Young Women of Asia 7″ lathe cut now available

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The limited edition 7″ lathe cut of Young Women of Asia are assembled and ready to go (order via Shame File Music).

I procrastinated for some time about whether to go ahead with the costly proposition of making 50 lathe cut 7″s to house the physical form of this release. I’m basically selling them at cost, so there is no prospect of me not making a loss on the project. Yet having specifically created the tracks for a 7″ EP release, I decided in the end to commit to this costly project.

Once the lathes were done (by Small Run in Melbourne), I was happy with how they sounded, but it was when the colour covers were complete, with stenciled voids cut into them, that I really knew this was going to be an exquisite object worth all the time and effort.

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The music was created using flexi-discs of Japanese and Pakistani folk music sung by young women and girls as source material, and the cover images cuts up a treasured booklet that came with the Japanese flexis. The physical release intertwines the music and the packaging into what is a unique object.

Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies, each 7″ comes with a download card. The download comes with a bonus live track.

Winter Railyard Event II

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Photo: Jennifer Callaway

Winter Railyard Event II – Monday 10 June 2019 (evening)

Winter Railyard Event is a site-specific exploration featuring performances that engage with place. The event occurs at a secret location, audience numbers are limited and bookings are essential.

I think it’s fair to say that last year’s event was memorable for all who attended.

This year’s event will take place on the evening of Monday 10th June (Queens Birthday public holiday) in the vicinity of Tottenham Station (details will be provided to attendees prior).

Featuring:

  • Jim Denley
  • Clinton Green
  • radio cegeste
  • Michael McNab

Email cdgsham@gmail.com to secure your spot.

 

Events next week

Tuesday 14 May 2019, 8pm

Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver duo

Make It Up Club, Bar Open (upstairs), 317 Brunswick St Fitzroy

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Photo: Jennifer Callaway

 

Sunday 19 May 2019, 9-11pm

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Corner of Swanston and LaTrobe streets, Melbourne

 

The fourth roughly-annual GAIP event/happening of Intersection. Ren Walters ‘explains’ below:

 

Please join in for a wander around together for part or all and invite whomever may be interested. SOUNDING, sitting, STROLLING, conversing, TRAVERSING, processing, obsessing, STARTING, stopping, observing, draping, SKATING, voicing, running, CRAWLING, stalling, jaywalking, SKULKING, SILENCING, mumbling, bumbling, INTRODUCING, intersecting, WHISPERING, breathing, ARRIVING, LEAVING, fumbling, tumbling, huddling, falling, REVERSING, INTERSPERSING and so on . . .

 

To quote a past participant; “I came along, couldn’t see nothing so I went home”

And; during the performance I received a text from a co-performer “where is the music, where is the performance?”

 

The following is the original “score”;

INTERSECTION – (a point or line common to lines or surfaces that intersect.)

Participants continuously cross at the four traffic lights on each corner of the intersection, for one to two hours duration.

The dream is to be invitational through practicing/embodying openness and generosity toward the environment and fellow pedestrians. Taking the uncontrived opportunities that arise through this immanency.

This mode of being may be enhanced or facilitated by particular movements, gestures, appearances, sounds, props etc., when understood as ‘enabling strategies/techniques’ to generate momentum, to supplant self-consciousness, to stimulate a ‘performative frame’.

In circumnavigating this space, our attentive presence and movement will charge an energetic field in the vicinity.

 If for some reason you become diverted from this prescribed activity (by engaging in conversation, missing the green light because you were staring at the sky, taking a tourist to the nearest bus stop, etc.), this can be considered fortuitous. Then just return to your activity.

Surface Noise Vol. 8 out now

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Snacks/Laura Altman & Monika Brooks “Surface Noise Vol. 8” CDR – Snacks are an anything-but-bite-sized Melbourne trio of Jennifer Callaway (synth, vocals, objects), Dale Gorfinkel (vibraphone, percussion) and Allanah Stewart (percussion, objects), who create hazy feasts of nutritious sound. This is a recording of their very first performance in May 2017 at the Yarra Hotel in Melbourne. Laura Altman (clarinet) and Monika Brooks (accordion) are Sydney-based artists who have performed together in many contexts, including making up two thirds of Great Waitress. This recording is of a live performance in a tunnel at Central Station, Sydney, in October 2013.

Order from Shame File Music.

The Surface Noise series so far:
Vol. 1 – cleaninglady/Klunk
Vol. 2 – Cat Hope / White Drummer (sold out, download available)
Vol. 3 – Joe Musgrove / Makro & Hetlev
Vol. 4 – Ben Byrne & Rosalind Hall / Anthea Caddy & Matthew Davis
Vol. 5 – Dotabata / Llara Isabell Arena
Vol. 6 – Jenny Barnes / Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, David Brown, Nigel Brown, Tim Catlin, Rosalind Hall, Michael McNab (sold out, download available)
Vol. 7 – Club Sound Witches/The Mermaids (sold out, download available)
Vol. 8 – Snacks/Laura Altman & Monika Brooks
Vol. 9 – out soon…
More new additions to the Shame File Mail-order catalogue here, including releases from Arek Gulbenkoglu and Club Sound Witches.

Young Women of Asia

Now available digitally, 7″ vinyl (limited edition of 50 copies) coming soon (pre-order now at Shame File Music):

Clinton Green “Young Women of Asia” 7″/digital – Turntables prepared with misplaying flexi-discs of Japanese and Pakistani folk music, mediated into precise collages of whirling voices and broken melodies. Specifically composed for the 7” vinyl format, available in a limited edition of 50 lathe cut 7” singles, with full colour hand-numbered covers, each intricately sliced for a kaleidoscopic effect, with download code. Digital-only version also available. Download/digital version comes with a bonus live track.