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Space is now used for in house productions only . Sorry . Our rent went up too much . : P

We do have occasional one of shows

 

 

 

 

Nick McGavern

 

Disembraining Machine

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Disembraining Machine #14: Sunday 31 October 2010, 7pm-10pm

 

The Dirlewanger Criminal Brigade (nee The Perfect Lovers)
Historic reunion action for Jamie Hume's legendary dada-noise gang. Unpredictable and unmissable.

 

Ed Blind
http://soundcloud.com/ed-blind
Debut solo performance from violin wielding avant boy-about-town Josh Watson

 

Tony Osborne (Sydney)
http://tonyosborne.net/
Sydney pioneer of full-length improvised theatre and the linguistic intersections between words, the moving body and pitched sound.

 

Marisa Allen
http://www.myspace.com/brementownmusic
Part of experimental blues outfit, Bremen Town Musician, Marisa makes sound adventures; part word, part installation, part site specific improvisation, with violin and vintage tape recordings.

 

Dregsy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LMOAYuJlzU
multimedia improvisations with projection and noise featuring Michaela Sophie-Chin (of a million and one current projects) and pals.

 

Disembraining Machine

 

 

Disembraining Machine #13

Sunday 10 October 2010, 7pm-10pm,

 

KING GEORGE SQUARE, FREE AS PART OF BARI FESTIVAL

 

4 amazing acts with the goal of increasing pulse rates

 

Tomutonttu (Finland) http://www.kemiallisetystavat.com/

Sam Hamilton (New Zealand) http://www.myspace.com/samhamilton0

Pastel Blaze http://pastelblaze.tumblr.com/

Gerald Keaney http://www.myspace.com/geraldkeaney 

 

 

 

Disembraining Machine #12 - Baked Beans
Sunday 29 August 2010, 7pm-10pm, Tidy@Alchemix 29 Logan Rd. Woolongabba, FREE


September 26th TIDY

A Cat
http://www.myspace.com/acatacat

Peter Knight (Melbourne)
http://www.peterknightmusic.com/

Die on Planes
http://www.myspace.com/dieonplanes

Sounds from the Ward
http://www.myspace.com/soundsfromtheward

Tony Osborne (Sydney)
http://tonyosborne.net/

 

 

Disembraining Machine #11 - All that glitters ain't gold
Sunday 29 August 2010, 7pm-10pm, Tidy@Alchemix 29 Logan Rd. Woolongabba, FREE



LEWIS O'LEARY AND THE CUCUMBERS
http://www.myspace.com/qraarqianchurch


WTEM

http://www.myspace.com/wtemspace


WARDEN BURGER

"A corpulent morass of undifferentiated self reference that promises the virtue of swift lobotomy, but instead delivers the fractured enzyme mutant semen of a speed freak ejaculated into a HIV'ed, Parkinsons-Down-Syndromed scabby 93yo rectal prolapse that takes 57 eternities of uncoordinated slop thrusting to squeeze even a single miasmatic satan bile droplet. Also, they are ugly." - 5 stars. Margaret & David.


Disembraining Machine #10 - Cough Cough
Sunday 25 July 2010, 7pm-10pm, Tidy@Alchemix 29 Logan Rd. Woolloongabba, FREE

 

 

Chihiro Butterfly *Sendai, Japan*
j-melodies reduced in a pot of laptoppery
http://www.myspace.com/chihirobutterfle

 

A WALLACE (Melbourne)
minimalist folk meditations on nothingness
http://www.myspace.com/aaronjohnwallace

STAG
carb-centric funk struggle
http://sstag.tumblr.com/

SUBMARINERS
deep glam!

AMSS (Dan Lewis, Lawrence English, Alex Gillies)
nice-guy power-trio; a gentle toasting from hell's fire

 

 

 

Disembraining 9: 20th of June: 7pm to 11pm

 

9th aberrant shindig of the disembraining series set in freshly gentrifying logan road, brisbane's latest cultural hotspot...

featuring:

Nicola Morton *SPECIAL RITUALS*

I will be performing a special Brisbane Only show. Its a bit personal. And its about Time Travel. Featuring reconstructed poems by Sylvia Plath, Arthur Rimbaud. Presenting philosophies of Deleuze and Henri Bergson. Documentation of my transformative events with Simbi Dare in the USA.

Sprot
matt earle (breakdance the dawn, craft bandits, stasis duo) + adam park (perfect lovers, volvox, imprmtlns, etc) doing what they do. Scuzz gourmet.

Matt Kennedy
kitchen's floor front guy performing solo. magical. he told me the other night what his songs are about and it made me feel better.

secret fourth act tbc

between bands joel will be giving away some nice shirts, t-shirts, and trousers found in his storage a couple of weeks ago. all washed and in good condition. top fashion for free

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS::::

 

Disembraining Machine 8

 

Eighth aberrant shindig of the disembraining series set in freshly gentrifying logan road, brisbane's latest cultural hotspot...

 

Sunday, 25 April 2010 19:00 - 22:00:


The Tidy @ Alchemix, 29a Logan Rd, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

 

Skerreks

Organic and synthetic meditations on meditation. Sound to challenge and distort your perception of time, space and corporeality. Debut performance

 

Cup Suits

Extortion in verse and chorus from Adam Rogers (guitar / drums) and Nicholas Rowan (keyboard / tapes)

 

Scraps

Laura Hill's broken hearted pop genius

 

Teen Sex Alrey Batol and Rohan Kitten in illicit noise romance

 

The Vampire Rough remembers ZenCityFitness

Experimental 80's ambience does soundological fantasmitecture - a Casinivale popology.

 

+ Sal-uloid Super8 horror from the Unconscious Archive 

 

 

Disembraining Machine 7


Seventh aberrant shindig of the disembraining series set in freshly gentrifying logan road, brisbane's latest cultural hotspot...

 

Sunday, 25 April 2010 19:00 - 22:00:


The Tidy @ Alchemix, 29a Logan Rd, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

 

Per Purpose (Brisbane)
www.myspace.com/perpurpose
Glen Schenau, Harry Byrne, Joe Alexander play herky jerky noise funk
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Heart Flew Like an Arrow (Brisbane)
www.myspace.com/heartsflew
life death etc..
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Leif Gifford (Brisbane)
what she does when she isn't looking. grand piano and grand video
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Lars Graugaard (Denmark)

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super8 horror movies

 


recording archive of previous disembraining machines with lost domain, neckhold, swamplords, harpie choir..... more...

Disembraining Machine volume 1 compilation CD coming soon...

 

 

 

Disembraining Machine 6 , 7pm to 10pm 28th March


Sixth aberrant shindig of the disembraining series set in freshly gentrifying logan road, brisbane's latest cultural hotspot...

featuring...

 

Roil (Sydney)
http://www.myspace.com/mikemajkowski

 

Jazz/outre trio featuring keyboard explorer Chris Abrahams (The Necks), bassist Mike Majkowski, and drummer James Waples. Furiously elegant group utterances and multi-stranded counterpoint, a weaving of textures that coagulate to form unified phrases before dispersing once more into the churning invention.

 

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Aaron Hull (Woolongong)
http://www.aaronhull.net/
Inspired by filmsound, noise, the Australian landscape and malfunctioning audio equipment. Intimate assaults of noise and shattered glitch.

 

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Science (Brisbane)
http://www.myspace.com/sciencems
http://eternalsoundcheck.blogspot.com/search/label/SCIENCE
2 piece bass/drums/no wave/metal/post-rock/whatever.....
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Unentitled Sideshow

 

 

Disembraining Season 2 : show 5 ! starts Sunday 21st of February : 7pm !!!

 

Disembraining Machine #5

Return of monthly innovative sound and moving image night for twenty ten, best year ever. Guest programmed by Andrew Tuttle for maximum summer bliss.

 

Sunday February 21

 

Tidy Space / Alchemix Studios (29a Logan Rd, Woolloongabba - close to bus stop!)

 

7-10pm, donation entry appreciated

 

Featuring:

Robert Curgenven (Darwin/Berlin/the world; 12k records): www.recordedfields.net/robert_curgenven/home.asp

 

Working with harmonics and textures as articulated not only through instruments/objects, in space and place, but also in time and the dislocation of the remote, Robert Curgenven’s sound explores shifting layers in the fabric of fields of perception, creating vast landscapes from carefully detailed recordings through to immersive resonances via deft manipulations of sound pressure. Employing only analogue means, in a variety of contexts from pure field recordings to feedback and instrumental harmonics to shape relations through sound, his work interweaves the unfolding of complex beauty and the quiet brutality of nature in all of its forms, described by one audience member as "like a punch in the face while elsewhere flowers bloomed."


The Deadnotes featuring The Legend!: www.myspace.com/orangetrumpet

 

The Deadnotes are Eugene Carchesio, Stuart Busby and Leighton Craig, from Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. Armed with an arsenal of trumpet, guitar, drums and casio, the trio make a glorious, semi-spontaneous sort of eccentric pop music that is trained in the 'school of error', and further honed in the 'university of mariachi'.


Tom Hall: www.tomhall.com.au

 

Tom Hall's eclectic works flourish by utilising a variety of mediums, each that reflect on his varied background and interests. With a strong focus on elements of the 'everyday' Hall's practice involves considered explorations into place, space and time. Drawing inspiration from countless 'peripheral' spaces, Hall focuses on using multiple approaches to engage and recontextualise them to the public.


Yout Dem: www.myspace.com/youtdem

Barely describable, delightfully incomprehensible and seriously exciting dub via kosmiche pop via d'n'b via everything created by two dudes with a massive array of rad lo-fi gadgets

 

yeeeeee

 

PREVIOUS HAPPENINGS:

 

Disembraining Machine : sound & moving image night 4: 1st Nobemver 09 : 7pm till late : OUR LAST ONE FOR 2009 : shall return end of February 2010

 

 

6Majic9 . The Scrapes . Vosponder . The Surgeons . Tidy Kid (18min set)*


fourth and final night of aberrant shindigs on the last sunday of each month in freshly gentrifying logan road, brisbane's latest cultural hotspot...

 

curators - "joel stern & tidy kid" (2nd season will being last sunday from February 2010 onwards)

 

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27th September 09

 

Disembraining Machine @ The Tidy Art space (Alchemix Studios) : Night 2

Absoluten Calfeutrail/Dead Boomers (MELB)
http://totalscummaterials.blogspot.com/ - Mark Groves of True Radical Miracle, Whitehorse, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam in solo noise soldier mode plus - Leith Thomas - http://sbbtcl.blogspot.com/ - Sabbatical ringmaster - first ever Bris shows...
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GILLES AUBREY (SWISS)
http://www.myspace.com/gilaubry - http://www.soundimplant.com/gilaubry/ - field recordings, computer programming, surround sound, hacked electronics and improvisation from this well travelled composer...
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LOST DOMAIN (Brisbane)
http://www.myspace.com/thelostdomainisfree - "the muted wailing of the desolate wind over some abandoned cabin in the forest would turn into a haunted piece of music"
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NECKHOLD (Brisbane)
http://www.myspace.com/neckhold - “aural castration”
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MC JAMIE HUME (Auchenflower)
http://www.myspace.com/jamiehume - “remember kids Nihilism(with a capital N) is a philosophy not a lifestyle. Small n nihilists are wankers. Simple as that.”

third in a series of aberrant shindigs on the last sunday of each month in freshly gentrifying logan road, brisbane's latest cultural hotspot...

pataphoric music..

 

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30th August 09

 

Disembraining Machine @ The Tidy Art space (Alchemix Studios) : Night 2

DEADNOTES & THE LEGEND (Everett True) - www.myspace.com/orangetrumpet) - artful brisbane moondogs with world famous brit bigmouth on vox.
CURED PINK RADIO - www.myspace.com/curedpinkradio - post-industrial bliss racket.
YOUT DEM - www.myspace.com/youtdem - dystopian echoplex boogies.
CRAFT BANDITS - http://www.myspace.com/craftbandits - no-fi trance pop from breakdance the dawn stable.

 

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9th August 09: Who are you Lutra Lutra? (france)


29a Logan Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane: Cost: a fiver donation
Also appearing ....... ....... Extrafoxx .... Anonymeye ...... Bigstrongbrute ....... The Swamplords ........

 

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26th July 09 - Disembraining Night One


SWAMPLORDS : monkey riding surfboard
HARPY CHOIR : ruminations on life
IMPROMPTULONS : ruminations on after-life
WHYTE LIGHTNING : avant-garde crystal


music policy - pataphoric
visual policy - taoist

upcoming disembraining machines - DEADNOTES, INSIPID BITCH, YOUT DEM, SCOTT MCCONNACHIE ALABASTER QUARTET, KRAFT BANDITS, CURED PINK RADIO...

curators - "joel stern & tidy kid"

 

"These live event's will be recorded and documented onto a compilation cd to capture some more underground acts currently in play" (by tidy)

 

 

disembraining machine

 

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Performance Fragments (multi media exhibition march 2008)

Artists: Nick McGavern (art/performance) & Tidy Kid (sound/performance)

 

This time around we present a collaboration project between Nick McGavern and Sound Artist, Tidy Kid. The filming of a certain visual performance will commence this week. An exhibit will be held this Sunday, the 9th of March at Alchemix. It will include the set used in the film, the props in their aftermath, paintings and sculptures used surrounding the performance piece and a music track, created and then manipulated live during the filming.

 

Originally created to be performed at the Tivoli Theater in December, this show will finally be on film and we hope to see you at our gallery for champagne to enjoy the aftermath and the distorted visuals of a piece which has just unfolded. Filming will be complete once the doors are opened at 2pm, 9th March.

 

 

alchemix art space

 

 

tengu and tidy

 

Tidy Kid (80's hip hopa) and Nick McGavern (Tengu)

 

filmed

 

7 video camera's were utilized in the filming of the main performance

 

{DVD RELEASE HERE}