Performances/happenings, May-June-July 2023

-Friday 19 May, 7-9pm – Intersection (Cnr Swanston and La Trobe Streets, Melbourne).

-Tuesday 6 June, 8pm – Make It Up Club (Bar Open (upstairs), 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy).

Take two of my duo with Carolyn Connors, which was postponed earlier this year due to illness.

-Sunday 11 June, 3pm – Merri-bek City Band Room (16 Cross St, Brunswick)

I’m joining the extended Snacks Super Group for this gig. Also playing are Adam Gottlieb and Peter Farrar visiting from Sydney.

-Saturday 17 June, 7-9pm – Intersection (Nicholson St Mall, Footscray)

Interested and non-interested parties gather at a certain location on a certain date and time, but what is not certain is what may occur and who is or is not participating. What makes this occasion an event and what is it to participate ? Does this mean that whoever happens to be present at that location at that time is a participant in an event marked by the specifics of time and place ? What separates the location and the start and end times from adjacent locations and times ? Where and when precisely are the boundaries of place and time ? Who is cleaving time and place and for what purpose ?

Of the co-occurring actions, stories and trajectories jostling en route which one(s) constitute the specified event INTERSECTION ? 

Propositions for a start to speculative performance.

-Thursday 22 June, 7:30pm (Long Play, 318 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North)

Clinton Green/Michael McNab/Allanah Stewart + Dale Gorfinkel + LIKE

-Saturday 1 July, 7:30pm – exp-west (Sleepless Festival, 170 Nicholson st, Footscray)

Whitehorse + Clinton Green+ Maltese Well Monster & friends + Deep Sneeze

10-23 July – Here and Now (Verwalterhaus, cnr Prenzlauer Allee and Mollstraße, Berlin, Germany). 

I have a new video work called “Greetings from Australia” premiering at this exhibition. The work is made in collaboration with filmmaker, Colin Hodson.

Two Upcoming Duo Performances

Tuesday 25 April, 2023 – 8pm

Carolyn Connors/Clinton Green

(also on the bill – V/Caustic Grip/Serene Ailment and Is There A Hotline?)

Make It Up Club, upstairs at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Thursday 11 May, 2023 – 7:30pm

Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver

(also on the bill – Chloe Sobek and Aditya Ryan Bhat)

New North, Brunswick Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Road, Brunswick


Live soundtrack with Adrian Sherriff, Thursday 30 March

I’m playing an improvised soundtrack at SeenSound at Long Play this Thursday night with Adrian Sherriff, for a new short film he has made. Haven’t played with Adrian for some time, looking forward to it.

Thursday 30 March, 7pm
Long Play, 318 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North.

As the edge of autumn arrives on the breeze, SeenSound gets cosy with new audio-visual works and live performances featuring Dan Senn, Alan Tulloch, Esther Lamneck, Alfonso Belfiore, Disconnectica (Robert Webb), Brigid Burke, Adrian Sherriff, Clinton Green, Ren Walters, Mark Pedersen, Grania Burke, and The Glass String Ensemble by Brigid Burke (Ashley, Arthur & Jack Cross, Josh & Harry Burke-Blasco) 

Quiet Noise XI

Quiet Noise XI

Saturday 25 February, 2023, 2-5pm

House/backyard show, West Footscray (contact for address)

After a year off due to COVID and lockdowns, Melbourne’s long-time annual backyard experimental show is back.

– Nat Grant/Miranda Hill
– Clinton Green/Allanah Stewart
– Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung/Mirren Strahan/Lily Tait

Free entry/free music ($5 to partake of biriyani dinner afterwards).

Facebook event

Stranger: 15-18 December 2022

Stranger is a new participatory event for small audiences devised by Aviva Endean About a year ago, Aviva invited myself and three other artists – Laura Altman, Carolyn Connors and Dale Gorfinkel – to contribute participatory/interactive works to the project. The work has been through a number of creative development phases throughout the year, which I have found highly rewarding, and also quite luxurious in having the time and space to focus on my work alongside such a high calibre of sound/music friends.

Stranger is finally seeing the light of day with a series of sessions for small audience numbers. It might be of particular interest for people curious about creating sound/music themselves in a free environment without traditional instruments, as well as for people more familiar with sound art and improvisation.

The Meat Market Stables Dec 15-18th 
Thursday 15 Dec | 6pm, 8pm
Friday 16 Dec | 6pm, 8pm
Saturday 17 Dec | 1pm, 3pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sunday 18 Dec | 1pm, 3pm, 6pm, 8pm
Duration: 75 minutes
Accessibility: The Stables is a wheelchair accessible venue. Please advise the team of any other accessibility requirements when booking.

Booking and More info

Duo with Michael McNab this Sunday

Astasie-abasie (SYD)

LIKE (Llara Goodall & Ben Speth)

Clinton Green & Michael McNab

Sunday 4 December, 2022 – 6pm

Static 0pen, 144 Gordon St, Footscray


Sounds from Shame File’s everlasting vault of exploratory musicians, performed on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples’ land.

Astasie-abasie is a project of Ian Andrews which evolved out of a long running performance collaboration with Garry Bradbury. The project focuses on the amplification of small sounds (following the approach of John Cage, Gordon Mumma and David Tudor) through the capture of sounds generated by small objects by way of contact microphones, home constructed cartridges, miniature piezo microphones and conventional microphones. Various devices are used as constraints in order to distance any performing gesture of the artist from the compositional process.
Two albums “Elliptical Gamelan” (2022) and “Molecular Gamelan” (2021) have recently been released on Shame File Music –




Clinton Green & Michael McNab share a long history of improvised work in various contexts, arising out of the multi-disciplinary group THIS Ensemble and their ritualistic trio with Ren Walters. Each often works with percussive elements, and sometimes incorporate turntables, feedback, and movement, drawing on their shared experiences of sound and creation, always shifting and evolving.
Their 2016 album with Ren Walters, recorded in Murray Sunset National Park, is here –

December 2022 performances/events

  • Astasie-abasie, Clinton Green/Michael McNab, Llara Goodall/Ben Speth – Sunday 4 December @ Static: 0PEN (144 Gordon St, Footscray).
  • Ian Andrews/Clinton Green duo – Tuesday 6 December @ Make It Up Club (Bar Open – Upstairs, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy)
  • Aviva Endean’s Stranger: a performance installation for an ensemble audience (featuring some of my installation work) – 15-18 December @ Meat Market Stables (3 Blackwood St, North Melbourne). Bookings