New titles from Clinton Green, Ernie Althoff, Jessica L. Wilkinson & Simon Charles, Noise Machines, Club Sound Witches, and a compilation of New Zealand Music – details here or order from Shame File Music.
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 #2 2018
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 November @ The Burrow, 83 Brunswick St Fitzroy (enter rear lane). $10 entry, or $15 for both days.
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.
Another new release, hot on the heels of Thylacine. Some intensive recording work over the past year is starting to emerge.
Clinton Green “If Good Fortune Follows A Fellow” cassette/digital (Chemical Imbalance, 2018) Two different sides of recent turntable manipulation/output. Side A uses audio signal output noise from a misplaying “How To Be A Ventriliquist” LP found in Auckland, agitated by layers of cardboard and a suspended fingerdrum. Side B changes stride to a meditative percussive work generated by four turntables arranged with overlapping acoustic preparations. The cassette is a limited edition of 25 numbered copies, each individually packed with a Merz assemblage/lucky dip of objects/detrius collected/constructed by myself and Chemical Imbalance label overlord, Mitch Soden (includes download code).
An excerpt is also featured on the new Chemical Imbalance Label Sampler #10.
Fielding is a new installation at RMIT that I’ve contributed a sound work to. Spend some time with it when you are in the area.
Text from Catherine Clover and Jordan Lacey:
This art/science collaboration has been a long time coming and it’s so rewarding to finally have it installed. The project addresses the role of sound in the greening of our cities and how sound is integral to a rich biodiversity in the complexity of the urban environment. It works as a prototype for potential applications across cities, and its impact on the site in terms of human well-being will be monitored throughout its installation (three months minimum).
Working with Jordan Lacey and Kim de Kretser we collaborated with scientists Sarah Bekessy and Freya Thomas. Through RMIT’s Landscape Architecture department via Jock Gilbert and Holly Hein, the structure was designed by students Meyrick Buchanan, Lewis Rosin and Winthur Fernandez, and realised by RMIT’s property services contractor Programmed. With audio contributions from Viv Corringham, Kathy Hinde, Leanne Waterhouse, Clinton Green, Sarah Edwards, Michael Graeve, Josh Wodak, Martin Kay, Camilla Maling and Angela Clarke. The soundscape was designed by MA student Sophie Gleeson using the compositional approaches of Pascal Amphoux and the interactivity by Industrial Design student Edward Rossi. A catalogue will accompany the launch (early November date tbc) which will include drawings by Jake Clover
Location: RMIT University Melbourne city campus in the Sunken Courtyard, close to Russell Street and borders the north wall of the old Melbourne gaol.
Photos from duo performance with Ernie Althoff at The Burrow on 5 October:
I was recently interviewed by Michael Furner for his Abstract Paradigms podcast, featured in the latest instalment – listen/download here. The feature starts at about the 17:30 mark.
This lengthy interview was a good opportunity to reflect on where I’ve been musically/artistically throughout the years, particularly my formative stages. The podcast also features a few tracks from some of my recent and upcoming releases. A really great overview of where I am now and where I’ve come from; I’m grateful to Michael for his interest and efforts in putting this together.