Digital Envelope explores the digital realm of electronic music, with a selection of Clan Analogue’s most idiosyncratic sound artists presenting their unique sonic manipulations of ones and zeroes. With live performances by Aeriae, Ross Bencina (Audiomulch), KOshowKO, Random Acts of Elevator Music, iubar project and WiLL.i.ROMS, experience soundcard-hacking, live coding, iPad virtuosity, bit-crunched sonics and binary improvisation, all in the space of one short evening at Bar 303 in Northcote on Friday the 15th of September, from 8pm.
Digital Envelope is part of Clan Analogue’s 25th Anniversary Electronic Weekend in the Melbourne Fringe Festival, celebrating 25 years of the legendary Australian electronic music collective. Clan Analogue has now been at the forefront of Australian electronic music for a quarter of a century, with a plethora of classic releases, innovative artists and memorable events in its illustrious history. Digital Envelope will also launch the new Random Acts of Elevator Music album and the new Aeriae EP Peril Triage, out now from Clan Analogue.
Aeriae is making a rare trip from Sydney to perform at Digital Envelope. His combination of controllerism virtuosity and compositional influences ranging from IDM to serialism will make his set a highlight of the Melbourne Fringe. Investigate his 2014 album Victris or new EP Peril Triage to hear Aeriae’s intricate sound design and hyperkinetic rhythmic structures in motion.
Ross Bencina is the programmer and musician behind the modular electronic music software AudioMulch. This enigmatic figure is taking a rare break from his work in audio software development to perform a live set exploring new dimensions with the software that he knows best.
Random Acts of Elevator Music spent time last decade striding the streets of Melbourne’s CBD with portable studios hidden in briefcases, infiltrating office lifts to perform their muzaktronica to raise the productivity of unsuspecting workers. Now they are releasing their long-awaited self-titled album and bringing their combination of ambient modular bleeps and mid-80s digital sound technology to Digital Envelope.
iubar project is the experimental music project from Polish-born philosopher-turned-musician Martin K who collaborates with sound artists throughout the world on ambient soundscapes and field recordings to use as the basis for improvised peformances using iPads.
WiLL.i.ROMS extricates the sound boards from early 80s pinball and arcade games, triggering them in an improvised set using custom-built controllers.
Tickets for Digital Envelope or weekend passes for the entire Clan Analogue Electronic Weekend are available on the door or prebook from the Melbourne Fringe website.