CURRENT 2017/18

CURRENT 2017-18 flyer

CURRENT 2017/18

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 February 2018, 1:30-10:30pm

Aeso Studio, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (enter through laneway at rear via Palmer St)

$10 per day, or $15 for both days.

Facebook event.

CURRENT has been a significant event in the Melbourne improvised music and performance calendar for several years now, and this year I’ve been humbled in being asked by founder Ren Walters to guest curate it along with Michael McNab.

Michael and I have spent that past few months planning a two day structure that will see a ragtag bunch of 30 performers (musicians, poets, dancers, visual artists, performance artists, and ‘in-betweeners’) divided up into new ensembles to improvise. Each performer will perform twice, once on Saturday and then again on Sunday in a completely different ensemble. We were on PBS-FM’s The Sound Barrier last night discussing it – listen here.

Performers:

Juana Beltran
Georgia Bettens
Jennifer Callaway
Mick Douglas
Matt Faisander
Simon Fisher
Susan Frykberg
Cor Fuhler
Llara Goodall
Dale Gorfinkel
Clinton Green
Martin Kay
Kim Kerze
Cam Love
Scott McConnachie
Derek McCormack
Siobhan McKenna
Michael McNab
Sage Pbbbt
Amaara Raheem
Emma Riches
Allanah Stewart
Erin K Taylor
Josh Twee
Ren Walters
Giles Warren
Mitchell Welch
Samuel Harnett Welk

Schedule

Music with Intermission

Music with Intermission

Music, with an intermission of film and live improvised soundtrack, then different music.

MUSIC – Super-Luminum – debut duo from Cat Hope (bass) and Lisa MacKinney (guitar).

INTERMISSION – video by Ren Walters, with live accompaniment from Ren Walters, Clinton Green and Michael McNab

MUSIC – Ernie Althoff – mechanised music

Thursday 3 August, 8:30pm at LongPlay, 318 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

$10.

Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/318808508560960/

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).

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.

Photos from two recent performances

 

Solo performance at Soundings, Footscray (13 November 2016):

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Public space performance with Carmen Chan & Michael McNab, part of Carmen’s Do You See What I Hear? project, Box Hill Central (18 November 2016):

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