Apr 242017
 

There’s times where I have listened to the music of Chihei Hatakeyama for hours on end. He creates, without question, some of the finest ambient work that you’re likely to encounter. On Mirage, he returns with his first LP edition published by us here at Room40.

Drawing on his travels and recordings made in Turkey some years back, this recording is a meditation of sound, space and timbre. You can listen to an excerpt below…the colour LP is presented in grey marble.

Apr 242017
 

In May we are very pleased to welcome some fine folk from the Northern Hemisphere here in the south.

John Chantler, one of the original Room40 clan is headed down for a special concert before heading home to his ancestral home some hours north of Brisbane. John has been quietly cultivating, in my humble opinion, some of the finest modular synth work this side of the 20th century. He will play at The Milk Factory Wednesday March 10.

The following week one of my favourite Organists Aine O’Dwyer is here thanks to the fine folks from Liquid Architecture and Altmusic. We’ve teamed up with Liquid Architecture to host a special offsite show as part of the MONO series. This concert will happen at The Old Museum Tuesday May 16th from 7.45 sharp. Kusum Normoyle is also in town ready to cultivate a hellish noise of beauty.

Mar 232017
 

Norman Westberg is presently touring with SWANS around Europe. Between tours, he fills his time with many things, including making some of the most elegant solo guitar work you might care to come across. We’ve had the pleasure to reissue a swag of the handmade editions Norman has been making over the past half decade.

To celebrate the most recent reissue of Jasper Sits Out, we commissioned film maker Paul W. Rankin to create a video accompaniment to one of the pieces from the edition. Watch it HERE

Mar 232017
 

I’m excited to be visiting y’all in the Northern Hemisphere in the coming weeks. These will be the first Cruel Optimism presentations. I also have the great pleasure to host two field recording workshops at the Knockdown Centre and in conjunction with the Pasadena Arts Council (sold out, sorry). Dates are as follows:

MAR 25 BROOKLYN, NY @ KNOCKDOWN CENTER
MAR 26 BROOKLYN, NY @ KNOCKDOWN CENTER
PRESENTING THE RADICAL LISTENER: MASTERCLASS
MAR 28 CHICAGO, IL @ THE EMPTY BOTTLE
MAR 29 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ THE LAB
MAR 31 LOS ANGELES, CA @ ZEBULON
APRIL 2 JACKSONVILLE, FL @ SUNRAY CINEMA
PRESENTING HEXA:FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS
APRIL 4 IOWA CITY, IA MISSION CREEK FESTIVAL
PRESENTING HEXA:FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS
APRIL 5 IOWA CITY, IA MISSION CREEK FESTIVAL

Feb 092017
 

All orders at the emporium as of March 23rd have been shipped. The emporium will not be shipping between March 24 – April 10th, as I’ll be on tour in the USA. See you out there.

Jan 122017
 

EDRM426 HEXA Factory Photographs

This February Jamie Stewart and myself are headed to the UK and EU for the first tour of HEXA’s Factory Photographs. Originally commissioned as part of the Between Two World’s Exhibition at the Gallery Of Modern Art, this project sees us sonically approaching the incredibly affective photography of Mr David Lynch. Musically, I’m partial to how Tiny Mixtapes summarised it. They remarked it is “Inward-looking and beyond bleak, yet ambient enough to meditate into, this session is like circular breathing coal smoke.” See you soon I trust.

DATE: Tuesday 14th February 2017
LOCATION: Firenze (IT)
VENUE: Teatro Della Compagnia
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/356579331386300/
https://www.boxol.it/cinemalacompagnia/it/event/hexa-perfoms-david-lynchs/193816

DATE: Wednesday 15th February 2017
LOCATION: London
VENUE: The Forge
EVENT LINK: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/383554

DATE: Thursday 16th February 2017
LOCATION: Bristol
VENUE: The Lantern
EVENT LINK: http://www.colstonhall.org/shows/hexa/

DATE: Friday 17th February 2017
LOCATION: Leeds
VENUE: Howard Assembly Room
EVENT LINK: https://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/hexa-david-lynch-s-the-factory-photographs

DATE: Saturday 18th February 2017
LOCATION: The Hague
EVENT: Rewire x Korzo
VENUE: Korzo
EVENT LINK: http://www.korzo.nl/nl/producties/rewire-x-korzo-5

DATE: Sunday 19th February 2017
LOCATION: Glasgow
EVENT: Glasgow Film Festival
VENUE: The Glue Factory
EVENT LINK: http://glasgowfilm.org/glasgow-film-festival

DATE: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
LOCATION: Leipzig
VENUE: IFZ
EVENT LINKS: http://ifz.me/

DATE: Thursday 23rd February 2017
LOCATION: Gent
VENUE: Vooruit
EVENT LINK: https://vooruit.be/nl/show/detail/11833/HEXA_with_David_Lynch’s_’Factory_Photographs’_Miaux