Archive for September, 2008

The Splinter Orchestra on tour

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

The Splinter Orchestra is a unique group in Australia’s musical landscape. It has existed for 6 years with a constantly evolving lineup of musicians from diverse backgrounds and generally has 15-25 musicians, but has performed as up to a 55 piece group. The ensemble plays improvised music with no conductor and few precedents. What may seem like an unusual combination of instruments – alto saxophones, computers, accordion, electric guitar, assorted percussion, cello and homemade instruments among others – is the result of a large ensemble created with no ’sections’ or defined roles, only a desire to bring together creative musicians with a similar purpose.

The Splinter Orchestra has always sought to achieve a united sound based on restraint and the movement of a piece as a group rather than featuring soloists. An improvised music ensemble of this size has never toured regional NSW before. During October The Splinter Orchestra will be traveling to Newcastle, Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst and Katoomba before finishing in Sydney.

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Stutter @ Digital Fringe Melbourne

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Over the first 2 Wednesdays in October Stutter will be presenting some audiovisual works amongst other performances as part of Digital Fringe

Wednesday the 1st of October @ Stutter…

  • Shoeb Ahmad / Kristi Monfries
  • Spartak Quartet
  • Kusum Normoyle
  • David Shea / Kristi Monfries

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REMINDER: Electrofringe 2008

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Electrofringe 2008, a festival of electronic arts and culture, has a partial focus on the future past 2020 with international discussion on “possible futures for community building” (the pros, cons, good, bad, ugly, things that will both help and hinder) incorporating points from web 2.0 and social networking through to new ways of grass roots development given our very connected and still disjointed lives between continents.

The festival’s eleventh year will be held over five days from 2nd - 6th of October 2008. The program presents workshops, panel discussions, masterclasses, presentations, exhibitions and screenings. ANAT’s embracing sound program manager Sarah Last will be presenting on the panel, Together for the Foreseeable Future with fellow guests Alessandro Ludovico (Bari, Italy), Xtine Burrough (Los Angeles, USA), John Jacobs (Sydney) and Somaya Langley (Sydney/Berlin, Germany) on Friday 3rd October, 10:00am - 11:30am. http://www.electrofringe.net/