A short video of Moe Chee live at The Night Heron in September 2018:
CURRENT, the interdisciplinary improvisation festival, returns for it’s second instalment of the year on 10-11 November. This time it is curated by Michael McNab and Candice Boyd.
Here is the full schedule. I’m playing at 3pm on Saturday (10 November) in a trio with Sergei Tumanov and Troy Rainbow:
CURRENT #2 2018
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 November @ The Burrow, 83 Brunswick St Fitzroy (enter rear lane). $10 entry, or $15 for both days.
Emergence was a three hour improvised event centred on a large graphic score by Candice Boyd. Candice organised this event, which took place at Mt Macedon on 21 October 2018. A GAIP event, featuring Candice Boyd, Yan Yang, Ren Walters, Michael McNab and Clinton Green.
Photos by Candice:
The video below is 30 minute section from early in the afternoon.
Photos from duo performance with Ernie Althoff at The Burrow on 5 October:
Clinton Green & Ernie Althoff – perform their back-to-back prepared turntable work ‘Blindfold test’ – https://shamefilemusic.bandcamp.com/album/blindfold-test
Tina Douglas & Michelle Nguyen – Michelle builds reactive audio sculptures and sound-triggering slime pots. Tina uses conductive painting and objects to trigger sound – https://www.tinadouglas.net/sound-video-performance/. This is their first time playing together.
Jen Tait & Zela Papageorgiou – Zela is a percussionist who has been mentored by Speak Percussion in instrument building and worked with a variety of unconventional objects. Jen (of Squirrel Pancake, Is There a Hotline? and many more) builds electronic thumb pianos and makes music with odd household items – https://squirrelpancake.bandcamp.com/album/mental-detective . This is a first-time duo as well.
There will also be an opportunity for informal discussion about the instruments used, approaches taken, etc.
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
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):