AUDIO UPDATE
Sunday January 08th 2012, 11:25 pm
Filed under: News

This was my 2011 in 25 mp3s or less:


JAN: POLETOPRA

Marco and I started the year with one of our best sets:

1/1/11 (i)
1/1/11 (ii)
1/1/11 (iii)


JAN: SPEAK @ MONAFOMA

Speak Percussion started the year by performing an amazing program of percussion ensemble music at MONA FOMA consisting of Xenakis, Varese, Lim, Griswold, Tenney and Grisey. They also commissioned a piece for 12 from me, some of which you can hear here:

speaktassie

Flesh and Ghost


MAY: US/CANADA

PIVIXKI was invited to FIMAV and one the way we stopped off in San Francisco and played trio with Patton, which was devastating. I also did my very first solo quadrophonic electronics show for Lampo at the Graham Foundation:

sllubharpo

3rdcoast

The other reason I was in Chicago was to collaborate with Third Coast Percussion and Timothy Munro on my piece for percussion quartet and bass flute that Tim commissioned. I still can’t decide whether its one of the best things I’ve done, or a total failure, so I decided to stop writing dots for the rest of the year and think about it….Tim did an awesome job and gave it a second performance in Brisbane with Clocked Out led by Vanessa Tomlinson:

Lost Compass


JUN-SEP: ERRORS OST

burton

My old friend Eron Sheean finally got his first feature film off the ground entitled Errors of the Human Body, and he asked me to do the music. The soundtrack will be coming out on Editions Mego in 2012 on 2LP! These are the first public samples:

At least I knew…
Humans and Mice
Burton’s Syndrome
XIJ






SEP: PIANO

Literally the day after we finished recording the soundtrack, I went to Western Australia for a week and had a lot of work featured at the Totally Huge New Music Festival. Speak played two of my pieces and I performed a piano solo at the State Theatre Centre:

Perth 1
Perth 2
Perth 3



OCT: PIVIXKI TOUR/ASTRAL COLONELS FINISH LP

montreuil_felafel

PIVIXKI toured Europe with Marco opening. Valerio Tricoli and I have been working on a new record for ages and its finally coming out this year on PAN, which we’re super happy about. We did some shows in London, Koln and Zurich earlier in the year, but the record is one of those painstaking studio outings…the band is called ASTRAL COLONELS, after artist Nanetti’s nickname whose show I saw at the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne and it blew my mind:


Good Times in the End Times (i)
Good Times in the End Times (ii)
Good Times in the End Times (iii)
Good Times in the End Times (iv)


NOV: ARCHITEXURE AT THE MELBOURNE TOWN HALL

MTHorgan

The City of Melbourne commissioned me to write a new work for the pipe organ at Melbourne Town Hall. For those of you who don’t know, its the biggest instrument in the southern hemisphere, consisting of around 10,000 pipes, and has a 64′ Gravissima pedal (which is definitely the most insane acoustic bass I have ever heard). I wrote a kind of 45′ schematic, with quadraphonic surround:

Architexture


DEC: KAYFABE

Natasha Anderson and I were asked to play the What is Music Festival at Revolt, featuring some ridiculous amount of speakers (around 140)…so we formed a band called KAYFABE.

Day 1_2
Day 2_1
Day 3
Day 4
Day 4_2

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