First published on 1 Sep 2013. Updated on 2 Sep 2013.
Think less rollerskates and Cliff Richard, and more Melbourne musos including Alex Badham (Aleks & the Ramps), Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue) and Evelyn Morris (Pikelet). Visit the specially formed supergroup as they write, produce and record an EP, and check out the accompanying photographic exhibition celebrating the local indie music scene, plus recent vinyl cover art, film clips and live band footage. Also, karaoke.
Well, this is cosy: one performer and one punter, sitting in one of 15 teepees in Federation Square, for a short burst of sonic art. Hang around at the end of each day for performances by Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Amplified Elephants and theatre company Rawcus on the Saturday and Japanese sound artists Masayuki Kawai, Pardon Kimura and Cal Lyall on the Sunday. This is a Melbourne Festival event.
RMIT boasts the first dedicated sound art collection in an Australian university, and they’ve constructed a fancy circular structure called the Torus (pictured) in which to experience it. Check out 19 works by acclaimed local and international artists, including 2010 Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz’s ‘We’ll All Go Together’.
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