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.
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.
Erin K Taylor
Samuel Harnett Welk
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
Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/318808508560960/
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:
This recent Shame File Music release is now available for digital download for AU$7. The limited edition CD is also available from Shame File Music.
…a complex, beautiful, occasionally confronting and totally singular listen – Cool Perth Nights.