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March 12, 2020

I make Australian music (?) 

I know where my creative expression is gradually beginning to emerge from – the land

The land is not separate from its people. However, being a genetic newcomer, a descendant of invaders, an uninvited guest to this land, challenges my devel...

March 10, 2020

What happened to the neutral sonic space ? 

Sounds organised by musicians through acoustic, mechanical or electronic sources then electronically recorded and replayed through amplified loud-speaker systems in public and semi-public spaces, are ubiquitous in our urban en...

March 4, 2020

Following on from a couple of 'opinion pieces' written last year, I'm persisting with more in 2020.

These blog texts differ from the others on this page in that they are not reports on events but rather "rants" on certain topics (or non-topics !) that motivate me a...

February 20, 2020

Six years ago today the body and spirit of David Ernest Tolley parted ways. “Ernest by name e(a)rnest by nature”, was how he/we joked of this name popular from the turn of the 19th century. I preferred to think of the two words contained within the one; ear – nest...

October 17, 2019

A response to an Arts organisation's proposal;

"Time_Place_Space is Arts House's mobile art laboratory, where artists join minds for a 10-day research-based residency."

https://www.artshouse.com.au/ourprograms/time_place_space-nomad/

my perception of the social milieu in...

August 15, 2019

Musician and friend Adam Simmons sent out an email a few years ago promoting something he called "The Usefulness of Art", along the lines of a music performance event, I believe. 

It was not until a few months later when I received another mailout that I realised I...

February 7, 2019

THIS Ensemble performed on January 26 at museum of innocence mildura in the main gallery space in amongst the in-studio component of Wesley Walters exhibition, curated by Domenico de Clario "Wes Walters: The Art of the Pre-cursor". The more formal exhibit runs concurre...

January 30, 2019

On Saturday January 19 at museum of innocence mildura Carmen Chan Schoenborn and Ren Walters performed together in the main gallery space in amongst the in-studio component of Wesley Walters exhibition, curated by Domenico de Clario "Wes Walters: The Art of the Pre-cur...

October 31, 2018

Emergence
with graphic score by Candice Boyd
at Sanatorium Lake Picnic Ground, Mt Macedon
Sunday, 21 October 2018, 1 – 4 pm

This GAIP- hosted event was built on two provocations.  The first was an emotional one, which took the form of a graphic score which was nailed up...

May 30, 2018

INTERSECTION3 May 18/19, 2018 has found a place as a slow, conversational meeting where the peculiar and particular is found within the ordinary, everyday. Clustering of participants, as shown in the pic above, without any particular motive or ambition are typical.

 A j...

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