A program of exploratory live music performance, appearing alongside each exhibition opening at Goolugatup Heathcote gallery. Attendance is free, and all are welcome. It is curated by Lyndon Blue and produced by Goolugatup and the City of Melville.
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GOOLUGATUP SOUNDS 16 feat. SCRATCHING, MARCUS WHALE (eora / nsw), LAURA ALTMAN (eora / nsw) Friday 3 November 2023 / Free entry from 6pm
GS16 finds us in the height of Kambarang season, welcoming three acts who illuminate different threads connecting familiar genre tropes with freeform sound exploration. SCRATCHING is the ever-evolving collaboration of Grace Sanders and Ezekiel Padmanabham, augmented live by some of Boorloo’s finest players and sound-shapers. With Grace’s introspective-yet-sprawling songwriting and Ezekiel’s omnivorous production approach, Scratching can veer from futuristic dance-pop to lo-fi folk; ambient balladry to chiming electronica; even to noise and accelerationist pop-punk without once breaking the spell of their distinctive soundworld. Never the type to rest on their laurels, Scratching have hinted at an extra-special set for Goolugatup Sounds 16; whatever it is is likely to be bold and bright, emanating life-affirming creative energy.
Travelling West from Sydney/Gadigal country is MARCUS WHALE, one of the most unmistakeable presences in the Australian DIY music scene. When he’s not making avant-pop with long running duo Collarbones or gothy punk with Perfect Actress, Marcus’ solo practice excavates the “blurry intersection between desire and religion” and “the poetics of memory and ghostliness.” His crystalline voice is typically front and centre - with dramatic electronics, heady percussion and warped club rhythms forming a an ornate, at times grotesque architecture for it to inhabit and diffuse. Effortlessly folding in the aesthetics of opera, horror cinema and hyperreal erotica, Marcus crafts singular moods and an entirely unforgettable live show.
LAURA ALTMAN, also based on Gadigal Country, is a cherished fixture in Sydney’s experimental sound community - known for her roles in projects like Splinter Orchestra, Prophets, Great Waitress, Couch (with Low Flung) and many more. As a composer and solo performer, Laura explores everything from painterly drones and “extended techniques” to song-forms, social practice and the zoomed-in details of timbre and resonance. Tone List (who alongside Goolugatup are presenting Laura’s artist residency at Yagan Mia / Wireless Hill) remark that “Laura has an extraordinary and unique practice of improvising with clarinet, cassette tapes, resonators and acoustic feedback from small speakers, in a manner where it's hard to distinguish what thing is making what sound.” Whatever their puzzling origins, Laura’s sounds are bound to captivate, thrill and intrigue.
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Night of live music featuring Bambi & Allbrook, Special Feelings Feat. Bad Whipp
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Night of live music featuring Macpherson/Valenti/Carlton/Pass, Rare Faction
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All the way from Marlinja, NT, Mudburra artist ELEANOR DIXON presents an unforgettable set of vocals, cello and electronics; and local luminaries MIKE MIDNIGHT and LIA T debut a collaboration spanning dubby ambience, liminal moods and club-informed sounds.
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Goolugatup Sounds returns for its twelfth instalment - featuring improvisitory electro-acoustic trio Anaxios, and dynamic afro-pop collective TAB Family with special guests Veronikka & Kuda Mic.
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A night of intimate and inventive live music. Combining classical piano improvisations with electronics and an experimental spirit, DUOFOLD present their live debut, alongside the stunning harp-driven jazz of local favourites TURIYA.
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GOOLUGATUP SOUNDS returns on July 28 with more adventurous music by the riverbend. Visiting from Hobart/Nipaluna, SODA LITE creates rich electronic sound-worlds, evoking sun-dappled landscapes teeming with life in constant motion. Meanwhile, JEREMY SEGAL, NAOKO UEMOTO and JOSIAH PADMANABHAM swirl free jazz with generative electronics - with unique, breathtaking results. Entry is free, with full bar, delicious food, and stellar art exhibitions opening alongside.
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Late-afternoon-through-sunset edition, featuring all-new commissioned work Mei Saraswati, plus Erasers, DJ Yira, and pop-ups from Volim and Teeter Bakery.
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feat. SCRATCHING, MARCUS WHALE (eora / nsw), LAURA ALTMAN (eora / nsw). Friday 3 November 2023 / Free entry from 6pm. GS16 finds us in the height of Kambarang season, welcoming three acts who illuminate different threads connecting familiar genre tropes with freeform sound exploration.
Goolugatup Sounds is a curated performance program. If you think your work would be a good fit for the program, express your interest to the curator via email.Contact the curator
Goolugatup Heathcote is located on the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, in the suburb of Applecross, just south of the centre of Boorloo Perth, WA. It is 10 minute drive from the CBD, the closest train station is Canning Bridge, and the closest bus route the 148.58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross, Boorloo (Perth), Western AustraliaAccessibility and amenities
The Gallery is open 10-4 daily, and closed public holidays. The grounds are open 24/7.