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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1200–>0000 – Conduit Arts, 19 March 2016

Pelchems

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.

1200–>0000

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.

Facebook event

Gordoa/McNab/Myburgh “Passive Transport” CD – new on Shame File Music

passivetransport

 

In February 2015, Australian musicians Michael McNab (percussion/drums) and Josten Myburgh (electronics) toured Europe, and met up with Emilio Gordoa (vibraphone), a Mexican artist residing in Berlin since 2012. They recorded a couple of hours of improvisation in Gordoa’s Berlin studio. From these raw recordings comes the two excerpts that make up Passive Transport, a delicate tapestry of extended techniques and open improvisation, with various instrument preparations and electronic treatments exorcising any expected timbres from instruments like drums or vibraphone. The result is a work of crystalline sonic beauty and tension. Available now from http://ShameFileMusic.com

Performances in Melbourne this weekend

Two afternoon gigs this weekend around town:

7 November 2015, 1:30pm – Antechamber @ Footscray Community Arts Centre, Australia. Facebook event.

  • Phonetic Orchestra with Jim Denley
  • Jenny Barnes/Clinton Green/Michael McNab – Very excited about this trio. Michael and I have been playing together a lot on the recent THIS Ensemble tour, and I’m a gushing fan of Jenny as well.
  • Clinton Green – First solo multiple turntable performance for a while.

8 November 2015, 11am-4pm – Re::set @ Abbotsford Convent – Bishop’s Parlour, Victoria, Australia. Facebook event.

A large and varied line-up of performances and diffusions as part of the Abbotsford Convent’s Open Spaces day (there’s also a ‘zine fair, dance and other performances). I will be doing a solo turntable performance scheduled for 12:20pm. The full performance line-up is:

  • Ben Byrne
  • Clinton Green
  • Ernie Althoff
  • Shani Mohini-Holmes & Dale Gorfinkel
  • Michael McNab
  • Rebecca Jensen
  • John Jacobs
  • Llara Goodall & Carey Knight
  • Sister