The pioneering German composer and experimental musician Hauschka is pleased to announce a five date AU tour for November, 2015 in support of his breathtaking new album Abandoned City. Volker Bertelmann – known best these days as HAUSCHKA – is one of the most recognisable 21st Century proponents of what is known as prepared piano (one whose sound is altered by the insertion of alien objects between or upon its strings, hammers and dampers).
HAUSCHKA studied classical piano from the age of nine and despite nine years of classical training, his interests were never as pure as the tutelage he received. With early public forays in the major label hip hop act “God’s Favourite Dog” and the Drum ‘n Bass quintet called Nonex, HAUSCHKA has always been both instinctive and fuelled by a love of rhythm.
At the turn of the century, HAUSCHAK’s interests … Read More »
Top Shelf, The Windish Agency, 380 Grad, Erased Tapes & Graphic @ Sydney Opera House are very proud to present the debut tour of Kiasmos in Australia and a one-off specially commissioned show of Ólafur Arnalds for the Graphic Festival.
Ólafur Arnalds debut performance in the Concert Hall of Sydney Opera House will feature new songs, rareities and seldom played works with new arrangements by Viktor Orri Árnason for chamber orchestra. To round out this special event we are proud to announce that this show will have a suite of new visuals by Icelands cutting edge video artist, Máni Sigfússon. DO NOT miss this one-off show.
Kiasmos & Ólafur Arnalds Australian tour dates:
Fri 25th Brisbane Festival http://bit.ly/1HPkGhq
Sat 26th Rosemount Hotel, Perth www.rosemounthotel.com.au
Sun 27th Wave Rock Weekender, Hyden www.waverockweekender.com.au
Thurs 8th Jive, Adelaide http://bit.ly/1KY9McS With Special Guests PINES
Fri 9th Melbourne Festival http://bit.ly/1IAK5fg
Sat 10th Ólafur Arnalds @ Sydney Opera House sydneyoperahouse.com/graphic
~One off concert of new works and rareities … Read More »
August 9th @ The Vanguard, Newtown
Tickets via – http://www.thevanguard.com.au/shows/2015/08/09/marc-ribot/13137
Marc Ribot (pronounced REE-bow) is one of the worlds leading guitarists, composers and collaborators. Well known for his work with the legendary Tom Waits “Guitarist Marc Ribot helped Tom Waits refine a new, weird Americana on 1985’s “Rain Dogs” (Rolling Stone). He has also worked with many highly regarded artists across the breadth of his career. From Wilson Pickett & Chuck Berry & Allen Ginsberg in his early days to the likes of Elvis Costello and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss more recently. He’s also been the “go-to” guy for a plethora of artists when recording. He’s graced albums by; Norah Jones, The Black Keys, Beth Orton, Neko Case, Laurie Anderson, Madeleine Peyroux and many many more. He regularly collaborates with T Bone Burnett and works constantly with John Zorn.
Marc has also released over 20 albums under his own name, spanning the genres of jazz, experimental, post-rock, Cuban son and punk. Working … Read More »
“Très charismatic pairing of sexy songstresses” The Australian
“Two lovesick songbirds in a melancholic pas de deux. Superb” Australian Stage
“It is impossible not to be charmed by the hypnotic voices of Baby and Lulu” Arts Hub
‘Lara and Abby combine their amazing talents in an explosion of French chic.” Alt Media
Baby et Lulu, Australia’s seductive French-language chanteuses, present their sensational new CD, ‘Album Deux’ (‘Album No.2’).
A truly magnetic musical partnership which has been seducing audiences since their debut release, much loved artistes Abby Dobson – ‘Baby’ (Leonardo’s Bride) and Lara Goodridge – ‘Lulu’ (FourPlay) have recorded a second selection of classic and contemporary chansons, as well as, for the first time, a number of their own original compositions written in French. Baby et Lulu have enjoyed a new found poetic freedom in writing in the language they both love so much.
Produced impeccably … Read More »
FourPlay String Quartet & Neil Gaiman continue their collaboration this June in the UK, behind closed doors, creating a new project which will see the light of day in 2016.
There will be ONE SHOW ONLY previewing this work in progress, June 5th @ the Leicester Square Theatre. Tix onsale soon.
Neil Gaiman Melbourne
& Sydney this January
Sat 17th: Mona Foma, Tasmania
“The Sleeper And The Spindle”
Sat 24th: Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
“The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains”
Sat 31st: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney
“An Evening With Neil Gaiman”
Presented by Top Shelf & Sydney Writers Festival
On top of his already announced show at Mona Foma, Neil Gaiman will be performing two very different and special shows this January, each with Australia’s eclectic, electric string quartet, FourPlay.
In Melbourne, he will perform “The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains” which was toured in the USA & UK earlier this year, to sell out crowds including Carnegie Hall AND two Barbicans in London.
In Sydney, it will be a night of surprises. Neil and FourPlay will be conspiring to create something … Read More »
Debashish Bhattacharya in Jan – Sydney & Tasmania.
Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya returns for a brief visit to Australia this January at the kind requests of Sydney Festival & Mona Foma. Debashish is hosting the first festival of slide guitar in India and flies to Australia the morning after it finishes!
Thurs 15th: City Recital Hall, Sydney w/ special guest Jeff Lang (Sydney Festival) http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2015/debashish-bhattacharya
Fri 16th: Rosny Barn, Tasmania (Mona Foma)
Sat 17th: Spring Bay Mill, Tasmania (Mona Foma)
Sun 18th: PW1, Hobart, Tasmania (Mona Foma) http://mofo.net.au/program/debashish-bhattacharya/
Debashish Bhattacharya is considered, by many, to be the most accomplished slide guitarist alive today. His guru, Brij Bhushan Khabra, is considered the father of Indian classical guitar, indeed he was the first artist to play Hindustani classical music on slide guitar. In 1933 slide guitar came from Hawaii to India (Kolkata ,hometown of Debashish). Debashish learned Hawaiian guitar in … Read More »
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
In 2011 A Winged Victory For The Sullen introduced themselves to the world with a self-titled album, showcasing their unique
collaboration of ambient guitar drone from Stars Of The Lid member Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie and sparse piano tunes by
contemporary classical composer Dustin O’Halloran, winning them fans around the world.
“An immersive, and inevitably cinematic, ambient gem” ★★★★ Mojo
“A Winged Victory’s music, more active than drone and thicker than minimalism, captures movement and freezes it” Pitchfork
In Bologna, Italy, Adam was on tour and playing with the late Mark Linkous & Sparklehorse, on what would be their final European tour. That night Adam invited friend and colleague Francesco Donadello to see the concert, and Francesco’s guest this evening was composer Dustin O’Halloran. Through a strange twist of backstage conversations, a curious friendship began that now has brought forth an offspring of truly curative compositions for … Read More »
TUBA SKINNY (New Orleans)
Return for their FOURTH Australian tour with two new albums for sale at shows: “Pyramid Strut”, recorded in Tasmania by Chris Townend on their last tour and their new album “Owl Call Blues”. Book fast, their last tour was FULLY sold out.
The members of Tuba Skinny migrated to New Orleans independently of each other, all with the desire to play music. They met on the streets and began busking together then travelling around the United States, riding freight trains and making music wherever they would go, originally as the “Dead Man Street Orchestra”. While on tour, hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Though the city was left devastated and flooded, most of them knew, without a doubt, that this was the place that they would call home.
In 2009 … Read More »
“Nothing short of magnificent” The Scotsman
FourPlay String Quartet
present their new album
& national tour dates.
IN STORES & ONLINE Oct 10th. Distribution via MGM
FourPlay String Quartet return from wowing audiences at New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Barbican Centre with their new album, This Machine – the next step in the evolution of the string quartet as songwriters.
Australia’s favourite electric string quartet, FourPlay began life playing mostly covers. This Machine is their first album of 100% original material, and arguably their finest, most intriguing long-player to date.
What’s in store? Epic soundscapes, rock ‘n’ roll ,chainsawing violas, jazz, eastern influences, pop songs.
It’s been eighteen years since the first FourPlay album, and the band has certainly come of age. The four members (brothers Peter and Tim Hollo, Lara Goodridge and Shenzo Gregorio) have lived their lives together, played at some of the world’s most … Read More »