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audio pollination 73 featuring Sonya Holowell

Saturday July 20th: Audiopollination 73 Featuring Sonya Holowell

Come out and enjoy great summer infused improvised collaborations featuring visiting Artist Sonya Holowell (vocal)
$10 – doors at 7:30 – music at 8:00

Set 1: Tiina Kiik (accordian), Paul Newman (sax), Laura Swankey(vocal and effects) and Sonya Holowell
Set 2: Alison Keery (movement) and Sonya Holowell
Set 3: Tomasz Krakowiak (percussion or cello), Brian Abbott (microtonal guitar) and Sonya Holowell
Set 4: Elizabeth Lima (vocal/clarinet), Patrick O’Reilley (guitar and effects) and Sonya Holowell

Sonya Holowell is a vocalist, improviser and writer working across new and experimental genres. She is descended from the Wodi Wodi people of the Dharawal nation, on the south-east coast of NSW, Australia. The contexts for her work are diverse, and she is particularly drawn to interdisciplinary collaboration, placing the voice in unusual positions to create new hybrid forms.
Sonya has performed at numerous festivals for new and experimental music including Sydney Festival, Resonant Bodies Festival, soundSCAPE and Liveworks and has collaborated with
ensembles such as the Song Company, Ensemble Offspring and Australian Art Orchestra. Her work has been shown at venues including the Sydney Opera House, Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Gallery of Australia. In addition to performing, Sonya is also co-editor and writer for online arts publication ADSR Zine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=Fdbk57P1Nyo
https://soundcloud.com/acknowledgingcountry/softtone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8PjQDLgFZ8

Audiopollination 66

December improvised festive spirit improvising festively
$10. Event art by Jamie Tompson
Set 1 Paul Newman/ Diane Roblin/ Heraclitus Akimbo
Set 2 Olivia Shortt/ Amanda Lowry/ Katherine Watson
Set 3 Laura Swankey/ Patrick O’Reilly
Set 4 Tetsuo

Audiopollination #53.2 ft. Heraclitus Akimbo (Joe Strutt)

Tuesday April 25th @8pm @ array space (155 Walnut Avenue)  Audiopollination #53.2 featuring Heraclitus Akimbo (Joe Strutt)

Too watch a live stream of the event go to: https://livestream.com/accounts/15801205/events/7317923

It is Joe Strutt’s birthday- and we are celebrating by having Joe shed his skin and metamorphasise into Heraclitus Akimbo to perform collaborative improvised marvels.
Event art by Jamie Thompson
$10
Set 1- Allison Cameron, Kristel Jax and Heraclitus Akimbo

Audiopollination 53.2 Set 1 from Arraymusic on Vimeo.

Set 2- Brian Abbott, Heidi Chan, Laura Swankey and Heraclitus Akimbo

Audiopollination 53.2 Set 2 from Arraymusic on Vimeo.

Set 3- Ambrose Pottie, Andrew Furlong, Karen Ng and Heraclitus Akimbo

Audiopollination 53.2 Set 3 from Arraymusic on Vimeo.

Set 4- Ryan Kinney, Paul Newman and Heraclitus Akimbo

Audiopollination 53.2 Set 4 from Arraymusic on Vimeo.

More on Heraclitus Akimbo
Descriptive blurb:
lo-fi ambient keyboard loops with found sounds

Artist bio:
After buying a guitar in a fit of panic when he realized he was turning thirty, Joe Strutt was once a barely semi-competent bedroom musician. But for the past few years, making music has been mostly pushed aside in favour of his work as a “citizen archivist,” maintaining long-running music blog Mechanical Forest Sound. Documenting ephemeral moments, he has posted more than 3,400 live recordings, mostly of local, independent artists.
In 2015, after the sudden passing of his father, he found himself in the possession of a beautiful guitar (an original edition Fender Starcaster) and some other sundry gear. In an attempt to learn how to use a Boss RC-2 Loop Station, he plugged it into his old Radio Shack keyboard and began noodling. The result of this was A Part of My Inheritance, an album of gauzy ambient sounds that was (to his surprise) released as a tape by Arachnidiscs Recordings in an “extra limited run” that quickly sold out two editions. Further sonic explorations have added other found sounds, such as shortwave “numbers stations” and the mysterious online phenomena known as Unfavorable Semicircle.

Music:
https://mechanicalforestsound.bandcamp.com/album/ufsc
https://mechanicalforestsound.bandcamp.com/album/rehearsals-ep

Videos:
https://youtu.be/B3fOyE2IV8U
https://youtu.be/tr5N_r7aXEI
https://youtu.be/pQciB8jC6Xc
https://youtu.be/YgWbd3yx3Ok