Upcming Shows Jan/Feb 2017

Thursday 26th of January

Marco Fusinato & Joe Talia

Crys Cole
Francis Plagne (w/ Rohan Drape [keys], Alex Garsden [guitar], Yuko Kono [bass], Scott McConnachie [saxophones] and Joe Talia [drums])

Toff In Town, 252 Swanston StreetDoors at 7:30

Now based in Tokyo and quickly becoming an important part of its vibrant music scene, drummer and electronics performer Joe Talia (collaborator with Oren Ambarchi, Jim O'Rourke, Ned Collette, and countless local performers) returns to Melbourne for two sets at the Toff in Town. In a recently inaugurated duo alongside Marco Fusinato on guitar/distortion, Talia will perform on Revox reel-to-reel tape machine, sculpting a sonic mass that swings between electro-acoustic abstraction and psychedelic noise. He will also bring his unique touch on the drums to a set with Francis Plagne's band (also featuring Yuko Kono, Alex Garsden, Rohan Drape and Scott McConnachie), stretching the limits of the song form into unfamiliar shapes. Also featured will be a rare solo set from Crys Cole (Canada), who uses deceptively simple means to creates textural works that continuously re-tune the ear and delicately seek to both reveal and obscure the intricacy of seemingly mundane sounds and actions.

Saturday 11th of February
Francis Plagne (w/ Yuko Kono and Joe Talia)

Nanahari, Oriental Bldg. B1, 2-7-1 Shinkawa, Chuo-ku
2000 yen


Inland 16.8: Dry Land Ecology Festival

Some exciting performances coming up at The Substation in Newport between the 28th and 30th of September . Alongside some of the the most interesting figures in Australian contemporary music, I'll be performing twice: in audio-visual duet with Hanna Chetwin's 16mm films on Thursday the 29th, and presenting a recent piece for 8-track cassette tape on Friday the 30th.

If you'd like to book tickets online, they are available at

7:30pm Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 & Friday 30 September 2016
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport
Tickets $25/$20
Wednesday 28 September 2016
Natasha Anderson, Rosalind Hall, Jeanette Olivia Little, Sabina Maselli, Amanda Stewart, Lizzy Welsh, Alexander Garsden
Thursday 29 September 2016
Hanna Chetwin, Rosalind Hall, Francis Plagne, Amanda Stewart, Lizzy Welsh, Rohan Drape
Friday 30 September 2016
Paddy Mann (Grand Salvo), Evelyn Morris (Pikelet), Francis Plagne, Byron Scullin, Alexander Garsden


New release: Chalk/Chetwin/Plagne split cassette with Joe Talia

I'm very pleased to announce the release of some music I recorded with Andrew Chalk and Hanna Chetwin at Andrew's home in Hull in 2013.

It's out now on a split cassette on a new Melbourne label, Nice Music. The other side features a beautiful piece by my good friend Joe Talia.

Details and sound samples are available at the Nice Music bandcamp: https://nicemusiclabel.bandcamp.com/album/002-split

Funeral Mutes reviewed in April issue of Wire magazine