Opening with a festival of live performances, Material Sound brings together 6 contemporary artists who each create an experience of sound within installations and apparatus constructed from everyday materials.
Curated by Caleb Kelly, Material Sound features newly commissioned work by artists Vicky Browne, Pia van Gelder, Caitlin Franzmann, Peter Blamey, Ross Manning, and Eric Demetriou.
The artists in Material Sound challenge the stability of materials in their practice. Handmade instruments and electronics, recycled electronic components, outmoded technologies, fake technologies, imagined sounds and silences will form a series of dynamic installations that challenge the way we think about materiality in a cumulative sound experience.
Opening festival, Friday 9 – Sunday 11 Feb
Friday 9 Feb – Sunday 29 April
Murray Art Museum Albury
546 Dean Street, Albury
In conjunction with the exhibition Inside organsised by Rafaela Pandolfini and Stella Rosa McDonald, at the Paddington Town Hall, two nights of sound performances arranged by MP Hopkins will occur.
Sound night #2
Friday 17 November
Club Sound Witches
Red Wine and Sugar (VIC)
Military Position (VIC)
Paddington Town Hall
249 Oxford Street (near corner of Oatley Road)
Paddington NSW 2021
Sonic Moves IV – Experimental Sound and Drawing Night
Kave Bar – 20 September 2017
SONIC MOVES IV is an experimental sound and drawing event that incorporates live sound and noise artist performances with a live drawing performance.
2/370 Barrenjoey Rd
Newport NSW 2106
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Presented by Sydney Art Space
Curated by Brendan Walls
Lost signals and voices from the electro-magnetosphere seethe and mutter in the dark. As night falls, return for The Last Bastion live performances.
10-24 June, 10am–4pm
Salamanca Arts Centre
65-77 Salamanca Place
Dale Gorfinkel & Anthony Magen
134 Lygon St
Tuesday 14 March
Entry $10 | 7:30pm
Kjell Bjørgeengen and Jim Denley
Kjell Bjørgeengen’s art practice is an investigation of reality.
Recently Kjell has put an emphasis on working live with a wide range of musicians. The live works feature the production of flicker videos, which have also been presented in various exhibitions since 2002.
The flicker is sound given video sync, thus becoming video and revealing the self -identity of the two. The flicker image is perhaps the most simple and fundamental image we can think of, the oscillation between shades of light and darkness, given from the outside as a simple binary pairing of the visual experience. The flicker videos came about as a counteraction to an easy intellectual approach to art viewing. The flicker works can be harsh to watch, as they are perceived on a physical level. The black and white works are often perceived in colours. There is a threshold that needs to be overcome. A still image from the video reads like a minimal work; set in motion the work turns into its opposite. The art work, having all the traditional marks of the art-making process, turns into a phenomenon and touches the demarcation line between art and non-art.
2 Holbeach Ave
Avantwhatever Festival is a five day showcase of contemporary experimental music at Triple R FM’s Performance Space in Brunswick, Melbourne from July 13-17 this year, featuring:
Gabi Losoncy (US)
Jason Lescalleet (US)
Manfred Werder (CH)
Visit Avantwhatever for details