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Refraction #2 - sound art performances

Refraction is a sound/new media performance series, featuring students performing alongside established artists. Refraction is dedicated to the support, mentorship and development of student projects as they take their practice from the classroom to the community.

featuring:
Pimmon feat. Dappler Effect
Nick Wishart
Mailer Daemon
Dimentagon (UTS)

$5/$10 at the door

Bon Marche Studio, University of Technnology, Sydney
755 Harris St, Ultimo
Friday, 23 April 2010
18:30 - 20:30

P I M M O N
Pimmon (aka Paul Gough) is recognised internationally as one of a handful of new artists pushing the boundaries of music and digital composition. Gough's music is a combination of pop, minimal composition, exotic drones and field recordings, which creates a dense, emotive, compelling and challenging listening experience. Refraction will see Pimmon collaborate with the Dappler Effect (aka Andrew Wholley) to evoke stunning visuals and epic reverberations.

Andrew Wholley is a Sydney based filmmaker who began taking an interest in cinematography in the mid nineties, shooting many short films. In 2007 he completed his debut feature film Left Ear, which premiered that year at The Melbourne Underground Film Festival [MUFF]. It was awarded The Special Jury Prize, Best Actor [Lech Mackiewicz] and Best Screenplay. It went on to screen in 2008/9 at Raindance (London), Indie Lisboa (Portugal), ToffiFest (Poland) and Lausanne Underground (Switzerland).

N I C K W I S H A R T
The story of Nick's journey into toy based sound and rock is incredible. Nick's parents were huge fans of the cult director Werner Herzog. Being born soon after Herzog's masterpiece The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Nick was kept in a cellar until the age of 17 with no outside human contact. Through this period of isolation Nick developed hyper-sensitive hearing and at the age of 17 was taken to a toy store and released into the world. This event was to have profound affect on Nick and he has toy obsessed from that day on...

M A I L E R D A E M O N
Bouncing like an overfull web mail account, established industry heavyweight Mailer Daemon draws from a rich collection of scenes and genres to dominate the dance floors and radio waves alike. While his Midas-like-gold-touch for remixes is high in demand from heroes such as Bag Raiders, The Panics, Spod, Killa Queenz, Red Riders, Phrase, and The Herd. In this Refraction exclusive Set, Mailer D explores the schizophrenic and cognitive aspects of dub reggae and it's evolution to future-beats/dubstep.

D I M E N T A G O N (UTS)
Ricky Pannowitz is by his own admission a technology obsessed audio nerd. Ricky records under the name Dimentagon and his debut album Babelfish Wisdom is an audio adventure into progressive electronica. Ricky is currently a Post Graduate Media Arts and Production Student, specialising in sound. Refraction will see him bring a set of micro, glitchy crunchy nut beats coated in deeply layered melodic soundscapes.

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