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The Sounds Unsound Presents #20

  • The Hideaway Bar 156 Enmore Road Enmore, NSW, 2042 Australia (map)

Number 20 in the resurrected series of improvised, experimental or just plain weird yet beautiful music nights. Still blending the acoustic with the electric, the subtle with the bombastic.

6.30pm doors

7.00pm Rich Machine AKA Rich Daddona vs Trevor Brown
8.00pm Jan Cornall (Jan Cornall Songs)
9.00pm The Not Too Distant Future 
10.00pm The Randy Wormholes

Visuals by LIVING SCIENCE Dept. (Colum Skeleton)
Soundscape interludes by Matthew Syres

Rich Machine vs Trevor Brown
One man, a drum kit, electronics, and a warped sense of humour. It's experimental music, but not as we know it Jim. Rich Machine will be joined onstage by composer, multi-instrumentalist, improviser, director, producer, sound designer, occasional academic and radio presenter, Trevor Brown.

Jan Cornall (Jan Cornall Songs)
Singer/songwriter/performance poet Jan Cornall wrote her first song in 1974 on the Utah/Nevada border after hitching a ride with the road crew for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. She played percussion in an all-girl latin-jazz band in Oregon and on her return to Oz wrote the cult hit musical 'Failing In Love Again' for the Pram Factory Theatre in Melb (1979). After touring capital cities with pianist Elizabeth Drake she settled in Sydney and wrote a number of musicals for community theatre companies touring regional Australia. Since 2004 Jan has travelled in S.E. Asia collaborating with poets, artists and musicians in Indonesia and Burma and performing her work at literary and performance art festivals. When she is not teaching writing or composing novels, Jan likes doing vocal improv in pedestrian tunnels and tall ceilinged bathrooms.

The Not Too Distant Future
Solo guitar. Sounds to create background landscapes.

The Randy Wormholes
The Randy Wormholes play improvised loops, noise and abstract mayhem - members come from Sydney bands Tactics, Swansea Hit and Run and Legendary sea apes and feature Phil Stallard (guitar, loops, Vox), John Cobbin (Guitar), Garry Manley (loops, keys), and Lex Robertson (keys).

LIVING SCIENCE Dept. (Colum Skeleton)
Projectionist extraordinaire for the legendary Scattered Order.

Matthew Syres
Founding member of Sydney groups Forenzics and Syntax Error, Matthew has an eccentric and unusual approach to the guitar, using multiple effects, delays and looping to build complex improvised sonic textures informed by noise, post-rock, industrial and soundscape music. Here he plays an optical theremin, open jack and contact mic to create subtle textured soundscape interludes between sets.


Earlier Event: September 29
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