Tempe Jets music studios and rehearsal space presents the fourth in our six part showcase series for 2015. #4 is curated by Melbourne-based record label AVANTWHATEVER and will feature:
Ur 1st Luv
Sunday April 26 2-6pm
1 Holbeach Avenue Tempe
Ur 1st Luv
Ur 1st Luv make limited edition sound art products for the modern world.
Ben Byrne is a scholar, musician and curator interested in sonic art, media and culture. He is currently teaching in Media & Communication at RMIT University. He recently completed a PhD, producing a thesis, Murmur, that argues sound is a multiplicity.
He has performed extensively in Australia and overseas over the past ten years, using a variety of electronics. Notable recent performances include appearances at Melbourne Music Week, Myopic Books Music Series, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the NOW now festival and series, Moduluxxx, the Make It Up Club and Avantwhatever events, among many others.
He has produced and contributed to releases on a number of labels, including his most recent solo release Breach on Copy For Your Records and releases on Avantwhatever, Wood & Wire and Splitrecs.
He makes installations, the latest of which, Tumult, was presented at Firstdraft Gallery. Also, he has produced a sound work for theatre titled Too in collaboration with Carolyn Connors and Cynthia Troup, which was staged at La Mama Theatre.
He has been a director of both the Electrofringe Festival of Electronic Arts and the Liquid Architecture Festival of Sound Art and is the founder and director of Avantwhatever, a contemporary experimental music label.
Samuel Bruce is an artist and musician living in Sydney whose practice encompasses generative audiovisual abstraction, handmade electronics, a catalogue of garage sale signs and endurance karaoke. Current work involves making electronic devices either as musical instruments for use in performance, or functioning autonomously as installed works.
Brand X is a not for profit organisation that re-purposes space for Sydney’s performing and visual art communities. In operation for over 10 years, the initiative is a direct response to the lack of affordable space for artists to practice their craft. The current charter includes TWT Creative Precinct, Brand X Studio, Camperdown Clubhouse and Tempe Jets.
Tempe Jets would not be possible without the generous support and assistance of Marrickville Council.