DISORIENTATION is a monthly series of events, aiming to bring
together both well-known and emerging artists working in audio or audiovisual
performance. For more information contact: Shannon
@ Lanfranchis Memorial Discotheque, Lvl 2, 144 Cleveland St, Chippendale.
From 8pm. $5 donation.
small black box, Brisbane.
liquid architecture 3,
Make it up club
every Tuesday night from 8.30 pm, upstairs at the Planet Cafe, 386-388
Brunswick Street Fitzroy, Melbourne. (PH: 03 9417 1389).
Club Zho, Perth.
Raised on Static, Perth.
i m p e r m a n e n t . a u d i o,
Sydney Spring international
festival of New Music, Sydney.
Sonik Dosage 02, Perth.
Perth International Arts Festival,
adelaide fringe, Adelaide
What is Music?, Sydney & Melbourne.
7th International Conference
on Music Perception & Cognition, Sydney.
Sandgate Music by the Sea Festival,
Acoustic, Technical and Metaphorical Aspects of Noise in Music and Visual
Center for Research in Electronic Art Technologies,
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. August 1-3, 2002
Fretless PO Box 87,Curtin,ACT,2605
C/ABC RN, GPO Box 9994,Sydney,2001
Listening Room ABC Radio,Box 9994 GPO,Sydney, NSW,2001
NMA ABC Classic
FM,GPO Box 9994,Canberra,ACT,2601
Difficult Listening PO Box
Hybrid PO Box 812,Parkville,vic,3052
Ultima-thule PO Box 633,Potts
P.O.Box 613, Newtown, NSW, 2042
musics 28 wirth st, bendigo, vic, 3550
Power Spot C/-Hans Stoeve,3/12
Hydrogen Jukebox 2RES-FM,Paddington
Audio Daze PO Box 123,Broadway,NSW,2007
Radio Alice PO Box 123,Broadway,NSW,2007
furthermore p.o. box 517,earlwood,nsw,2206
Chandos St,St Leonards,2065
Our World Through Serotonin
2MBS-FM,76 Chandos St,St Leonards,2065
Eclectic Chair 2MBS-FM,76
Chandos St,St Leonards,2065
Background Noise 2MBS-FM,76
Chandos St,St Leonards,2065
Beatrooted P.O.Box 237,O'Connor,ACT,2602
The Vanishing Point Alan
Bindig,650 Bridge Rd.,Salisbury East,SA,5109.
Three D Radio,48 Nelson Street,Stepney,SA,5069
Headcharge 3rrr,PO Box 304,Fitzroy,VIC,3065
DELIVERY 3rrr,PO Box 304,Fitzroy,VIC,3065
Dale garbutt,c/o octapod,3/231 king st,newcastle,nsw,2300
2MCE-FM Panorama Avenue,Bathurst,NSW,2795
3PBS-FM, 47 Easey St.,Collingwood,VIC,3066
SUB FM, attn:Simon,Union Building,La
Friday Tripout 2mcr,PO BOX 1420,Campbelltown,NSW,2560
House of laudanum, po.box 1373,darlinghurst,nsw,1300.
Antenna Radio, USA.
WAIF, An Afternoon Bizarre / Patrick
Thibodeaux, P.o. Box 58674, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45258 USA
MP3 Download Sites that has 'Experimental' catagories:
Discussion E-groups for Experimental Music
Arc Co-op, Southport.
wagga space program, Wagga.
Metro Arts, Brisbane.
WA New Music
Q Music, Brisbane.
New Music Network, Sydney.
The Tura Events Co., Perth.
EXPERIMENTAL ART FOUNDATION, Lion Arts
Centre, Cnr North Terrace & Morphett St., Adelaide SA 5000.
Big Star, Adelaide.
78 Records, Perth.
Rocking Horse, Brisbane.
Skinny's Records, Brisbane.
Print: Rockus Ujaku
Last Sigh, USA.
The Wire, UK.
Recycle Your Ears
Fine Art Forum, Brisbane.
Serbsky Institute, Brisbane.
Brainlab Systems, Brisbane.
Stoat of Victory,
Sewing Circle, Brisbane.
MDB, PO.Box 3272,Loganholme,Qld,4129
Alan's Got A Burner Records (AGAB)
sound malfunction, Brisbane.
Blank Tapes, Adelaide.
dreamland, 955 OLD
CALDER HIGHWAY, KEILOR, VICTORIA 3036.
Dr Jim's Records, Melbourne.
Chapter Music, Melbourne.
Shame File, Melbourne.
marsupial sounds, Melbourne.
Solitary Sound, Melbourne.
Sumac, PO.Box 1353,Carlton,Vic,3053.
Heartland Records, Melbourne.
Black Hole Recordings, Melbourne.
aural industries, Sydney.
Subversive Records, Sydney.
Psychopyjama, po.box A682,Sydney
Dual Plover, Sydney.
fucking stoner records
Noise is Art Records
Wood Records, USA.
Sydney: implicate order
poet in residence, Brisbane.
black peppers, 40B Charlotte St., Brisbane.
Metro Arts, 109 Edward St.,Brisbane,4000.
Arcadia @ the arc co-op,164 Marine
the farm, Brisbane.
shinsound gallery, 1st floor Maples lane, Prahran.
Rhino Room, 13 frome St., Adelaide.
List of Brisbane Artists.
Zane Trow, Artistic Director, Composer/Performer, Sound Artist.
Trow was born in London in 1956. He left school to be an artist, but dropped
out of fine art-school to study experimental music composition. Trow has
since been professionally involved in the contemporary live and sound arts
since the mid-1970s. His work spans creative development, performance art,
sound installation and musical composition for dance, theatre, visual arts
and film, contemporary performance direction, community arts, critical writing,
arts consultancy, project and curatorial management services, arts organisation,
festival and event artistic direction, arts management training and cultural
policy activism. He has studied Kathakali dance/drama percussion in India
and toured multi-media art to Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and India.
He works with improvisation and sound art treatments thru pure frequency
modulation synthesis, complex digital delay systems and with Ross Bencina's
Audiomulch sound software.
Recent electronic sound and music includes installations for the Centre
for Contemporary Photography and the Melbourne International Arts Festival,
synthesizers, devices & delays for George Telek (an ARIA award winning CD),
sound art for the ABC "Listening Room" and voice compositions for experimental
theatre. Recent performances in Brisbane include ambient raga/sound improvisations
at dawn for the Powerhouse Turbine Hall space. He is currently working on
a long-term series of large scale sound installation/performance projects
with David Toop, Richard Barrett, Scanner and I/O at South Bank Parklands.
His work as a curator in live art and new media in Australia has involved
major projects with the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of
NSW, the Victorian Arts Centre, QUT, RMIT University, Scienceworks and the
Sydney City Council. Published writing includes RealTime, Artworks, Dance
Life, Westspace "Dialogue" and "Artists Talk" and Australasian Performance
David Cox is a writer, film maker and digital media
artist based in Brisbane. He has made a number of short films including
"Puppenhead", "BIT", "Otherzone" and "Tatlin". In addition to short film
production, he also dabbles in sound collage, and experimental music. His
Masters research at RMIT examines the overlap between urban planning, architecture
and online shared communities. He is currently lecturing in Digital Screen
Production at Griffith University.
Molly Hankwitz is an american-born writer,
artist, curator, and editor. She has written about art and culture for the
net and print publications for over ten years. She has performed in poetry
and sound collage in a potpourri of small artists-run venues and has created
projects in architecture, film, video, and experimental media. She is presently
developing new work in self-identity and digital practice for feminist culture,
public culture, architecture and language. She teaches and writes in Brisbane
and the Gold Coast.
, based in Brisbane, is the sound art based musical project of Lawrence
English. A mesh of treated field recordings, ambient soundscapes, mellow
beats and the odd bit of abrasive digital processing, I/O’s approach is
based on improvisation and aims to output innovative sound through unexpected
musical collisions and combinations. Exploring aspects of both minimalism
and maximalism, I/O is at its core a sound collage project.
In its time I/O has undertaken a wide range of live performances at festivals,
clubs, cafés, public spaces, cinemas and galleries. I/O has improvised soundtracks
to silent films, including The Wind in late 2000 and High Treason in August
2001 as part of the Brisbane International Film Festival alongside London’s
minimalist anti-hero Scanner.
Currently engaged in an ongoing collaboration, I/O and Scanner will be producing
an architectural installation, Secrets Of The City, at the Brisbane Powerhouse
in April 2002. Other collaborations I/O has undertaken include an album
with Brisbane author Nick Earls (Ten Things You Should Know About Sex) and
a continuing noise project with British cultural critic and writer Jack
Some other facts:
In 2001, I/O issued the debut full length Ill Translation.
Composition For Solo Voice #1 is currently being presented as part of the
touring European arts festival Medi @ Terra
I/O has shared the stage with artists including DJ Spooky, Yamatsuka Eye
(Boredoms), David Shea and Mike Patton’s Fantomas.
I/O is to be featured on a new Marblebar compilation due for release in
the UK in October.
I/O has remixed tracks from artists including Not From There, Soma Rasa
Andrew Lonsdale, who is responsible for the Browning Mummery (BM) sound,
began producing electronic and experimental music (EM) in Rockhampton in
1980, and after relocating to Sydney in 1981, became part of the early industrial/experimental
music scene there, releasing several cassettes and performing as Boxmusik,
ISMism (a collective experiment), and Atomic Disease (with visual artist
Nigel Gurney). Browning Mummery began in 1983, to be one of the original
acts released by the early ‘Extreme’ cassette label, and appeared on compilations
including the legendary “Lunakhod” cassette album (1984), with Severed Heads
and others. The film/performance “Square” by Jo Cunynghame, with BM’s soundtrack,
was a showcase feature at Melbourne’s Arts Festival (1985).
Browning Mummery, Australia’s quiet pioneer of electronic and experimental
music, has been singled out by Tom Ellard (Severed Heads) and Philip Brophy
in articles on Australian EM, as being at the forefront of Australian experimentation
with audio montage and soundscaping. BM has been credited as being highly
influential by members of Itchy & Scratchy and numerous other ’new generation’
EM acts. BM has appeared on many community radio stations around Australia,
and overseas radio playlists.
After leaving the Sydney area, in recent years BM has performed at many
events and venues in Brisbane, including the Livid Lounge (1995) with Memory
Loss, the Boundary St Festival (1999), and frequently with the Electric
Tipi Collective. Working with John Murphy (Whirlywirld / Hugo Klang), over
10 years, has recently culminated with recorded work released in Europe
Launching into 90’s digital media as part of the pioneering “Obelisk” web
site (1995-) and a 1997 CD release; BM’s sound and interview featured on
Optus Localvision’s “FOI” video documentary (1998).
is David Loose. He has been creating electronic compositions
in Brisbane since 1997, and has been playing live since 1999. Hydatid’s
sounds have been created through a combination of software and hardware
and are an exploration of digitilism. No analog equipment is used. Digitilism
is a philosophy of sound creation, an exploitation of attributes which
are uniquely digital. The sounds of clipping, lowered bit resolution,
physical modelling synthesis, wave editing, algorithm distortion etc.
These compositions are uncomfortable, disturbing, largely unstructured,
yet deeply layered. The sounds sprawl non-linear, evolving, self-replicating.
Melodies are fractured, detuned. Highly compressed data streams; corrupted.
Meanings unretrievable. David has recorded four full length CDs, which
he has distributed to Australian radio stations, independent record stores,
and record labels. His songs have featured on a number of Brisbane compilation
CDs (released in Australia), and have also received nation wide air-play.
As a live unit, Hydatid uses a Yamaha An1-x synthesizer, a Yamaha Rm1-x
(for live sequence remixing), and a PC. He has played at various clubs
and art festivals around Brisbane.
Alan Nguyen is a Brisbane-based sound-artist and/or
composer and performer of ambient/experimental music. Past performances
have included: "Ambient Explosion II", "interFACES", "Asfolt", "Visible
Inks", "Thus Spoke...CD Launch" (2000-01).
Alan organised 'A night of noise...' (CD launch for local noise-artist,
AGIT8) in November 2000. He has written the music for the theatre-production
"Broken Down", which was performed at 'LaBoite Theatre' in 2000. Apart
from his solo work, Alan also plays guitar in the free-improv band the
"Conscience Quartet". http://listen.to/thequartet
An electronic/acoustic/organic fusion, endoPHONIC present a live mixture
of pre-digested and improvised material that ensures each performance
is a distinctive event. Their performances use home-made MIDI controllers,
electronic transformations of acoustic sounds and real-time software synthesis.
Their performances explore sonic textures and wefts; the result is a swirling
morass of haunting sonorities and addictive beats.
endoPHONIC is greg jenkins (mixage, electronic percusion, cactus)
and richard wilding (ebow guitar, mixage). In recent performances,
classical musician jane elliott has joined endoPHONIC to fuse the beautiful
resonances of her cello with their distinctive electronica.
greg is known as "cactusman" due to his penchant for playing a
cactus as an amplified acoustic instrument. He also builds various midi-devices
which he uses to control software synthesisers. At endoPHONIC gigs he’s
the one prodding, kneading and caressing the rubber coated surface of
the midi percussion controller.
richard works with computer-based synthesis and composition. He tortures
his guitar with an e-bow and a variety of medieval effects devices. Blending
disparate elements, his wild eclecticism doesn’t respect boundaries of
genre, style or taste. He is also a respected new music critic and literary
MoonPatrol explores space through a complex soundscape of noise, drones,
sweeps and squelches to take you on a journey into their world of sound.
The two occupants of this vehicle of noise are Tony MacDonald and
Michael Leo; orbiting around Brisbane since October 1999. With
the use of Theremin, guitar, analogue keyboards and various effects MoonPatrol
has taken on various missions around Brisbane to Bonapartes, Zen:Reaktor
Warehouse, Brisbane Convention Center and various other landings around
A Short Journey
A deep, meditative, electronic ambience explores a soothing, sonic landscape.
Overwhelming audiences for 3 years, Matt & Daniel Gordon, are admired
as artists, organisers ('Garden of Earthy Delights", Northey Street City
Farm) & producers ("Order from Chaos" Compilation CD of Brisbane Electronic
Artists, a fund raiser for East Timor permaculture). A Short Journey's
highlights include: the track 'Public Space" on ABC Sound Quality Compilation
CD; supporting 'Peeled Hearts Paste" Brisbane Tour & performances at "Electrofringe",
A Brisbane-based improvisational three-piece noise band consisting of
Stuart Mackey (drums/devices), Scott Sinclair (guitar/sampler)
and Gordon Duguid (synth/sampler).
A single piece (which may last up to 40 minutes) will contain a concoction
of drones, buzzes, bleeps, bells, feedback, alien voices and haunting
climaxes - brilliantly intensified by Mackey's explosions on the kit.
Sinclair's guitar work (or abuse) is at its best sinister but usually
terrifying, while Duguid's synth (the only strictly 'electronic' instrument
here) simultaneously melts from the walls and conjures thunder from the
With definitely different musical elements at play at any one time: ambient
electronica at the fore with jazz, rock, eastern... deconstructing and
reconstructing the instumental impulses into inherently conceptual, yet
unattainable sound. pH3 can only start to be comprehended while enduring
the darker side of live performance.
Andrea. Experimental Electronic.
CD - "Play With Machines 2", 2001. EAS Brisbane.
Mastaneh Nazarian graduated in 1995 with a BA in Professional
Music (Guitar and Composition) from Berklee College of Music. She has
also studied composition with Gerard Brophy and Electro-acoustic composition
with Rodolphe Blois.
Since her arrival in Australia she has been active as a composer, teacher
and guitarist, organizing concerts and performing with her jazz quintet
at various venues in Brisbane. Mastaneh is extending her interest in multi
art by composing for film and theatre.
In 1999 one of her compositions was performed at the Darwin Guitar Festival.
In 2000 Mastaneh was one of 18 composers who were invited to attend the
Talloires (France) International Composers Conference. She is currently
composing and organizing an ensemble for a concert that will feature work
for the 6 string electric bass.
[Email] -Farcical Electronic
Rodolphe Blois [Email]
Pulsations - collaborations with electronic music artists and acoustic
instruments (ie recorders!). [email]
The Conscience Quartet
A Short Journey
Mick Baker Noise Extortion
The Mushroom Gobblers
Low Key & Nude
Iki-Jima The Perfect Lovers
The Neil Armstrong
Rats of Nimh
Unhappy Beep People
4 Layers of 9
Project Space Anus
The Stress Tensor
Paul Abad & Simon Wolfe
Other Australian Artists.
analog, digital and homemade circuit-bent instruments, field recordings
and radio transmissions in an ever evolving matrix to create textured
soundscapes varying from harsh to haunting to challenge preconceived ideas
of music,performance and art
- Solo project of Clinton Green
with occassional collaboraters. Sounds range from minimal guitar pieces
to dark soundscapes to gentle ambient. Sounds are produced by guitars,
bass, effects loops and some processed samples. The effect aimed at is
a form of abstract/surrealism in sound, communicating those things beyond
words. Began recording early 1990s. Have released several small-run cassettes
and now moving to CDs. All releases are available cheap or preferably
for a trade of your own music.
Eat Cheese please (a.k.a-Chris McNeilage), a Melbourne artist
where banality, irritance and repetition meets a kind of 'ween' type pop.
Delving into 70's cartoon samples and atari synth melodies, makes it vaguely
reminicant of fat boy slim kind of groups... but with a more listen to
than dance edge. Your ears will be bleeding in no time at all.
[Email] site: http://www.mp3.com.au/eatcheeseplease
Jim Denley, Sydney sound
artist using wind instruments and digital manipulations releases on Split
Records and many overseas labels.
Paul Savage-Wroth, Perth.
Wagga Space Program email@example.com
The Loop Orchestra
C:atmos & SEO, Melbourne.
Peeled Hearts Paste
Fist Funk Futurists
d.j. urinal cake
Wake up and listen
Prolapse Leisure Industries
Contact rachael johnston
at rics, c at the zoo, Andrew Ross at Powerhouse.