The Difficult Music Festival

For the entire month of January, Sedition in Sydney will be host to The Difficult Music Festival!  All of the events are free or by donation, with a stellar lineup of sound artists, experimental musicians, and weirdo types set to appear. Proceedings for each night should kick off around 7.30pm.

Friday 1st January
Miso (Melb)
Mashy P

Saturday 2nd January
Sun of the Seventh Sister
Cock Safari
Unique Oil Free Air

Sunday 3rd January
Kevin Blechdom
Christopher Fleeger
Justice Yeldham

Monday 4th January
Lungalung
David Haines and Joyce Hinterding
Spaz Numnuts

Tuesday 5th January
Robert Sazdov
Black Math

Wednesday 6th January
Kusum

Thursday 7th January
Marquis de Sound
Damo-lition

Friday 8th January
Venting Gallery
A Daisy Chain for Satan
Deadbeats

Saturday 9th January
The Godwin Grech Experience
Campfire Dog
Escapegoat
Mohammed El Jackal

Sunday 10th January
Monica Brooks
Nadene Pita
Anna Vo
Steph Phan
Kathy Keat
Katrina Byrne

Monday 11th January
Cassandra McGlynn / Karen Booth
Sarah Spillane / Cherri Bracken

Tuesday 12th January
BremenTownMusician
Marisa Allen
Nadene Pita
Shell Child

Wednesday 13th January
Milica Stefanovic

Thursday 14th January
Flutter Lyon

Friday 15th January
Rev. Kriss Hades
Grimm Tongue
Hiss

Saturday 16th January
Automating
The Singing Skies
Crab Smasher
Melodie Nelson
Scissor Lock

Sunday 17th January
Dracopede
Heil Spirits

Monday 18th January
Toecutter
Main$tream
AnklePants
Bambi and The Bambi’s

Tuesday 19th January
Jim Denley/Sam Pettigrew

Wednesday 20th January
Grant Arthur
Matthew Ottignon

Thursday 21st January
Jonathon Hochman

Friday 22nd January
Mark Hall & Jonathan Papert
Swill
Mannheim Rocket

Saturday 23rd January
Rotten Jungle
Silver Moon
Southern Comfort

Sunday 24th January
Nick Senger

Monday 25th January
Sumu

Tuesday 26th January
Mike Majkowski

Wednesday 27th January
Laura A

Thursday 28th January
Domeyko Gonzalez

Friday 29th January
Jon Hunter

Saturday 30th January
Teun Verbruggen / Chaos of the Haunted Sphere

Sunday 31st January
Monika Brooks

Sedition
275  Victoria Street Darlinghurst

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This Is Not Art 2009

This Is Not Art is coming up in Newcastle this weekend, and this year seems to be jam packed with interesting things to do. There is so much stuff happening,  including gigs, performances, workshops, panels, art exhibitions, installations, discussions, and heaps more. If only this much activity could be stretched out over the full year. Below is a small sample of  just some of the stuff we’re going to try and check out, but you can check out the full programme HERE .

FRIDAY

2PM – 4PM / PANEL
TPI AUDITORIUM
CREATIVE COMMUNITIES
Using nothing but their bare hands and creative compulsions these folk build communities bonded by like minds and loud dreams. From Perth, NT, to the Sunshine Coast, Newcastle and New Zealand, to obscure production and Ladyfest, we explore how communities form around music, what sustains them and why they exist.
Facilitator: Andrew Tuttle
Featuring: blink, Kris Keogh, Nadia Mizner, Nick Senger, Will Stroud

6PM – 8PM / OPENING
LOOP SPACE
THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS OPENING
An exhibition drawing together notable historic and contemporary examples of videogames created by artists that push the bounds of the genre, and break the orthodox rules.
Curated by Neil Jenkins and co-presented by dLux Media Arts.
Artists: Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang, Tale of Tales, Jaron Lanier, Michael Nyman, Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie, Anita Fontaine and Mike Pelletier, Andy Deck.

8PM – 3AM / GIG
CAMBRIDGE HOTEL
GIGS SHOWCASE (FRIDAY)
Premier local and international acts from Sound Summit and Electrofringe programs are showcased over two nights.
Featuring: Ducktails, Pumice, Rosy Parlane, Qua, Stalker, Aoi, Guarde Compartmente, Jim Cuomo

SATURDAY

11AM – 12:30PM / ROUNDTABLE
TOTORO’S TEA HOUSE
SPACE INVADERS: DIY AND ARTIST-RUN FESTIVALS AND SPACES
No budget is the way of the future. DIY spaces bring people together, creating an explosion of ideas and action: real social networking, people. Hear true stories and get valuable advice on setting up spaces and running whole festivals with just enough money to buy a shoestring.
Featuring: Ianto Ware, Natalie Aylward, Maddy Phelan, Susy Pow, Danielle Bentley, Guy Sterling.

4PM – 6PM / PANEL
TPI AUDITORIUM
ARTIST RUN INITIATIVES AND DIY SPACES – FOCUS ON MARRICKVILLE
Nestled between the factories of Marrickville, Sydney, you’ll find a range of independently run warehouse spaces offering a vibrant alternative to the doldrums of Sydney’s ‘official’ creative pastimes. We discuss the challenges in starting and sustaining an independent warehouse space in Marrickville factory land.
Facilitator: Eliza Sarlos
Featuring: Dirty Shirlows, Louie’s, Maggotville, Red Rattler

4:00PM – 5PM / PRESENTATION
TENT CITY
INTENSITY IN TENT CITY
Pure Being demonstrate their performance technique by staging a performance in This Is Not Art’s ‘Tent City’. An individual fort will be constructed for the performance with in-fort projection enhancements.
Featuring: Pure Being

6PM – 7:30PM / PERFORMANCE
ROYAL EXCHANGE
ACT ONE
Act One is a showcase of four short plays by the participants of Tantrum Theatre’s inaugural Emerging Writers Program. Mentored by four of the country’s finest playwrights, these young writers bring to you four bold and gutsy plays. This show includes Bivouac by Brad McDonald and Three Days by Sarah Gaul .

8PM – 3AM / GIG
CAMBRIDGE HOTEL
GIGS SHOWCASE
Premier local and international acts from Sound Summit and Electrofringe programs showcased over two nights.
Featuring: DJ Ripley, Vivian Girls, ILIOS, Bum Creek, Free Choice Duo, Toecutter, Ivan Lisyak, Crab Smasher, 10k Freemen.

SUNDAY

11:30 -12:30PM / SPECIAL EVENT
GHETTO – TOWN: KING STREET CAR PARK
FITNESS WORST
Fitness Worst promises to be the hair of the dog of physical exertion. A little bit wrong, but you’ll feel all the better for it! Encompassing everything from DDR Dance Mats to Gabberobix, you’d better be ready!
Featuring: Brutal Hate Mosh, Dot.AY, Gabberobix, Spatula City

2PM – 3:30PM / PANEL
TPI AUDITORIUM
THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILISATION
The music market is under threat and against it the DIY movement presents a beacon of light for those with passion,musical purpose and a pile of CDRs. In the age of myspace, facebook and twitter how are new networks and new worlds forming to take over the musical magnates of old? Is this DIY or die, MK II?
Facilitator: Eliza Sarlos
Featuring: Anna John, Guy Blackman, Kell Derrig Hall, Matt Mondanile, Stuart Buchanan

www.thisisnotart.org