Quiet Noise V this weekend, and ‘If I Am a Musical Thinker’ on Monday night

Quiet Noise V

For those of you who haven’t been in previous years, it’s always a pretty special day of unamplified experimental music practice.

This year is another exciting line-up:

  • Jenny Barnes/Clinton Green/Michael McNab (voice, text, hitting, scraping)
  • Anna Fern (sound poetry)
  • Aviva Endean (mass blindfolded sound immersion, assisted by Dale Gorfinkel, Clinton Green & Michael McNab).


Quiet Noise V

Saturday 13 February 2016, from 2pm.

15 Neil Street, West Footscray (5 minute walk from Tottenham train station).


The Quiet Noise tradition is to order a jumbo veg biriyani afterwards, those wishing to partake can do so be chucking in $5 each.


Aviva’s ‘mass blindfolded sound immersion’ is first cab off the rank at about 2:30pm – not to be missed, so don’t go being all fashionably late.


Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/934086086666063/


Also on Monday 15 February at La Mama Courthouse Theatre is ‘If I Am A Musical Thinker’:


#DYSWIH presents Ben Boretz’s ‘If I am a musical thinker’ at La Mama Musica with Brigid Burke (visuals), Warren Burt (electronics), Carmen Chan (cello, percussion), Llara Goodall (tape), Clinton Green (speaker), Adam Simmons (wind instruments), and Gary Verkade (recorded voice).


Originally written for graduate music students at the University of Texas, Austin in 1981, Ben Boretz’s ‘If I am a musical thinker’ is a statement of the aesthetic, social and spiritual credo of the American composer and theorist himself. He proposes that artistic expression answers primal human needs for experiencing identity through ariticulation in artistic media; and further, that theoretical reflection is constructively or deconstructively crucial to expression and is itself expressive in nature. [credit: stationhill.org]


The text is one of the inspirations to this project ten years ago.


Monday 15 February, 7:30pm.

Performance at La Mama Courthouse: 349 Drummond St, Carlton

Tickets $15/10 Phone booking: 9347 6142

Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1133970129988089/


Hope to catch up with some of you at either or both of these events.

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