Avant gardening

Here I am performing poetry “with an avant garde twist”

It involved remixing one of the poems in the book being launched, by using the cut-up technique.

I recorded this version of the piece the following day:

Photo by Neil McAliece.

Writing machine

'Self-Organization' by Courtney Brown, metal art bronze octopus and Underwood typewriter. 

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Recently I recorded my partner singing the songs she'd sing to put our children to sleep

I'd first considered this when those kids were much younger and, since they don't need to be sung to sleep, it almost seems redundant to record those lullabies now.

Most nights they wish me goodnight hours before they plan to go to bed!

However, it had been one of those activities on my to-do list, then the Disquiet Junto prompt last week reminded me.

The reason is one that Thomas Edison recognised when he developed the phonograph: 

The family record; preserving the sayings, the voices, and the last words of the dying members of the family...

Earlier this year a friend died from Motor Neurone Disease, which was confronting for the speed that it took away her abilities.

After the friend lost her ability to speak, my partner found a recording she'd made of her singing.

It was powerful to hear her voice again and a reminder of the importance of capturing those moments.

Backyard sounds

One day I'd like to make an Australian version of this idea

Thank you Yanco

The inFrequency tour rumbled through Yanco on Saturday night as a diverse line-up brought their audiovisual performances to town

Griffith's Bernard Gray shared his experience in live-coding at a workshop during the afternoon, then demonstrated the flexibility of this approach with a set that leapt from a jazzy opening into distorted beats before cooling off with a funky break that he seemed to materialise through programming on his keyboard.

Bassling brought a collection of synthesisers onstage to accompany video projections and audio-activated visuals. (Photo by Bernard Gray)

See video here!

Dron Skot's techno pummelled the sound system and brought a cheer from the Chinese restaurant next door. 

(Thanks Lee and Donny!)

DJ Ruined My Wedding Day walked a fine line between giving the crowd the pop music they thought they knew, then perverting it into breakcore and rave.

Myst Mach's performance began with an audience singalong to 'Promiscuous' by Nelly Furtado, then channeled the spirit of Sophie with a DJ set accompanied with dancing and manipulated video that looked like it came from a fisting video.

The All Services Club provided a warm and friendly venue, as well as being enthusiastic in their support for the event.

Thanks also to our bartender, Dale.