Material Sound, MAMA, 9 Feb-29 April 2018

Material Sound
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

Inside – sound night #2, 17 Nov 7 PM

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)
Peter Blamey
Military Position (VIC)

Paddington Town Hall
249 Oxford Street (near corner of Oatley Road)
Paddington NSW 2021

Sonic Moves IV, Kave Bar 20 Sept 2017

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.

Peter Blamey
Jon Panther

Live drawer:
Christine Simpson

Kave Bar
2/370 Barrenjoey Rd
Newport NSW 2106
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Presented by Sydney Art Space

Kjell Bjørgeengen, Tempe Jets, Sunday 5 March 7PM

Kjell Bjørgeengen and Jim Denley
Peter Blamey
Alexandra Spence

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.

Tempe Jets

2 Holbeach Ave
Tempe 2044
$10/$8 concession

Avantwhatever Festival, 13-17 July

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:

Robin Fox
Joel Stern
Rosalind Hall
Gabi Losoncy (US)
Thembi Soddell
Half High
Martin Kay
Jason Lescalleet (US)
Peter Blamey
Smash Tennis
Carolyn Connors
Anthony Magen
Manfred Werder (CH)
Arek Gulbenkoglu
Simon Charles
Shani Mohini-Holmes
Jim Denley

Visit Avantwhatever for details