Commute

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My brand new projection work ‘Commute’ will be shown as part of this year’s West Projections Festival. The work features choreography by Emma Riches, with performers Isabelle Beauverd, Luke Fryer, Sheridan Gerrard, Siobhan McKenna, Rhys Ryan & Emma.

You can view it nightly from 9-18 August at Seddon Book Alley, at 107 Victoria Street, Seddon. The festival also runs a number of guided walks, and I’ll be speaking about ‘Commute’ on the ‘Sweet Seddon’ walk on 16 August.

‘Commute’ is also being shown at the Stability exhibition throughout August and September.

Stability

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‘Stability’ – sound sculpture and projections by Clinton Green.
01 Aug – 28 Sep 2019

‘Stability’ is a dedicated space to see and listen to kinetic sound sculpture and projections. Both mediums explore the limits of stability and the rhythmic patterns created by devices whose components are never still, and the movement of the bodies through public spaces.

Sunshine Art Space, 2 City Place, Sunshine (near Sunshine Station)
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 01 Aug, 6:30-8pm

Gallery Open:
Thursdays 4-8:30pm
Saturdays 11am-2pm
And by appointment
(note: projection works only visible after dark).

‘in-Stability’ Performance Series
Performances start at 7:30pm. Entry is free.

08 Aug – Maria Moles
15 Aug – Barnaby Oliver & Clinton Green
22 Aug – Allanah Stewart

05 Sep – Michael McNab
12 Sep – Ernie Althoff
19 Sep – Emma Riches & dancers TBA
26 Sep – Clinton Green

 

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Two new additions to the Rik Rue Cassette Archive

 

The mid-1980s was a highly productive time for Rik Rue. Along with releasing often more than one cassette a year, he was also meeting a diverse range of new artists to collaborate with. One of the strangest of these collaborators, he says, was Fifi L’Amour.

L’Amour was a pioneer of often-surreal cabaret performance in late-1970s Sydney, co-founding Cabaret Conspiracy. She moved to Europe in 1985 where she continued to perform. She died in 2012.

Obituary –
www.smh.com.au/national/on-stage-dynamo-challenged-bemused-audiences-20120817-24e2x.html

 

‘Jointly conceived by Fifi L’Amour and Rik Rue’.
Originally released on cassette by Pedestrian Tapes in 1984.
Remastered by Shane Fahey, 2019.
Shame File Music 2019
*Also available on CDR from Shame File Music.

A unique collaboration between two giants of Australian improvised and experimental music. Both artists expressed their willingness for “Come Let Us Build Ourselves A City” to be made available again, identifying it as a recording each still have a lot of affection for. Buck brings his array of drums and percussion, along with drum machines, and Rue mangles it all through analogue and digital filters, mashed with his collection of samples, a sonic portrait of a devastated and divided city reborn.
Originally released on mini-CD, on Berlin label Algen in 1996.
Reissued here with permission of the artists.
Rik Rue: digital and analog tape manipulations, shuffle play mixes for digital players (1 & 3).
Tony Buck: drums, percussion, drum machine.
Recorded, edited, mixed by Rik Rue (1996).
Mastered by Rainer Robben.
Track 2 engineered by Shane Fahey
Thanks to Jim Denley, Conrad, Andrea and Marlowe.

Access the full Rik Rue Cassette Archive at Shame File Music.

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.