I'll be play with Spartak (Shoeb Ahmad and Evan Dorrian) and Kusum Normoyle to form a Spartak Quartet.

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Over the first 2 Wednesdays in October Stutter will be presenting some audiovisual works amongst other performances as part of Digital Fringe

Next Wednesday the 1st of October @ Stutter...

  • Shoeb Ahmad / Kristi Monfries
  • Spartak Quartet
  • Kusum Normoyle
  • David Shea / Kristi Monfries

Shoeb Ahmad / Kristi Monfries - Shoeb Ahmad - Returning to Melbourne to launch his new release 'Sea Songs, Dead Ends And Sleeping Pills' (Sound&Fury) and it's companion on 'In The City' (hellosQuare), Stutter will see Shoeb explore extended improvisation using guitar and loops alongside preparations and found sound while navigating the naive songforms of his previous work.

Kristi Monfries' work is dedicated to a range of mediums that include collage work appropriation pieces, improvised and experimental music, single chanel video and live video improvisation in combination with musicians, print/design/web. Focused on an individual and whole artistic approach to living, feminine identity and sexuality, media gathering and re-invention.

This will be a first time collaboration between Canberra musician Shoeb Ahmad and ex Canberra visual/video artist Kristi Monfries.

Spartak Quartet - Spartak swell to a four tet for a special show in Melbourne to coincide with the Colony Room tour. Featuring Felicity Mangan (bass + electronics) and Kusum Normoyle (voice + electronics) alongside the duo of Shoeb Ahmad (guitar + loops) and Evan Dorrian (drums + percussion), expect some bustling noise alongside dysfunctional rhythms and microtonal whirr, somewhere between beautiful and retarded.

Kusum Normoyle - As a vocalist and electronic artist, Kusum's sound has developed a sympathy for broken language and communication technologies. She uses the outer limits of her voice, in combination with varying electronic media, broken instruments, radios, microphones to explore improvisation and vocal norms. A graduate from Electronic Arts at UWS, she is a practicing sound artist /musician in Sydney who has performed alongside Marcus Schmickler, Lawrence English, Jacques Soddell and Toy Bizarre amongst others.

David Shea / Kristi Monfries - Caves of the Silk Road: A solo sampler work based on the Buddhist stories of the ancient trading route from China to Turkey. Along the desert in China travelers would visit caves along the road which functioned as temples and devotional sites. Still filled with paintings, statues and layered in mythological stories I follow the path of a traveler in a solo sampler piece based on stories of three of the caves.

David's performance will also be accompanied with visuals by Kristi Monfries.

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street,
8:30 PM
$5 on the door