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The NOW now and Freda's presents: Nmo/sass Hound/jono Mi Lo

  • Freda's 107-109 Regent Street Redfern, NSW, 2016 Australia (map)

The NOW now, with thanks to Unsound Adelaide and Freda's presents a night recompressed political sound. 

N.M.O.: Morton J. Olson & Rubén Patiño (Norway/Portugal)
SASS HOUND: Willurai Kirkbright
JONO MI LO: Jonathan Lockhart (US)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Freda's, Chippendale.

NMO: Morton J. Olson & Rubén Patiño (Norway/Portugal)

Radical post-military industrial Fluxus techno… for your listening pleasure. 
The group describes its style as “Military Space Music AND/OR Fluxus Techno” in promotional materials, and while this might simply seem like psilocybin raver jest, a little bit of research proves there is some conceptual conceit backing it up. In a mix and accompanying essay for the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art last year, Olsen considered “the possibility of drumming” and how it might be a “universal, even innate” form of expression, noting in particular drumming’s historical use in military communications. Upon closer inspection, this theme of militarization suffuses N.M.O.’s work from the formal level—their snares pound out authoritative patterns like a drum brigade’s—to track titles, such as “German Trained Unit 1-4,” and the names of this record’s two halves (“Nordic Mediterranean Organization” sounds like a covert operation, while “Numerous Miscommunications Occur" might be a description thereof.

SASS HOUND... Wiradjuri artist songwriter,singer,blood bleeder, honest as fuck heart and guts out. Conscious music and bared teeth. Listen up. 

JONO MI LO (Jonathan Lockhart) is a sound artist, composer and beat-head from New York. His remarkable approach to live electronics bridges hip-hop, pop-synth and minimal soundscapes. An immersive, elusive combination of complex noise and recompressed aural history.

We wish to acknowledge the custodians of this land, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation and their Elders past and present. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. 


Earlier Event: November 20
Evenings @ Peggy’s 13
Later Event: November 22
Intra-Splinter - Splinter Orchestra