Out soon on Frustration Jazz
Recorded outside of Queenstown, Tasmania, in October.
Will Guthrie “People Pleaser” LP – Guthrie’s latest is part mash-up, part collage, incorporating snippets of records and recordings of obscure sources with Guthrie’s percussion. An incredible departure from an endlessly-inventive artist. It’s a game changer. Limited copies available.
Ernie Althoff “Fifteen” CD – Althoff takes a formal compositional approach to six of his classic percussive machines, pairing them in the fifteen permutations of the title. These tracks are subtle and gentle, yet rich in complexity through their interlocking rhythmic patterns and ‘solos’ engineered later in the mix by Althoff. No mysteries of slight-of-hand here; Althoff details his compositional process in the liner notes, and each machine is photographed to show its workings.
**Order any Althoff CD and get a copy of his ‘Heliosonics’ CD free**
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OUT SOON ON SHAME FILE MUSIC:
Moe Chee “Be It Hot, Humid or Ghostly Cold” CD (disc art by Anna Dusk – pictured, design assistance from Peter Chang & Chen-Hen Chou)
Dotabata/ Llara Isabell Arena “Surface Noise Vol. 5” CDR (split release with Iceage Productions)
Jenny Barnes/ Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, David Brown, Nigel Brown, Tim Catlin, Rosalind Hall & Michael McNab “Surface Noise Vol. 6” CDR (split release with Iceage Productions)
MOE CHEE TAIWAN TOUR JANUARY 2018:
- Friday 12 January 2018 – Little Play, Taichung, Taiwan.
- Saturday 13 January 2018 – Ting Shuo, Tainan, Taiwan.
- Sunday 14 January 2018 – Kaohsiung, Taiwan (details to come)
- Friday 19 January 2018 – Jiang Shan Yi Gai Suo, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
– Saturday/Sunday 17-18 February 2018 – CURRENT (guest curated by myself and Michael McNab), Aeso Studio, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (details to come).
Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music is a series of CDs I compiled and released a few years back, documenting for the first time the audio history of experimental music in Australia. Shame File Music has a nice special deal on purchasing both copies in the lead-up to Xmas, so why not buy a friend (or yourself) a pressie:
Here are some more photos from my work around Cradle Mountain during the second week of my residency at the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery in October:
My focus was on developing my ideas around prepared turntables and projections in a site-specific context, often outdoors in the National Park. This was challenging creatively, logistically, and physically, but ultimately rewarding. I felt I had many victories, and the setbacks were all instructive. It was also interesting to find that the act of walking through natural surroundings alone felt like a large part of the creative process for me.
The fruits of this time will hopefully be shared with others in future performances, and have already influenced performances I’ve recently done in Japan.
New one from Iceage Productions, live recording of me and Ernie Althoff at an outdoor performance in 2014. Order the limited edition CDR, or download from Iceage Productions below: