On the recent occasion of my 50th birthday, Nat Grant put together this radio special on some of my collaborative work for her Let Your Freak Flag Fly show on 3CR. It features collaborative recordings introduced by Ernie Althoff, Chun-Liang Liu, Paul Kidney and Adam Simmons. It was such a surprise (kept secret from me until the day!) to hear this lovely programme, my thanks to Nat and all my inspiring collaborators everywhere.
I have a previously-unreleased track on this new digital album Let Your Freak Flag Fly: 3CR Community Radio Compilation #1.
My track “Three Turntables from Ernie” was recorded in December 2017, working with three stripped-down turntables and Tibetan bells generously gifted to me by Ernie Althoff.
The album also features Ernie Althoff, as well as Robin Fox, Facetoucher, Furchick, Judith Hamann, Mary Doumany, David Brown, and many more. All proceeds go to Melbourne community radio station 3CR.
This new video compiled by Ernie Althoff features studio documentation of in-progress works/experimentation by Australian sound sculptors, including a short video of my own work.
Ernie Althoff/Carolyn Connors – Surface Noise Vol.9 CDR – The penultimate edition of the Surface Noise series, which each include live recordings from two artists; one invited by the labels, the other then nominated by that artist. This volume features two key Melbourne music identities: instrument builder/kinetic sound sculpture maestro, Ernie Althoff, and vocalist/composer/performer, Carolyn Connors. Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies.
Vigil is a new video I made for Make It Up Club’s online concert series, where it premiered last night.
Two of the drums featured were generously given to me by Nat Grant, and the coral chimes were made by Ernie Althoff.
in-Stability was the performance series that ran during last year’s Stability exhibition, where performers were invited to interact with my sound sculptures and/or projections.
Below is video documentation of some of those performances.
in-Stability is a performance series running Thursday nights through August and September as part of my Stability exhibition, where artists from a variety of disciplines are invited to perform with my kinetic sound sculpture and projection works.
Ernie Althoff has been building experimental musical instruments for nearly four decades. He has been a key influence on my work with kinetic sound sculpture, both through Althoff’s own turntable-driven machines, and as a mentor and advisor. Althoff will perform in duet with my sound sculptures.
in-Stability: Ernie Althoff
Thursday 12 September, 2019 – 7:30pm sharp
Sunshine Art Spaces, 2 City Place, Sunshine (near Sunshine Station).
19 Sep – Emma Riches & Sheridan Gerrard
26 Sep – Clinton Green
Photos from duo performance with Ernie Althoff at The Burrow on 5 October:
Clinton Green & Ernie Althoff – perform their back-to-back prepared turntable work ‘Blindfold test’ – https://shamefilemusic.bandcamp.com/album/blindfold-test
Tina Douglas & Michelle Nguyen – Michelle builds reactive audio sculptures and sound-triggering slime pots. Tina uses conductive painting and objects to trigger sound – https://www.tinadouglas.net/sound-video-performance/. This is their first time playing together.
Jen Tait & Zela Papageorgiou – Zela is a percussionist who has been mentored by Speak Percussion in instrument building and worked with a variety of unconventional objects. Jen (of Squirrel Pancake, Is There a Hotline? and many more) builds electronic thumb pianos and makes music with odd household items – https://squirrelpancake.bandcamp.com/album/mental-detective . This is a first-time duo as well.
There will also be an opportunity for informal discussion about the instruments used, approaches taken, etc.