Therapy ft Yokoo

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Yokoo is a relatively new face in Brisbane's clubs, though not without experience and a bag full of top shelf deep techno. Productions as well complete the picture, also making good use of an intelligent ear for tonal and tribal deep tech. His sound is evidently a recreation of his deeply spiritual relationship with technology and music.

Originally hailing from Strasbourg, France, Yokoo has made good use of the short time he has been in Australia, hitting up both Family and The Met in Brisbane, Platinum on the Coast, and Spice in Sydney. He also translates to the festival crowd, chosen to set up rooms at the recent Armin van Buuren event, and coming up at Global Gathering.

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Reunion Rave in Brisbane

Reunion Rave @ The MET in Brisbane

I hadn't been out to a dance club for maybe 4-5 years, about 7 years since being in brisbane, so the Reunion Rave dance party whilst I was up there on holidays was perfect timing. heaps of older crew were there - it was so great to see them all and spend the night dancing as we used to back in the day.

the music was fantastic too - Thief took us back to Magic Roundabout @ Metropolis & the Site (if my memory serves correctly) in the side room & looked like he was enjoying playing the tunes too. "Insomniac - I'm asleep", Moby's "Thousand", Custa knows the rest of the track names - some Rabbit City Records tracks? I remembered that track with the "Reanimator" (movie) sample though I'm not sure what it's called.

Sasha "Injected with a poison - are you listening to me!" later, Paul Holden (is Golden?! :) doing the hand movements to "I kiss your lips and close my eyes - take you away to paradise ... let everybody see that I love you and you love me ..." with the lasers forming whirlpool clouds of different coloured smoke above the dancing crowd in the main room. then "Everybody's Free - to feel love" with starry skies spinning behind him on the screens - reminding me of the Dome and it's starry skies when the retractable ceiling was pulled back (even if the songs were different there)

Rousey & Kesson played heaps of songs towards the end of the night that Dufty & Angus (rip) used to play (which was great but a little sad at the same time). I liked what Rousey said - something like "it's nice to come out to work and see people I know again".

Vision Four 5 played a great live set - hadn't seen them play in years. the videos looked great too - a huge Lolli dancing & singing to Funkify Yourself & Purple Lamp was played later in the set & the block text for Everything You Need. half way through this song I went down the front and after a couple of tracks, some younger people were asking who this great band was, so it's great to see another generation loving the tunes too! Ben & Noel were jumping around like they used to - was so cool to see!

I loved the screens in the different rooms - the videos shown were so crisp & clear & the lasers helped set the mood too.

at the start of the night (I'd gone early to catch Dizzy's set - nice!) I was a little worried as most of the people were wearing really tight clothes and very high stilettos and had trouble finding the beat when dancing but when everyone came later, the tables turned, and some of the younger people dancing seemed to be staring at how the rest of us were dancing - it was almost like they'd never seen it before or been to a dance party ?!?!

I kept forgetting I had the camera as I was too busy talking or dancing (now I remember why I don't have pics from years ago) so there's only a few clips at different parts of the night. the video runs for about 12mins though so is a little long. my camera's not very good in low light, so you can't really see the people - but this video should give you a sample of what the night was like.

thanks to everyone who played & organised the gig and all the people I spoke to & saw out.

can't wait for the next one!!

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Jon Rose on History of Listening to Australian Music (ABC podcast)

came across this ABC Radio National podcast via the clan analogue list : Jon Rose: Listening to history - proposals for reclaiming the practice of music

(info from Radio National site)
Each year, someone involved in music in Australia is invited to give the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address. Peggy Glanville-Hicks was an Australian composer, most prolific in the 1950s. And this lecture, in her name and spirit, is intended to 'challenge the status quo and raise issues of importance in new music'.

Jon Rose is the most recent of these lecturers. For over thirty years, he's been at the sharp end of experimental and improvised music-making in Australia—playing fences for example.

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Kristian Thomas' "Kristian Thomas inanace child"

wow, Kristain Thomas' "Kristian Thomas inanace child" song is gorgeous - so lush and haunting. it's on his myspace page & is even downloadable is his website is the IndusTREE website
Kristian used to run events / projects under the PSP name.

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Liquid Architecture 8

Listen. Deeply.
from Liquid Architecture's About page

Liquid Architecture, Australia's premier sound-arts festival, celebrates its eighth consecutive year with concerts, artist talks, workshops, forums, live performances, exhibitions, installations, audio-visuals and recorded work. Featuring our most imaginative musicians, composers, film-sound designers and media artists in a sense-specific feast for the ears.

What is 'Sound Art'?

Sounds of Seduction - Goes Mondo Mod

Sounds of Seduction - Goes Mondo Mod

Ride your Vesper and dust off your mini skirts, go-go boots and stove Pipe pants at Hermann's Bar for groovy, funky dance floor action.

You will be able to dance to the rarest grooves with the original crew Jay Katz, Miss Death, guest DJ's and of course Go-Go action.

Put on your dancing shoes and get on down, for a 60's Go-Go frenzy.

Hermann's Bar , Cnr City Road and Butlin Avenue, University of Sydney
Door opens 9PM
Happy Hour from 9 to 10.30PM
Cost $10
Saturday 31st May

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Liquid Architecture 9, Brisbane Powerhouse July 4+5

Liquid Architecture 9, Brisbane Powerhouse July 4+5

Liquid Architecture, Australia's premiere festival of audio arts returns to Brisbane this July for an incredible line up of sound and exploratory music from across the globe.

This year, the festival pulls together artists from Germany, France, Portugal and Australia, all of whom test for the very edge of contemporary practices in sound.

Included on the line up are the likes of the influential Portuguese electronic music pioneer Rafael Toral, Australia sound artist Nat and French Musique Concrete composer and environmental recordist Toy Bizarre, who prepares a unique site specific concert in each location he visits, to name but a few of the guests attending this year.

Held in the Rooftop Terrace, the event will feature a spatial sound system to maximize the listening experience for all in attendance! Limited seats, book early. A true festival for the ears!

-- info via

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JUSTICE YELDHAM : BIRTHDAYS LP Launch : 25th May : Toff In Town (Melbourne)

Fresh from North American tour and LOAD records showcase at SXSW Lucas Abela is launching his new JUSTICE YELDHAM LP; BIRTHDAYS. The record consists of two live sets by the maverick amplified-glass player recorded during his & Keg's recent tour of Europe.

Side A was captured in Marseille on the eve of Justice's 35th birthday while side B was recorded on Kegs birthday in Porto, and to top off the birthday cheer Keg also drew the cover illustration as a gift for Justice's Birthday. The record has been collaboratively released in an edition of 600 copies across the world by Anarchymoon Recordings (North America), Turgid Animal (Europe) & All Thumbs Press (Australia). Of which only 25 or so are in the country as All Thumbs copies practically sold out during the aforementioned tour and will only be available at the show.

His sets have been described as "a trumpet player trapped in a two dimensional universe". By pressing his face and lips against the glass whist employing various vocal techniques ranging from throat singing to raspberries, he turns disguarded household windows into crude musical instruments. Resulting in a wide variety of cacophonous noises that are strangely controlled and oddly musical.

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Sound Unbound - Sampling Digital Music and Culture (book)

Sound Unbound
Sampling Digital Music and Culture
Edited by Paul D. Miller aka Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid
MIT Press, 2008

Contributors include Pierre Boulez, Chuck D, Cory Doctorow, Brian Eno,
Jonathan Lethem, Moby, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Steve Reich, Saul Williams,
and more.

Buy the book @ Amazon

List of Contributors

Download "Fear of a Muslim Planet" chapter by Naeem Mohaiemen @ - this was honourably mentioned by the jury of the Vilém Flusser Theory Award

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UBER SYSTEM LIBERATED! @ Abercrombie in Sydney

UBER SYSTEM LIBERATED! will be one chokers party in Uber Lingua's history... If you've missed the past few, it's def worth considering. We should also mention that due to popular demand, we'll be doing another GYPSY

Since December 07 Uber Lingua has been hosting Saturday night parties at the Abercrombie... All except the last episode, the BALKAN & GYPSY BASH, have been celebrations of diversity called UBER SYSTEM parties... each growing in popularity and turnout... It's now time for another...

UBER SYSTEM LIBERATED! features LIVE performers Potato Master (Bris), Pataphysics (Melb), Gongbaby, atone & Gondwana alongside DJs Evrim (Turk), bP (Melb), Ritual (DnB), Man about town, Stu Buchanan, Mashy P, DJ Ability (turntablist), Ollo DJs, DubChaman plus DJ Spex vs MC Hernan... In house developed video material by Melbourne based VJ, Siadatz will also be screened.

Saturday May 24th : 8pm till very late : Abercrombie Hotel : 100 Broadway, Ultimo
$10 entry tickets on the door

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Melbourne's Northcote Social Club upcoming events

Coming up...
14 May - Rosie Burgess with Tinpan Orange
15 May - Sal Kimber & The Good Ole Boys (album launch)
17 May - 78 Saab (NSW) with Richard In Your Mind
18 May - Abbe May (WA) (album launch)
21 May - Lisa Mitchell (EP launch)
22 May - Jason Harwell (USA)
23 May - Mosaik with Michael Paynter
24 May - Firekites (NSW) (album launch)
25 May - The Spoils '08 comeback (to Europe) special'
30 May - Youth Group (NSW) - Selling Fast!
31 May - Josh Owen (mini-album launch) with Nessa Morgan (NSW) (album launch)
1 Jun - The Barons of Tang - on sale soon
5 Jun - Nyssa Bradsworth & the Weightless String Quartet
6 Jun - Wellyn (album launch)
7 Jun - Blueline Medic with Red Jezebel (WA)
8 Jun - The Sure Shot Hunters (album launch) - Queens B'day Pub Hol Day Eve
11 Jun - Harry Manx (Canada) feat. Yeshe (two sets)
13 Jun - The Band Who Knew Too Much
14 Jun - Holly Throsby (NSW)
15 Jun - Seagull (album launch)
21 Jun - Clinkerfield
26 Jun - Flow and Plenty (EP launch)
27 Jun - Yves Klein Blue (NSW) with The John Steel Singers - on sale Mon 19 May
2 Jul - Stu Hamm Solo Clinic (USA) with Electric Mary (late set)
10 Jul - Dawn Landes (USA) - on sale Fri 23 May
19 Jul - Diesel
6 Aug - Laura Marling - on sale Fri 23 May

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A Peace of Music : The West-Eastern Divan

A Peace of Music: The West-Eastern Divan - a symposium exploring the politics of peace in the Middle East as enacted through music

Friday 6 June 2008 10.00am to 5.30pm, followed by a drinks reception @ City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB

The Department of Cultural Policy and Management and the Department of Music at City University London invite you to a day-long symposium featuring musicians, international relations experts and philosophers in conversation, including a viewing and discussion of the following : KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING – Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a documentary by Paul Smaczny; The Politics of Friendship: a discussion chaired by Dr Rosemary Hollis, director of City University London's Olive Tree Scholarship Programme, with speakers Dr Devorah Baum of the University of Southampton and Professor Maja Zehfuss of the University of Manchester; Music as Utopia: a discussion chaired by Dr Laudan Nooshin of City University London, with speakers Dr Rachel Beckles Willson and Professor Nicholas Cook, both of Royal Holloway, University of London

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AVATAR ORCHESTRA METAVERSE mixed reality composition performances

Saturday May 10, 2008

As part of the 4th Annual Open Space Victoria Voice++ Festival
the AVATAR ORCHESTRA METAVERSE will perform two new mixed reality compositions: XAANADRuuL by Canadian composer Jeremy Owen Turner, and The Heart of Tones (mixed reality version) by American composer Pauline Oliveros.

The performance will take place on Second Life, on site at Open
Space in Victoria, BC, Canada, and will be audio streamed live on the web. For
updates and listening urls, go to
or see web stream urls at the bottom of this post.

Audio Web Stream urls:

Shoutcast server 1
Listening url server 1

Shoutcast server 2
Listening url server 2

Shoutcast server 3 (reserve)
Listening url server 3



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istanbul music & things to research

Agit - (pron. aught ??) Kurdish women wailing in music. traditional in Eastern Turkey

book (Andrew bought) - "Journey of a Sufi musician"

other music styles : Fasil, Arabesque music

music of Turkey wikipedia entry

Taksim - improvisation : A specific sequence of classical Turkish musical forms become a fasil, a suite an instrumental prelude, an instrumental postlude (saz semaisi), and in between, the main section of vocal compositions which begins with and is punctuated by instrumental improvisations taksim

makams - musical scales in Turkish music

instrument - Oud, Saz

Uganda & Sira events for feb 2008

so I don't forget ... here's the events coming up at Uganda & Sira. I went to Music House today and bought some more Israeli / Jerusalem based music. the guy in the store told me about Uganda and Sira, a couple of places in Jerusalem where you can see / hear live electronic & experimental music.

Uganda myspace page



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