Archive for the 'NEWS & REVIEWS' Category

Thursday 20th and Friday 21st August 2009
National Library of Australia – Canberra, Australia

In an age of rapid environmental, social and technological change, the sounds of our world are noticeably disappearing. These sounds form an essential component in the fabric of our cultures, and the ability to preserve these sonic environments is a necessity. Conference themes include capturing the shifting soundscapes of humanity, vanishing natural environments, impermanence of installation and performance works, virtual sounds in virtual spaces, endangered languages and community collections. Selected Australian professionals and practitioners will present powerful ideas regarding the past and future of our sounds.
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Yes To Fear, Yes To Desire is the second album from Panoptique Electrical AKA Jason Sweeney (Pretty Boy Crossover, Mist & Sea). It follows on from 2008’s Let The Darkness At You, an album which garnered significant critical praise and has become one of Sensory Projects’ best selling releases outside of Australia.

Celebrating the release of the new album Yes To Fear, Yes To Desire, Panoptique Electrical will be touring around Australia in August. The tour begins in Adelaide:

Friday 7 Aug 2009
ELECTRONIC MUSIC UNIT - EMU SPACE
Adelaide University
5th Floor, Schulz Building
(enter through Scott Theatre foyer lifts)
$10 - 8:00PM

Find Panoptique Electrical live in 2009 and you will experience the extension in the line-up, coming via the addition of Zoë Barry (cello - Ladykillers, Hope Diamond) and Jed Palmer (guitar - Bergerac, Mist & Sea, Hope Diamond), and Tristan Louth-Robins (laptoptronica - aka Red_Robin). The results are expansive depth of sound, the combination of guitar drones, Zoë’s exquisite cello work, and nuances and tones from Louth-Robins, recalling early 4ad outfits The Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil and their mesmeric recorded works.

http://www.panoptiqueelectrical.com
http://www.myspace.com/panoptiqueelectrical

Yes To Fear, Yes To Desire is released August 8 through Sensory Projects, distributed by Inertia.
The tour is financially assisted by the Sound Travellers initiative.

Sunday 26th July - Disembraining Machine
The Tidy Artspace (Alchemix Studios)
29a Logan Rd, Woolloongabba, Brisbane. 7pm. FREE, BYO

The first in a series of aberrant shindigs on the last sunday of each month in freshly gentrifying Logan Rd, Brisbane’s latest cultural hotspot…
music policy = pataphoric
visual policy = tense

upcoming disembraining machines - DEADNOTES and THE LEGEND, INSIPID BITCH, YOUT DEM, KRAFT BANDITS, CURED PINK RADIO…

Tuesday, 28th July - QUT MUSIC STIMULANTS SERIES
Audio-Visualities:  sounds, images in strange relation…
Brisbane Powerhouse, Turbine Platform, 6-8pm, FREE

Joel riffs uncontrollably on contemporary and historical audiovisual performance art illustrated with interviews and live works by…

Sally Golding -16mm filmsound sculpture - http://www.abjectleader.org
Chloe Cogle - analogue slide metafiction - http://www.classroom.umn.edu/instructions/Slide-Projector-Instructions.pdf
Botborg - cracked video improvisation - http://www.botborg.com/