Events next week

Tuesday 14 May 2019, 8pm

Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver duo

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

clinton and barnaby (pic - J Callaway)
Photo: Jennifer Callaway

 

Sunday 19 May 2019, 9-11pm

INTERSECTION4

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.

Quiet Noise VIII

quiet noise VIII

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

West Footscray

Email cdgsham@gmail.com for address.

 

Free entry/free music.

Optional $5 to share in jumbo veg biriyani afterwards (vegan options available, too).

https://www.facebook.com/events/1011350205719727/

Discretions CD launch video

Here’s some video documentation of Barnaby Oliver and my performance at our “Discretions” CD launch in July 2015. Thanks to Carmen Chan for the footage.

As documented in the video, Barnaby and I performed 30 short improvisations throughout the evening, scheduled via silent alarms on our phones, to catch both us and the audience unawares.

I’ve developed this concept further for multiple performers into Discretions For Ensemble, which will premiere this Saturday at Tilde New Music Festival. I hope you’ll join me there to see how it all comes together/falls apart.

A few copies of the Discretions are still available from Shame File Music. Each hand-numbered cover is individually drawn by Anna Dusk.

Tilde New Music festival – Saturday 23 January 2016

The Tilde New Music Festival runs from Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 January 2016 with a variety of composers and artists presenting contemporary music and sound art. I will be involved in several different performances taking place during the Saturday programme at Testing Grounds in Southbank:

  • I have been invited to guest curate the first two hours of the festival (2-4pm). For this, I have invited The Phonetic Orchestra to perform several new works composed by members of the group.
  • The second half of my curated two hours will be the premiere of a new work composed by myself called Discretions For Ensemble. This is a mutli-layered, complex structure for a large group of improvisers that extends from framework of 30 short improvisations tt Barnaby Oliver and I designed for the launch of our Discretions album in July 2015.  Performing Discretions For Ensemble will be: Shani-Mohini Holmes, Tully Sumner, Barnaby Oliver, Chun-liang Liu, Carmen Chan, Sam McAuliffe, Melanie Walters, Rhys Butler, Jennifer Callaway, Stephen Roach and David Seedsman.
  • Next on the agenda I will be performing in a new collaboration with Camille Robinson and touring American artist, Stephen Roach.
  • Finally, I will be performing Carmen Chan’s Do You See What I Hear? with Carmen, Llara Goodall, and Brigid Burke on projections.

Timetable for these performances:

2pm – The Phonetic Orchestra

3pm – Clinton Green’s Discretions For Ensemble

6pm – Clinton Green/Stephen Roach/Camille Robinson

9pm – Carmen Chan’s Do You See What I Hear?

There are many other wonderful things happening over the festival, view the full programme here