Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Taipan Tiger Girls - Old Bar - 31 Jul 2015

Taipan Tiger Girls are a three-piece improvisational instrumental outfit - composer, producer and all-round electric statesman Ollie Olsen (Max Q, WhirlyWirld etc.), who has teamed up with experimental drummer and synth obsessive Mat Watson (Other Places), and feedback guitar droner Lisa MacKinney (Mystic Eyes). Together they make long and beautiful walls of noise, intricate and psychedelic; delicate and tough. 

Taipan Tiger Girls have been thrilling Melbourne audiences in recent months, and their self-titled debut album was released in a super-limited edition pressing of only 100, last Friday the 24th. There will be a limited quantity for sale at the launch and it's available through itrecordsmelb.bandcamp.com though the copies for sale on line are close to sold out.

Taipan Tiger Girls
Album Launch
at The Old bar
Friday (31st)  $10
with special guests
Mick Turner, Ian Wadley & Kishore Ryan
with after gig DJs Antidelivian Rockinghorse.
(forwarded from ITRecords)

Third Rail - Conduit Arts - 30 Jul 2015

Thursday 30th July:  8:30
Conduit Arts Initiative  83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

THIRD RAIL is a reunion of the ensemble-formerly-known-as the Wollongong Anarchist Noisemakers Kollective, Gary Butler (guitar, toys and stupidity), Warren Burt (laptop and electronics) and Houston Dunleavy (clarinet),with a range of special guests. For this event,  those guests include (but may not be limited to) Lloyd Honeybrook (sax) Tim Pledger (another sax), Belinda Woods (flute) and Tom Fryer (guitar). May include traces of nut.
Cat Hope wrote in her book ‘Experimental Music: Audio Explorations in Australia’ : “. . . for all-out crazy chaos, nothing quite beats the free-spirited approach of the Wollongong Anarchist Noisemakers Kollective (WANK).  This group takes Cornelius Cardew’s Scratch Orchestra model of the 1960s, and its politicisation of music, and gives it an Australian flavour.

Houston Dunleavy explains the name: “The third rail is the rail that runs between the two outside rails, providing electricity to the train. So it is a source of power – it is underground – and if you touch it, it will kill you. It also avoids the problems of applying for funding with an antisocial acronym!”
Info about previous gigs (with videos & photos included) here:

Third Rail - WarrenBurtWarren Burt is a composer, performer, video artist, sound poet, writer, instrument maker (both in hardware and software, electronic and acoustic) and a few other things. Before arriving in Australia in 1975, Warren Burt was “searching for the weird” in his native state of New York, picking-up hints of the experimentations in performance, poetry and visual art that were happening in New York City during the 1960s. Since the 1970s he has continued to perform and exhibit his compositional works internationally. Through mixing playful improvisation with machine interaction systems, Warren Burt creates musical objects that require an open-ended attitude to “listening and experiencing”.
Third Rail - HoustonHouston Dunleavy is a composer, conductor, improviser, clarinettist, academic, etc. He has conducted, and had his music performed in the USA, the UK, France, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Italy, Singapore, Japan, Puerto Rico and Wollongong.
Third Rail - GaryGary Butler plays guitar with a wide variety of objects, from sex toys to rubber chickens. “If Fred Frith and Henry Kaiser became boring to you, you have ripened for the next step! . . .I have received a great pleasure from tracking a flight of fancy – of the actor taking both ordinary, and simply improbable, sounds from such a banal tool as a guitar!”
 The Age reviewed Gary Butler’s performance at 2004’s What Is Music? Festival: “He may have looked like a serial killer, but this was about controlled chaos.
(forwarded from Gary Butler)

Sunday, 26 July 2015

TCB Stairwall: tarab - TCB - 29 Jul to 15 Aug 2015

TCB Stairwell
a sound installation by tarab (Eamon Sprod)
29 July – 15 August 2015
Curated by Aneta Trajkoski.
Threshold is a newly curated platform for sound artists to realize projects in curious spaces outside the gallery context. The first in this series sees Melbourne artist tarab (Eamon Sprod) create egress a site-specific sound installation in the TCB entrance stairwell.
tarab intercepts the dark and narrow route between the outside laneway and inside gallery space with sounds drawn from this path. Multiple channels and sound sources are configured to resonate surfaces and oscillate the stairwell, provoking the materiality and structural tendencies of the vertical space.
egress sonifies the stairwell, teasing out half-narratives, visceral sensation, false leads and heightened awareness. The installation seeks negotiation of the space and the sensations it pervades.
tarab composes a passage where ends become beginnings and boundaries are traversed. egress points to a perpetual liminal process of the heard and the unheard, the inside and out, the past and the present.
TCB Art Inc,
Level 1, 12 Waratah Place,
Melbourne CBD, Australia.
Installation on until 15 August. Open: Wed-Sat 12-6pm 


(forwarded from tarab)

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Clinton Green and Barnaby Oliver CD launch - Conduit Arts - 31 Jul 2015

30 CDs. 30 tracks. 30 performances.

Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver‘s “Discretions” is made up of 30 improvised tracks, designed to be played in random order. Issued by Shame File Music in a limited edition of 30, each CD has individually hand-drawn cover by Tasmanian artist, Anna Dusk. Each CD has a unique track order as well.

Joining Clinton & Barnaby on the night are:

Ernie Althoff
Carmen Chan
David Evans/Louise Kellerman

Around these guests, Clinton & Barnaby will present 30 short sets, sometimes playing simultaneously with other performances. Playing times (deep breath…):
  1. 8:01 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  2. 8:03 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  3. 8:04 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  4. 8:06 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  5. 8:09 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  6. 8:12 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  7. 8:13 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  8. 8:14 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  9. 8:20 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  10. 8:22 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  11. 8:25 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  12. 8:29 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  13. 8:30 – David Evans & Louise Kellerman
  14. 8:55 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  15. 8:57 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  16. 8:59 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  17. 9:14 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  18. 9:15 – Carmen Chan
  19. 9:25 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  20. 9:29 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  21. 9:38 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  22. 9:52 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  23. 9:53 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  24. 9:54 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  25. 10:00 – Ernie Althoff
  26. 10:08 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  27. 10:15 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  28. 10:20 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  29. 10:30 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  30. 10:40 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  31. 10:50 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  32. 10:51 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
  33. 10:59 – Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver

The 30 CDs are available on the night. Get in early to choose your favourite cover – these are indeed works of art (view all 30 covers here ). Any remaining copies will be available from Shame File Music. A web app playing the 30 tracks and displaying the 30 images in random order is coming soon.

Conduit Arts, 83 Brunswick Street Fitzroy
Friday 31 July 2015 – 8pm
$10/$15 with CD

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More Talk, Less Action returns - The Channel - 13 Aug 2015

More Talk, Less Action is back for a free, one-off event at The Channel (on the side of the Arts Centre, next to Fattos overlooking the Yarra).

Join Clinton Green, Greg Wadley and three artists working closely with contemporary composition – Kate Neal, Sean Baxter and Alexander Garsden – as they explore the question: What does it mean to be a composer in Australia today? We’ll interpret this question on several levels: Philosophically – Where does composition stop and improvisation begin in an age of open-ended and graphical scores? Practically – How are software, new instruments and the Internet impacting how composition is done and what is composed? Career – What challenges do composers face, and what advice would our panel offer a young Australian contemplating life as a composer?

Thursday 13 August 2015 (7:30pm) – free entry
Kate Neal, Sean Baxter, Alexander Garsden
Venue: The Channel, Arts Centre, Melbourne.
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Nat Grant, David Brown, Sam McAuliffe Ensemble - Longplay - 26 Jul 2015

(forwarded from Dave Brown)