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Polythinking: AOYE
Áoyè (熬夜) means “to stay up all night” in Taiwanese

FRI 27 Apr 2018
8PM - late
Copacabana International, Melbourne
139 Smith St, Fitzroy
Wheelchair accessible

$10 on the door

Image: Betty Apple performs at Sublate, Photos by Etang Chen, triptych by Jaye Carcary

Betty Apple (Taiwan)
Chunyin (Rainbow Chan) (Sydney)
Corin (Melbourne)
Enderie (Sydney)
Jannah Quill (Melbourne)
Moopie (Melbourne)
Pjenné (Melbourne)

Co-curated by Rainbow Chan and Jannah Quill

Music is a kind of polythinking. Electronic music is irreducibly multiple – the merging of human and machinic consciousness into a form of emergent organic-artificial intelligence. Maybe one of the reasons we love it so much is that the extending of subjectivity into the electronic paradigm allows us to speculate on the possible futures existing beyond the limits of the singular, fleshy, human subject.

Similarly, DJing too represents a kind of proliferation of thought, where alternate production has always exceeded mere party-making to forge new identities, new feelings; new forms of social, sonic, temporal and physical relation. Multiplicity emerges out of the shadows in the boundary-ignoring bringing-together of disparate elements in a recoded space of exception.

Above all, the dancefloor is a place for polythinking, an extraterritorial enclave where normal rules for living are temporarily suspended, and you can be (with) someone other than yourself, in the embodied agency and rhythm methodologies of collective experience.

Aoye will feature live electronic sets from Corin, Enderie, Jannah Quill and Chunyin (Rainbow Chan), and DJ sets from Betty Apple, Moopie and Pjenné.

This event is an aftershock from Liquid Architecture’s 2017 Entering Tone tour of Taiwan, reconvening Betty Apple, Enderie, Jannah and Chunyin in a reprisal and extension of their performances at Sublate in Taipei.

the voices

Betty Apple (Taiwan)
Betty is raw sonic sexuality channelling post-millennial tension. Betty’s brazen beats drench late-night electronica with feisty abstraction and East Asian pop sugar. A signature style of provocation, anticipation and domination.

Corin (Melbourne)
Corin is machinic mimicry. Intuitive algorithms via classically-trained synthesiser-smashing and backed by driving automated elemental energies. Epic aural scapes of ruin and renewal.

Enderie (Sydney)
Enderie is solo stop-start sample-cunk. Quart dumb-dub of Cured Pink; but here all sampler; a love of labour in done climes; working-class-rock samples loaned to Airtasker’s club style guide. Done incorrectly for all to see.

Jannah Quill (Melbourne)
Jannah Quill is techno phased with menacing interjection of static and tone. Cracked electronics wrangle with club beats. Screwed layers of harsh noise channelled through attentive structure, simultaneously brutal and beguiling.

Moopie (Melbourne)
Moopie is master in the mix. Unconstrained, unconventional, a probing selector of eclectic tracks with a strong rep for stellar sets.

Pjenne (Melbourne)
Pjenne is fresh on the decks but armed with a vast collection of soul, spiritual jazz, modal and disco expertise. Expect a euphoric exploration of dancefloor gems and sonic obscurities.

Rainbow Chan (Sydney)
Chunyin is the solo dance project of pop-queen Rainbow Chan. Bodily, frenetic and brutal it fuses jacking rhythms and choppy samples into bristling dance-floor critiques of consumer culture.

polythinking

We are all multiple. At any one time, a person is the sum of divergent forces, histories, narratives – we are many things to many people (especially ourselves). This means you are always already poly, you too contain multitudes. Contradiction, incoherence, uncomfortability, a refusal to read: what if the very things you thought were destabilising are actually a source of strength?

Polyphonic thinking doesn’t just mean the sound of many voices, all replete in their unique texture. It means, paradigmatically, listening differently – listening openly, embracing complexity, shifting codes and extending beyond collective comfort zones. Above all polythinking is about learning how to hold multiple truths at once, producing collaborative sound and listening – and applying that to thinking about how to move forward, together.

We are starting with the future because by figuring out where we want to be and working back from there we can start designing the today we need, instead of just accepting the today we have already.

acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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