marta sainz, live!



marta sainz, live! with abdul moimême! voice and prepared guitar improv action. 9pm, november 28, espacio naranjo. do it madrid!


poesía metálica: abdul moimême (guitarra preparada), marta sainz (voz)

Moimême “convierte sus guitaras en cítaras, gamelans, tam-tams – de hecho, en nada que se parezca a una guitarra convencional” – Brian Morton / The Wire / Marzo 2009.

“Su música es inmensamente ajustable a la imaginación, lo cual es en parte el placer de la escucha.” – Florence Wetzel / All About Jazz / Marzo 2013.

Marta desarrolla una propuesta de elevada visceralidad con influencias del teatro del crueldad, el expresionismo alemán y la danza butoh que nos acerca hacia el vértigo del ruido-vacio.

Próximo viernes 28 de noviembre a las 21:00h. colaboración 5€.

c/ naranjo 33, (M) tetuán,

alice hui-sheng chang, live!

alice hui-sheng chang, live! in an environmental performance! november 7, 2pm. truganina park, altona meadows.

The Environmental Performance Authority invites you to participate in an intimate showing of the site-specific performance Distal Fragments at Truganina Coastal Park, Altona, 2-4 pm on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th November.

This performance is a preliminary exploratory phase of the broader project, Coastal Scales: Park/Swamp/Reserve, developed by the Environmental Performance Authority in conjunction with Hobsons Bay Council, the Monash Academy of Performing Arts and the Monash Centre for Theatre and Performance. Distal Fragments consists of a two-hour guided walking performance with atmospheric interludes in various terrains among the scrub, swamp and parkland of the Truganina Coastal Park.

The aim is to provide an immersion in which audiences will be offered the opportunity to experience the environments at depth. At the end of the performance, audiences will be invited to join us for a picnic to engage in discussion about the experience, and to make written contributions and suggestions for the further development of future phases of the project.

alice hui-sheng chang, panel/performance action! november 20, 7.30pm. west space, melbourne.

Final “More Talk, Less Action” for 2014!

More Talk, Less Action began in 2013 as a series of events featuring short performances along with panel and audience discussion relating to topics of interest to cutting-edge music makers and afficionados.

So far in 2014 we have explored promoting unpopular music and asked if composition is dead in the 21st century, in so doing inciting much debate and discussion. Now our final event for 2014 is approaching …

“Improvisation: How to Win”

Thursday 20 November 2014 (7:30pm) – $10 entry – with these panellists/performers:
* Lloyd Honeybrook (Make It Up Club, Overground Festival, hate saxophonist)
* Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (experimental vocalist, teacher/workshop facilitator)
* Adam Simmons (Festival of Slow Music, teacher, saxophonist, reeds)

We will discuss: What is the purpose of improvisation? Traditionally improvisers were supposed to serve the song and the music, but is “free improv” too often a free-for-all, with the loudest and most dominating voice “winning”? What principles should a good improviser be guided by, and what bad habits should they avoid? Audience members may want to share their personal horror stories …

In addition, the panel of sage improvisers will perform Clinton Green’s game piece “Good Improv/Bad Improv” – this involves individual performers in a group receiving incompatible instructions like “be the loudest” and “follow the person on your left”, designed to explore group dynamics and create hilarity for the audience.

do it greater melbourne metropolitan area!

pan y rosas releases lanificus by reid karris!

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pan y rosas releases lanificus by reid karris!

reid karris is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound experimentalist and improviser hailing from chicago, illinois trying very hard to get all the music stuck in his head out for all the world to hear. after spending years as an odd guitarist trying to fit in with the world of rock music reid shifted his focus towards improvisation and noise. his primary instruments for doing so are prepared guitar and drum kit sent through electronics.

on reid’s newest album he continues to explore his concepts for improvisationally composed music. on lanificus he used: a prepared zither and a drum kit augmented with metal bowls and bells. the sounds were created and captured acoustically without processing. “although the sounds are audible the sound waves also exist on a physical plane which then enter into the listener and takes shape within their consciousness. it is then up to the listener to construct the album within their mind.”

get it!