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…
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.
A new book has just been published, edited by Candice Boyd and Christian Edwardes, entitled Non-Representational Theory and the Creative Arts. The book also features a chapter focussed on A General Assembly of Interested Parties (GAIP), the loose collective of artists and activities initiated by Ren Walters, of which I have been involved with as well. The chapter ‘Where Does ‘Your’ Space End and the Next Begin? Non-representation Geographies of Improvised Performance’ is written by Candice (a GAIP participant herself), along with several other GAIP participants, including myself. In it, we recount various GAIP-related experiences and events (complete with colour photos), which Candice assimilates into a theorectical context. It’s very satisfying to see this serious consideration of GAIP and it’s actitvities emerge, which sits besides Paul Blackman’s in-depth review of a GAIP-related THIS Ensemble happening last year.
The book is available from the link above (for a very expensive price), students and academics might prefer to check their library holdings. If anyone is interested in seeing the aforementioned chapter, please contact me and I’ll provide you with a copy.
In 2013, I completed the year-long cycle of four video works that came together as The Four Seasons: suite for turntable. This has only ever been available publicly as a four screen work here (Warren Burt also informs me he shows the work in his Aesthetics class every year – !), but on Thursday 28 February at LongPlay in Melbourne, it gets it’s big screen premiere.
I’m organising another iteration of Music With Intermission around this screening, featuring other performances involving both sound and vision:
Music With Intermission II – Thursday 28 February, 8pm.
At LongPlay, 318 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy.
- Kota Yamauchi (JPN) & Matsu
- Clinton Green’s “The Four Seasons: suite for turntable” (2011-2013)
- Happy Axe (Canberra)
- DJ Smart Phone Lady & Henri Mills
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
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Free entry/free music.
Optional $5 to share in jumbo veg biriyani afterwards (vegan options available, too).
A short video of Moe Chee live at The Night Heron in September 2018: