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Out Hear at Summersalt Festival 2015

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Summersalt Soundwalk

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New Music Network presents West Head Project

Sunday 29th November, 11am – 5pm

A Sound Walk on the Grand Canyon Walk, Evans Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. With Anthony Magen (sound walk), Dale Garfinkel (prepared trumpet) and Jim Denley (wind instruments).

NOTE: This sound walk is limited to 15 people. No refunds.The walk will be approximately 3-4 hours and all participants will be required to be fit to walk and comply with NSW NPWS Conditions.The walk will commence at 11am sharp with no late comers admitted. There are limited toilet facilities in the park. Wear comfortable shoes and carry a light backpack with own water and food. WET WEATHER: The walk will still continue in wet weather. The address will be changed to King’s Tableland, King’s Tableland Rd, Wentworth Falls. You will be notified of wet weather change of venue on the day. Please note that NPWS may close the park at short notice.

Grand Canyon Walk

Evans Lookout
Evans Lookout Road
Blackheath, NSW 2785

Meet in the car park 10.45am and be prepared to leave 11am sharp.

Contact Details:

Jim Denley, West Head Project, 0405 906694.

Link to bookings page

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Out Hear at SummerSalt Festival

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These soundwalks are a unique adventure involving focused listening, walking with awareness, as well as surprising performances along the route. There’s one main but worthwhile challenge in that participants are asked to refrain from talking for the duration of the event. This also means phones off, no tweets, no facebook etc! Led by musician/instrument builder Dale Gorfinkel and featuring guest artists, the Out Hear Soundwalks are sure to inspire curiosity and lend a fresh perspective on the local area.

Guest artists include Jim Denley, Anthony Magen, Marco Cher-Gibard, John Jacobs, & Kevin Lo.

Times
Thursday 5 Feb – 6pm
Friday 6 Feb – 6pm
Saturday 7 Feb – 10.30 am (this session is wheelchair accessible)
Sunday 8 Feb – 10.30 am

Duration 1.5hrs

Meet Dodds St, Southbank (near corner of Southbank Boulevard)

Please note that capacity is strictly limited. To register in advance for this event please email info@summersaltfestival.com.au and be sure to arrive 15mins early to claim your spot.

We recommend comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle, hat and sunscreen.

http://summersaltfestival.com.au/event/hear/

Presented by SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival

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SplitRec Tour – Australia

In coming weeks the Splitrec label will be taking the artists involved in their new and upcoming releases on a tour around Australia – hope to see some of you at the gigs, (where we’ll have discs for sale).

Geoffrey Barnard a member of the 1970’s pioneer impro group will give a pre-concert talk on Teletopa – splitrec 23
Dale Gorfinkel footpump, balloons, garden irrigation, taps, plastic containers & reeds – splitrec 25
Peter Farrar alto saxophone – splitrec 26
Truancy Cor Fuhler (piano) and Jim Denley (winds) – splitrec 24
Amanda Stewart voice and text – splitrec 27

15th Concert and 16th (Wkshop) November Adelaide  Sounding Off
18th MelbourneMake it Up Club Bar Open, Fitzroy
20th Canberra Smith’s Alternative Bookshop
22nd Sydney – Peoples Republic of Camperdown
23rd Brisbane Upstairs@199
1st December Perth Tura New Music at Ellingtons

Dale Gorfinkel’s Switches and Hose – splitrec 25

Dale builds automated sonic contraptions and modifies other instruments, especially the vibraphone and trumpet. His first solo release reflects a diversity of interests and approaches. He has chosen 4 radically different pieces.

1. Switches & Hose (9.40)
Footpump, balloons, garden irrigation, taps, plastic containers & reeds. Melbourne, April 2014

2. Gong cage (6.05)
Kinetic sound sculpture in a bird cage. Yogyakarta, April 2014

3. I’m walking in a room, with two vibraphones (7.23) Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, April 2014

4. Enoggera (8.35)
Modified trumpet at Enoggera Reservoir, Brisbane 2013

Cover art is by Clare Cooper, from an image of one of Dale’s contraptions – silk screened in NSW.

A new recording from West Head Project – splitrec 21, is to be released on End of the Alphabet Records

The notation for an improvisation is the performance space itself: one plays it’s acoustic properties, size, shape and surroundings.” David Ahern 1971.
WHP has been performing in outdoor locations across Australia for many years. On this outing in the Blue Mountains hamlet of Linden, the audience moved together quietly in a condensed Soundwalk from the railway station to the main intersection where the Country Fire Authority and a small playground act as a community hub before dripping into Kings Cave where the performance was recorded.

releases 21 November 2014

Jim Denley – prepared sax
Matt Earle – electric guitar
Anthony Magen – water, steel pot, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass bottles, cassette player, cast enamel lid, bottle tops, plastic bags, dirt.
Dale Gorfinkel – prepared trumpet

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Wonderful review of Out Hear in Alice, by Kieran Finnane in Alice Springs News Online

http://www.alicespringsnews.com.au/2014/09/16/the-art-of-walking/

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Alice Desert Festival: Out Hear in Alice Springs

Buy tickets online now

A series of outdoor performances led by artist/musician Dale Gorfinkel and performer Fina Po, Out Hear in Alice takes you on a journey, on foot, through the hills, trees and rocks surrounding Alice Springs, engaging with sound, place and sight in a fresh context.

WHEN: Saturday 13 September, 2.30pm – 4pm
& Sunday 14 September, 2.30pm – 4pm
WHERE: Starts and finishes at Festival Club
COST:Tickets $15

Audiences will be walking through the Todd River and will need appropriate footwear, a hat and some water.

http://alicedesertfestival.com.au/events

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Footscray Soundwalk – Melbourne Jazz Festival

Saturday 7th June, 3pm

Meet at Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland St, Footscray
Led by Anthony Magen/ Dale Gorfinkel/ Jim Denley/ Matt Earle/ Uncle Larry Walsh
Free

Listen to boats, birds, other Soundwalkers and guest musicians on a surprising, spontaneous listening journey through the streets, waterways and secret spaces of Footscray. 

http://melbournejazz.com/program/soundwalk-meet-at-footscray-community-arts-centre

Visit here and here for a schedule of other city soundwalks for MIJF led by Anthony Magen.

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Maribyrnong Soundwalk: 3pm, 23rd November 2013

co-presented by Out Hear, West Head Project & Footscray Community Arts Centre

**Online bookings now closed. Please contact Footscray Community Arts Centre 93628888.

People have been making music outdoors on these lands for thousands of years. The Maribyrnong Soundwalk brings together musicians Jim Denley (saxophone), Monica Brooks (accordion), Dale Gorfinkel (modified trumpet), sonic adventurer Anthony Magen, local Indigenous dancers and story-teller Uncle Larry Walsh. It encourages active listening to learn about the unfolding stories and soundscapes of local places.

There’s one little challenge for the Soundwalk, no talking for about an hour. This focuses the listener to experience a relaxed event! All you need to bring along are your ears, your feet, walking shoes, a hat and some water.

Time: 3pm, Saturday 23rd November, 2013

Meet: Footscray Community Arts Centre

45 Moreland Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Cost: $15

Bookings: **Online bookings now closed. Please call Footscray Community Arts Centre 93628888.

Book now for this Big West Festival Event (please note this event has limited capacity so booking is recommended)

Duration: approx 1.5 hours

Bring suitable shoes for walking.

This project has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

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West Head Project & Out Hear in Bendigo

4pm, Sunday 17th November 2013

For this event we will take a soundwalk led by Anthony Magen from the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology. Embedded at points along the route will be the musicians of the West Head Project – Monika Brooks (accordion), Dale Gorfinkel (modified trumpets and sonic contraptions) and Jim Denley (wind instruments).

For over a decade, the musicians of West Head Project have been encouraging a culture of listening and making music outdoors. These events help to raise awareness of different acoustic ecologies and provide a relaxed context for enjoying music.

The group takes it’s name from West Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Sydney, where their initial events took place. Since then they have presented events around the country including on top of Mt Wellington for Mona Foma in Hobart, and at the recent Balance-Unbalance and Floating Lands festival in Noosa. Their CD, A Closely Woven Fabrik, documents an event on Maria Island off the east coast of Tasmania where they were artists-in-residence for the Ten Days on the Island Festival in 2009.

Meet: 4pm at The Old Fire Station, 52 View St, Bendigo

Duration: approx 1.5 hours

Bring: ears, water, hat, walking shoes

Cost: $15/10. No bookings required, please arrive 10min early register your place.

more info and updates: www.outhear.com

This project has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

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West Head Project and Out Hear at Brisbane Forest Park, QLD

1pm, Saturday 28th September 2013

 For this event we will take a soundwalk led by Anthony Magen from the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology. Embedded at points along the route will be the musicians of the West Head Project – Monika Brooks (accordion), Dale Gorfinkel (modified trumpets and sonic contraptions) and Jim Denley (wind instruments).

For over a decade, the musicians of West Head Project have been encouraging a culture of listening and making music outdoors. These events help to raise awareness of different acoustic ecologies and provide a relaxed context for enjoying music.

The group takes it’s name from West Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Sydney, where their initial events took place. Since then they have presented events around the country including on top of Mt Wellington for Mona Foma in Hobart, and at the recent Balance-Unbalance and Floating Lands festival in Noosa. Their CD, A Closely Woven Fabrik, documents an event on Maria Island off the east coast of Tasmania where they were artists-in-residence for the Ten Days on the Island Festival in 2009.

Meet: 1pm at Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre, 60 Mount Nebo Rd, The Gap, QLD

Duration: approx 1.5 hours

Bring: ears, water, hat, walking shoes

Cost: $15/10. Book now through TryBooking (tickets are also available at the event but please note places are limited)

more info and updates: www.outhear.com

This project has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

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Sproing Sprung Spring! Melbourne Soundwalks

Three Wednesday evenings in September 

Join musician and Out Hear founder, Dale Gorfinkel, and Anthony Magen (Australian Forum of Acoustic Ecology) for a series of sonic adventures through the city to celebrate the arrival of warmer months! The experience of walking with a focus on listening will reveal surprising and subtle perspectives of Melbourne’s streets, laneways, and secret spaces.

Dates: Wednesday evenings – 11th, 18th, 25th  September

Time: 6pm – please arrive 10min earlier to register your place

Meet: Federation Square stage (under the big screen)

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: $15/10

Bookings: Book now! through TryBooking (places are limited so it is advised to book for this event)

Bring sensible shoes for walking

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Soundwalks with Anthony Magen (AFAE) + Dale Gorfinkel (Out Hear)

Wednesday 5, Thursday 6, Friday 7 June at 6pm- Meet at Federation Square Main Stage (under the big screen)
Sat 8 June 11pm – Meet at Kelvin Club
Sun 9 june at 3pm – Meet at Federation Square Main Stage (under the big screen)

Embark on a surprising, spontaneous journey of listening walks & encounters in the streets, laneways and secret spaces of Melbourne’s CBD.

Led by Anthony Magen (Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology) and musician Dale Gorfinkel (Out Hear) on his radically-modified trumpet & customised instruments, hear guest musicians, buskers, cars, birds, trams and other Soundwalkers and get a new perspective on the subtle soundscape of the city.

Please note this is a walking tour – sensible shoes are recommended. Spaces are limited – arrive 10 minutes early to register your place.

FREE

http://www.melbournejazz.com/v2013/webpages/event.php?cID=48

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West Head Project at Balance-Unbalance, May 31 – June 2 2013, Noosa QLD

West Head Project (Jim Denley, Monica Brooks, Dale Gorfinkel) will present an outdoor performance on June 2 as part of Balance-Unbalance 2013, a major international conference designed to use art as a catalyst to explore intersections between nature, science, technology and society as we move into an era of both unprecedented ecological threats and transdisciplinary possibilities.

Balance-Unbalance 2013 is hosted by the UNESCO recognised Noosa Biosphere, a dynamic learning laboratory for sustainability in one of the most pristine and diverse environments in Australia. The three-day conference will take place May 31 to June 2, 2013 at Central Queensland University, with satellite events at Lake Cootharaba as part of the 2013 Floating Land Festival.

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Sound & Vision – Counihan Gallery Brunswick March 2013

Dale will be presenting an interactive performance/workshop and soundwalk as part of the current exhibition ‘Sound & Vision’ at the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick. The exhibition runs from 1 to 31 March featuring sound installations by Sarah Duyshart, Ross Manning & Emma Lashmar.

  • Saturday 16 March, 2.30 pm – Interactive performance and workshop: Make your own musical instrument with musician Dale Gorfinkel (Children and adults welcome). Bookings are essential for this event. Phone 9389 8622 to book a place.
  • Thursday 21 March 6 pm – Sound Walk with Out Hear and Sounds Like Movement with Dale Gorfinkel (sounds) and Peter Fraser (movement). Join us for a guided walk while your ears resonate to the sounds of Brunswick. Guaranteed to be a special event. Bookings are essential for this event. Phone 9389 8622 to book a place.
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Out Hear & The West Head Project (WHP) will be presenting concerts around the county in 2013. Details soon. In the meantime, check out the new WHP page.

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presents

What is Music!
Sonic Systems Laboratory

Date: 3.30pm and 6.30pm, Saturday 8 December 2012
Where: Old Darlington School, Maze Crescent, Darlington, Sydney

Artists:
Robbie Avenaim (percussion)
Dale Gorfinkel (percussion)
Chris Abrahams (piano/electronics)
Cor Fuhler (piano/electronics)

This program features Robbie Avenaim and Dale Gorfinkel from ‘SSL’, joined by Chris Abrahams (piano/electronics) and Cor Fuhler (piano/electronics). The extended SSL ensemble combines traditional and extended techniques with physical modification of the artists’ instruments. The group will employ various motorised percussive mechanisms alongside traditional instrumentation, and in so doing, will have access to greater scope for both composing and improvising. This is an integral part of the compositional process of the group and represents a collective effort to build better relationships between mechanical devices and improvisers.

Date: Saturday 3.30pm & 6.30pm, Saturday 8 December 2012
Where: Old Darlington School, Maze Crescent, Darlington, Sydney.
Tickets: $10 – $20 Donation
Bookings: Phone: 0411 606 077 or Email: nmn@newmusicnetwork.com.au

Information, please contact:
Philippa Horn, Manager, New Music Network, P: 0411 606 077 E: nmn@newmusicnetwork.com.au

Dedicated to the promotion and performance of new music in Australia.

www.newmusicnetwork.com.au

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‘Sankofa’ by Asanti Dance Theatre
Out Hear artist, Dale Gorfinkel will be performing as part of Asanti Dance Theatre’s new production at the Malthouse Theatre 14 & 15 Dec, and then at the Drum Theatre in Dandenong 20 Dec.
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