I'll be playing with a four piece band: Joe Talia (drums), Judith Hamann (cello), Connal Parsley (Bass) and Madeleine Martiniello (Guitar).
POLETOPRA (Anthony Pateras/Marco Fusinato)
FRANCIS PLAGNE BAND
TOTE - 1/1/11
"Hungover, brutalized by public stupidity? Can't remember what happened last night? That's OK! The Tote is open for business NEW YEAR"S DAY and
POLETOPRA, FRANCIS PLAGNE and SEAN BAXTER will be sonically curing your injured synapses, with, well, possibly more injury!
POLETOPRA is the combination of visual art iconoclast MARCO FUSINATO (guitar/electronics) and all around composer/electronics whacko ANTHONY PATERAS (analogue synth) in searing duo format. Due to busy international schedules, local appearances are rare for this group, so what better way to continue the count down for the Mayans than with the sounds of apocalypse!
FRANCIS PLAGNE is the acclaimed pop introvert/ all around musical
know-it-all who quietly entraps his audiences with delicate melodies and
fragile arrangements. Joined with full band and strings, his live shows are
a rare gem.
SEAN BAXTER is THE poet of Melbourne avant sound, and has been an on stage regular at the Tote since the early 90s in guises such as the Throwaways, Bucketrider, Embers and SxSxSx. He even has a photo behind the bar. As head honcho of the Make It Up Club, his speeches are almost as famous as his internationally famous shitcore percussion stylez.
This is an all-star bill guaranteed to cleanse the mind and feed the ears on
the day after humanity reaches its yearly low. What do you do on New Year's
As part of Always Moving: A Performance Laboratory in Several Parts, Danae Valenza and Speakeasy Cinema present a re-imagining of silent cinema, inviting local musicians to rescore the experimental visions of seminal filmmakers.
MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON BY MAYA DEREN
RESCORED BY MAGIC SILVER WHITE
WAIL BY JEFF KEEN
RESCORED BY FRANCIS PLAGNE/JARED DAVIS
NECROLOGY BY STANDISH LAWDER
RESCORED BY FIRST CHORUS BAND OF SINGERS
SENTIMENTAL PUNK BY KURT KREN
RESCORED BY EVELYN MORRIS
DREAM WORK BY PETER TSCHERKASSKY
RESCORED BY QUIVER
SPOOK SPORT BY NORMAN MCLAREN
RESCORED BY GEOFF O'CONNOR
FURIES BY SLAVKO VORKAPICH
RESCORED BY MONICA SONAND
FOOD BY JAN SVANKMAJER
RESCORED BY QUA
The Inevitable Orbit , 'First' CDr (From the Same Mother: ftsm 50).
The Inevitable Orbit are:
Greg Allom, drums.
Dion Nania, bass and backing vocals.
Francis Plagne, guitar and backing vocals.
Julian Williams, guitar, lead vocals, mastermind.
Various Artists, 'The Lifted Brow 6' 2CD.
One track by Francis Plagne: 'Canaan (partially derived from Gerhard Ruhm’s Gebet [Prayer, 1954])'.
Various Artists, 'The Warm Cupboard Compilation' LP (Albert's Basement: ab2).
One track by Francis Plagne: 'My Ear Stands Like a Gateway on the Street'.
Various Artists, 'Mistletonia' CD (Mistletone: mist013).
One track by Francis Plagne: 'Krampus with Scale by the Moon'.
Various Artists, 'ESP' CD (Nervous Jerk: jerk005).
One track by Francis Plagne: 'Untitled'.
Francis Plagne, 'Subdivide & Never Stop' cassette (Breakdance the Dawn: bdtd43).
The A side is solo studio material, the B side is a live set recorded by Matt Earle, with Ned Collette on guitar and bass and Joe Talia on drums.
Francis Plagne, 'Francis Plagne' CD (Synaethesia/Mistletone: syn20/mist010).
Order physical copy (for $5!).
Buy digital version.
Francis Plagne, 'Idle Bones' CD (Synaesthesia: syn18).
Order physical copy in Europe.
Buy digital version.
For Australian Orders: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets can be bought here.
Overground at MIJF 2010
Sunday May 2nd, 2010 at the Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne International Jazz Festival and City of Melbourne present Overground, a history-making multi-stage concert featuring a spectacular line-up of some of the most celebrated creative jazz, rock and improvising artists in the world, including world premiere collaborations especially put together for this Festival exclusive event.
Overground celebrates the rich diversity of the underground music culture in Melbourne in a day long event set in the many lost spaces of Melbourne Town Hall. It will be an event where new sounds can be made and heard as the outer limits of jazz and improvisation are explored, incorporating rock, avant garde, grindcore, big band, expanded cinema, contemporary classical and much more.
Highlights include legendary European free-jazz improvisers Peter Brotzmann and Han Bennink; Brian Chase of famed band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with saxophonist Seth Misterka; Oren Ambarchi; Mick Turner; Kim Salmon; Anthony Pateras on the Melbourne Town Hall's Grand Organ; revered pianist Paul Grabowsky with avant luminary Sean Baxter; leading musicians Scott Tinkler, Erkki Veltheim, Simon Barker, Carl Dewhurst and Vanessa Tomlinson; Brisbane-based expanded cinema soundscape artist Joel Stern with stalwart filmmaker Dirk De Bruyn; new music trio Golden Fur; the Embers Big Band, neo-dada upstarts Bum Creek with Snawklor and much more!
What: Overground MIJF 2010
Where: Melbourne Town Hall
When: Sunday May 2nd, 2pm to 8pm