What’s Cool and Unusual – 5th June 2013

Fri 7

107 Projects (107 Redfern St, Redfern, 2016)
$10 at the door 8.30pm

A new sound series focusing on Sydney based fringe electronic artists. Instalment #1 features a set of artists both unified and contrasted by their use of sounds reminiscent of the oceanic and the aquatic. Undulating, submersed, expansive, dripping, deep and dark. Curated by Jeremy Lloyd


Commandant – https://soundcloud.com/commandant
Nakagin – http://nakagin.bandcamp.com/
Anatole – https://soundcloud.com/anatolemusic
Scissor Lock – https://soundcloud.com/scissorlock


Fri 7

Carriageworks, Redfern

The Australian premieres of two works by acclaimed Japanese audio-visual artist Ryoji Ikeda.

Internationally renowned for creating spectacular sound and visual environments, Ikeda’s large-scale contemporary installation test pattern [No 5] is an immersive audio-visual installation inspired by computer programming data which converts information into barcode and binary patterns. Comprising five visual projectors that will illuminate a screen measuring 28 metres high and eight metres long, test pattern [No 5] will submerge visitors in an extreme illustration of projected and synchronized data and sound. In addition to test pattern [No 5], Ikeda will perform acclaimed audio-visual concert, datamatics [ver 2.0] on Friday 7 June 2013. datamatics [ver 2.0] is part of the datamatics series, an art project that explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi–substance of data that permeates our world. Using pure data as a source for sound and visuals, datamatics combines abstract and mimetic presentations of matter, time and space in a powerful and breathtakingly accomplished work.

Born in Japan, Ikeda has performed internationally to critical acclaim at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Barbican Centre in London, Grec Festival in Barcelona and the Singapore Art Museum.

test pattern [No 5] installation 8 Jun – 1 Jul, 10am – 6pm daily

datamatics [ver 2.0] concert, 7 Jun 2013, 8pm


Sat 8

107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
Doors 7:30pm, first act 8:00pm

Ears Have Ears, FBi Radio Presents #2 feat:


  • Ears Have Ears Djs

(Ears Have Ears, FBi’s weekly experimental music program presents the second in a series of live shows bringing together some of Australia’s most exciting experimental musicians to perform in some of Sydney’s more unique venues. EHE Presents #2 takes place on Saturday 8th of June with three stellar acts from Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle. Expect everything from meditative forms of new age, audio-visual installation, synth-scapes and cosmic elevator music. Ears Have Ears Presents #2 takes place at Redfern’s recently opened 107 Projects, a Council and collective run artist space, venue and gallery located at 107 Redfern Street, just up from Redfern station.)

Legendary Hearts are the duo of Andrew Cowie (Angel Eyes) and Kieran Hegarty (Superstar). Named after a forgettable Lou Reed album, Legendary Hearts wrestle synths and guitars with the humble intention of creating “elevator music”. The pair have released one cassette on Dungeon Taxis and have a fourthcoming LP due out later on this year.
Legendary Hearts on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/legendary-hearts
Legendary Hearts live on Ears Have Ears: http://tiny.cc/xd1gxw
Check out Superstar and Angel Eyes on excellent Brisbane label Bedroom Suck here: http://bedroomsuckrecords.com/

Sydney’s Half High are the recently formed duo of Lucy Phelan (Naked on The Vague) and Matthew Hopkins (Naked on The Vague, Four Door). Half High make a damaged form of new age music featuring meditative synth lines, atmospheric tape collages and broken voices. They independently released ‘Suspension’ on CDr and Cassette in late 2012 and have more recently performed as part of their audio/visual installation titled ‘Calling Nina’ and supported Tim Coster (Room 40).
Half High ‘Suspension’: http://halfhigh.bandcamp.com/album/suspension
Half High’s Ears Have Ears soundtrack: http://tiny.cc/hf1gxw
Half High live at Deadshits Festival, Bris: http://vimeo.com/58686939

COLLECTOR (Newcastle):
Collector, the new solo synth project of Newcastle’s Jason Campbell who previously made music as Stitched Vision, outputting small-run releases via his tape label Eternal Solitude. As Collector, Jason explores a new sonic terrain of pulsing rhythms and drenched soundscapes. This will be his very first Sydney show as Collector.
Collector on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/eternalsolitude/collector-fourth-stage
Stitched Vision’s Ears Have Ears Soundtrack: http://tiny.cc/2j1gxw

Ears Have Ears Presents #2 takes place at Redfern’s recently opened 107 Projects, a council and collective run artist space, venue and gallery located at 107 Redfern Street.
For further details head to: http://earshaveears.tumblr.com/
Ears Have Ears will continue to curate ‘presents’ nights of live music over the coming months and beyond with a host of exciting acts from across Australia. Expect familiar and not so familiar names on bills in venues that you may not have explored before.


Sat 8

Black Wire Records, 219 Paramatta Rd, Annandale

Black Vacation (Bris),Destiny 3000, King Tears Mortuary


Sat 8

Red Rattler, 5 Faversham St, Marrickville
Doors Open 8pm $15 $10 con – tickets on door only

Bollywood Dance Party

Trikone Australasia
The South Asian gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community in Sydney (and Australia).

Presents a Queer Bollywood Dance party


Sat 8

Temple of Din (ISEA)

ISEA presents Lucas Abela’s Temple of Din, an audio arcade where sound generation – not scoring – are the games’ main objective; featuring.

A pentagram shaped pinball game emblazoned with fluorescent graphics by the Rev Kriss Hades depicting the lord of the deep ones. A multiplayer pinball game with five players stationed at each of the stars five points. The outer triangular walls of the star are made from ten guitars with their fret boards facing inward into the playfield, while in the central pentagon ten pop bumpers are connected to a drum machine. These are all connected to various audio effects triggered by targets positioned throughout the game. So when the balls bounce off the strings distorted open tunings are produced while the pop bumpers accompany the din with a chaotic drum solo.

A Frankenstein experiment, combining the greatest musical invention of all time, the Piano; with the coolest amusement machines ever conceived; Pinball, to create an interactive sound installation like no other; ‘Pinball Pianola’ a musical device constructed by replacing the keyboard, hammers and front panelling of an upright piano, with a pinball cabinet butted up perpendicular against its exposed strings. Embracing high and low culture this instrument allows virtuosos and wizards alike to pit their skills in a game where musical compositions are created as metallic balls jettisoned into the game clash with the pianos resonating wires to make what Wired magazine called “terrible, beautiful music”.

in two exciting locations (dont ask!)

Saturday 8 -to Monday 10th June
Opening Hours: 12 – 7 PM
Shop 25 The Rocks Center (Rocks Square of Playfair st)

13th June til 24th July
Opening Hours: 12 – 7 PM (Closed Tues & Wed)
Shop 2.06/140 George (old MCA entrance)

part of the Electronic Art Pop-Ups Program for ISEA 2013


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