Archive for November, 2007

Experimental Melbourne

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Experimental Melbourne - is a new resource that aims to bring together in one place news about impending experimental music gigs, releases, news and discussion in Melbourne.

Posting is available to multiple authors who want to promote shows, or just discuss, so if you want to post here please drop me an email and I’ll register you. Comments are open to everyone - you might want to use the comments to review or comment on gigs/releases listed here.

Let’s make this become a useful resource for everyone interested in experimental music in Melbourne.

thats right every wednesday night club consolador de dos caras will be changing the lyrics of that easybeats song as midweek becomes the minds principal night of longing. two rooms of week in week out fun, the front room which incidentally is absolutely free!! will be armed to the teeth with an erratic array of all music presented by regular DJ’s smallcock/ bambi and the bambis/ toecutter & BOG + weekly guests like openings nights dj rainbow ejaculation. it will also be hosting a DIY market place for independent music labels/publishers and fashion designers so please feel free to bring your wares.

while in the back room for a minimal charge (usually gold coin but may vary depending on touring acts) 3 live acts every week! opening night offering up touring cairns city elite red red krovvy, the penrith/cairns pairing Axel Rosie O’Donnell, plus our very own naked on the vague. starts the 21st november at la ampana, 53-55 liverpool st, in the spanish 1/4, Sydney city, front room free entry back room $5 (touring acts from cairns)opens 8pm runs til late (live acts over by 11pm).

booking a wee weekly can be a little ominous so please dont be afraid to ge in touch if you’ld like to have a go on the decks or out the back, at dualpLOVER we’re up for anything!

the dual plover family of business

Vaucanson’s Duck

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

117 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Opening Friday 09/11/07 6-onwards

Until 23/11/07 Wednesday/Friday 12-6pm Saturday 12-5pm


Vaucanson’s Duck brings together, for the first time, three unique instrument builders and sonic thinkers to construct a special sound installation and series of concerts at Bus. ERNIE ALTHOFF, ROBBIE AVENAIM and DALE GORFINKEL will provide a site-specific collaboration utilising their diverse array of wondrous automated music inventions, continuously challenging and mesmerising audiences both sonically and visually.

Evening concerts will feature Ernie, Robbie and Dale along with guest performers:

9/11 Opening 6pm - performances start at 7pm (Dale Gorfinkel, Robbie Avenaim, Ernie Althoff)
10/11 Dave Brown
11/11 closed (S.S.L - Dale Gorfinkel and Robbie Avenaim @ the Toff)
12/11 James Wilkinson & Rosalind Hall
13/11 Oren Ambarchi
14/11 Robin Fox
15/11 Erick Mitsak
16/11 Sean Baxter
17/11 Paul Wain
18/11 closed - (WOG @ the Toff)
19/11 Graeme Leak and Rod Cooper
20/11 Anthony Pateras
21/11 Dale Gorfinkel, Robbie Avenaim, Ernie Althoff
22/11 Natasha Anderson
23/11 Phillip Samartzis

All performances (10/11 - 23/11) 8pm, $8

Jacques Vaucanson (French, 1709-1782) Vaucanson’s Duck is perhaps the most famous automaton that has ever existed. He wanted to construct moving anatomical figures which could be used by doctors and surgeons to demonstrate bodily operations. Arriving In Paris at age 26, he lacked money for these experiments and decided instead to produce “some machines that could excite public curiosity.” In 1738 he presented before the Academie Royale des Sciences three automata - a drummer, a flute player and the duck. They met with an immediate and enormous success - not only among the public but with savants as well. The duck was exhibited with great acclaim throughout Europe, fell into ruins, was repaired, lost, and rediscovered, and is last recorded in the 1860s.

A collaboration between WANDA GILLESPIE and FAISAL HABIBI
This exhibition is supported by the City of Melbourne

Bus 117 Lt Lonsdale St Melbourne 3000

Bus acknowledges the support of the Australia Council (the Federal Government’s arts funding and advisory body), Arts Victoria & Troika