Liquid Architecture : The Tote Hotel, Fri 26th May 2017:

Links :

- Chris Corsano Solo:

- Chris Corsano With Evan Parker and Joe Mcphee:

(forwarded from Rory Brown)

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Doco Premiere: 'A Conversational Exploration of Sonic Practice', ACMI, Wed 24th May, 7.30pm.

(film trailer is also available for viewing via the same link) 

Frequently after talking to another artist, Todd Anderson-Kunert found himself thinking of another question he would have liked to have asked them, but didn’t. This film is about what happened if he did ask those questions.

Between 2014 and 2017, in and around Melbourne, Australia, he conversed with a selection of 31 sonic artists, each time for 30 minutes.  These conversations were edited down, each time finding a new question he wished he had of asked.

This question was used as the starting point for the next conversation with a completely different artist. This documentary film follows that process.

The conversation engages with a variety of themes, including temporality,  performance, fragility, recording, artistic development, and creative process. It also offers an insight into some of the experimental sound communities operating within Melbourne, Australia.

facebook event page:
For more information:

NOTE: This is currently the only booked screening for Melbourne.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Sunday May 28: Bowlines and Adam Simmons - Improvising strings and wind
5pm at Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High St, Northcote
$20/$15 or EARLY BIRD tickets by May 13 at $15/10

This Bowlines concert features Helen Mountfort – cello, Hope Csutoros – violin, Ernie Gruner – violin, viola. Their collective musical flights of fancy draw inspiration from many sources including classical and world music. Original cross-genre music from three eclectic string players,
heard in My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Stiletto Sisters, Bohemian Nights and more.

+ Special Guest – Adam Simmons - one of Australia's most prolific and varied artists, whether as an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist performing in a myriad of ensembles, creator of his unique musical sculptures or specialised educator in improvisation, instrumental technique and shakuhachi.  At this concert possibly playing alto flute, bass clarinet or soprano saxophone -  Solo and with Bowlines :

Monday, 1 May 2017

Tarab and Andre Piguet present
the latest incarnation of
careful arrangements of sonic rubbish
a multi-channel diffusion for speakers, transducers, found sounds, found objects and room.
Saturday May 6th
Studio open 2:30PM : Performance 3:00PM
Gertrude Contemporary : Studio 8
200 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

tarab explores re-contextualised collected sounds and tactile gestures formed into dynamic, psycho-geographical compositions inspired by discarded things, found things, crawling around in the dirt, junk, the ground, rocks, dust, wind, walking aimlessly, scratchy things, decay and most if not all the things he hears and sees. More than simply documenting a given site, tarab is interested in a direct engagement with our surrounds, teasing out half narratives, visceral sensation, false leads and heightened awareness.
tarab's has presented performances and installations in Australia, Europe, Japan, South Korea, North America and South America. Compositional works have been published by 23five (US), Naturestrip (AU), Semperflorens (RU) Unfathomless (BE), Kaon (FR), Nonlinear (AU), Crónica (PT) and Aposiopèse (BE/FR).

André Piguet is a New Zealand-born artist based in Melbourne. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing) from RMIT, Melbourne. Recent solo exhibitions include Earth Passing Thru Trap, Sydney, Sydney (2016); Selected Ambient Works, Vol. 2, Station, Melbourne (2016); HOUSE, 746 Swanston St, Black Art Projects (2016); Le Hobbit, Hekla, Brussels, Belgium (2015); and Selected Ambient Works, West Space, Melbourne (2014). Recent group exhibitions include 2000, SYDNEY, Sydney, (2016) Spring 1883, Station, Melbourne (2016); Honky Tonk Lagoon, Spring 1883, Minerva, Sydney (2015); Pestilent Unground; Epidemic Openness, Station, Melbourne (2015); Casual Conversations, Minvera, Sydney (2015) Infinite Variation, Utopian Slumps (2014); and Quake II, Arcadia Missa, London, UK (2014) Piguet is represented by Station, Melbourne. He is a current Gertrude Studio artist. across drawing, sculpture, and site specific installations that consider the relationship between architecture, the body, and their transformation through photography. Utilising the graphic language of drawing with an expanded material repertoire including epoxy resin, steel, wax, synthetic liquids metals, ceramics and found objects to create sculptures that act as scale models for psycho-architectural spaces.


in other tarab related news:

two new releases both on French/Belgian label Aposiopèse:

VA: VIII. online only compilation featuring: Coppice, Yvan Etienne, Tarab, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Thomas Tilly, Herve Moire & JPE, Juliean Beau and Tomoko Sauvage.

and the very soon to be released - now available for pre-order:
An incomplete yet fixed idea: tarab

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Powered by steam - 04

Powered By Steam 04
mixed duo improv electronics
David Prescott-Steed
Gearoid Brinn
Anthony Cooley

Also featuring guest curation via (no) signal

Saturday May 27
7:30PM $5
No idiots

NOISE GIG 05-05-17

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Butler/Wilson/Zooben - Dead Catfish Blues

New album release by Melbourne based improvisers: Butler/Wilson/Zooben

Dead Catfish Blues

Listen/Free Download:

Gary Butler: Electric Guitar and Toys.
James Wilson: Electric and Acoustic Guitars and Junk.
Konk Zooben: Saxophones and Modded Reel to Reel Recorder.

(forwarded from Konk)