19 February 2004 - 20 February 2004
THURSDAY, February 19th, 7PM — FILM NIGHT
01. Jack Hazan: A Bigger Splash , 1974. A fictionalised feature film of David Hockney in London on the eve of his departure for Los Angles.
02. Theodoros Bafaloukos: Rockers, 1978. Set in Jamaica, a drummer, played by Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace, starts producing and distributing his own music to survive in the local reggae music industry. Including music by Inner Circle, “We a Rockers”; Maytones, “Money Worries”; Peter Tosh, “Stepping Razor”; Burning Spear, “Jah No Dead”.
FRIDAY, February 20th, 9PM (NOTE TIME CHANGE) [$2.00] — Eric Chenaux: Little Songsystems
Little Songsystems is the second of the two-part resolutely quiet concerts programmed by Martin Arnold. This time featuring Eric Chenaux’s quirky-sweet ballads. For this gig Eric has arranged the songs more like 14th century polyphony than chords-and-melody pop tunes. The musicians asked to negotiate this are: Janet Macpherson-voice and whammy harmonica; Eric Chenaux-voice, guitar and lap steel; Martin Arnold-tenor banjo and electronic piano; Marcus Quin-drums and bass clarinet; John Mark Sherlock-contact miked clavinet; and Doug Tielli-trombone. It will be heard clean and more-or-less acoustic at one side of the gallery and as a soft, hazy, psychedelic wall of sound (well, maybe scrim of sound) at the other. At that end, all the proceedings will be percolating into, around, and out of Mark Leckey’s Soundsystem through various wah-wahs, vocoders, both fuzz and buzz boxes, backwards echoes, pitch shifters and flurbs.