Aug 072018

Beatriz Ferreyra’s legacy is as surprising as it is inspiring. Her solo compositions, which explore the material nature of sound in space, are dynamic and powerful affairs; rich in detail and texture. As a member of Group of Musical Researches (G.R.M) in the 1960s, she worked under the leadership of Pierre Schaeffer and contributed to Schaeffer’s seminal text « Traité des Objets Musicaux » (1966), as well as his realisation of his work « Solfège de l’Objet Sonore » (1967). At the end how this tenure, Ferreyra set about creating a body of work that is only now coming to be fully recognised and appreciated. This is her very first time to perform in Australia! She will perform two sets of multi-channel sound works from across her career.

Jun 192018

Three cities, four new editions from Room40. And frankly I couldn’t be happier about it.

From New York, Norman Westberg delivers After Vacation. It’s his first solo since completing his tenure with SWANS. I also had the pleasure of producing it for him.

From Tokyo, Toshimaru Nakamura charts the innermost workings of his No-Input Mixing Board on Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9). Seriously deep dub and pulsing grooves in his most rhythmic undertaking to date!

And from Beijing, Yan Jun unfurls two editions. The first, Unconditional Love is an exploration of extreme frequency. The second, From Audience, is an incredible work of context and transition, recorded from countless moments on the cusp of live performances.

Here’s a film from Norman Westberg’ solo…

Jun 172018

It seems June and July have become out months of intensive live actions. Here’s a blow by blow of what’s on from Room40 and our associates in the coming few weeks…

Friday 22, Hobart – Charlemagne Palestine at Dark Mofo
Friday 22, Hobart – Drew McDowall Presents Coil’s Time Machines as part of Atonal’s Laterne at Dark Mofo
Saturday 23, Hobart – Borderlands with Merzbow, William Basinski and more at Dark Mofo
Saturday 23, Melbourne – Charlemagne Palestine at Holy Trinity Church Williamstown (The Substation)
Sunday 24, Hobart – The Disintegration Loops (Orchestral Arrangement) at Dark Mofo
Thursday 28, Sydney – Open Frame: Éliane Radigue (performed by Cat Hope), Charlemagne Palestine (Piano) and more at Carriageworks
Friday 29, Sydney – Open Frame: William Basinski, Pan Daijing and more at Carriageworks
Saturday 30, Brisbane – Charlemagne Palestine and Drew McDowall, Gallery Of Modern Art
Saturday 30, Melbourne – Pan Daijing and more presented with Liquid Architecture

Tuesday 3, Brisbane – William Basinski, Institute Of Modern Art
Friday July 6, Melbourne – Drew McDowall Presents Coil’s Time Machines + Kusum Normoyle

Then we sleep….

Jun 162018

There’s little question Mr Charlemagne Palestine is one of the iconoclasts of our generation. His works for piano, organ and voice, as well as his amazing installation work, chart out a very particular and personal course through art making. We are so pleased to welcome him to Australia this month for his most extensive visit to date. He performs at Dark Mofo, The Substation and GOMA, with a variety of performances for organ. He also presents an exclusive piano performance as part of Open Frame at Carriageworks.

A taste…

May 142018

We’re very pleased to be releasing our first Someone Good edition for 2018; it comes from our good friend Andrew Tuttle. To celebrate the release, he is hitting the road around OZ!

Find him here…

19/20 May: Hobart @ MONA
26 May: Cairns @ Elixir Tapas Bar
31 May: Brisbane @ The Junk Bar
7 June: Canberra @ Soundscapes, Smith’s Alternative
8 June: Melbourne @ LongPlay
30 June: Sydney @ The Golden Age

also instores @ Polyester on 9th June and Sonic Sherpa on 7th July.

May 092018

Very pleased to welcome these fine folk to Brisbane, in collaboration with the frankly rad people of Liquid Architecture.