Avantwhatever is proud to present Martin Kay’s Stadium as the last in our series of limited edition releases. It records the crowds of voices that fill the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) – a body public. It’s available from our online store on CD – packaged in beautiful 100% post-consumer recycled wallet and labeling, printed with recycled toner cartridges, hand numbered and including a digital copy – for only AUD$10. It’s strictly limited to 100 physical copies but you can also download it as high quality 320kbps MP3, 24bit 48k FLAC or CD quality WAV files for AUD$5.


Avantwhatever Monthly - August 2016

Avantwhatever Monthly – August 2016

Alex Garsden
Amanda Terry & Tim Green
Matthew Revert

The Alderman
134 Lygon St

Wednesday August 10
Entry $10 | 7pm for a 7:30pm start

Performer details:

Alex Garsden

Alexander Garsden (b. 1987) is a composer, guitarist and electro-acoustic musician, working across multiple exploratory musical disciplines. He is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Recent works include commissions from the Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, Speak Percussion, Michael Kieran Harvey, Jessica Aszodi, Eugene Ughetti, and Golden Fur, alongside performances with Slave Pianos (Melbourne/Yogyakarta), Erkki Veltheim, and
Rohan Drape.

He performs as a soloist of both notated and improvised musics, and in a range of other contexts including True Strength (with Ida Duelund-Hansen), Francis Plagne, Ned Collette and Wirewalker, Yuko Kono, and Forth Impact (with Sam Dunscombe).

Alexander is co-director of the INLAND Concert Series, and has taught through the RMIT and the University of Melbourne.

Amanda Terry & Tim Green

Violin and percussion duo from Brisbane.

Matthew Revert

Matthew Revert is an author based in Melbourne, Australia. His work tends toward the indescribably unusual and patently absurd and defies easy genre classification.

His first book, ‘A Million Versions of Right’ was released in July 2009 by Australian-based press, LegumeMan Books. It has been very well received by those kind enough to read it, which to be honest, isn’t that many people.

Outside of writing, Matthew also works as a graphic designer. He tries admirably to record music, however he’s not very good at it. His only area of vague aptitude is in writing.


Avantwhatever Festival Poster

Avantwhatever Festival is a five day showcase of contemporary experimental music that we will be staging in our media partner Triple R FM’s Performance Space in Brunswick, Melbourne from July 13-17 this year.  Here is the program in full:

Wednesday July 13 – Performances – Triple R Performance Space – Doors at 7:30pm – $15 plus booking costs

Robin Fox
Joel Stern
Rosalind Hall

Thursday July 14 – Performances – Triple R Performance Space – Doors at 7:30pm – $20 plus booking costs

Gabi Losoncy (US)
Thembi Soddell
Half High
Martin Kay

Friday July 15 – Performances – Triple R Performance Space – Doors at 7:30pm – $30 plus booking costs

Jason Lescalleet (US)
Peter Blamey
Smash Tennis
Carolyn Connors

Saturday July 16 – Soundwalk – Meet on Sydney Rd outside Brunswick Town Hall – 12pm – Free

Anthony Magen

Saturday July 16 – ‘Trophy Tape’ Screening and Q&A – The Alderman – 2:30pm – Free – Limited Capacity – RSVP to avantwhatever [at] avantwhatever [dot] com

Jason Lescalleet (US)

Saturday July 16 – Performances – Triple R Performance Space – Doors at 7:30pm – $30 plus booking costs

Manfred Werder (CH), Arek Gulbenkoglu, Simon Charles and Shani Mohini-Holmes

Sunday July 17 – Performance – Merri Creek – 12pm – Free

Jim Denley

Sunday July 17 – Workshop – The Alderman – 2:30pm – Booked out!

Manfred Werder (CH)

Season Tickets – $95 all up