Antoine Beuger [Dusseldorf] is a Dutch composer, flautist, and music publisher. He is the director of Edition Wandelweiser Records.
Memory Biwa [Windhoek] is a historian who lives in Windhoek, Namibia. Biwa’s work combines memory, performance, sound studies and archival theory. Her research focuses on narratives and re-enactments of violence and resistance to colonial war and genocide across southern Namibia and Northern Cape, South Africa.
ASHES OF BURNT SAGE×
Ashes of Burnt Sage are an open-source “shamanic black metal” band. The project consists of a score for a ritual that anyone may play and make use of the band name when doing so. The band is comprised of singers and drummers, with restrictions on the kinds of drums (no snares, cymbals; mallets not sticks).
PAUL BRIGGS &
Paul Briggs & Gracie Smith are Perth based musicians with a history of heavy music between them, and are half of the Perth experimental post rock/metal act, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving. Their curiosity towards contemporary and primordial music leads to a deep exploration of the contrasts within sound, dark to light, overwhelming to uplifting, as well as the impressions left on the observer.
Andy Butler is a pianist and composer living in Melbourne. He plays and writes music that draws from improvised, jazz, experimental and avant-garde traditions.
Lauren Catellani is an independent artist based in Boorloo (Perth, WA). She graduated from WAAPA in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance (Honours). She has since worked as a collaborator, performer, writer, teacher and is a founding member of the dance collective Fonder Physical Theatre.
Simon Charles [York] is a composer, improvisor and sound artist. His recent work reflects an interest in place, using field recording and radical approaches to instrumentalism to explore complex and complicated historical narratives.
Eduardo Cossio is a Peruvian-Australian musician active in the Perth scene as a music writer, presenter on RTRFM, and organiser of the experimental concert series Outcome Unknown.
Digital Penetration is the exploratory electronic musick project of Sage Pbbbt. Some sound collage. Some beats-based stuff. Some noise. Some sound art. Some sampling. Some improvising. Some installation-type-things. Some drone. Some record scratching, tape scratching, radio scratching, arse scratching. Some genre trouble. Some very silly things. Some ‘silent’ things. Some traffic things. Something.
Jameson Feakes is a guitarist and improvisor based in Perth. He likes his sounds the way he likes his walks on the beach: very long and quiet.
Filth Goddess summons the seething sound of light and dark: the loud, the quiet; the pure, the profane.
They make a sacred union of the harmonium and string FX, conjuring sonic explorations that both slay and soothe.
Furchick is a sound artist based in Perth, Australia. She is an experimental musician focusing on noise who incorporates science into her creations, taking her sounds from the natural vibrations created from everyday objects.
Dale Gorfinkel [Melbourne] is a musician-artist whose stylefree improvisational approach informs his performances, instrument-building, kinetic sound installations and animations. Dale’s work aims to reflect an awareness of the dynamic nature of culture and the value of listening as a mode of knowing people and places.
BEN GREENE SEXTET×
Ben Greene (aka Ben Stacy) is a Perth-based drummer, composer and improviser who explores the spaces between experimental rock, free-jazz and noise music. His sextet’s sound combines through-composed passages with structured free improvisation and elements of abstract noise to convey the elusive complexity of reality and the solace found in spontaneous musical expression.
Heathcote Blue began as the solitary folk project of WA songwriter Lyndon Blue, before growing to a duo with Madeline Blue on violin, vocals and recorder, and later a full band in the jangle-pop/country-rock tradition. Influenced by mid-century folk revival, contemporary Australiana and any number of quiet acoustic diarists, Heathcote Blue chews over the landscapes of daily life and the interweaving histories that brought them to be.
Djuna Lee is a double-bassist based in Perth. Trained in both jazz and classical music, she is now keenly involved in the improvised music scene, playing everything from ultra-quiet minimalist music to angular noise.
JASMIN WING-YIN LEUNG×
Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung [Brisbane] is an artist and musician currently based in Meanjin/Brisbane. Her work is made within concert and installation settings, investigating the possibilities inside intimate sonic and social spaces. Jasmin is interested in ideas of listening, resonance, vibration, tuning, environment, sharing and communication - often using her Erhu to express this.
JOE LUI, TAHLIA RUSSELL & KRISTIE SMITH×
Joe Lui is a founding member of Renegade Productions. Within its aegis he creates, writes, directs, designs and composes theatre and performance works. His most recent work was Cephalopod, presented at the Blue Room Theatre in 2019. Joe Lui is the Spirit of the Fringe World.
jalan-jalan borrows from the jazz tradition but takes inspiration from a wide range of music, creating kinetic, polyphonic music for dancing to. Playing freely but interlinked, the musicians improvise around a framework of modular composition – like puppets with intertwined strings, discrete but kindred.
Tinashe Jakwa is a researcher, emerging writer and playwright, and PhD Candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia. Her work disrupts global hierarchies and aims to contribute to the realisation of positive social and political outcomes.
Stuart James is an award-winning Western Australian-based composer, performer, sound designer, audio engineer, and producer. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by the ABC, Decibel, WASO New Music Ensemble, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Michael Kieran Harvey, and have been recorded and released on Tall Poppies. James is a founding member of Decibel New Music ensemble, is a Lecturer in composition and music technology at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and is the founder and main engineer at The Soundfield Studio a commercial recording studio.
JEREMY VON KOBRA×
Jeremy von Kobra [Denmark] is an electronic musician who lives in Denmark, Western Australia. Jeremy has been working on the fringes of the Perth art/noise scene for thirty years. A former member of Thou Gideon and Enargeia, and a current member of Allison Labs and Blue Rat, Jeremy’s haunting noisescapes have graced art galleries, pubs, and small rural town halls.
Robert Machiri [Johannesburg] is a Zimbabwean multidisciplinary artist based in Johannesburg. Machiri’s work exists at the juncture of two streams of practice; his curatorial concepts and a multi-disciplinary production of artworks.
Maral [Los Angeles] has formed a unique vision of club music, one that embraces her heritage and recontextualizes it for a new audience. Focusing on the interplay between sounds and culture she combines Iranian folk field recordings with raw distorted beats, hoping it will introduce listeners to new ways of perceiving music.
Sakidasumi is a multi-faceted Indonesian artist who lives and works in Boorloo. Her creative areas are photography, videography, editing, music production, DJing and performance.
Josten Myburgh is an eclectic musician and organiser who plays with techniques from the worlds of electro-acoustic music, radio art, free improvisation, field recording and experimental composition.
Nika Mo is the alt-folk moniker of Annika Moses. In 2021 the project is taking a tangential swerve, with mundane Perth-poeticisms giving way to theatrical freak-folk. The new band is a gooey conglomerate of folk-enthusiasts and experimental improvisers, lurking in the outskirts of folktales and leaking between the borders of folk music.
PALE RIBBONS TOSSED INTO THE DARK×
Pale Ribbons Tossed Into The Dark is the project of keyboardist and electronic musician Michael Terren, double bassist Djuna Lee, and guitarist Jameson Feakes. Their work explores detailed, sustained electroacoustic textures, grounded by sensibilities similar to the instrumental post rock tradition.
Steve Paraskos composes for spatial art music, galleries, dance, performance and film, conducted through a committed studio practice. Engaged in the diffracted realities of any and all possibility.
Sage Pbbbt is a vocalist exploring ritual magick, meditation and improvisation. She has been influenced by Tuvan and Mongolian throat singing, Inuit and Chukchi throat singing as well as an ongoing exploration of extra-normal voice.
Plyanci (Oz Kesik) is an ambient, electronic artist who works with field recordings, acoustic samples and synthesizers to create immersive, evolving and surreal cyber/solarpunk sound collages. As a sound artist they combine generative techniques and improvisation to explore embodied, intangible experiences.
James Rushford [Melbourne] is an Australian composer-performer, whose work is drawn from specific concrète, improvised, avant-garde and collagist languages. He works across fields of notated music, installation, intermedia collaboration and writing. Currently, his work is focused on the aesthetic concept of musical shadow.
Seacrest Gardens is a dark medieval noise project that combines the metallic sounds of vocal manipulation, electronic harpsichord and digital sounds to evoke feelings of being a peasant in the modern day.
Andreas Siagian [Jogjakarta] is an artist/engineer working broadly in DIY electronics and interdisciplinary art. His practice began in 2004, as an autodidact, learning programming, making installations, developing workshops, and participating in art and science events.
Soda Jerk [New York] is a two-person art collective who work exclusively with sampled material and pirated cinema to make rogue documentary films. Following their acclaimed political revenge fable TERROR NULLIUS (2018), Soda Jerk will premiere their new feature Hello Dankness in 2021.
Thembi Soddell is a sound artist and researcher known for their powerful acousmatic performances and installations of “startling, even hallucinatory, intensity” (New Zealand Listener 2012). Their primary tool is the sampler, transforming recorded sounds into abstract and disquieting sonic provocations. Drawing upon their own lived experiences of depression, anxiety, disability and trauma, their uncompromising artistic voice reveals “just how personal laptop music can be” (Resonate Magazine 2014). Thembi is a non-binary Polish-Australian/settler-colonial living in rural Victoria on Djadjawurrung Country, in the township of Clunes.
Lia T is a Perth based artist working with sound as both a DJ/ Producer. They are a presenter on community radio station RTR.fm 92.1.
Naarm/Melbourne-based violinist and composer Lily Tait contributes across a diverse range of exploratory music practices. Her solo music centres around the body, voice and violin. Balancing identities as composer, listener and performer, Lily explores emergent sonic landscapes utilising chanced upon objects and found sounds.
Tengal [Manila] has been involved in research-based production bridging art, technology, music, and society. Tengal started as a musician and composer with a penchant for game theory and algorithmic structures. His compositional works, such as the Gangan Series, have been performed all over Europe and Asia.
Nathan John Thompson works with Dissipative Systems - both electromechanical and biochemical. Fundamentally he is interested in the possibilities of man/machine interaction, mechanical sentience and the hidden creative corners that arise from these relationships. Nathan manipulates life to question and problematise humanity's position in the contemporary environment.
Alexander Turner is a Boorloo-based artist interested in the relational aspects of listening, and in the physical experience of sound. They create sound, collaborative and community based works of different formats including live performance, composition for electronic, electro-acoustic, and site-specific work, storytelling, and field recording.
Mararo Wangai is a Kenyan-born writer and performer. He believes in the strength and importance of story telling and strives to approach subjects in an intimate and responsible manner that veers away from simplistic narratives, assesses society critically, and remains adaptive, organic and alive from a workshop through to it's encounter with an audience.
Katie West [York] is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives on Noongar Ballardong boodja and belongs to the Yindjibarndi people of the Pilbara tablelands in Western Australia. The process and notion of naturally dyeing fabric underpin her practice – the rhythm of walking, gathering, bundling, boiling up water and infusing materials with plant matter.
Between April 6 to 18 2021, the fifth annual Audible Edge festival is offering unlimited permission to over forty artists to make sound in any way that makes sense to them. We invite you to bear witness to a program of wild contrast and strange encounters: expect hellish noise, unruly jazz and improvisation, gooey avant-folk, sparkly electronics and more. Come move with us between performances, film screenings, surround sound installations and interdisciplinary creations over two weeks of fun and absurdity!
Audible Edge is presented by Tone List and has been made possible through collaborations with The Bird, Cool Change Contemporary, Liquid Architecture, Perth Jazz Society, The Rechabite, and Tura New Music.
Audible Edge is supported by the Western Australian government through the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries, and the City of Perth through its arts grants program.