Tryptocrampoline & friends 08/01/2019


Make It Up Club 21st Birthday Week 1 – 08/01/2019


• PETR VRBA (CZ)(Trumpet/DIY Electronics)/SHOSHANA ROSENBERG (WA)(Bass Clarinet)/SARAH BYRNE (Voice)

• TRYPTOCRAMPOLINE – NIK KENNEDY (Electronics)/ALOWISHES FALCON (Voice/Trampoline) w. /SCUD VINEY (Drums)/BONNIE HART (QLD)(Electronics)

• UBOA (Electronics/Voice)/MARK GROVES (Electronics/Voice)


The Make It Up Club
Avant-Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Doors at 8pm for an 8:30pm start. $10 entry

Artwork by Brent Stegeman

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri as the first owners of the country in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

POWERED BY STEAM – 04/03/2018


After months of planning and finagle, we’re happy to finally announce Powered by steam fest!! 2 days of mixed duo improv noiz



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Weaver (Justine Walsh & Sol Laskowski)

Eamon campell-june

Exogene (Vijay Thillaimuthu & Chloë Smith)

Lucie Thorne

Emily Bennett

David Prescott Steed

Andras Bubics

Nik Kennedy

Carla Oliver

Justin Ashworth

Anthony Cooley

Rod cooper

Rohan drape

over two days on the first weekend of March 3rd & 4th

$ 5 bucks each day (noone turned away from lack of funds)

no idiots/bigots

I’m playing on the second day, 4th March, in a duo with Emily Bennett, sweeeet!
Thanks to Anthony Cooley for organising!

MIUC 20th Birthday Mania!!

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Next week I’m very excited to be playing 2 sets with a bunch of my favourite sound people for one of MIUC’s 20th birthday gigs!

Tuesday 16th January 2018
Bar Open, Fitzroy
• Elizabeth Millar [CA/AU] / Craig Pedersen [CA] / Belinda Woods 
• Rod Cooper / Ari Sharp / Nik Kennedy / Maz Benjamas / Kerrie Farnsworth
• Byron Scullin / Carolyn Connors 
• Toecutter [NSW] / Bridget Chappell / Aloysious Falcon aka Gem Falconer 
• Umbilical Tentacle / Curse Ov Dialect / Emile Zile

More info here:

Thanks to Annalee Koernig and Ari Sharp for organising!

PLANET/ARIUM – 19/12/2016


PLANET/ARIUM is a regular gathering of sound-lovers/noise-makers/improvisers in the SPATIAL Studio at Magnet Studios –

Perform / Collaborate / Listen
A communal vibe where people can come and share their sounds, perform, jam & collaborate, organise a sonic happening or experiment, or just listen and enjoy the amazing acoustics of SPATIAL.

Each installment will have a basic theme or structure so it’s not a complete mess (unless that’s the theme).
A communal exchange, not a curated event. Get involved!
If you’ve got an idea, chuck it around, make it happen! Use the Facebook event page or the page on to discuss stuff, or talk about it on the night.

First voyage: Monday 19th Dec
Spatial Studio, Magnet Studios
11 Roosevelt St. North Coburg

We’ll keep it simple for the first one:

6:30-7:30 Set-up/sound check/show & tell
7:30 “Open PA” and/or jamming
8:30 Break
After that: More Open PA and/or jamming until everyone’s had enough or we run out of time

There’s a good PA but you might want to bring an amp if you have one. We also have a couple of spare amps that people can use.
IMPORTANT: BRING LEADS!!! Whatever “utility” stuff you need to connect your stuff to other stuff. People often forget this!

There will also be a $-donation box-$
Please contribute $5-$10 or whatever you can to help with Magnet’s ongoing explorations! For your input you get access to one of the best-sounding rooms around, a PA or amp to plug your stuff into, a recording of the session (uploaded later), and of course that special warm feeling that you’re helping a good cause. Chur.

[PLANET/ARIUM graphic by Pip Clark –]