Quiet Noise VIII

quiet noise VIII

Annual summer backyard show where experimental/noise/improvisers are challenged to play sans speakers/amplification

  • Maria Moles/ Dale Gorfinkel / Michael McNab – textural percussion first-time trio
  • Clinton Green / Barnaby Oliver – minimal bowed items drone raga
  • David Palliser – solo sax, clarinet, and other possible paraphernalia

Quiet Noise VIII

Saturday 23 February, 2019 – 2pm

West Footscray

Email cdgsham@gmail.com for address.


Free entry/free music.

Optional $5 to share in jumbo veg biriyani afterwards (vegan options available, too).



Everything Is In Motion @ One Night In Footscray, 23 November 2018


Everything Is In Motion is a new multi-turntable installation/kinetic sound sculpture that will be debuting at next week’s One Night In Footscray Festival.

The work is driven by four turntables underneath a series of suspended objects, striking items placed on each turntable. The suspension itself is sympathetic to the action below, it’s course and sway influenced by each strike on the objects circling underneath. Everything is in motion, nothing is stable.

The installation will run from 5-10pm on Friday 23 November, inside the MetroWest shopping arcade, accessible from entrances at 47 Paisley St, and the corner of Paisley and Albert Sts (near the Millennium Clinic). The preparations will be altered throughout the evening as part of a compositional structure I’ve written. Feel free to sit with the work and experience it’s rhythms for an extended period, or just drop in for a minute. It would also be worthwhile returning through the evening at different times to check in with how the work develops/decays, in between exploring other events as part of the One Night In Footscray festival (which are all free).

CURRENT 2018 #2

CURRENT, the interdisciplinary improvisation festival, returns for it’s second instalment of the year on 10-11 November. This time it is curated by Michael McNab and Candice Boyd.

Here is the full schedule. I’m playing at 3pm on Saturday (10 November) in a trio with Sergei Tumanov and Troy Rainbow:current 2018-2 sch

CURRENT #2 2018

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 November @ The Burrow, 83 Brunswick St Fitzroy (enter rear lane). $10 entry, or $15 for both days.

Facebook event


Emergence was a three hour improvised event centred on a large graphic score by Candice Boyd. Candice organised this event, which took place at Mt Macedon on 21 October 2018. A GAIP event, featuring Candice Boyd, Yan Yang, Ren Walters, Michael McNab and Clinton Green.

Photos by Candice:

The video below is 30 minute section from early in the afternoon.

Emergence (with Graphic Score) from Candice Boyd on Vimeo.