Ascension Engine at Loop Bar 2011
Straight from the Rainbow Serpent Festival comes the Ascension Engine for an exclusive Melbourne event. Ascension Engine is an audio/visual cornucopia of meditative sound and vision from some of Australia’s finest audiovisualist experimenters.
With the killer sound system and massive screen at Loop, sit back and connect with the universe that these visionary artists will weave for you.
Be prepared for sacred frequencies, audio reactive mandalas for meditation, binaural beats and alchemical transformations through sound and vision.
Ascension Engine comes alive from 2pm on Saturday 26th March.
Tickets on the door are $10 full or $5 conc.
Loop is at 23 Meyers Place Melbourne 3000 VIC, check it online: http://www.looponline.com.au/
Truant is a audiovisual project using hand crafted analogue circuitry to create ambient textures and tones to match landscapes of composed pixels.
Dusty atmospheres, drones and post-dub subsonics.
Siilt layers looped chords, voltage-controlled tones and low-end sonic detritus into minimalist dub-inspired soundscapes.
GRIST is shamanic improvised black zen non-genre occult minimalism – no instruments, no composition – channelled by post-pagan chaos-audiomancer A Demon Sheen (GNAUMGN / The Horn / HAARK / Dead Ants Rainbow / Merge into Stripes / RAKSHASA / Forgotten Cairns / etc), using 100% Found Sounds – this is the musick from the collective unconscious. the self is dead – long live the self!
Taking inspiration from the works of Lovecraft, Romero and the mystics, Electronic Shaman takes inspiration from the sciences, both real and unreal. Stygian vistas of distant worlds give way to intimate moments of the psyche. A fascination with conspiracy and fact merge to deliver ambient soundscapes of worlds unknown.
Steve Law/Zen Paradox
Steve Law has been producing electronic music in Australia since the early 1980’s. During that time he has gained a reputation as one of Australia’s foremost electronic artists, creating and performing music in almost every sub-genre that has been spawned over the past couple of decades.
After exploring many areas of electronic experimentation with the groups Guild of Fire, Foil and various solo projects, Steve formed the techno project Zen Paradox in 1992. The debut album “Eternal Brainwave” was immediately signed to Ollie Olsen’s new Psy-Harmonics label, and licensed to KK/Nova Zembla in Europe and Restless in the U.S. to critical acclaim, and was a huge success. Steve went on to release further material under the Zen Paradox banner during the nineties, backed up with extensive and successful overseas tours. He was named best live electronic act at the 2000 Australian Live Music Awards.
In the meantime, Steve Law continued to explore other areas of cutting edge music, and was awarded the inaugral ABC classic FM computer music award in 1996 for his electro-acoustic composition “Urbania”. He has composed music for film, dance and various multi-media works, and has contributed to the Fringe, Next Wave, Experimenta, Electrofringe, Liquid Architecture, Articulating Space, Make it Up Club and Melbourne International Animation festivals.
Steve has collaborated with many other local and international artists, both live and in the studio, and has continued to release music on various labels around the world. He is an inspired live performer, regularly doing impromptu live improvisations with many of Melbourne’s underground musicians. He is also a member of the Melbourne band Black Cab.
Deep drones, sacred frequencies and sacred geometric animated visuals combine to create a psychedelic visionary meditative experience. Abre Ojos is the improvised audiovisual project of Scott Baker fusing analogue modular synthesis and digital vision into deep listening experiences touching on the work of Alan Lamb, Steve Roach and Robert Rich. “Abre Ojos” was a constant saying by the Spanish and Portuguese sailors while navigating the dangerous reef infested waters surrounding Australia’s coastline meaning “Watch Out” or “Open Your Eyes” there is danger all around.
Zero Point aka Darren Curtis
Australian musician & artist that weaves eastern and western influences to reveal the mystical soundscapes of supernature. via Live Laptop, controllers and mapping.
Through years of research his speciality of music works on the unique frequencies of supernature, through research found in many of ancient structures like the great pyramid in Egypt & Mayan pyramids. Through mapping new music patterns and chord structures a whole new electronic synthesis is created that is in harmony with the body.
He travels around Australia doing live music and visuals performing at festivals i.e. Rainbow Serpent 2010/2011, Reconnect 2010.
His wider style draws from the GOA Ambient, Chill, Techno, Electronica & New Age fusing these elements into new style of Electronic Future Chill .
Co-director of Sacred Resonance – Darren Curtis <BA.Hon.MUS.Tech> & Bradley Pitt are visual and sonic immersion experts with full dome projections, animation, and installations.