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I Hold the Great Rack // Maria Moles & Adam Halliwell

  • Bohemian Grove 342 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills, NSW, 2010 Australia (map)

I Hold the Great Rack (VIC) // Maria Moles & Adam Halliwell (VIC)
Presented by Bohemian Grove at Lamps (Hibernian House)


Doors at 7pm, music starts at 7:30pm. $10 donation. BYO.

1st set: I Hold the Great Rack

Reuben Lewis - trumpet & electronics
Emily Bennet - vocals & electronics

"Reuben Lewis, I think we were flirting or maybe it was just me flirting with you? Ah well, ah well, ah well. Ah well it’s all for the promotion of my band. And, you know, any press is good press and any mess is good stress. It’s all good. No worries. I’ve forgotten already what you even said. Nah. It’s in the past, it’s whatever. Oh, don’t even worry about it."

Reuben Lewis, from the popping psychedelic jazz collective I Hold the Lion’s Paw, and Emily Bennett, from the landscaping surrealist improvised trio Great rack and empty club reverb, clash in the meta-named duo, I Hold The Great Rack. Lewis hustles on trumpet through an outboard of effect pedals as Bennett speaks her mind via an outdated Korg multi-effects rack.


2nd set: Maria Moles & Adam Halliwell

Maria Moles - drums & percussion
Adam Halliwell - guitar

A noticeable zeal colours every unexpected stroke in a pointillist constellation of detail, guided dynamically by the simple joy of playing and exploration in these four able hands. With backgrounds in studied performance, both are noted improvisers and collaborators in their home of Melbourne and have toured internationally - as well as performing and recording solo Moles has played as a percussionist/drummer in backing groups for critically lauded idiosyncratic songwriters Jaala (Wondercore Island) and Francis Plagne, while Halliwell has contributed as a guitarist with Hyperborea (Nice Music), Mildlife and leads his own First Baboon Civilisation (Moontown), both bringing their hardened and distinct aural practices to every role they meet. Each recording or performance from this pairing proves improbably unpredictable, the instrumentation scorching cyclically through their regular guitar and drumkit formations and into a mist of found percussion, wind instruments and real time processing.


Come down and check it out!

Buzz '401' at the door for entry, then come up to level 4.