The third instalment of Sound Crucible is upon us! After our ears have stopped bleeding, and as we shake the dust off from the sonic onslaught that was Marcus Schmickler at last years Sound Crucible, this years event brings together an eclectic group of local artists: Heil Spirits, Dracopede, Cye Wood, Professor Blix (and his box of tricks), co.polymer, Samagaha + and Muttboy and On, alongside special guests, Mike Cooper from the UK via Rome and Crab Smasher from Newcastle via Grafton. With a line up like this Sound Crucible 2009 promises to be every bit as exploratory as previous years.
For the uninitiated Sound Crucible showcases local and international experimental music and is lovingly constructed by a bunch of inspired locals. This year the theme is ‘small-time concrete’ so expect the jackhammers and concrete mixers (metaphorically speaking that is). There will also be visual oddities to add to the sonic brew, all presented within the warm acoustic glow of the Bangalow Catholic Church Hall.
Don’t miss frequent visitor to Australia, Mike Cooper. Mike Cooper, for the past 40 years has been an international musical explorer, performing and recording solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres. Initially a folk-blues guitarist and singer songwriter his work has diversified to include improvised and electronic music, live music for silent films, radio art and sound installations. He is also a music journalist writing features for magazines, particularly on Pacific music and musicians, a visual artist, film and video maker, collector of Hawaiian shirts and appears on more than 60 records to date including recently with Chris Abrahams (Necks) on Oceanic Feeling – Like (room40).
SOUND CRUCIBLE 2009
Saturday 4 April
Catholic Church Hall Bangalow
7:30PM $10 Entry