Rashad Becker is a composer and musician residing in Berlin. His compositions are multilayered narratives populated by an ensemble of sonic entities. Often there’s a tragic-comical touch, like a cartoon version of what could be a requiem from a dream (or just as much a fertility dance from another dimension).
Recent works include the cycle Traditional Music Of Notional Species released across two volumes on PAN, and the multi-part work Based On A True Story that derives scores from historical occurrences in a sort of ‘sonic staging’. In this context, he is currently commissioned by New York-based ensemble Alarm Will Sound and Berlin string ensemble Kaleidoskop.
Photo: Camille Blake
Keith Fullerton Whitman is an American Composer, Performer, and Writer living in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently in the process of realizing a series of geographically & conceptually aligned Live Electronic Music works under the Redactions banner, and has recently done so for the GRM’s Immersion festival in Paris, Documenta 14 in Athens, Human Resources in Los Angeles, MaerzMusik’s The Long Now in Berlin, The Geometry of Now in Moscow, Standards in Milan, and at the Don Buchla Memorial Concerts in San Francisco.
In addition to performances and recorded work, he has had recent bylines in Bomb, The Wire, and Pitchfork, and is currently compiling his first book, tracing an alternate history & chronology of Electronic Music, for a 2019 release.
Photo: Lindsay Metivier with Nicole Ginelli
Melbourne electronic musician of Fia Fiell, aka Carolyn Schofield, combines her profound practical and theoretical chops as a pianist and composer with a most modern and perceptive ear for stretching out the orbit of millennial electronic music constructs. Her practice is influenced by the rhythms and movements of the natural world and she often investigates an overlapping of hi-res sonic landscapes colliding with emotive compositional cycles.
Photo: Amanda Whiteside
Th Duo Trio comprises of Ying-Li Hooi (Queens Of The Circulating Library, Paris), Rohan Rebeiro (My Disco, Kangaroo Skull) & Tarquin Manek (Bum Creek,Tarcar, F ingers, LST). The group played one show as Dog at Obsidian festival 2017 that careened from the medieval to the modern with an unhinged attitude utilising samplers, synths, guitars, voices and brass, wind and percussion. For this show the band will joined on stage by Sam Karmel (Short Future, Bum Creek, F ingers, CS + Kreme) in order to further traverse into an ineffable world yet to be heard.
Folk, Noise, Electronics, Improvisation – how can radical music help us manifest new possibilities for thinking and imagine new ways of organising community through ritual behaviours, actions and languages? Music as a model for civil society—decoding metaphorical power structures, violence, empathy, ecstasy and cooperation.
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.major supporters