Moe Chee at The Night Heron video

A short video of Moe Chee live at The Night Heron in September 2018:

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Moe Chee live Friday 28 Sept

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Taiwanese/Australian duo Moe Chee 默契 play their only Australian show for 2018 at the Night Heron on Grand Final Eve (public holiday!). With support from Is There a Hotline? & Baby Roy.

Friday 28 September, 2018 – 8pm
The Night Heron, 228 Nicholson St, Footscray
Free Entry
Facebook event

Moe Chee 默契 (pronounced ‘Moe-chee’ or ‘Mo-Qi’) is a phrase in Mandarin that has no direct English translation, but can variously be interpreted as ‘silent bonding’, ‘unspoken agreement’, ‘mutual understanding’, ‘tacit’, ‘in sync’. Chun-Liang Liu and Clinton Green are artists working together with dance, music, movement and sound. Their performances, often unofficial and in public spaces, seek engagement and interaction with audiences and passersby. 默契 describes their connection in performance – https://moechee.com

Is There A Hotline? – Avid ‘flow’ practitioners and DIY enthusiasts Jen Tait (Gwenhwyfar Cheerful) and Jennifer Callaway call out to the cosmos using an assemblage of percussive objects and electronica, evoking transportive atmosphere, psychic storms and quiet retreats.

Baby Roy – Michael and George McNab. Sarcy subversive anti-performance duo. Special debut show on this 28th day of September, Name Of George’s 24th Baby Birthday. Boring acapella numbers, pathetic stage tricks, props, costumes… in short, idiocy hitherto unsurpassed… one awkward moment after another, for the sake of brotherly indulgence.

Last Moe Chee performance in Australia (2016):

 

Upcoming performances – Spring 2018

I have performances coming up with two key collaborators who have been major influences on me in different ways:

  • Moe Chee have played in Japan and Taiwan over the past 12 months, but this will be our first Australian performance since 2016 (and last for this year at least). Moe Chee is a performance and recording duo made up of myself and Taiwanese performing artist Chun-liang Liu. Our collaboration, active since 2014, has opened new possibilities in performance and improvisation for me, and continues to challenge. Friday 28 September, 8pm, at The Night Heron (228 Nicholson St, Footscray). Free admission. Also featuring Is There A Hotline? and Baby Roy. Facebook Event.
  • Blindfold test: a showcase of instrument builders will feature the first public performance of the eponymous piece by myself and Ernie Althoff. Ernie and I have worked on and off together in recording and performance for several years, but primarily Ernie has been a generous mentor to me in the area of instrument building and sound sculpture. This event will also feature a showcase of other established and up-and-coming instrument builders, including Tina Douglas, Michelle Nguyen, Jen Tait and Zela Papageorgiou. Friday 5 October, 7:30pm, at The Burrow (formerly Aeso, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy), $10.  Facebook Event.

Then coming up on 23 November I’ll be presenting a new kinetic sound sculpture at the  One Night In Footscray event (more details to come later).

New Moe Chee album, and more from Shame File Music & Mailorder

New releases on Shame File Music:
Order these and more from http://ShameFileMusic.com 

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Moe Chee ‘Be It Hot, Humid or Ghostly Cold’ CD/digital – Recorded in the streets and various locations around Taipei in 2015 (except for the last track, recorded on a Walkman distributed to the audience during a 2016 participatory Moe Chee performance in Melbourne), Be It Hot, Humid or Ghostly Cold is an amalgam of field recording, public space performance, conversation, and explorations of the potential for creativity and musicality in everyday life. Limited edition of 50 CDs in covers designed and handmade by Tasmanian artist, Anna Dusk, as well as digital download. 
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Dotabata/Llara Goodall ‘Surface Noise Vol. 5’ CDR – Dotabata emits a short, sharp, lo-fi noise scuzz performance (from the International Noise Conference 2013), followed by Llara Goodall’s tape abuse/worship of pop music through the cassette meat grinder. Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies.
New titles on Shame File Mail-order:
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Ross Manning ‘Both Sides of the Cocoon’ cassette – More recent work of Manning’s incredible use of light and kinetic sculpture to create incredibly complex, organic and beautiful music. Limited edition of 40 copies in beautiful handmade covers, each unique, using coloured transparent and textured papers put together by the ever-reliable Chemical Imbalance label.
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Dumb & the Ugly – 12″ MLP Early 1990s Melbourne instrumental/exploratory supergroup made up of Michael Sheridan (guitars), Dave Brown (bass) and John Murphy (drums), laying down chunky chugga-chugga rhythms. This 12″ 45 vinyl was originally released in 1990, and a nice stash has been made available again to Shame File Music. Includes a bonus poster whilst stocks last 
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Dumb & the Ugly – “Atmospheres of Metal” CD Brutal power trio grooves and riffage interspersed with noise collages of tapes where the previous riffs reverberate with other samples. Originally released in 1992, and the band’s swan song before various members went on to projects like Max Q and Bucketrider 
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Tim Panaretos “Schmørgåsbaag & Other Furniture” CDR Ex-Tassie-now-Melbournite Panaretos approaches the bouzouki through a free jazz lens whilst never completely disregarding the instrument’s traditional patterns and timbres. Limited edition of 25 copies housed in unique hand-painted/designed sleeves, assembled by the always-immaculate Chemical Imbalance label. 

Upcoming performances – Melbourne & Taiwan tour

– Tuesday 12 December 2017, 9pm – Make It Up Club, Upstairs @ Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy – duo with Barnaby Oliver. Facebook event.

MOE CHEE TAIWAN TOUR JANUARY 2018:

– Saturday 27 January 2018 – Aeso Studio, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy – Launch for my upcoming solo CD Iliad (out soon on Frustration Jazz) – Facebook event.

– Saturday/Sunday 17-18 February 2018 – CURRENT (guest curated by myself and Michael McNab), Aeso Studio, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (details to come).

– Saturday 17 March 2018 – Quiet Noise VII, 15 Neil St, West Footscray. Facebook event.

October/November performances (Japan & Melbourne)

Japan dates:

Tuesday 31 October 2017 – Moe Chee (first performance in over a year) @ Apollo, Tokyo.

Friday 3 November 2017 @ Bar Bonobo, Tokyo

Thursday 9 November 2017 @ UrbanGuild, Kyoto.

Saturday 11 November 2017 @ Villa Kujoyama, Kyoto – Facebook event

Melbourne dates:

Friday 24 November 2017, One Night in Footscray, Footscray – Facebook event.

Saturday 25 November 2017, Carmen Chan‘s If I Am A Musical Thinker @ Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St, Carlton – Facebook event.