SCANNER and PIMMON
1/4-inch was excited to announce the one off Australian performance by SCANNER with special guest PIMMON. Both artists presented awesome 40+ minute sets. What can I say, it was the last show of the year a mind blowing experience.
SCANNER - British artist Robin Rimbaud traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, creating absorbing, multi-layered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways. From his early controversial work using found mobile phone conversations, through to his focus on trawling the hidden noise of the modern metropolis as the symbol of the place where hidden meanings and missed contacts emerge, his restless explorations of the experimental terrain have won him international admiration from amongst others, Bjork, Aphex Twin and Stockhausen.
Take a listen to his online material it’s beautiful!!!!
“Give me two turntables and I’ll make you a universe” (DJ Spooky)
I said “Give me two pieces of bread and I’ll make you a sandwich” (Scanner)
Paul Gough is pimmon. The name acts as an empty canvas for his otherworld soundscapes.
The sound of pimmon? Buzzes and blips, distorted rumbles, ghosts of melody, radar pulses, glitched ambience all are melted into an unpredictable slab of sound that fluctuates on and off.
Minimal and maximised sounds weave without sounding unfocused. Microscopic worlds that are zoom-lensed into grainy focus, alien and yet vaguely familiar, an emotive call from the distance. He is Australian.
Alex White - 1/4_inch August 2010
Rafael Anton Irisarri (USA), Anna Chase and Alex White
On the 16th of August Headlands Hotel in Austinmer was taken over by 1/4_inch for the evening. The bill featured Seattle based artist Rafael Anton Irisarri (aka The Sight Below), Anna Chase and Alex White.
Rafael Anton Irisarri was on tour in Australia promoting his latest release The North Bend on Australian label Room 40.
Special thanks to Lawrence English and Room40 who has allowed this artist to tour this far south!
Seattle based artist Rafael Anton Irisarri (aka The Sight Below) has been exploring textural electronics for almost half a decade. His recorded output, captures an essential vision of floating tones, deep pulsing bass and textured Gaussian curves. His use of repeated phrases, taps into minimalist ideals, whilst his use of atmospheric layers of reverb suggests a more cinematic quality. In all his work is deeply emotive and epic to the point of being symphonic.
Irisarri is traveling to Australia for the first time to celebrate the release of his latest solo LP The North Bend, an album that tips its hat to the rugged terrain of the American Pacific Northwest. Hinting at connections to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, and contributing new forms to the traditions of neoclassical, spectral sound and ambient sublimity - Rafael Anton Irisarri arrives to transport and transfix those that come across his sounds.
Rafael is joined by Anna Chase a Sydney based multi - instrumentalist and vocalist who creates lush, emotive songs; weaving melodies into familiar yet dreamy pop constructions. She uses vocals, guitar and accordion to explore harmonic territories.
Anna Chase appears on ‘Unpopular Music 2009′ and ‘New Weird Australia, Volume Six’.
Alex is artist, musician, arts facilitator and community worker. As a laptop musician he has performed in many Australian festivals and events over the past 5 years including Liquid Architecture, Electrofringe, Impermanent Audio and Disorientation. His live sound is a balance of improvisation built upon and melded with algorithmic and feedback systems Alex co-directed the 2007 and 2008 Electrofringe festivals, in 2008 Alex also took on co-directing Liquid Architecture Sydney, presenting national and international experimental music at a series of large scale concerts. Alex has co-directed Serial Space since 2009.
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