Today in Moscow, my site-piece Piling Pelion Upon Ossa opens at GES-2 as part of the weeklong event Geometry of Now. This piece is a process-based site work utilizing repurposed bricks from the demolition of the interior of the main GES-2 space (previously an immense power station). The sculptural pile is surrounded by a 4-channel sound piece created by recording the process through various points and sources in the space. The final work manifests as two detailed and intrinsically connected representations of the same action.
This weekend i will travel to Moscow to create a site-specific sound sculpture titled Piling Pelion Upon Ossa at the former GES-2 power station. This piece will be presented as part of a very exciting festival/program titled Geometry of Now. The weeklong event is curated by UK artist/curator Mark Fell and presented by the V-A-C Foundation. The festival takes place from Feb 20 – 27 and will feature an array of installations, lectures and performances by a truly exciting group of artists. I’m honoured to be a part of this special event with this new piece and also as part of a panel discussion on Curating Contemporary Sound Art and Music. I’m very excited to get to work next week on what could prove to be one of my most laborious pieces.
For more details on Geometry of Now check HERE
This Thursday, Jan 26 i will give a solo performance at the Toff in town – sharing the bill with a roster of good friends (and amazing musicians!) – Joe Talia + Marco Fusinato duo and Francis Plagne band (featuring Francis, Joe, Rohan Drape, Yuko Kuono, Alex Garsden & Scott McConnachie). It’s an early show – 7:30 – 10:30 – and should be a great one! Details here
As a special joint presentation by Inland and Liquid Architecture, a great concert program will take place at the Abbotsford Convent next week – Monday, January 16. The program, titled Nothing but Disaster Follows from Applause, will feature performances by cellist Okkyung Lee (on her first ever tour in Australia), local duo True Strength (Ida Duelund-Hansen & Alexander Garsden), James Rushford & Joe Talia duo and Oren Ambarchi & myself duo. Very much looking forward to what i expect to be a really fantastic night!
Full event details here
I am very pleased to have a feature in BOMB Magazine (NYC), online now! The feature is part of an ongoing series that asks artists to present a field recording piece with an accompanying text and images which give context to the work. I selected the recording Lisboa, June 2013 for this special feature, which you can read and listen to here.
I am very much looking forward to performing once again with the lovely Francis Plagne in Melbourne this coming December 7. We will be opening as a duo for Ned Collette as the first of 3 exclusive shows that he is doing in Melbourne at the Gasometer Hotel – also featuring Tim Coster and Mick Turner (Dirty 3). Full details here
This mammoth new album by Oren Ambarchi has finally arrived! Hubris is a gorgeous and complex new release by Oren, and I am honoured to be a part of it, and in such amazing company! Also featuring; Mark Fell, Joe Talia, Arto Lindsay, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Will Guthrie, Konrad Sprenger, Jim O’Rourke, Ricardo Villalobos and of course Ambarchi himself. The album is available on both LP and CD (as well as DL) on Editions Mego now. Go get it!