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SOLO [piano, prepared piano or electronics]
THYMOLPHTHALEIN [electro-acoustic quintet, since 2009]
KAYFABE [live electronics duo, since 2011]
I perform solo in 3 separate modes: prepared piano, modular synthezier or piano, straight up. Below are a bunch of examples showing what you might expect from a solo set…
(Photo: Marion Innocenzi)
PREPARED PIANO (CHASMS):
(Photo: Aaron Chua)
(Photo: ©Andy Newcombe)
Natasha Anderson: recorders, sensors and computer
Will Guthrie: drums
Jérôme Noetinger: tape machines and electronics
Clayton Thomas: double bass
Anthony Pateras: prepared piano and analogue synthesizer
Since 2009, Thymolphthalein has explored the grass between the cracks – the fertile wasteland between structure and freedom. Taking their name from a key ingredient in disappearing ink, game plans are established and destroyed, paths cleared then obscured, musical links cemented and ruptured. Electronic and acoustic personas rub together to produce a special kind of tension between utopian pasts and and broken futures.
Anthony Pateras (piano and syntheszier) is a prolific, multi-facted composer with an interest in analogue modular systems and extended piano. Jérôme Noetinger (tape machines and electronics) is the originator of live Revox techniques in an improvised context, developed over two decades with his seminal audio-visual group Metamkine. Natasha Anderson (recorders, sensors and computer) splices a performance history in Baroque music with digital signal processing and a unique compositional focus on the uncanny. Clayton Thomas (double bass) infuses his virtuosic bass technique and tone with obsessions running though hip-hop, R&B and jazz, combined with a dedication to playing any musician who seeks to challenge. Will Guthrie (drums) is one of the few drummers who can boast a history in jazz, flamenco, hip-hop and noise, widely regarded as one of the driving forces of Australian free music.
Having featured initially at the SWR New Jazz Meeting in Baden-Baden, the group has go on to perform at major creative music festivals throughout Europe and Australia. The quintet’s first album Ni Maître Ni Marteau was released by Editions Mego in 2011.
[ NEW - JUNE 2012]
Canyon of Stars
Dream Dub —> RIP Henri
[OLDER: JUNE 2011]
Natasha Anderson: computer
Anthony Pateras: analogue synth
In professional wrestling, kayfabe is the portrayal of events within the industry as “real” or “true”. Specifically, the portrayal of the rivalries between participants as being genuine and not of a worked nature. Kayfabe is often seen as the suspension of disbelief that is used to create the characters’ feuds and gimmicks.
Kayfabe have the dubious honor of being the last ever set in the What is Music? Festival’s 17 year existence.