- Date: Friday, 11 May 2012, 9pm
- Venue: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University — 140 Grey St, Southbank, South Brisbane, QLD
dot.ay - chiptune chaos, 8-bit insanities
Alex Yabsley aka dot.ay has long been in search of a musical form that can be highly experimental and creatively satisfying whilst being accessible and dance friendly. Through his time studying a Bachelor of Music Technology with Honours he came upon Chiptunes, a musical genre which involves the repurposing of video game hardware for creating music, he now believes Chiptunes are what he was born to make. His music juxtaposes hard fast noise with cute melodies all the time maintaining a high energy vibe, like a photon powered mech-warrior with pokemon tattoos. The key component of Dot.ays work is based in live performance this has developed into regular live shows in Brisbane and playing live shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. He has also supported international acts such as Crystal Castles, Girl Talk and Dan Deacon.
hunz - pulsing electronic pop dreams
Hunz is a three-piece electronic pop band, spearheaded by Brisbane-based electronic musician and producer, Hans Van Vliet. With a background in music programming and motion design, Hans pulls his notes out of a binary soup of ones and zeroes, hand-crafting synth patches and beats from scratch. The result is a mix of pulsating, glitchy electronics and ethereal vocals that hint at the sinister, but succumb to the pleasure of pop hooks instead.
Hunz the band is much more than just Hans the person. The songs are brought to life by drummer Richie Young and bassist Phil Evans, and recent collaborations with animators, motion designers and visualists to produce film clips and live visuals have ensured that Hunz’s raw, emotive and lo-fi aesthetic is just as much visual as it is sonic.
Previous releases When Victims Fight (2008) and Thoughts That Move (2009) have received critical acclaim, with comparisons being drawn to Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke and Gotye. The band have also been working on a music and gaming side-project, 7bithero, the fruits of which will be available later this year.
anonymeye - A one man fury bound in looping layers of electronics, guitars and banjo.
Anonymeye is the nom de plume of Andrew Tuttle from Brisbane, Australia. Anonymeye reconfigures country and folk musics with electronic production techniques utilising electronic and acoustic instrumentation including laptop, guitar, vocals, and effects units. Tuttle's fascination with micronations, current affairs, obscure modern historical minutae, and the internet, may possibly influence Anonymeye.
Hugh Francis - DJ
Hugh Francis is a sound artist and curator based in Brisbane, Australia. Best known for his audio/visual sculpture work under the pseudonym "Reighna", Hugh takes influence from a wide range of different social cues. He is often caught up in the investigation between audience and performance, and the perception of artistic expression, and as a mechanical engineer in a past life, Hugh is obsessed with understanding the underlying mechanisms behind human discernment and sensitivity.
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