performance art / experimental music

Re-purposing children’s electronic toys and assuming toy-like characters, Toydeath create live music with sounds coerced solely from tortured electronic toys and accompanied by hilarious costumed antics. Using circuit-bending techniques, each instrument is a hand-crafted modified toy capable of extraordinary sonic possibilities. Audiences are exposed to a barrage of hyperactive hootenanny as Toydeath unleash the contents of a toy box six year olds would kill for. Formed in 1995, this Sydney-based trio have appeared at major Australian music festivals including the Big Day Out, Field Day and The Great Escape, and performed in Japan, China, South Korea, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Auraltered State #3 Featuring Holy Balm, Purple Duck and Pimmon

The performance space in association with dualpLOVER invites you to Auraltered State #3 the third of a series of eight free concerts to be conducted across 2010 focussing on the music of New South Wales as heard through the ears of Lucas Abela. These performances will cross a wide spectrum of music from the state, focused on presenting evenings of contrasting music’s from some of our more irreverent, innovative, unusual and original artists from now, then and the future.

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A strange location for a gig, but hey who's complaining. A seriously diverse line up, a kick ass PA, free bus to the door and probably the most left of field event in Wollongong you'll find on a Saturday night. Are you ready to go nuts!!!!

Julian Knowles (QLD), Hinterlandt (GER, SYD), FUKNO (GONG)

$10 on the door. 8pm till late.

Get on the guest list by hitting the attend button and receive discounted entry. Everyone likes a bargain. Sign me up SGT. Cycle!

How do you expect me to get to the gig? Directions on how to get to the IC Campus:

and a map here in PDF format of the Innovations Campus.:

::Julian Knowles:: [ QLD ]

Julian Knowles is an Australian composer and performer, specialising in new and emerging technologies. His creative work spans the fields of composition for theater, dance, film and television, electronic music, sound and new media arts, popular music and record production. Since the mid-1980s, he has established himself as a prominent artist in the area of electronic and new music, achieving significant critical recognition for his performances and recordings.

His current musical output seeks to hybridise popular music structures in experimental electronic music contexts.

::FUKNO:: [ Wollongong, NSW ]

Cut and paste electronics, harsh noise, gabba, and karaoke.
FUKNO aka Guy Sterling is/has been banging his head against harsh noise, cut and paste/sample based electronics, performance and a variety of print based art forms including self publishing/zines for about 15 years. Working in collaborative groups and independently under pseudonyms including 7U?, Rank Sinatra, Dj Rainbow Ejaculation, rev777?, someguy, Count Zoloft, YSL, FUKNO, System Corrupt, Goulburn Poultry Fanciers Society, no frills and Victime de Mode. And will continue to so until he either falls over or starts receiving arts grants
Contact:sevenuy[at]hotmail[dot]com(replace [at] with @ etc)


Hinterlandt was founded by Jochen Gutsch in Australia in 2002 as an experimental music project. It relocated to Germany in 2004, before re-relocating to Sydney in 2010. Hinterlandt is known for long compositions that swing back and fourth between beauty, noise, rhythms, ambiances, melodies, silence and guitar feedbacks.

Hinterlandt has taken on many guises and is known to constantly change shape and colour. Live performances were played in various formats in Cologne, London, Rome, Sydney, Hamburg, Melbourne, Lisbon, Helsinki, Berlin, Amsterdam, and many other places.

::News:: for anyone that reads this far down... well done :-)

August - Alex White and Anna Chase
September - 2 Very Special Guests!

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Arks & DJ Sheep - DJ SHOWCASE


"one of Melbourne's finest DJs goes head to head with Brisbane's own DJ Sheep to bring you the best in soul, funk and hip hop on 4 turntables and 2 mixers! ONE SHOW ONLY!"

Rumpus Room (Cnr. Boundary Rd & Russel St, West End)
Saturday 29th May 2010
Free Entry. 8pm - 2am.

*Arks will also be the special guest at Weird Gear on Sunday 30th May @ Rumpus Room playing dusty gems sourced from his worldwide travels...


Hailing from Melbourne, Arks has been DJing for just under a decade, and is recognised locally as having mastered the ability to mix, scratch and blend hip hop with soul, funk and disco without ever missing a beat. He has accomplished the following milestones during his career;

DJ'd and held down residencies at some of Melbourne's most prestigious venues including; Honky Tonks, Revolver, The Croft Institute, Bimbo Deluxe, First Floor, The Espy, Hi-Fi Bar, Laundry and more!

Did a 1 year stint in Tokyo which included gigs in Tokyo's nightclub hub, Roppongi and residency on the top floor of Tokyo's Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Shared the stage alongside Mr Thing, DJ Spinna, Cut Chemist, ?uestlove (The Roots), Steve Spacek, Harmonic 313, The Beat Junkies (Rhettmatic, Shortkut, Melo-D), DJ Revolution, Rahzel, Tim Dog, A-Trak (Kanye West), Klever and loads more!

A long-time vinyl collector since his teenage years, Arks is widely respected as an authority on vintage vinyl, and has travelled the world in search of elusive dusty gems; Europe, UK, Asia and all over North America including Canada.

Founded MOTIF (Melbourne Open Turntablist InFluence) with DJ Selekt (Australian DMC Champion); a monthly turntablism showcase that saw Australia's best turntablists perform during the peak golden years of DJ battles in this country - past performers included Staen-1, Finatik, DJ Sheep, J-Red and more!

Produced beats and mixed down tracks for Terntable Jediz debut album "All Out War".

Collaborated on a series of battle records with Australian hip-hop legend, John Idem.

Supplied beats for the Liquid Pixel skateboarding video series.

Arks currently holds down monthly residencies at First Floor, The Croft Institute and Dirty Secrets, and is a monthly guest on cult Melbourne radio show "The Breakdown" with DJ Manchild on PBS 106.7 FM. Having accomplished his goals locally in Melbourne, he has set his sights around Australia in 2010 as well as returning overseas!

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Graham St John's "Technomad: Global Raving Countercultures" book launch in Sydney

Sydney Book Launch May 28 : Technomad: Global Raving Countercultures

Sounds, Images and Readings from Sydney's Techno-underground
Guest Speaker: John Jacobs
DJs: Zeitgeist, Mashy P, Al Corrupt, Franko
Live: Rob Joiner
Refreshments and snacks available
Books sold at discount - signed by author

A cultural history of global electronic dance music countercultures, Technomad explores the pleasurable and activist trajectories of post-rave culture. The book documents an emerging network of techno-tribes, exploring their pleasure principles and cultural politics.
"Beautifully written, with a genuinely international perspective on electronic dance music culture, Technomad is one of the best books on music I've read in some time." Professor Will Straw

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For those who cant make it and would like to buy a copy , AFAIK the cheapest option is via the Book Depository - free global freight :

*** NOTE NEW VENUE *** (same street - different # though)
Friday, May 28, 2010
6:00pm - 11:00pm
The Hutch
12 Hutchinson St, St Peters, 2044

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clan analogue sydney : bandwidth + re:cognition launch

the next edition of bandwidth is now all locked in and will also double as the official sydney launch of re:cognition. there's 15 different acts playing. entry is only $10. there's a facebook event over here -
feel free to spread the spam far and wide....

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DJ smallCOCK's Vinyl Arcade

“a ludic, tactile experience of noise art your grandmother would queue to have a go at” - Dan Mackinlay, Realtime.

Calling all racers, dualpLOVER, NIME and the Australia Council for the arts invites you to sign up for The Vinyl Arcade time-trails and compete within our participatory play-set, a kinetic sound and video installation combining vinyl fetishism, video arcade mystique and the machismo of motor sports into a in a video racing game played within a real world setting!

Imagine racing remote control cars with audio pick-ups attached to their chassis through a course constructed from a mass of disused vinyl records. Using vintage video arcade consoles and immersive video projections of the cars P.O.V. competitors will not only control the movements of the vehicles but also the parameters of the resulting sounds they create.

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Cad Factory Show May 16th - Harmonic Frequencies

Harmonic Frequencies is show number 8 in The Cad Factory's 10 month program of live filming, recording and art parties


Robert Curgenven (Europe)
Espadrille (with Ryszard Dabek (improvised Video)
Kraig Grady
Anna Chase

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MAGAIO VOICESCAPES : The rural voice: sacrality, leisure and work (Nodar Artist Residency)

Binaural/Nodar (PT) announces:

The rural voice: sacrality, leisure and work

Nodar Artist Residency Program for 2011
Open call for the presentation of art projects

Application Submission period:
May 1, 2010 – September 30, 2010

Artistic Disciplines:
Sound Poetry; Vocal Performance; Sound Art; Phonography; Acoustic,
Electroacoustic or Electronic Composition / Improvisation; Radio Art; Video

The application is open to art projects centred in the human voice,
which work with issues such as the origin, meaning and relationship with the
sacred (reconnected to its ancestral meaning of mystery and symbol), the
voice as a pivotal element of rituals, customs and superstitions, able to

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"DJ Culture": special issue for Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture

"DJ Culture": special issue for Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture
Call for Participation

We are guest editing a special issue on DJ culture for Dancecult ( scheduled for possible publication in 2011. This is a call for submissions for an interdisciplinary collection of original articles, “from the floor” essays, artwork, and electronic multimedia on DJ culture. The issue addresses itself specifically to the relations of pleasure and power that intersect in the space between the DJ, the dance floor and the rest of the club world. Multimedia submissions are encouraged, including copyright permitted photographs, links on Youtube, Soundcloud, etc.

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Sound Series #2 Broadcast

Sound Series is a monthly night of sound-based performance and installation at Hardware Gallery on Enmore Rd.

#2 Broadcast will feature:
Scissor Lock
Broken chip
Justice Yeldham
Tony Osborne
Adrian Clement
+ visuals by
Joel Burrows
Caroline de Dear

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Funware Shared Artist in Residence

Artist in residence Call for Proposals

Funware Shared Artist in Residence:
Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam (NL)
BALTAN Laboratories, Eindhoven (NL)
Piksel, Bergen (NO)


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Refraction #2 - sound art performances

Refraction is a sound/new media performance series, featuring students performing alongside established artists. Refraction is dedicated to the support, mentorship and development of student projects as they take their practice from the classroom to the community.

Pimmon feat. Dappler Effect
Nick Wishart
Mailer Daemon
Dimentagon (UTS)

$5/$10 at the door

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Vialka - 2010 Australian tour

dualpLOVER are proud to announce the French proto world punk explosion that is Vialka will be playing a FREE show at the Tokio Hotel Bar (Home nightclub front bar) on the 14th April, thats right absolutely free no strings attached free, Vialka will be onstage at 10pm SHARP for an hours set of the duo's patented drums and baritone guitar magic.

for venue details please visit

This is there only Sydney show, Vialka will be touring nationally throughout april.

08/04 - Perth/AU-WA TBA
09/04 - Brisbane/AU-QLD @ Ric's Bar
10/04 - Lennox Head/AU-NSW @ Lennox Pub
11/04 - Lismore/AU-NSW Keen St Warehouse, East Lismore
14/04 - Sydney/AU-NSW @ Tokio Hotel
15/04 - Adelaide/AU-SA @ Crown & Anchor
16/04 - Hobart/AU-TAS @ The Brisbane Hotel
17/04 - Melbourne/AU-VIC @ The Old Bar
17/04 - Melbourne/AU-VIC @ Pony (2am)

for further infomation visit

to celebrate the tour their latest album 'Succès Planétaire International'

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Warren Burt solo performance @ HOME CONCERT SERIES Number Three

The People's Republic of Australasia is thrilled to announce another of the biggest names in Australian experimental music will be performing HOME CONCERT SERIES Number Three!

The show will take place at 5 pm on Sunday April 11th at the People's Culture Palace in Camperdown.

Admission is FREE, but RSVP is essential.

Warren Burt - SOLO

Warren Burt, composer, performer, instrument builder, video artist,
will present a rare live concert of his work for computer and home-made instruments,

with new and classic video works.

Works include

· an excerpt from “A Book of Drones No. 5” (2007)
A microtonal composition for multiple software Moog synthesizers controlled from the computer screen

· “Exploring Ivan's Modes” (2009)

A live keyboard work for sampled tuning forks and motion-controlled effects

· A new work for electro-acoustic percussion boards (instruments assembled with hardware from Bunnings!) and live electronics

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