Museum of Innocence Mildura video

Featuring works by Ren Walters, initial artist in residence at MIM, joined by members of THIS Ensemble. Also featuring works by Clinton Green and Juana Beltrán. With music, performance and actions by Carmen Chan, Michael McNab, Juana Beltrán, Clinton Green, Ren Walters, and various anonymous participants. Video by Clinton Green.

Quiet Noise VI

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Quiet Noise is an annual house/backyard show that challenges experimental/noise performers to play without amplification. This year we have our first international touring artist.

  • radio cegeste – Sally Ann McIntyre (NZ) harnesses the material of the airwaves to the practices of phonography and more archival forms of sound-collecting, she programmes a micro radio project station (radio cegeste 104.5FM) as a sporadic, mobile, small-radius platform for unstable site-responsive radio art events. http://radiocegeste.blogspot.com.au/
  • Ren Walters & Clinton Green – perform a duo with sheets of metal recently retrieved from the bush north of Mildura.
  • Derek McCormack – solo performance from recent Improv Idol finalist!
  • With acoustic turntable preparations from DJ Stanley Phatmax between acts.

 

Sunday 12 Feb 2017, 2pm

15 Neil St, West Footscray

Free music/free entry (donation for food afterwards).

Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1275793239134999/

New release: At the Salt Museum

Ren Walters, Clinton Green & Michael McNab “At the Salt Museum” CD/online (Shame File Music, 2017) In December 2015, we camped at Murray Sunset National Park in northern Victoria, Australia. During our time there, we sounded various sites and performed ritualistic actions. This album documents our sounding of the rusted salt harvesting machinery we discovered at the outdoor ‘salt museum’ on the shore of the Lake Crosbie saltpan.

You can listen to two tracks from the album free below. The full 5 track album comes with purchased downloads.

A limited edition of 100 CDs in a 4-panel digipak will be available next month. Pre-order your copy here for the special price of $10 + postage (offer ends 9 February 2017).

Overhea[r]d video

Here’s some video of my performance with acoustic turntable and live video projection at LongPlay last November. I’ve had this concept in mind for a few years, so it was great to come to grips with the technology and make it happen. I hope to develop it more in future.

January is often ‘video editing’ month for me, so hopefully I’ll have some more video up from activities over the past few months up soon.

Silo duo

Some phone footage looking up at Michael McNab and myself playing the inside of a grain silo last month during the THIS Ensemble Mallee tour.

CURRENT – Fri 16 Dec 2016

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I have performed at many CURRENT events since it began in 2012, and I’m pleased to be a part of this year’s iteration, taking place next Friday (16 December 2016, from 6pm) at Moreland City Band Hall. CURRENT began with the basic premise of creating new trios of improvisers who had never played together previously, and has developed over the years to also include dancers and visual artists. This year, CURRENT returns to its musical roots featuring only instrumentalists, with each trio based around a young up-and-coming drummer. None of us know who we will be playing with, until Ren Walters tells us on the night.

Facebook event