THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY: SUTHERLAND + NEVILLE + BROPHY /// 8 OCTOBER /// BIG ANXIETY FESTIVAL
THE BIG ANXIETY FESTIVAL
Percussionist and sound artist Kathryn Sutherland joins with her mentor Peter Neville - a legend of Australian percussion music. Australian film and sound legend Philip Brophy performs with automated drums. A legendary night.
8 October, Saturday, 5:30pm
JOLTED 342 High St Northcote
Kathryn Sutherland has built her music career through The Amplified Elephants, being a founding member with the group in 2006 at the Footscray Community Arts Centre.
Alongside her work with The Elephants, Kathryn has developed a solo body of work centred on the drum kit and electronic music. Kathryn’s sound is an abstracted physical world that is instinctive, playful and often quite arresting in its beauty and power.
For this concert, Kathryn will perform alongside her mentor legendary Australian percussionist Peter Neville.
This double act will be followed by a set from Philip Brophy. Philip Brophy is a filmmaker, musician, and writer, but most of all, he’s a drummer.
Brophy's Womb To Tomb is an ongoing exploration of how drums can be made to drone. Normally, drumming is perceived as an event, made up of micro events each time a skin is struck of a cymbal tapped. It’s history is one of rhythm and patterns, expertise and explosiveness, physicality and even violence. But if one were to nanoscopically exist in another dimension, where a single drum strike last for ever, the drum would be a drone. To simulate such a possibility, Womb To Tomb applies a range of motorized beaters to a variety of drums and cymbals. This project is sometimes exhibited as an installation, evoking a choral noise of ‘drumness’ (http://www.philipbrophy.com/projects/wombtotomb/info.html). For the Jolted performance, Philip will attempt to perform with/against/for/upon an array of motorized drum parts, and hopefully become mechanized in the process.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.