On last night’s instalment of The Sound Barrier on PBS-FM, Ian Parsons spoke to myself, Ren Walters & Michael McNab about our new album At The Salt Museum. You can hear the whole programme, including our interview in two segments, here. It’s not your usual, run-of-the-mill interview.
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).
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.
Solo performance at Soundings, Footscray (13 November 2016):
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):
Some video put together by Ren Walters from the 12 hour event I did with Ren and Michael McNab at Conduit Arts earlier this year on 19 March.
Some photos from Saturday’s 12 hour event at Conduit Arts with Ren Walters and Michael McNab:
In a farewell before the impending closure of Conduit Arts, Ren Walters, Clinton Green & Michael McNab occupy the space for 12 hours. We hope to provide the physical and temporal space for improvised ceremonial actitives, explorations of the limits of performance, and other unpredictable phenomena.
Ren, Michael and I feel we have discovered a new way of interacting performatively through some rural and outback excursions over the past few months. We’ve had affecting experiences together in the bush, on salt lakes, both during the searing heat of day and in the dark of night. We are hoping 1200–>0000 will be a way to bring these experiences to a new context.
Ren Walters, Clinton Green, Michael McNab
Saturday 19 March, 2016. 12pm-midnight.
Conduit Arts, 83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Entry by donation. You are welcome to come and go throughout the day/night.