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Noel Meek & Olivia Webb (NZ)
Sister0 (Tas, just returned from Austria)
The Hovering Waitresses (Tas)
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$5
The Grand Poobah
9pm, noises at 9:30pm
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- Noel Meek & Olivia Webb - 
Wellington-based sound artist, Noel Meek, has been working in experimental music for over 15 years. Meek’s current music project uses samplers to build drones out of acoustic and electric instruments using non-traditional tunings and notes pitch shifted by microtonal intervals to build ecstatic layers of overtones. His latest live works have been described as “apocalyptic.” 

Artist and musician Olivia Webb reworks video of simple, natural environments to complement and build upon Meek’s soundscapes. Webb’s videos play with elemental themes, an obsession with weather patterns, and ideas of irrational symmetry. Images morph as the sound pulses creating one holistic/universal experience for the audience.

http://soundcloud.com/noelmeek
http://vimeo.com/96862871

- Sister0 - 
Nancy Mauro-Flude has been gallivanting across the planet and returns purely for this gig - Just to perform for you. 
http://sistero.sysx.org/underwater/sound/index.html

- The Hovering Waitresses - 
http://www.mattwarren.com.au/MWmusicsound.html
http://joshuasantospiritoart.com/
Sep 21, 2014 / 2 notes

Noel Meek & Olivia Webb (NZ)
Sister0 (Tas, just returned from Austria)
The Hovering Waitresses (Tas)
____
$5
The Grand Poobah
9pm, noises at 9:30pm
____

- Noel Meek & Olivia Webb -
Wellington-based sound artist, Noel Meek, has been working in experimental music for over 15 years. Meek’s current music project uses samplers to build drones out of acoustic and electric instruments using non-traditional tunings and notes pitch shifted by microtonal intervals to build ecstatic layers of overtones. His latest live works have been described as “apocalyptic.”

Artist and musician Olivia Webb reworks video of simple, natural environments to complement and build upon Meek’s soundscapes. Webb’s videos play with elemental themes, an obsession with weather patterns, and ideas of irrational symmetry. Images morph as the sound pulses creating one holistic/universal experience for the audience.

http://soundcloud.com/noelmeek
http://vimeo.com/96862871

- Sister0 -
Nancy Mauro-Flude has been gallivanting across the planet and returns purely for this gig - Just to perform for you.
http://sistero.sysx.org/underwater/sound/index.html

- The Hovering Waitresses -
http://www.mattwarren.com.au/MWmusicsound.html
http://joshuasantospiritoart.com/

Sep 18, 2014 / 2 notes

Sleuth - the Transcontinental Distress

I have read Meanjin on and off for many years - in my opinion it has had periods of being the best of the Aussie literary magazines. It has even had periods of having comics in it which were quite notable. In particular Elizabeth Fielding(et al)’s fantastic series Their Hooks Find Hold Deep in Our Flesh which ran through several issues between 2008 and 2009, which I make mention of in this review I wrote about Fluid Prejudice for Island Magazine’s website this year.

SO - I was particularly chuffed to be asked by Meanjin’s incumbent editor Zora Sanders to create something for the print magazine this year. It’s always nice to allowed a fair bit of a creative freedom too … I’ve been doing a fair bit of illustration lately so it was VERY refreshing to find an outlet for the zillions of ideas that I have buzzing around my scalp.

Sleuth is an ongoing series of rambling, intersecting comics that began in 2012 with the Hobart exhibition. In 2014 it has enjoyed a fair bit of exposure - this being its 3rd outing of the year. The first one in 2014 was in April, with the exhibition Sleuth: the Delegation held at Sawtooth ARI in Launceston. Sleuth: OMG was a 4 page comic published in June of this year in Island #137.

And today!
I receive in the post - the printed copy of the Spring issue of Meanjin Quarterly - which has published my 6 page mega-complex Sleuth: The Transcontinental Distress.

Here’s some pics - not really for reading,  it was designed for reading specifically in book form - the page turns are crucial to understanding the mess and confusing layout of this piece. It will probably never work properly reading on the screen. It was really fun to write and layout and makes reference to fictional characters that have died in the Australian landscape, as well as real human beings that have died in the Aussie landscape … and how they have BOTH become mythologised.

Also - my really good friend, and excellent writer Jennifer Mills has a piece in this issue of Meanjin. I recommend you all find an Aussie literary magazine or two! And then subscribe to them forever. I will do my best to continue to encourage them to ALWAYS include comics … because, let’s face it - comics belong in the literary fold.

I have a comic in this issue of #meanjin OUT TODAY across the wide brown land.
Sep 14, 2014 / 2 notes

I have a comic in this issue of #meanjin OUT TODAY across the wide brown land.

soundklubhobart:

October 3

Hobart - Sound Klub 12UpcomingOct 3
Sep 14, 2014 / 2 notes

soundklubhobart:

October 3

Hobart - Sound Klub 12
Upcoming
Oct 3

Sep 14, 2014

What’s mine is yours

What’s mine is yours

joshuasantospirito:

Just stumbled upon this article by Andre Dao that references “The Long Weekend”

Originally posted on André Dao:

Originally published in issue 22 of The Lifted Brow. Buy it here.

I don’t know how to think about these things…[1]

On the one hand, I am distinct from you. I am distinct from my father and I am distinct from my children, were I ever to have any. My existence is…

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Sep 10, 2014 / 1 note

Meanjin magazine

Josh’s next instalment if his rambling Sleuth comics is viewable in the September - Spring issue of Meanjin !

http://meanjin.com.au/editions

sankessto’s next door neighbours at #sarjakuvafestivaalit
Sep 7, 2014 / 3 notes

sankessto’s next door neighbours at #sarjakuvafestivaalit

The toilet bog at #sarjakuvakeskus #sarjakuvafestivaalit
Sep 6, 2014 / 2 notes

The toilet bog at #sarjakuvakeskus #sarjakuvafestivaalit

Josh performed at the Helsinki Comics Festival last night at this event. Also performing at the MBar on Saturday at 5pm - Drive West Today. 

Loving Helsinki!! 
Can’t wait to see the Tom Of Finland exhibition and the Tove Jansson one.
Sep 5, 2014

Josh performed at the Helsinki Comics Festival last night at this event. Also performing at the MBar on Saturday at 5pm - Drive West Today.

Loving Helsinki!!
Can’t wait to see the Tom Of Finland exhibition and the Tove Jansson one.

DWT in Helsinki!! #helsinkicomicsfestival
Sep 4, 2014

DWT in Helsinki!! #helsinkicomicsfestival

Sep 3, 2014 / 5 notes

Some of the Aussie comix I’m taking to Helsinki this weekend!!!

My view. #volissos #greece
Aug 30, 2014 / 8 notes

My view. #volissos #greece

Aug 28, 2014

New listening - DWT

new Drive West Today track as featured on Ears Have Ears program on FBi radio in Sydney.

Aug 28, 2014 / 2 notes
Aug 28, 2014 / 1 note

Turkey travels - I Wanna Be A Travella

Turkey travels – I Wanna Be A Travella

I have been spending a few weeks in Turkey. Every day I have been sketching and making
Travel-comics. When I return home to Tasmania I will set about putting it together, perhaps for the Down There Tascomix series (yet to be decided). Here’s some tasters –

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