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The Sounds Unsound Presents #17

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

Number 17 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 Gail Priest
8.00pm Silent Towns
9.00pm Louis Burdett and the Bassiks
10.00pm The Spiders (James Heighway)

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

Gail Priest
Gail Priest is a Katoomba/Sydney-based artist with a multi-faceted practice in which sound is the key material of communication and investigation. In her live performance she uses field recordings, processed voice and noise to explore the interaction of the figurative and the abstract, the machinic and the organic, the sensual and the brutal. Her practice encompasses performance, recording, sound design for dance and theatre, installation, curation and writing.

Silent Towns
Silent Towns is a spoken word electronica duo based in Sydney. Poet Peter Roads and musician Alicia May use beats, words, atmospheres and instinct to explore a rich tapestry of emotional landscapes and challenging ideas. Collaborative in nature, they’re often joined by exciting and diverse musicians, ensuring that their heavily improvised sets are never quite the same. This time they’re joined by Warner Hunt. A fascinating composer and artist, Warner Hunt paints incredible soundscapes with his modular synth and Silent Towns can't wait to collide with his bone rumbling bass and beautiful, diverse palette of sounds.

Louis Burdett And The Bassiks
A rare Sydney performance by the legendary Louis Burdett on drums accompanied by Max Fowler Roy on bass and effects. It's unlikely to be subtle.

The Spiders
Brainchild of Blue Mountains based artist James Heighway, The Spiders is a solo noise and improvisation act featuring the use of both multiple guitars and amps in it's performance. Other works by James include hand building and performing with Gutternoize pedals & synths - analogue modular synths and devices.

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

Matthew Syres'
Founding member of Sydney group 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.