3-5pm, Wednesday 19 November, Thursday 20 November, Friday 21 November
Drop in, drop out and sample a selection of ‘hits from the gong’.
Between 3pm and 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the IBP workshop opens to the public. These two hour freeform sessions will sit somewhere between a noise laboratory and improvised jam session.
The artists will be experimenting and exploring new ‘instruments’ including the table hurdy-gurdy, bird organ, electromagnetic spinningfields, shell vibes, wall hammer, and things that don’t yet have a name. This is all in advance of more formal concerts and programming that will take place on Sat 22 and Sun 23 Nov.
Everyone is invited to come and join in!
NGV Studio, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square from the 1-23 November 2014
Closing Weekend: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November
IBP3 – D.I.W.O (Do It With Others)
Saturday 22 November
“Well we got no choice
All the girls and boys
Makin all that noise
‘Cause they found new toys”
School’s Out, Alice Cooper.
Time to get schooled, IBP style. Saturday from midday till 5pm, The Instrument Builders Project presents a series of uneducating activities designed to help you listen, build and compose in radical and imaginative ways. D.I.W.O (Do It With Others) is always better than D.I.Y (Do It Yourself).
Pia Van Gelder and Caitlin Franzmann present a lesson in ‘Expanded Listening’. Because everyone knows that Big Ears is cooler than Noddy.
Skills: listening to the world, processing what you hear.
Max 10 people (on a first come first serve basis)
Tintin Wulia spins the pedals on the Odong-Odong Dang Ding and explains the mechanics of composing for this souped-up road machine – in advance of Sunday’s four-wheel rally to the Federation Bells.
Skills: mechanical composing
Max 15 people (RSVP email@example.com)
Yogyakarta synthesiser maestros Andreas Siagian and Lintang Radittya (LIFEPATCH.org) join with Benjamin Kolaitis from Media Lab Melbourne to present a participatory lesson in experimental sonic-circuitry. Walk away with a “SQUARESYNTH”, an analogue noise-maker crafted by your own hands that you can learn to control using touch, plants, light and pencil drawings.
Address: Melbourne Media Lab
IBP3 – NEW NOISES
Sunday 23 November
A concert featuring never before heard instruments played in never before thought-of ways followed by an Odong-odong procession out of the NGV studio, through Federation Square, along the river and up to the Federation Bells.
Dale Gorfinkel, Wukir Suryadi, Lintang Radittya, Andreas Siagian, Michael Candy and Pia Van Gelder perform on the table-top hurdy-gurdy, bird organ, electromagnetic spinningfields, shell vibes, hammer time, and things that don’t yet have a name.
Tintin Wulia leads a noise-makers procession on her Odong Dangding up to the Federation Bells where she’ll present new compositions for vibrating bamboo and wireless pedal powered percussion.