Typhoon - Performing Sound

Haco, Joyce Hinterding , Robin Fox, Fast Mountain Die , Jojo Hiroshige, Lovely Midget, Gail Priest, Stasis Duo, Greg Hainge, Philip Samartzis, Susan Ballard, Caleb Kelly

Exhibition Dates
21 - 22 October 2005

Typhoon will be an extreme and diverse series of performances drawing on experimental musics from the areas of noise, rock, improv and digital musics.

Overview

TYPHOON will be an extreme and diverse series of performances drawing on experimental musics from the areas of noise, rock, improv and digital musics. The performance event will be a beguiling clash of overtly physically performances and highly performative though not necessarily body oriented works. By bringing together diverse and confronting performance practices it will become clear that performativity does not lie exclusively in the modernist myths that still underpin musical performance through the concepts of gesture and virtuosity. Typhoon will also include a forum featuring academics and performers from Brisbane, Melbourne and New Zealand.

 

Numerous debates critically rage over the nature of performance in the 21st century. These debates are especially volatile in the area of new musics, contemporary computer mediated performance and electronic based musics. The events will feature two musicians from Osaka–Jojo Hiroshige and Haco. Hiroshige is best known for his part in infamous performance noise band Hijokaidan and he is a key figure in the noise and outsider rock world of Japan, both as a guitarist and through his noise label Alchemy. Extreme noise is at the centre of Hiroshige’s practice framed by barked vocals and freeform feedback. Haco, a truly eclectic experimentalist, will perform her Stereo Bugscope piece which uses two contact microphones to pick up and amplify the oscillating sounds from a computer's internal electromagnets.

Gail Priest, performance documentation, Artspace, Sydney, 2005