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reunions in Brisbane & an end of holidays Soul Mix from Damage

I've been in Brisbane for past 12 days - catching up with lots of old and new friends. Valli & Dave moved to the UK. Frankie and I made a video - he'd kept a Strawberry from Strawberry Fields '96 and took it out for dinner last thursday night, so we made a video of the strawberry wandering the streets of the Valley looking for some of the old clubs which have since closed down.

Strawberry looking for lost clubs in the Valley

How Frankie found his Strawberry

I went to the Reunion Rave at the Met on friday night. it was a fantastic party! the djs played all the old tracks that were played at clubs years ago Thief's set was a highlight - he played tracks from Magic Roundabout @ Metropolis + The Site, as was the return of Vision Four 5. The screens in the MET were amazing too - the visuals were so crisp & clear. The lasers in the main room were great too. I caught up with so many people and danced most of the night. could hardly walk on Saturday though! but as Custa said "it's because of the hard floors - not because of my age or the fact I haven't used those muscles in a long time" sounds right to me!

I took some photos and video clips throughout the night, but most of the time I forgot I had the cameras as I was too busy talking and dancing. I think this is why I have hardly any photos from parties back in the day!

so now I'm listening to Damage's Soul Mix - a great set to wind down after holidays and first day back at work. I'm really liking his selection in this mix. the terntable jediz guys are doing well. sheep's back in Brisbane, and Freestyle's records are selling for crazy prices on discogs - 80 EURO for the 2006 Roy Davis Jnr remix "The Session" 12''. good to hear! I've heard they're going to be playing some regular (additional) gigs soon too.

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Alternative Media in Brisbane

Alternative Media in Brisbane by Stephen Stockwell is a paper available on Griffith Uni website. It lists some of the more underground publications in Brisbane from 1965-1985

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Graffiti Technica - 3D Graffiti electronic art tagging


Graffiti Technica is dedicated to the progression of hardcore electronic art and 3d graffiti. The graffiti designs and lettering on the site are completely digital - to explore new ways of creating pieces.

The site owner & Brisbane based designer Brad Schwede explains some of his influences :

Graffiti has always influenced me since the first time I saw works from trains on the way to the school... All the back industrial lots were covered in styles from generic tagging to intricately designed works. Back and forwards to school gave me loads of time to understand the styles and colors that were being used. It was so far advanced from anything that was in the modern culture that it was no wonder that people didn't understand it.

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Open Frame

OPEN FRAME is room40's annual festival of sound and media. This year it is being held at Brisbane Powerhouse's Rooftop Terrace over two evenings 2nd-3rd October.

Thursday 2 October 2008
* oren ambarchi
* domenico sciajno
* kim myhr
* antony milton

Friday 3 October 2008
* kk null
* lucky dragons
* birchville cat motel
* spartak

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RUDE BWOYZ FAREWELL FREE PARTY!!


RUDE BWOYZ FAREWELL FREE PARTY!!

upfront drum'n'bass and jungle vibes baby!

Downstairs @The Step Inn (cnr st pauls Tce & brunswick st, the valley)
Saturday 4th October!

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Reunion Rave is Everything you Need ::: Vision Four 5 (LIVE) 10th October 2008 @ The MET in Brisbane

Reunion Rave is happening 10th October 2008 @ The MET in Brisbane so book your tix now!

DJs playing the best of 90's Classic House, Techno and Rave Anthems. The MET: Vision Four 5 (Live), Jumping Jack, Paul Holden, Sasha Vatoff, Rousey, Darren James, Kesson, Thief, Dizzy. Coco: Pete Smith, Dope & Dusted, Nick Galea. Bamboo: Mr Sparkle

:: Vision Four 5 (Live) ::

In 1990, "Vision Four 5" was formed as a live dance music act that challenged the perception of what live music could be, with interactive video technology and immersive live performances.

The line up changed through the first few years to settle from 1993-1997 with members Noel Burgess (Music), Tim Gruchy (Video/Interactives), Ben Suthers (Music) and Al Ferguson (Video/Animation). In this time Vision Four 5 produced 2 albums, Texture (1993) and Humid (1995) and numerous singles on Volition Records/Sony Music. They toured Australia constantly playing raves, clubs Big Day Out and remixed many other artists in this time.

The rave hit "Everything You Need" was one of the highest selling Australian 12" singles and the more radio friendly "Funkify Yourself" crossed over to become both a club and national radio hit.

The Vision Four 5 live performance incorporated a Mandala interactive system to utilize movement in the stage "control zone" to maniplulate any aspect of video processing, animation or the music as well as live camera's and a full state-of-the-art music studio onstage. The result was a truly unique, immersive and synchronous experience.

All of the members of the band have pursued their specialist field since 1997 and live/work in various parts of the globe.

In October, Ben and Noel are bringing back the music of Vision Four 5 for "Back Again" in Sydney and "Reunion" in Brisbane to remind audiences that Vision Four 5 is "Everything You Need"

read more for details or see the facebook event

read an interview with Noel Burgess from Vision Four 5 (2003)

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OtherFilm : tour dates for Guy Sherwin and Lynn Loo + Ben Russell and Ben Rivers

OtherFilm, Brisbane Australia based film art collective presents UK artists Guy Sherwin and Lynn Loo's Australian / NZ tour 2008, and from the USA and UK, Ben Russell and Ben Rivers' Australian / NZ tour 2008. read more for details

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Liquid Architecture 8

Listen. Deeply.
from Liquid Architecture's About page

Liquid Architecture, Australia's premier sound-arts festival, celebrates its eighth consecutive year with concerts, artist talks, workshops, forums, live performances, exhibitions, installations, audio-visuals and recorded work. Featuring our most imaginative musicians, composers, film-sound designers and media artists in a sense-specific feast for the ears.

What is 'Sound Art'?

Sundae presents Neil Pierce (Fanatix-UK)

Sundae presents Neil Pierce (UK), one half of the world renowned DJ/production team - The Fanatix.

In the last 15 years the duo have remixed tracks for artists such as Kings Of Tomorrow, Dennis Ferrer, Blaze and Jamiroquai.

The Fanatix latest album "This Thing of Ours" has charted on all the major house music sites throughout the world so be sure not to miss the chance to go on a musical journey that embraces all things deep and soulful.

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Liquid Architecture 9, Brisbane Powerhouse July 4+5

Liquid Architecture 9, Brisbane Powerhouse July 4+5

Liquid Architecture, Australia's premiere festival of audio arts returns to Brisbane this July for an incredible line up of sound and exploratory music from across the globe.

This year, the festival pulls together artists from Germany, France, Portugal and Australia, all of whom test for the very edge of contemporary practices in sound.

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PHILIP JECK, SEAWORTHY AND LEIGHTON CRAIG @ FABRIQUE (Brisbane) + (Adelaide : Melbourne sets)

PHILIP JECK, SEAWORTHY AND LEIGHTON CRAIG
FRIDAY MAY 16, 8PM
BRISBANE POWERHOUSE
ROOFTOP TERRACE
THIS IS A FREE EVENT, SO PLEASE COME EARLY ... WE'LL OPEN DOORS FROM ABOUT 7.50PM AND IT'S FIRST IN MOST COMFORTABLY SEATED!

FRESH FROM A SWAG OF GIGS IN THE PAST WEEK (WORD HAS IT THE MONDAY NIGHT IN LONDON WAS JAWDROPPING!!) IS UK TURNTABLE MAESTRO PHILIP JECK. THIS IS HIS FIRST VISIT TO OZ!

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Building an Australasian Commons

CCau are proud to announce that registration is now officially open for the Creative Commons 'Building an Australasian Commons' Conference.

The conference will be held on Tuesday 24th June 2008 from 8.30am – 5pm at the State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane, and is proudly supported by Creative Commons Australia (http://creativecommons.org.au), the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (http://www.cci.edu.aau), and the State Library of Queensland (http://www.slq.qld.gov.au).

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JOHN FOXX & LOUIS GORDON Australia Tour 2008

JOHN FOXX & LOUIS GORDON Australia Tour 2008

As founder and former front man of Ultravox! until 1979, and subsequently via his solo projects, John Foxx's work has helped pave the way for a generation of electronic musicians. His debut album, 1980's Metamatic, is today regarded of one of the most pioneering albums in electronic music and created a new wave blueprint for the likes of The Human League, Gary Numan, Duran Duran and, in more recent years, The Faint to follow. Metamatic hit a cultural vein again 20 years later when Ladytron, Adult, Tiga and co were drawn to its minimalist, analogue approach.

The Art of Record Production Conferences 2007 and 2008

Art of Record Production Conference

Brisbane, Australia in 2007 and Lowell, Massachusetts in 2008

PRESS RELEASE – Feb 2008

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Zen Zen Zo - Zeitgiest

Zeitgiest

Zeitgeist is a retrospective of Zen Zen Zo's Butoh inspired dance-theatre works since 2000. Drawing from the critically acclaimed productions Unleashed, Those with Lucifer, and most recently Zen Zen Zo's international collaborations with American band The Dresden Dolls, Zeitgeist is a collection of raw and provocative pieces that reflect "the spirit (Geist) of our times (Zeit)". This groundbreaking work asks the question, how are we as human beings interacting with ourselves, each other, and the earth at the turn of the new Millennium? The answer is at times heart-breaking, at others humorous, but ultimately hopeful, as the dancers weave together physical theatre, poetic ritual, burlesque, camp, and comedy in Zen Zen Zo’s hallmark style.

WHERE:
Old Museum Building, Crn of Gregory Tce and Bowen Bridge Rd, Bowen Hills

SEASON:
25 June - 12 July 2008

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