Splitrec Tour – Australia

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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