It has been too long since an update, but that doesn’t mean there has been nothing happening behind the scenes. There are a few collaborations going on plus a imminent release on Clinical Archives, but before all that there are three gigs coming up in November, two as part of the amazing A/V festival Electundra and an invite back to the Bene Gesserit Nursery, this time at the home of Melbourne experimental toe tapping Horse Bazaar.
So here’s the info:
1. Hillingar – Zac Keiller vs Abre Ojos
HILLINGAR / is the live entity that is Abre Ojos & Zac Keiller.
The shimmering ambient guitar work of the prolific Zac Keiller spans over 10 albums and one of these – Hillingar (nordic for mirage) was put into the hands of Abre Ojos to remix, reinterpret and add layers of sounds from his custom built eurorack modular synthesizer. Three tracks were chosen for treatment and the result is Hillingar – espejismo di yermo- the mirage wasteland (follow this link).
With the tracks resulting in such a perfect marriage of styles, the two musicians have taken it one step further and will be re-creating their ambient drone compositions with a live performance of sound and visuals at the opening day of Electundra ’09.
Hillingar perform on Saturday November 14th @ 3pm sharp. Tickets $12.00.
Be sure to arrive early and catch live performances by Pip Ryan, Jonathon Hutchinson, Benjamin Schmidt and Seb Guzman Ramirez, Nervous Doll Dancing, Max & Isnod, Winduptoys, The Surly Mermaids, AND/OR, Duotone and Psuche.
2. NGC1313 Spiral Galaxy in Reticulum – Abre Ojos
The latest project is based around the amazing astronomy photographs of Marek Dobiecki, artist, teacher and astronomer. Dobiecki has built himself an observatory in his backyard in the Dandenong ranges where he tracks the night sky with his computer controlled f4.5 x 30cm Newtonian Telescope capturing galaxies, nebulae and star fields. The photographs are wonderfully fragile, textured, grayscale images of up to 2 hours exposure time revealing things we can barely see with the naked eye.
These photos have been taken and built into a series of audio reactive animations and match to sounds that have been created drawing on inspiration from space recordings and low frequency atmospheric sounds of the earth.
NGC1313 is on Saturday November 21st @ 3pm sharp. Tickets $12.00.
Electundra is on at Loop Project Art Space & Bar
23 Meyers Place Melbourne CBD
Tickets: $12 day night pass
Festival Pass: $25 (a bargain for 3 days of cutting edge A/V goodness!)
3. Bene Gesserit Nursery – As said above its on at Horse Bazaar on Thursday 26th Nov starting at 8pm. More details to come 🙂