With David Palliser, Clinton Green/Barnaby Oliver, and Maria Moles/Dale Gorfinkel/Michael McNab.
Annual summer backyard show where experimental/noise/improvisers are challenged to play sans speakers/amplification
- Maria Moles/ Dale Gorfinkel / Michael McNab – textural percussion first-time trio
- Clinton Green / Barnaby Oliver – minimal bowed items drone raga
- David Palliser – solo sax, clarinet, and other possible paraphernalia
Quiet Noise VIII
Saturday 23 February, 2019 – 2pm
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Free entry/free music.
Optional $5 to share in jumbo veg biriyani afterwards (vegan options available, too).
Video and photos from a very special instalment of Quiet Noise on 17 March 2018. Music from Snacks, Simon Charles & ensemble, Ernie Althoff and myself.
Quiet Noise VII
Saturday 17 March 2018, 6pm
House/backyard show – 15 Neil St, West Footscray.
The seventh annual Quiet Noise backyard/house show of acoustic experimental/improvised music. Note the different starting time this year – our first twilight event.
Snacks – Dale Gorfinkel, Jennifer Callaway & Alannah Stewart.
Simon Charles & ensemble (Kim Tan, Phoebe Green, Lily Tait, Rory Brown, Michael McNab) performing Simon’s “Erasing Architecture III” & “Blaiddyd”.
Clinton Green performing a site-specific projection and sound work at nearby Tottenham railyards after sunset.
Ernie Althoff presents four new machines for ambient ‘entrance music’ to kick things off.
+ veg biriyani sometime during or after this.
Free music/free entry. $5 contribution to partake of biriyani.
A really special day last Sunday afternoon at Quiet Noise VI, with thoughtful performances from all and a great biriyani dinner afterwards. Hopefully a bit of video in future, too.
Quiet Noise is an annual house/backyard show that challenges experimental/noise performers to play without amplification. This year we have our first international touring artist.
- radio cegeste – Sally Ann McIntyre (NZ) harnesses the material of the airwaves to the practices of phonography and more archival forms of sound-collecting, she programmes a micro radio project station (radio cegeste 104.5FM) as a sporadic, mobile, small-radius platform for unstable site-responsive radio art events. http://radiocegeste.blogspot.com.au/
- Ren Walters & Clinton Green – perform a duo with sheets of metal recently retrieved from the bush north of Mildura.
- Derek McCormack – solo performance from recent Improv Idol finalist!
- With acoustic turntable preparations from DJ Stanley Phatmax between acts.
Sunday 12 Feb 2017, 2pm
15 Neil St, West Footscray
Free music/free entry (donation for food afterwards).
Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1275793239134999/
Quiet Noise V
For those of you who haven’t been in previous years, it’s always a pretty special day of unamplified experimental music practice.
This year is another exciting line-up:
- Jenny Barnes/Clinton Green/Michael McNab (voice, text, hitting, scraping)
- Anna Fern (sound poetry)
- Aviva Endean (mass blindfolded sound immersion, assisted by Dale Gorfinkel, Clinton Green & Michael McNab).
Quiet Noise V
Saturday 13 February 2016, from 2pm.
15 Neil Street, West Footscray (5 minute walk from Tottenham train station).
The Quiet Noise tradition is to order a jumbo veg biriyani afterwards, those wishing to partake can do so be chucking in $5 each.
Aviva’s ‘mass blindfolded sound immersion’ is first cab off the rank at about 2:30pm – not to be missed, so don’t go being all fashionably late.
Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/934086086666063/
Also on Monday 15 February at La Mama Courthouse Theatre is ‘If I Am A Musical Thinker’:
#DYSWIH presents Ben Boretz’s ‘If I am a musical thinker’ at La Mama Musica with Brigid Burke (visuals), Warren Burt (electronics), Carmen Chan (cello, percussion), Llara Goodall (tape), Clinton Green (speaker), Adam Simmons (wind instruments), and Gary Verkade (recorded voice).
Originally written for graduate music students at the University of Texas, Austin in 1981, Ben Boretz’s ‘If I am a musical thinker’ is a statement of the aesthetic, social and spiritual credo of the American composer and theorist himself. He proposes that artistic expression answers primal human needs for experiencing identity through ariticulation in artistic media; and further, that theoretical reflection is constructively or deconstructively crucial to expression and is itself expressive in nature. [credit: stationhill.org]
The text is one of the inspirations to this project ten years ago.
Monday 15 February, 7:30pm.
Performance at La Mama Courthouse: 349 Drummond St, Carlton
Tickets $15/10 Phone booking: 9347 6142
Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1133970129988089/
Hope to catch up with some of you at either or both of these events.
There is a longer version of the footage here