Tuesday, 21 August 2012

New cassette releases

Dick Threats 'Excellents'

Excellents marks a shift in the sound of Mark Groves and Sharryn Koppens' Dick Threats project. While the absurd track titles and tape hiss of 2011's Meat Cashremain, a darker quality is evident in these six pieces. This time Sharryn's trumpet is for the most part pitch-shifted and droning, while the hectic plundered rhythms ofMeat Cash have given way to intermittent rolling shapes drenched in cavernous reverb. Severe jump cuts between tracks are also eschewed in favour of vaporous fades between passages. This is undeniably a new atmosphere for a resurgent mission.

Edition of 50

Hans Harms 'Vulnerable Sources Project'

Vulnerable Sources Project is the first recorded collaboration between Mark Groves, Leith Thomas, and Dave Coen. The brutalist rhythms and unforgiving electronics of related projects Dead Boomers and Ivens are present here, offering a skeleton in which vocal lines unfurl. These four pieces are principally concerned with a cynical, disillusioned observation of contemporary Australia: the systemic misuse of authority, persistently disappointing discourse, wilful ignorance and an ever-present internalized inferiority complex.

Edition of 50

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Sabbatical and Hamburger Lady present: Multiples


MULTIPLES: Audiovisual Modular Synthesizer Experimentation

WORNG (http://soundcloud.com/worng)
DEFAULT JAMERSON (http://soundcloud.com/default-jamerson)
JONATHON NOKES (http://soundcloud.com/jonathon-nokes
TIM COSTER (http://timcoster.bandcamp.com/)

+ Magnetic Fields DJs

Friday, 24 August 2012
The Gasometer, corner Smith St and Alexandra Prd

Join us Upstairs at The Gasometer for a night of audiovisual experimentation with four performers utilising modular synthesizers. From noise to drone, dance and back again.

Doors at 8pm

Monday, 13 August 2012

Documentation: Winter Pairs

Pewter Snake Necklace and Eric Demetriou

Smash Tennis and Tess E. McKenzie

Smash Tennis and Tess E. McKenzie

Eko Eko Azarak and Travis Heinrich

Eko Eko Azarak and Travis Heinrich

Cured Pink with Dirk de Bruyn

Cured Pink with Dirk de Bruyn

Cured Pink with Dirk de Bruyn
Nun and Vijay Thillaimuthu

Nun and Vijay Thillaimuthu

Nun and Vijay Thillaimuthu

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Sabbatical presents: Winter Pairs

A selection of aural and visual artists, brought to together to create a night of distinct and diverse sounds and sights.
FIRST PAIRING: Pewter Snake Necklace / Eric Demetriou
SECOND PAIRING: Smash Tennis / Tess E. McKenzie
FIFTH PAIRING: Nun / Vijay Thillaimuthu
SIXITH PAIRING: Cured Pink / Dirk de Bruyn
Hans Harms 'Vulnerable Sources Project' – a collaboration between Dead Boomers and Ivens

Dick Threats 'Excellents' – the dark follow-up to Meat Cash

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Dry Process opens at Rearview Gallery

A collaboration between Dead Boomers and Wife

The idea of irrefutable truth is the bedrock of public discourse. It is used to form opinions and decide alignment within argument. But these fervently held beliefs -- often taken as unimpeachable gospel -- are built on subjective presentations of fact.

Taking the public furore surrounding the Lindy Chamberlin case as source material, Dry Process acknowledges the subjectivity at the heart of public truth and invites participation in the creation of yet another version through the window of the photocopier plate.

Workshops will be conducted over the course of the exhibition, creating new interpretations and perspectives. All are welcome to participate.

Dry Process is a collaboration between music groups Dead Boomers (Mark Groves and Leith Thomas) and Wife (Samaan Fieck and Eric Demitriou). The groups have created a series of sound works to accompany the installation. These will be released on cassette and digitally in the coming weeks.

Rearview Gallery
Rear, 244 Smith Street, Collingwood

10-31 August 2012
Wednesday to Saturdays, 12.00pm to 6.00pm

Opening Friday, 10 August at 7.00pm