Something became apparent perhaps "it" had always been coming, waiting to come, destined to come. The force of it, coming, coming into consciousness, awareness, into thought, into feeling is it's own truth, is undeniable. Being here observing how it sweeps me into its being suggests I am "of" the experience and I should not waste time and energy struggling against my relation with it.
I will be the initial artist-in-residence (as a GAIP project) at the Museum of Innocence Mildura, MIM (ADFA Building) 33 Deakin Ave. Mildura.The residency will be held from November 2nd until November 30th. The work will include public accessibility in the form of discussions, soundplay workshops, guitar/music encounters, programmed and spontaneous performances, visual art processes, etc.
Domenico de Clario's 'tonglen' (breathing in distress, breathing out ease) burial chamber ongoing event/occurrence, culminates on November 29 at Irymple (near Mildura). THIS Ensemble and other artists will be contributing to this event. THIS Ensemble will be continuing after this date with programmed and spontaneous performances through the Mallee and Wimmera regions in early December, 2016.
The Wimmera/Mallee songline strengthens because of Lisa, Lyndal, Anthony, Domenico, Belinda, Simon. [The term songline is borrowed from this lands original inhabitants. Its meaning within their culture is elusive to me. For me, it is like a map of experiences and feelings associated with particular locations within the landscape, the residue of which reminds and connects me to these places and spaces. I mean no disrespect in appropriating the term for my own use. It just seems to make sense to me now.]
Links to academic material from MFA (2012-14) and PhD (2015- ):
in-tuition writings on guitar/ music practice and related material.
GAIP General Assembly of Interested Parties.
Current Current performance event.
Soundcloud audio files Recent and past music.
+ Aside from the soundcloud link above, there are some more links to audio material on the OTHER page. I have made many recordings over the years, most not being a 'commercial enterprise', certainly for others to listen to, and also for my own interest. I was inspired in this regard by mentor and friend David Tolley who documented everything that moves in terms of audio!